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Nine Ways To Win – band name?

Nine Ways To Win – band name?

by tomman888 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:24 am

by Frank_Chickens » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am

It comes from a type of win feature on a UK fruit machine that was around at the time in the early 80s. If you got three of the selected symbol (usually the manufacturer’s logo) in any of the nine places a prize would be rewarded – usually 30p.

Also explains the name of their previous band – Random Hold.

by tomman888 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:54 am

by magnum » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:04 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by Frank_Chickens[/i]

It comes from a type of win feature on a UK fruit machine that was around at the time in the early 80s. If you got three of the selected symbol (usually the manufacturer’s logo) in any of the nine places a prize would be rewarded – usually 30p.

Also explains the name of their previous band – Random Hold.
[/quote]

Remember those machines well from my youth in the mid 80s,3 melons were usually the jacket @ either £1-50 or £2.

“Gregg is sat right down waiting for the gift of SOUND and vision – coz he can’t tell the difference between different mixes”

by q89747 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:34 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by magnum[/i]
Remember those machines well from my youth in the mid 80s,3 melons were usually the jacket @ either £1-50 or £2.
[/quote]

3 melons does sound like a jackpot!

by Frank_Chickens » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:42 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by magnum[/i]

Remember those machines well from my youth in the mid 80s,3 melons were usually the jacket @ either £1-50 or £2.

Three grapes were £1.50 and the melons were £2.

by TragicMagic » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:19 pm

This all reminds me of Shaun of the Dead

(i.e a single fruit machine in the front bar of the Winchester pub)

I was happy to find when last in the UK that this is not uncommon!

by magnum » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:41 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by Frank_Chickens[/i]

Three grapes were £1.50 and the melons were £2.

/misspent youth
[/quote]

Misspent youth indeed frank. we had them in the video arcades [pacman,williams defender,etc were all the rage back then],and also in the pool and snooker club in the town,from memory i believe some were simply called “nudge double deluxe”.The machines would occasionly give you up to 10 nudges and the ability to read the reels knowing where certain fruits were on each reel was priceless!!

“Gregg is sat right down waiting for the gift of SOUND and vision – coz he can’t tell the difference between different mixes”

by Frank_Chickens » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:57 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by magnum[/i]

Misspent youth indeed frank. we had them in the video arcades [pacman,williams defender,etc were all the rage back then],and also in the pool and snooker club in the town,from memory i believe some were simply called “nudge double deluxe”.The machines would occasionly give you up to 10 nudges and the ability to read the reels knowing where certain fruits were on each reel was priceless!!

Two others that were popular at the time was Silver Ghost and Tupenny Nudger and there was a strange video fruity as well. This was by the by as I prefer the arcades.

My faves were and still are Phoenix, Amidar and Scramble and enjoyed Rally-X, Donkey Kong. Later on it was Last Duel which I played an awful lot in a back room of a sports shop when I should of been in college.

Strangest place I’ve seen one was Congo Bongo in the local timber shop in our village.

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  • 80’s band “nine ways to win”

    check out an 80’s new wave band, “nine ways to win”, has anobody heard of them?
    they kick ass.

    Yes!! I love this band!! I only know two other people who know of them. Talk about old new wave. The first song I heard by them, and probably my favorite song is “Close to You”.

    Where can I get a hold of some of their stuff. I love it when I find a new band to listen to especially older, and these guys sound worth the while

    check out an 80’s new wave band, "nine ways to win", has anobody heard of them? they kick ass!!!!!!!! ]]>