1st STRANGLERS GIG

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Post by Greatkudu » 06 Feb 2014, 12:24

Southampton Gaumont Feb 81,support Modern Eon.Someone shouted for "5 Minutes" Hugh replied "You can go home In five minutes".First song "threatened".And they played the best version of "Sewer" that I ever heard.

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Post by T.F.P.R.H.G » 07 Feb 2014, 20:28

i used to go with a girl who ditched me for one of the modern eons
they where from skelmesdale woolback cnt . bitter me surly not .
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Post by jaydee1964 » 08 Feb 2014, 14:46

Speaking on behalf of my future soninlaw .I took him to Newcastle gig last year ,were off back this year too ..he's normally a metal head ...but he was converted that night he's never sweated so much ...on the way back to the hotel he's like .I didn't expect them to be that raucous .I said what did you expect golden brown 25 times lol

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Post by strangledinAuch » 10 Mar 2014, 21:57

Raven tour 1979

Brighton Centre

opened with 5 Minutes

couldn't believe my eyes or ears!
well why not,I always keep my socks on

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Post by surferbhoy » 01 Oct 2014, 00:49

kjblack wrote:Hello guys, 1st post here (appropriately about my 1st gig.)
It was the City Halls in Glasgow, 1977. A magical night: JJ in leather, Dave in that jumpsuit, Jet a massive frame behind his drumkit and Hugh sporting a ripped donkey jacket. The set was most (if not all) of Rattus as this gig was pre Heroes but I remember Dead Ringer and Dagenham Dave making an immediate impression on me.
The stage was getting invaded throughout the night and eventually had to get stopped early during Go Buddy Go when there was so many pe ople on stage you could hardly see the band. Because of this gig the Stranglers were banned from playing in Glasgow but the ban was lifted later in the year for the first Glasgow Apollo gig. A city councillor called Bill Aitken who was responsible for the ban was at that show and Hugh got him picked out by spotlight and dedicated the next song to him - "Ugly!"
The Glasgow Apollo was the scene of so many great nights but I think that the more intimate setting of that first gig made it so special. Last week at the O2 I got a taste of that special atmosphere by dragging my middle aged body down to the front for a bit of pogoing during the encores. I know I sound like a lightweight but I did my best!
I was at this gig too. We gatecrashed the Commissionaire on the door to get in. Doubt if he ever got his hat back! I may be wrong, but I think it was The Cortinas who were the support band.

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Post by kjblack » 01 Oct 2014, 08:48

surferbhoy wrote:
kjblack wrote:Hello guys, 1st post here (appropriately about my 1st gig.)
It was the City Halls in Glasgow, 1977. A magical night: JJ in leather, Dave in that jumpsuit, Jet a massive frame behind his drumkit and Hugh sporting a ripped donkey jacket. The set was most (if not all) of Rattus as this gig was pre Heroes but I remember Dead Ringer and Dagenham Dave making an immediate impression on me.
The stage was getting invaded throughout the night and eventually had to get stopped early during Go Buddy Go when there was so many pe ople on stage you could hardly see the band. Because of this gig the Stranglers were banned from playing in Glasgow but the ban was lifted later in the year for the first Glasgow Apollo gig. A city councillor called Bill Aitken who was responsible for the ban was at that show and Hugh got him picked out by spotlight and dedicated the next song to him - "Ugly!"
The Glasgow Apollo was the scene of so many great nights but I think that the more intimate setting of that first gig made it so special. Last week at the O2 I got a taste of that special atmosphere by dragging my middle aged body down to the front for a bit of pogoing during the encores. I know I sound like a lightweight but I did my best!
I was at this gig too. We gatecrashed the Commissionaire on the door to get in. Doubt if he ever got his hat back! I may be wrong, but I think it was The Cortinas who were the support band.
Can't remember the support band at all.
It was a strange choice of venue, more used to classical music concerts, and the bouncers (if you could call them that,) were well out of their depth.
Not at all like the Apollo!

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Post by theraven1979 » 09 Sep 2015, 22:02

Boing!

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Post by jason » 09 Sep 2015, 22:09

Brixton 1990 on the 10 tour. Brilliant night but the only time I ever saw Hugh with the band. :(

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Post by villainblack » 09 Sep 2015, 22:31

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Post by db63 » 09 Sep 2015, 23:23

Raven tour Manchester .

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Post by s.harris » 10 Sep 2015, 07:26

28th March 1987 Portsmouth Guildhall (Dream tour Pt 2)
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Post by aldinblack » 10 Sep 2015, 12:19

my first stranglers gig was at the Hammersmith Odeon in either 81 or 82, must have been on La Folie tour - and could even have been the one that was recorded & released on the live album.

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