Posts tagged with: Sheffield

Naked Pygmy Voles, The Hallamshire, Sheffield. Thursday 27th November 1980.

A Thursday night in The Bee Hive pub at the top of West Street. I’m here with band-mate Charlie Collins, Richard Kirk and his girlfriend Lynn Clarke. This is their local, being just a…

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Cabaret Voltaire, Mark My Words. The Leadmill, Sheffield. Saturday 5th July 1980.

“We’ve got African brown rice and lentils, mung bean noodles, a tabbouleh salad. . .” “’Ave yer got any chips?” “We don’t do chips.” “Those bananas look a bit funny.” “They’re not bananas, they’…

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Fad Gadget, the Clarendon Ballroom, London. Friday 27th June, 1980.

Pimple-peppered forehead pressed against the coach window, I gawp at Yvonne and Alice, naked and entwined, eighteen-feet high at the side of the road. Yvonne, inscrutable, gently rests her head on Alice’s hand. Alice…

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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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Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle, Sheffield University. Tuesday 10th June 1980.

“I’m So Hollow?” “Here”. “They Must Be Russians?” “Present”. “Vendino Pact?” “Yes, Miss”. A warm summer evening, and its registration time for Sheffield bands at the Lower Refectory on Western Bank. Vice Versa, DVA,…

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The Human League and The Scars, Manchester University, Monday 19th May and Derby Assembly Rooms, Wednesday 21st May 1980.

A job. Finally, I have a job. Almost a year to the day since I left school, and after twenty-five job applications this year alone, I am to be a pensions and insurance clerk at…

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