Posts tagged with: New Wave

Futurama 2 Festival, Queens Hall, Leeds. Saturday 13th September 1980.

My first festival, and I’m a little nervous. Not about playing, Clock DVA have been rehearsing hard all week, and even with the bass player tripping on mushrooms, we’re sounding good. I’m…

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De Tian, Richard Strange, Musical Janeens, Ludus, Stranger Than Fiction. Blitz Club at The George IV, Sheffield. April to June 1980.

I despise Sir Keith Joseph. And I’m not alone in this. In an infamous 1974 speech, the right-wing Tory politician suggested that poor families should stop having kids because, “They are creating problem children.…

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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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