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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by a layer of chips » Fri May 17, 2013 16:11

Cloudy Cat wrote:I'm sure I went to Spiders after seeing Razorblade Smile play in what looked like somebody's house, I remember some drink that was sort of snakebite like but more venomous.

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That'd be the Adelphi, by the sounds of it.

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by Cloudy Cat » Fri May 17, 2013 16:18

It was the Adelphi.

Went there on another crazy weekend. Saturday Sonic Youth in Cardiff with a friend and two Japanese girls. Then for the hell of it drove to Aberystwyth to watch the sunrise. Then cross country to Hull to see the Family Cat. The two girls bailed out around Birmingham I think to go to another Sonic Youth gig. After the gig we drove back to London. I had so much energy back then.

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by ian » Fri May 17, 2013 19:30

I went to Spiders after a gig at the Adelphi too. Does the Adelphi exist these days?
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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by duanne99 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 16:34

It certainly does - Paul Jackson still in charge - tho there hasnt been many decent national acts for a while - last i saw was the lovely eggs
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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by Shaun A » Mon Oct 07, 2013 15:00

Spiders' door policy was great. My favourite moment was being a scruffy 18 year old in a v-neck full of holes getting waved in while two posh boys with wedge cuts, BOY jackets and cycling shorts (simply the height of fashion, dahling) - who'd seconds earlier been denied entry - pointing at me going "how come he gets in and we don't?!".

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by Michael Quentin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 23:41

As I've mentioned in the 'hello' thread, I've registered as I was enjoying this thread and felt I could contribute.

I was involved in a night, The Big Twang, which ran every Tuesday at The Royal Escape Club in Brighton for three months in 1985. The nights were:

October 1st: That Petrol Emotion and Whirl. The Wolfhounds were scheduled but cancelled.
October 8th: The Jasmine Minks, The June Brides and The Milk Sisters. I have Whirl listed but crossed out in my diary.
October 15th: The Pastels, The Shop Assistants, Ten Million Quentins.
October 22nd: Del Amitri, The Dentists, The Little Charmers.
October 29th: Big Twang Disco. (Gee Mr Tracey and Fire Hydrant Five cancelled).
November 5th: Microdisney, One Potato and Ten Million Quentins.
November 12th: The Avons, Reindeers, Charles Cold.
November 19th: Primal Scream, The Weather Prophets, Whirl.
November 26th: The Bodines, The Mighty Lemondrops, The Milk Sisters.
December 3rd: Jamie Wednesday and The Mighty Clive.
December 10th: The Wedding Present, Line and The 14 Iced Bears (their first gig, iirc).
December 15th: The Big Twang Mystery Tour: June Brides, Shop Assistants, Clive Pig, Ten Million Quentins, The Chesterfields. (There's more about this on the 'Fruitier Than Thou' blog_.
December 17th: TV Personalities and The Shop Assistants.

The next one was meant to be Big Flame, but they split up in the meantime (much to my dismay).

I have many 'bits and bobs' associated with these nights which I'll happily scan and share if anybody is interested. I may take some time to do it, but I will do it.

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by Trev » Wed Oct 16, 2013 23:45

Good stuff, Michael. Just before my time, that, my first indie gigs were in 1987 (going to, not putting on).

Just out of curiosity why did the nights come to an end?
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Post by Michael Quentin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 23:55

Trev wrote:Good stuff, Michael. Just before my time, that, my first indie gigs were in 1987 (going to, not putting on).

Just out of curiosity why did the nights come to an end?
Some people fell out with some other people. The usual stuff. Musical differences. It was a real blast while it lasted, and we were all going up to London to see bands at that time as well.

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by stegosauruspants » Mon Oct 21, 2013 22:26

I remember the Big Twang club in Brighton. The Wedding Present gig was one of our first outside Leeds too, and the first in my home town. Only "Go out and Get 'em, Boy!" Had been released at that point. Still got the poster somewhere! And also remember that it was 14 Iced Bears first ever gig... And also still sometimes bump into Josh Dean at the Sunday market!

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by Murray » Tue Oct 22, 2013 13:54

Michael Quentin wrote:As I've mentioned in the 'hello' thread, I've registered as I was enjoying this thread and felt I could contribute.

I was involved in a night, The Big Twang, which ran every Tuesday at The Royal Escape Club in Brighton for three months in 1985. The nights were:

October 1st: That Petrol Emotion and Whirl. The Wolfhounds were scheduled but cancelled.
October 8th: The Jasmine Minks, The June Brides and The Milk Sisters. I have Whirl listed but crossed out in my diary.
October 15th: The Pastels, The Shop Assistants, Ten Million Quentins.
October 22nd: Del Amitri, The Dentists, The Little Charmers.
October 29th: Big Twang Disco. (Gee Mr Tracey and Fire Hydrant Five cancelled).
November 5th: Microdisney, One Potato and Ten Million Quentins.
November 12th: The Avons, Reindeers, Charles Cold.
November 19th: Primal Scream, The Weather Prophets, Whirl.
November 26th: The Bodines, The Mighty Lemondrops, The Milk Sisters.
December 3rd: Jamie Wednesday and The Mighty Clive.
December 10th: The Wedding Present, Line and The 14 Iced Bears (their first gig, iirc).
December 15th: The Big Twang Mystery Tour: June Brides, Shop Assistants, Clive Pig, Ten Million Quentins, The Chesterfields. (There's more about this on the 'Fruitier Than Thou' blog_.
December 17th: TV Personalities and The Shop Assistants.

The next one was meant to be Big Flame, but they split up in the meantime (much to my dismay).

I have many 'bits and bobs' associated with these nights which I'll happily scan and share if anybody is interested. I may take some time to do it, but I will do it.
I was at many of those gigs, but I think the TVPs and Shop Assistants was probably my favourite. Always felt gutted that I couldn't make the Mystery Tour a couple of days before.

You should come and say hello on this thread on the Brighton footie board:

http://www.northstandchat.com/showthrea ... things-C86

Lost of talk about Brighton gigs in the 80's amongst everything else. We think we've managed to locate approx 75% of the attendees at a Charlottes / Brighter gig at the Richmond - maybe you were there too?

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Oct 22, 2013 19:27

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by Rocker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 19:50

That Big Twang mystery tour gig was fantastic! I believe I still have The June Brides' and The Shop Assistants' sets on a cassette I would have made with my trusty Sony Pro Walkman - somewhere in the "spare bedroom of tapes" which, if I retire before I die, will get sorted out...
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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by Michael Quentin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 23:52

stegosauruspants wrote:I remember the Big Twang club in Brighton. The Wedding Present gig was one of our first outside Leeds too, and the first in my home town. Only "Go out and Get 'em, Boy!" Had been released at that point. Still got the poster somewhere! And also remember that it was 14 Iced Bears first ever gig... And also still sometimes bump into Josh Dean at the Sunday market!
If that's Sean you hand-delivered Go Out And Get Em Boy to me and kindly came back to do a fanzine interview a few days later.

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by Michael Quentin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 23:55

Murray wrote:
Michael Quentin wrote:As I've mentioned in the 'hello' thread, I've registered as I was enjoying this thread and felt I could contribute.

I was involved in a night, The Big Twang, which ran every Tuesday at The Royal Escape Club in Brighton for three months in 1985. The nights were:

October 1st: That Petrol Emotion and Whirl. The Wolfhounds were scheduled but cancelled.
October 8th: The Jasmine Minks, The June Brides and The Milk Sisters. I have Whirl listed but crossed out in my diary.
October 15th: The Pastels, The Shop Assistants, Ten Million Quentins.
October 22nd: Del Amitri, The Dentists, The Little Charmers.
October 29th: Big Twang Disco. (Gee Mr Tracey and Fire Hydrant Five cancelled).
November 5th: Microdisney, One Potato and Ten Million Quentins.
November 12th: The Avons, Reindeers, Charles Cold.
November 19th: Primal Scream, The Weather Prophets, Whirl.
November 26th: The Bodines, The Mighty Lemondrops, The Milk Sisters.
December 3rd: Jamie Wednesday and The Mighty Clive.
December 10th: The Wedding Present, Line and The 14 Iced Bears (their first gig, iirc).
December 15th: The Big Twang Mystery Tour: June Brides, Shop Assistants, Clive Pig, Ten Million Quentins, The Chesterfields. (There's more about this on the 'Fruitier Than Thou' blog_.
December 17th: TV Personalities and The Shop Assistants.

The next one was meant to be Big Flame, but they split up in the meantime (much to my dismay).

I have many 'bits and bobs' associated with these nights which I'll happily scan and share if anybody is interested. I may take some time to do it, but I will do it.
I was at many of those gigs, but I think the TVPs and Shop Assistants was probably my favourite. Always felt gutted that I couldn't make the Mystery Tour a couple of days before.

You should come and say hello on this thread on the Brighton footie board:

http://www.northstandchat.com/showthrea ... things-C86

Lost of talk about Brighton gigs in the 80's amongst everything else. We think we've managed to locate approx 75% of the attendees at a Charlottes / Brighter gig at the Richmond - maybe you were there too?
I'll pop in. I think I'd headed back north by the time of the Charlottes/Brighter gig.

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by stegosauruspants » Fri Nov 22, 2013 21:18

Er... A pleasure! It was great playing in Brighton in particular, my home town...

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Re: C86 era gigs and clubs

Post by pepper » Tue May 19, 2015 11:34

A bit late to this thread...I remember Ten Million Quentins and Big Twang at The Escape.

Shop Assistants at Brighton Poly, Cockcroft Hall 1986 stands out in my old memory.
Can't remember who supported. Maybe Little Green Honda's??

Oh & June Brides are playing in Brighton on Sep 25th. Will post info in the right place :)

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