Posts tagged with: ClockDVA

Bill Nelson, The Limit Club, Sheffield. Thursday 28th May 1981.

It’s a pilgrimage. A congregation of eight-hundred, mostly male devotees, packed like pilchards in this clammy West Street basement, are here to see our guitar hero Bill Nelson, Baron Be-Bop Deluxe, Mr. Red Noise.…

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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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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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Bauhaus, Torso – Heaven Ultradisco, London. Monday 30th March 1981.

Gig poster courtesy of Simon Dell. “Reagan’s president elect Fascist god in motion… Brothers, sisters, we don’t need this fascist groove thang.” Sheffield friends Heaven 17 have just released ‘(We Don’t Need…

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Gang Of Four, Pere Ubu, Delta 5 – Sheffield University, Friday 13th March 1981

Gig flyer courtesy of Jon Downing. A mid-morning coffee-break at the National Coal Board’s offices on Queen Street, Sheffield. On the second-floor landing, a small queue is forming at the vending machine, proffering ten…

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