Posts tagged with: 1981

AIR – The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Sunday 17th May 1981

Sunday morning. The Free Jazz Express, bound for London Saint Pancras, flams and rolls over the points as it leaves Sheffield Midland Station. I’m on board with band-mate Charlie, Charlie’s pal and fellow…

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The Plastics, The Limit Club, Sheffield. Thursday 14th May 1981

Lost my virginity and my band. Some weekend. Both events had been foreshadowed for a while, but to have experienced the ecstasy and the agony within twenty-four hours has left me both delighted and disappointed,…

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The Cure, Phoenix Hall, Sheffield Polytechnic, Friday 5th May 1981

Date night. I know Ava Greene from the office next door. We chanced upon (nay, jumped upon) each during a drunken session at The Limit Club a few weeks ago. It was the kind of…

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Killing Joke – Kilburn National Ballroom 28th April, Tower Ballroom Birmingham, 30th April 1981

“Killing Joke? It’ll be like United away at Millwall, Adrian Street versus Giant Haystacks, Jesus at Golgotha, we’ll get crucified!” Following DVA’s decent away performance at Bauhaus’ coven in the caverns under…

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New Order – Atmosphere at Romeo’s & Juliet’s, Sheffield. Wednesday 22nd April 1981

“We were strangers For way too long.” “Where will it end? Where will it end?” “Here are the young men The weight on their shoulders.” And here is a young man for whom the lyrics…

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Orange Juice, Thursday 2nd April 1981. Fire Engines and Restricted Code, Thursday 9th April. Both at The Limit Club, Sheffield.

A white, long sleeved jersey, with six uninterrupted emerald green hoops. My first replica football kit. No number to indicate the player or position (even aged eight, this is aesthetically important to me); instead there…

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