Best Non Stranglers gig you have been too.

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Best Non Stranglers gig you have been too.

Post by Alexinblack » 28 Apr 2013, 20:19

Tough one for me. Seeing Stiff Little Fingers in Blackpool last year is up with them Jake and the rest of the band were really up for it that night. Other great gigs have been UK Subs in a small pub in Stoke a couple of years ago. The Business in Stoke this year was also a really good gig, but my number non Stranglers gig is the Beat at Crewe a couple of years ago went through all of the classics, Mirror in the bathroom, Twist and Crawl, Ranking Full stop etc.

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Post by Frederik » 28 Apr 2013, 20:55

The Cramps - Bristol sometime in the 80's

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Post by Homer » 28 Apr 2013, 20:57

Frank Turner ... always has the place rocking. Saying that ... The Prodigy were awesome,as was Skunk Anansie :grin: :grin:
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Post by PaulD » 28 Apr 2013, 21:09

Elvis Costello and the Attractions
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Post by Hammersmith1982 » 28 Apr 2013, 23:05

Pink Floyd The Wall 1979 (?) My brother was a massive fan and he took me along. The only track I knew was Another brick in the wall. But it was superb, apart from that

Madness at Hammy Palais or Odeon one afternoon. Yes, an afternoon gig, but I don't know why it was, or am I dreaming.

Marillion at Milton Keynes Bowl
Marillion at Reading Rock in 1983 - Superb weekend. Stranglers Friday night, Marillion blowing Black Sabbath off stage on Saturday and Thin Lizzy Sunday Night
Fish at Aston Uni.
The Cure Wembley Arena 1983 or 4(?)

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Post by db63 » 29 Apr 2013, 00:27

Lords of the new church, with stiv bators and Brian James of the damned small venue in north wales in the early 80s.

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Post by Sinister » 29 Apr 2013, 03:56

Kraftwerk back in the 80's at the Locarno in Bristol.
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Post by db63 » 29 Apr 2013, 05:43

Damned smarties club chester around 1979',fantastic.they played a set came of played a bit of pool,sensible got changed into his famous nurses outfit then they went back on .brilliant.

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Post by s.harris » 29 Apr 2013, 09:51

Morrissey Brighton Dome 1991.

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Post by Five Minutes » 29 Apr 2013, 12:55

Probably Joe Strummer, Manchester Academy 1999.
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Post by The Strangler » 29 Apr 2013, 13:38

Cerys Matthews in Pontypridd
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Post by elvisintheclouds » 29 Apr 2013, 14:04

So there's me thinking 'Alexinblack' has set an impossible question... How on earth can you pin it all on one gig?
There's been quite a few over the years and in all honesty I've probably forgotten more than I'll ever know!
Then it struck me like a lightning bolt! Of course!
The first proper* gig I ever attended.
And that was:
Devo at the Hammersmith Odeon in Dec 1978.
supported by The Members.
I remember being really exicted by the whole experience; Going to hammersmith on the Piccadilly line, seeing all the punks and new wavers,
spotting stars - Paul and Steve from the pistols (Hugh was there I believe, although I didn't see him)...
First up the members were really great, I seem to remember one of the guitarists rolling on the floor like a loon during one number...
On to the main act - They played a short film first, which just seemed so far out and weird...
Then Devo came on and just blew everyone's mind, 'Too Much Paranoia' made an impression on me, they were just wrenching the strings right off the guitar!
Most of the first album was played as well, superb!
When they ripped their yellow suits off the crowd went berserk (in their seats...), I managed to get a shred of Devo suit, which I took home and displayed on my bedroom wall next to the ticket stub!
'Words get Stuck in My Throat' got totally stuck in my head and we were singing it on the tube on the way home...
At this time I believe Devo were truly on it and light years ahead of the game!
A blinder of a gig!
Cheers to Alexinblack for triggering the memories 8)
P.S. *Proper gig, as in one where tickets were held and band was seen/unlike Battersea Park where I watched Spizz through a chain-link fence and had to bugger off before the main event :(
Thank you very much
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