Posts tagged with: Post-Punk

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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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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The Bongos, Bush Tetras – The Rainbow, London 20th February 1981. Love Of Life Orchestra - Dingwalls, London 21st February 1981.

Sunday afternoon, a car crash, at the junction of Belgrave Road and Warwick Gardens. There are shouts, a crumpled thud as traffic island halts Ford, and a loud smack as I head-butt the windscreen. Hard…

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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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