Northampton - Sci-fi Pop Planning Promotion

More New Town nostalgia: The Northampton Development Authorities had a novel approach to boosting investment - releasing a single. The a-side of the single was called 60 Miles by Road or Rail (the distance to London). The b-side, featured in this old news clip was Energy in Northampton, about extraterrestrials choosing Northampton as a landing site. Both were sung by Linda Jardim - also a vocalist on Buggles's Video Killed the Radio Star.

Posted by sam at July 13, 2007 12:03 PM


What a gem! Someone "out there" must have an mp3 of this. Whenever I think of interstellat transportation technology, I automatically think of Northampton.

Posted by: dave on July 16, 2007 2:28 PM

I'm suprised that there doesn't seem to be a copy of the Milton Keynes 'Red Balloon' adverts anywhere online.

Posted by: sam on July 17, 2007 1:52 PM

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