the fourteenth gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 14. Alien Sex Fiend, Psychic TV, Steven Wells. Hackney Empire, 30 September 1987. Doing our bit for Biafra. Jello Biafra. This was a benefit for the Dead Kennedys’ No More Censorship Defence Fund – the group …

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the thirteenth gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 13. Butthole Surfers, Shamen, AR Kane. Clarendon, 6th August 1987. Me and Wal were spending our hard earned at Record and Tape Exchange in Camden one sunny day when they started playing this insane freaky noise …

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NOT THE REAL BEYOND THE iMPLODE: 7″ EXPLOSION – PT 15

Ever since 1980, when THE 4-SKINS coughed up the self-contradictory lyrics “Just left school, you can’t find no work / Be a building labourer or an office clerk”, the UK Oi! scene’s always known what it wanted to be – BUILDING LABOURERS! The whole OFFICE CLERK side was pretty much neglected, which I always found …

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