Posts tagged with: 1979

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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I’m So Hollow – Blitz Club at The George IV, Tuesday 27th November 1979.

“Pulling the sheets up over my face. The only place I know I’ll feel safe.” I’m So Hollow are laying siege to a monstrous slab of rock entitled ‘I Don’t Know’. I…

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The Teardrop Explodes, Nowsoc at Bar 2, Sheffield University. Wednesday 7th November 1979.

Sign on at the dole office on West Street; peruse the cards at the job centre and the situations vacant column in ‘The Star’; post written applications for clerical positions at steel works, libraries, printers,…

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Vendino Pact || The Stunt Kites - The Penguin Pub, Shiregreen, Sheffield. Thursday 25th October 1979.

The pub is called The Penguin; it is so far off our usual patch that we might as well be hanging out with the Emperors and Rockhoppers down at the South Pole. Lower Shiregreen might…

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The Hallé Orchestra, Sheffield City Hall. Saturday 6th October 1979

Sheena is not a punk-rocker. Sheena Gates is many things: unspoiled white rose of Yorkshire, straight A’s student, Dire Straits fan, proud wearer of the Purdey Bob, and my on / off girlfriend for much…

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