Vice Versa, the Blitz Club, 1st April and 6th May 1980

“Someone said to me the other day”, relates Judd, “Y,know, the trouble with Sheffield is, it’s just a one-eyed raincoat town.” Brothers-in-rhythm in the band, we’ve bumped into each other outside W.…

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Stunt Kites - 4th March 1980. I'm So Hollow - 11th March 1980. Both at the Blitz club, George IV pub, Sheffield.

“Well, it’s taken them a powerful long time to get onto record, but they’ve done it at last. ClockDVA, one of those names you’ve seen, I bet you’ve seen around for…

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ClockDVA, the Blitz club at The George IV. Tuesday 19th February 1980

As the name hopefully suggests, this is a blog about bands and artists that I've seen live in concert, rather than the groups that I played in. I'd prefer to leave it to others to…

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They Must Be Russians - Blitz club at The George IV, Tuesday 29th January 1980

“I got fined forty quid for putting a poster up. The bloke who beat his wife up was only fined thirty.” Steve Chapman fought the law, and the law won. The Stunt Kites’ guitarist is…

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Artery + Shy Tots – Blitz Club at the George IV, Tuesday 18th December 1979.

Sunday night. Mum and Dad have gone to bed, and I’m alone watching the late film on BBC2 – Elliott Gould in ‘Getting Straight’. He’s a bit of a hero to me since an…

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Salon Graph – Nowsoc, 22nd October. The Broadfield, 30th November. Blitz Club 11th December 1979.

Brick by brick, I have started to dismantle the lighthouse-sized torch I have been carrying for Sheena Gates. Our on/off relationship has been flickering intermittently since she left to study in the city of…

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