Posts tagged with: New Wave

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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I’m So Hollow, Atmosphere at Romeo’s & Juliet’s, Bank Street, Sheffield. Wednesday 11th February 1981.

Pity poor Tracey Evans, the object of my affection, as she arrives to work to find another token of my ardour on her desk. Here’s my debut album. “You don’t have a record…

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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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