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gigography 1980

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January 1980 : "Fiery Jack / 2nd Dark Age / Psykick Dancehall 2" single released

Thursday, 10 January 1980    Manchester Polytechnic

Billed as a benefit for the Manchester Musicians' Collective. No tape exists?

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Letter from R. Totale XVII to Mathew, dated February 1980. Thanks to Warren for sending it in.

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Friday, 29 February 1980   Palm Cove, Bradford

Crap Rap > Spectre vs Rector part 2 / Printhead / City Hobgoblins / Rowche Rumble / 2nd Dark Age / Impression of J. Temperance / English Scheme / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Cary Grant's Wedding / Your Heart Out / Fiery Jack // A Figure Walks / Dice Man // Muzorewi's Daughter

Crap Rap > Spectre vs Rector pt. 2 and Cary Grant's Wedding are on "Totale's Turns."

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UK : 7 - 21 March (supporting The Cramps)

Friday, 7 March 1980   MPH Building, King's College, London

set ticket

Rowche Rumble (soundcheck)

Spectre vs Rector / Dice Man / City Hobgoblins / Rowche Rumble / Impression of J. Temperance / Printhead / English Scheme / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Cary Grant's Wedding / Fiery Jack / Choc-Stock

Thanks to John Walker for the setlist and David Goodenough for the ticket (despite which The Cramps did headline).

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Saturday, 8 March 1980   Eric's, Liverpool

No tape exists?

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Sunday, 9 March 1980   Fan Club, Leeds

No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 11 March 1980   Community Hall, Grimsby

Sorry for the poor quality of the ticket (fax). A headlining gig; the Cramps played the Limit Club, Sheffield this night. No tape exists?

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Thursday, 13 March 1980   Astoria, Edinburgh

No tape exists?

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Friday, 14 March 1980   Pathfoot Hall, University of Stirling

No tape exists? Thanks to David for the ticket.

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Saturday, 15 March 1980   Glasgow Technical College

ticket

No tape exists? Thanks to Rab Crangle for the ticket. Gig remembered many years later by Bobby Gillespie.

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Saturday, 16 March 1980   Stagecoach, Dumfries

No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 18 March 1980   Birmingham University

C'n'C > Fiery Jack / City Hobgoblins / Muzorewi's Daughter / Flat of Angles / Second Dark Age / Impression of J Temperance / English Scheme / Rowche Rumble / Frightened / Dice Man / Your Heart Out / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Choc-Stock / No Xmas for John Quays

There's some "In The Park" lyrics in "No Xmas for John Quays".

- "Good evening, we are The Fall. We are not as the poster indicates. It's a change of turn, a different turn on, at first." (during "Cash'n'Carry")
- "We are The Fall. Meet my sidekicks. R Totale seventeen's sidekicks... sidekicks... sidekicks. We are The Fall. The next verse, the next verse number on the rota is 'Jack'. Is black. Is 'Jack'. Is 'F Jack'." (during "Cash'n'Carry")
- "I'm sick of pool. It's a stupid game." (amended lyrics to "Fiery Jack")
- "OK, confess... can you lay off that light? Lay off... use summat else." (before "Fiery Jack")
- "And if you're Afrikaaner..." (during "Muzorewi's Daughter")
- "Murder!" (before "Flat of Angles")
- "I saw your mayor on the telly a while back and he said, '(Greener reasons). There's hundreds and thousands of trees in every street in Birmingham.'" (before "Second Dark Age")
- "For the last ever time, the last ever rendition." (during the introduction to "Rowche Rumble")
- "This is the end, this is like a stumble, this is like a fucking stumble." (during "Rowche Rumble")
- "I don't presently know half this song." (during "Frightened")
- "I spend most of the time at home. And if you dissect the riff of this song, you'll find it's 'Stepping Stone', slowed down." (amended lyrics to "Frightened")
- "How I wrote 'Repetition', how I wrote 'Bingo Master'." (amended lyrics to "How I Wrote Elastic Man")
- "An endurance award!" (before "Choc-Stock")
- "Let's hear it for (...). We don't need this 'Spectre Versus Rector'. We're not good enough yet, maybe three or four years. Why don't you get your shit together? Why don't you pull down those twelve-foot Robert Plant
pictures? Why don't you ignore this Prince Buster rip-off crap? Why don't you get your shit together and make it bad!" (amended lyrics to "Choc-Stock")

From our guestbook: "I mostly loathe the Fall. I put on the Birmingham Uni gig supporting the Cramps and later at the Cedar Club. It always annoyed me how Mark Smith complained about the price of tickets when he charged more than anyone else. Honestly it was a dirge. I mean in that era groups didn't need talent - a bit of style, passion or pastiche went a long way, even a good tune. All the Fall had was a grudge. I remember when at the Cedar Club he came off & the audience of male raincoats hollered for an encore, I was behind the bar with the £400 ranting ..'Yes...more depressing, tuneless, worthless' etc when I looked up and there he was, staring at me, a look of horror on his face. (The 'waiting for your encore' place meant hiding behind the bar). I was so embarrassed I gave the money to the doorman and went home. The Cramps though, they were the real thing..."

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Thursday, 20 March 1980   Manchester Polytechnic

No tape exists?

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March - May 1980: lineup # 12 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Marc Riley (guitar, keyboards), Steve Hanley (bass), Paul Hanley (drums).

Friday, 21 March 1980   Electric Ballroom, London

C'n'C > Fiery Jack / City Hobgoblins / Frightened / Rowche Rumble / Second Dark Age / Impression of J. Temperance / English Scheme / No Xmas for John Quays / Flat of Angles / Your Heart Out / How I Wrote Elastic Man

Supporting the Cramps, Fashion third on the bill. £2.50 admission. Sixteen year-old Paul Hanley's first Fall gig; he arrived from Manchester in his school uniform. It

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Thursday, 17 April 1980   Electric Ballroom, London

MES intro > English Scheme / Fiery Jack / Totally Wired / City Hobgoblins / Flat of Angles / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Rowche Rumble / Impression of J. Temperance / Your Heart Out / Cary Grant's Wedding / Dice Man / In My Area / Repetition

Hey! Student lyrics during English Scheme. Thanks to Warren for the poster.

- "It was like 'Tales From The Crypt' where we were stood. We are here to prove you don't have to be weird for a career. Like a cheap pub... Lene Lovich, who needs that shit? Anyway, meet my sidekicks. Your stomach swells up before you get drunk. Thick skins, still tall, The Fall." (before "English Scheme")
- "[to the band, sounding bored] OK. [to the audience] Start clapping!" (approaching the end of "Totally Wired")
- "Something light and well-balanced." (before "Your Heart Out")

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Saturday, 10 May 1980   Wakefield

According to John Peel on his show of 8th May.

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May 1980 : "Totale's Turns (It's Now or Never)" LP released

totales

totales

Sunday, 11 May 1980   Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London

posterNew Face in Hell / English Scheme / Rebellious Jukebox / A Figure Walks / City Hobgoblins / Fiery Jack / Totally Wired / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Rowche Rumble / New Puritan

NFIH starts off with some WMC Blob 59 lyrics. Derek Block presents The Cure, The Passions, The Au Pairs, Section 25 + special guests The Fall. £1.75 - £2.75. With Steve Davies on congas (not bongos!)

- "Good evening. We are The Fall and I am Roman Totale and these are my sidekicks. I will lead you on to new visions of proletariat posterity. This is a story." (before New Face In Hell)

ticket

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Tuesday, 13 May 1980   Cyprus Tavern, Manchester

According to John Peel on his show of May 8th.

The Tavern was the new home of the Manchester Musicians' Collective. No tape exists?

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Wednesday, 14 May 1980   Cyprus Tavern, Manchester

No tape exists? except for Drago's Guilt from the soundcheck?

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Wednesday, 21 May 1980   Pickwicks Club, Liverpool

According to John Peel on his show of May 8th.

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Saturday, 24 May 1980   The Paddock, Harpole (near Northampton)

No tape exists? Religious Overdose supporting.

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Wednesday, 28 May 1980   Beach Club, Manchester

Stop Mithering > 2nd Dark Age / Impression of J. Temperance / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Muzorewi's Daughter / City Hobgoblins / Choc-Stock / Draygo's Guilt / Totally Wired / A Figure Walks / English Scheme / New Face in Hell // That Man / Putta Block

Supported by the Biting Tongues and John Hurst. Many thanks to Nick for the flyer.

- "(You dig) our South African radio broadcast? (The West is in the East) so we can get away with anything we fucking like." (before "Muzorewi's Daughter")
- "This is your brains rumbling." (during cowbell introduction to "City Hobgoblins")

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The Netherlands : ca. 1 - 14 June. According to an interview in TBLY with Steve Davies, there were 11 gigs in 14 days on this Dutch tour, so this part of the gigography is very incomplete. If someone in the Netherlands could try to track down the missing dates from their local library or somewhere, I'd be very grateful.

photo

June 1980: lineup # 13 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Marc Riley (guitar, keyboards), Steve Hanley (bass), Steve Davies (drums).

Friday, 13 June 1980   Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Stop Mithering > How I Wrote Elastic Man / City Hobgoblins / In My Area / Totally Wired / No Xmas for John Quays / Impression of J. Temperance / Flat of Angles / New Puritan / A Figure Walks / Dice Man / New Face in Hell

With Paul Hanley's temporary replacement Steve "cowbell" Davies on drums; makes for an odd listening experience. Paul had to stay home to take his O-levels.

- "We'll stick punk rock up your fucking arse. Right, here's a good one -- it's a bit of fucking culture for you, right, Hobgoblins! Davies! Hit the fucking cowbell quick!"
- "Why doesn't the government subsidize amphetamine?" (No Xmas for John Quays)
- "I'll have 20 cigarettes for a headache... and I'll have a break here... and the drummer better get the fucking beat right... stop!" (No Xmas for John Quays)
- "This is the lull in the set, another Greek story for you." (Flat of Angles)
- "It's Gramme Friday, 13! 13!" (New Face)

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Saturday, 14 June 1980   Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

No tape exists?

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mid June 1980 - 1 November 1980: lineup # 12 (redux) : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Marc Riley (guitar, keyboards), Steve Hanley (bass), Paul Hanley (drums).

Wednesday, 18 June 1980   ICA, The Mall, London

listing

C'n'C-s Mithering / English Scheme / Impression of J Temperance / City Hobgoblins / Totally Wired / In My Area / Draygo's Guilt / Choc-Stock / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Printhead / New Face in Hell / Dice Man / New Puritan / No Xmas for John Quays

Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the clippings.

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Sunday, 22 June 1980   Gigant, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

No tape exists? Seems odd that the group returned to the Netherlands soon after their early June dates, but Alex Bonder is sure they played there on this date—the same day as the European Championship final (Belgium 1, W. Germany 2). Perhaps it was a makeup date for a cancelled gig?

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Saturday, 28 June 1980   New Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

ticket

The N.W.R.A / 2nd Dark Age / Impression of J. Temperance / City Hobgoblins / Totally Wired / Muzorewi's Daughter / Fiery Jack / Gramme Friday / Printhead / English Sheme / New Face In Hell / Choc-Stock // Dice Man > New Puritan / Psycho Mafia / Stepping Out

Supported by local band Flesh, Clicks, and Cabaret Voltaire. Ian Cusack's first Fall gig and admirably recalled in TBLY Issue #4.Thanks to Kevin McMahon for the ticket.

- "Go into your record shop and ask you local record dealer why he is such a dick." (City Hobgoblins)
- "You get really fucking embarrassed about what you read nowadays." (Printhead)

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Sunday, 29 June 1980   Valentinos, Edinburgh

flyer

No tape exists? Thanks to Johnnie Johnstone for the flyer.

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July 1980 : "How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' / City Hobgoblins" single released

letter

Wednesday, 23 July 1980   Marquee, London

With support from Felt and Alan Pellay. No tape exists?

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Thursday, 24 July 1980   Marquee, London

The N.W.R.A. / English Scheme / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Putta Block / In The Park / Gramme Friday / Choc-Stock / Draygo's Guilt / Totally Wired / City Hobgoblins / Second Dark Age / Underground Medecin / Dice Man / Impression of J Temperance / Your Heart Out / Cary Grant's Wedding

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Friday, 25 July 1980   Winter Gardens, Malvern

No tape exists? Thanks to Warren for the ticket.

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Saturday, 26 July 1980   Folkestone

Date from MES's note to Pat above - not sure if this gig happened, though.

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Monday, 28 July 1980   Pickup Bank Free Festival (aka Deeply Vale), Borough of Blackburn

In My Area / Totally Wired / Gramme Friday / That Man / Underground Medecin / Fiery Jack / The N.W.R.A. / 2nd Dark Age // Choc-Stock

Incomplete? The organizers were not allowed to hold the festival on the Deeply Vale site after 1979. Information on Dave's site: http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/pickup-81.html

- "Do you have any preachers around here in this village? Preachers, PG's?" (That Man)
- "This is like a fucking cabaret act, isn't it. Well, it is a holiday for us." (Underground Medicin)
- "This is one that me and the boys, well, me and the guys (...) Anyway, it was number three in the alternative charts... Rough Trade shits!" (Fiery Jack)
- "Talking of cabaret, this is the longest one we do. It's called 'The N.W.R.A.'. There a rising, it's a story." (The N.W.R.A.)
- "Don't be bereft. Don't be like a big FM writer. Working Men's Club, like us. Calculated incompetence. Pseud! G. Bushell, half a line of cocaine, why do you think UFO get good reviews? Think about it, think about it. Why do all these shits get reviews? xxx the record company meets them when they get out of the cab." (during Chock Stock)
- "Get me a bean burger" (at the end of the set.)

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Thursday, 31 July 1980   Rafter's, Manchester

No tape exists?

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Friday, 29 August 1980   Nelson Railway Working Men's Club

Pay Your Rates / Draygo's Guilt / City Hobgoblins / Gramme Friday / Totally Wired / Cary Grant's Wedding / Impression of J. Temperance / Rowche Rumble / English Scheme / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Printhead / New Face in Hell // Fiery Jack / The N.W.R.A.

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Friday, 12 September 1980   Cleopatra's, Huddersfield

Pay Your Rates / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / Totally Wired / City Hobgoblins / Cary Grant's Wedding / English Scheme / New Face in Hell / Rowche Rumble / Draygo's Guilt / Gramme Friday / Your Heart Out / The N.W.R.A. // That Man / New Puritan

No tape exists? Many thanks to Neil O'Connor for sending in the setlist - the earliest one I have on the site. (Are you receiving, Dr. Adz?)

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Saturday, 13 September 1980   The Leadmill, Sheffield

poster

No tape exists? Thanks to Martin Bedford for the poster.

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Tuesday, 16 September 1980   John Peel Session #3 (broadcast Wednesday, 24 September)

Container Drivers / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / New Puritan / New Face in Hell

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Marc Riley - guitar; Craig Scanlon - guitar, backing vocals; Steve Hanley - bass; Paul Hanley - drums. Produced by John Sparrow, engineer unknown, recorded in Maida Vale 4.

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Saturday, 27 September 1980   Tatton Community Centre, Chorley

The N.W.R.A. / That Man / Totally Wired / Your Heart Out / Pay Your Rates / A Figure Walks / Container Drivers / In The Park / English Scheme / How I Wrote Elastic Man / New Puritan // Gramme Friday

- "Good evening, you know who we are. You know who we are, who are you? This is a long song. It's got a bit of intelligence in it. So you'd better shove all back. It's 'N.W.R.A.' It's 'N.W.R.A.' We are The Fall. Don't shit, don't sit (...) hahaha! Cabaret - it's the N.W.R.A." (before "The N.W.R.A.")
- "All the hits for all you shits, well, you know, hahahaha!" (before "Totally Wired")
- "But they will not free me... Can you turn the monitors up, please?... diseased..." [continues lyrics] (during "How I Wrote Elastic Man")
- "It's been great here tonight. We'll come back... well, never. We'll probably never see each other again after tonight."

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Thursday, 2 October 1980   Polytechnic, Cavendish House, Cavendish Street, Manchester

flyerflier

Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the ticket and flyer.

"guitar practice" / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / Totally Wired / New Face in Hell / Gramme Friday / That Man / C'n'C-s Mithering / Container Drivers / Rowche Rumble / In the Park / Pay Your Rates / A Figure Walks / City Hobgoblins / The N.W.R.A.

- "Good evening, you know who we are -- we are the most hated group in Britain."
- "We do not suck cocks to make our living."
- "OK, guitar practice is over, start the fucking song."
- "That was a quick money-spinner." (after "Totally Wired")
- "OK, fuck suckers... I put my seals behind my mouth, it tastes delicious." (before "Gramme Friday")
- "U.G.M... a dark scheme. U.G.M... a dark scheme. Keep your liver in. Underground medicine... underground medicine. Maybe suck a few cocks... why don't you join a group and suck a few cocks for a living?" (during "Rowche Rumble")
- "Right, this is the last number. This will see you on your way home. It's a nice little cabaret number. Me and the guys (...) it through a 10 year tour of Yorkshire. It's called 'The N.W.R.A.'. And folk go 'What's it mean? What's it mean?' It's not my fault musicians can't (...). This is a story about a rising. Nil chance. Nil chance. (...) as documented by the son of Roman Totale seventeen. His son's name is Joe and he was a vicious character and could kill you with one touch." (before "The N.W.R.A.")

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Saturday, 18 October 1980   Arcadia Ballroom (aka Downtown Kampus), Cork

listing

No tape exists? Review by Tom McCann in Vox #4 (thanks to John Heron for the link).

Blake: "Venue was The Arcadia Ballroom which I think was owned by the bus drivers union. The university SU had the use of it on Saturdays which they (and hardly anyone else) named "The Downtown Kampus". My memory is that The Fall were brief but went down a storm. There were somepretty decent photos taken - live and also a posed group shot in the train station - I was doing a fanzine at the time. Photographer was Ciaran O Tuama."

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Friday, 24 October 1980   General Wolfe, Coventry

No tape exists? Great photos on This Is Then, thanks to Mark.

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November 1980 : "Grotesque (After the Gramme)" LP released

grotesque

grotesque

November 1980   London

Impression of J. Temperance / Middle Mass / Container Drivers / Cary Grant's Wedding / Leave the Capital / Totally Wired / An Older Lover / Prole Art Threat / The N.W.R.A. / Slates, Slags, etc.

- "A new wave personality stumbles out of the ruins... ten great Pole men and here he is, the man and his cronies... OK, maybe (...). And if I have a preference for Cary Grant, slaughterer of innocents. Add on
thirty years and you've got Mark E Smith." (during "Cary Grant's Wedding")
- "One of the popular (...) was a version of 'Totally Wired' by the Radio Two orchestra." (during "The N.W.R.A.")

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1 November 1980 - ca. April 1981 : lineup # 14 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Marc Riley (guitar, keyboards), Steve Hanley (bass), Paul Hanley (drums), Dave Tucker (clarinet, keyboards(?); didn't play at all gigs during this period).

Saturday, 1 November 1980   Polytechnic, Manchester

flyer

Slates, Slags, etc. / In My Area / Container Drivers / The N.W.R.A. / Totally Wired / An Older Lover / Pay Your Rates / City Hobgoblins / New Face in Hell / 2nd Dark Age / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / Underground Medicine / Muzorewi's Daughter / English Scheme

Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the flyer.

Ian: My favourite Fall moment was from the very first time I saw them at Manchester Poly in 1980. Someone in the crowd lobbed a beer can up and hit MES with it. MES didn't blink and carried on the song without pausing. At the end of the song he went over to Hanley and Scanlon who pointed out somebody in the crowd about half way back. MES shouts you fucking ugly twat and walks off stage reappearing a minute later in the crowd striding over to the can lobber and smacking him one in the face. A magic moment.

- "This is an old cabaret number. I wrote it back in 1951." (before "In My Area")
- "What a load of crap that was" (after In My Area)
- "Come on ...okay...you fucking ugly twat" (to someone in audience during The NWRA)...
- "What about the Liverpool bands who are a (fucking?) disgrace, escapist disgrace..."
- "Spiders know these things. Why are you shits here? (...) Sorry about the incident before." (before "City Hobgoblins")
- "(...) This is first with a few hits for the knuckleheads in the... crowd. Ok!" (before "New Face in Hell")
- "What do you expect (...)? Let's hear it for the star man. He's just a normal guy - he's like *you* and *you*. Right, story!" (before "Jawbone and the Air Rifle")

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Thursday, 13 November 1980   Fan Club, Leeds

Slates, Slags, etc. / Container Drivers / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / Printhead / Impression of J. Temperance / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Psykick Dancehall / An Older Lover / Pay Your Rates / Totally Wired / English Scheme / The N.W.R.A. // Fiery Jack

With the Hamsters

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Friday, 14 November 1980   Nite Club, Edinburgh

No tape exists? This date according to a Nite Club timeline.

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Saturday, 15 November 1980   Rock Garden, Middlesborough

Slates, Slags, etc. / Container Drivers / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / Printhead / Impression of J. Temperance / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Psykick Dancehall / An Older Lover / Pay Your Rates / Totally Wired / English Scheme / The N.W.R.A. / Fiery Jack

With the Hamsters

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Tuesday, 18 November 1980    Boat Club, Nottingham

Slates, Slags, etc. / Container Drivers / Gramme Friday / City Hobgoblins / New Face in Hell / Muzorewi's Daughter / Leave the Capitol / Fiery Jack / An Older Lover / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / English Scheme / The N.W.R.A. // Pay Your Rates / How I Wrote Elastic Man

- "(...) Craig Scanlon on male vocal. Spiders know these things. Gremlins know these things. Help me! Help me!" (before "City Hobgoblins")
- "Cosy town!" (before "New Face in Hell")
- "The next one's about leaving capitals. Well, we've been to worse places than this. Or Julian Cope's face. (...)" (before "Leave the Capitol")
- "That last monologue was from Middlesbrough... Middlesborough, you know how good (...). Here's another tedious thing. Right!" (after "The N.W.R.A.")

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Wednesday, 19 November 1980   Blue Note, Derby

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 20 November 1980   Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham

Slates, Slags, etc. / Container Drivers / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / Totally Wired / New Face in Hell / Printhead / An Older Lover / City Hobgoblins / Leave the Capitol / Pay Your Rates / The N.W.R.A. / English Scheme / Underground Medecin

- "Male slags... two pound entrance fee. Well, I'm not surprised it's half-full. Male slates. And sucker bastard apes. OK, wind it up now."
(during "Slates, Slags, etc.")- "This is for the city of Rhodes [roads?]. Trapped in the web. Help me! Help me!" (City Hobgoblins)
- "Can you turn it up on stage, Grant?" (after "City Hobgoblins")
- "Well, that's that one out of the way. Here's another story." (after "Totally Wired")- "Okay, we're just putting our false mustaches on." (English Scheme)
- "This one's more in your line. OK..." (before "The N.W.R.A.")
- "The cabaret part of the act! The DJs had worsened since the rising. They were like Roger Day. How about Roger Day? You got landed with him, huh? Hahaha!" (during "The N.W.R.A.")
- "The colonel shot better with thirty pints. OK, wind it up right there!" (during "Underground Medecin")

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Friday, 21 November 1980   North London Polytechnic, Holloway Road

ticket

Slates, Slags, etc. / Container Drivers / Gramme Friday / New Face in Hell / Totally Wired / An Older Lover / Leave the Capitol / Impression of J. Temperance / How I Wrote Elastic Man / Pay Your Rates / The N.W.R.A. / Muzorewi's Daughter // C'n'C-s Mithering / English Scheme

Many thanks to Martin Carter for sending in his photos and John Walker for the ticket. Yet more photos on This Is Then, thanks to Mark. Some "Last Orders" lyrics during "C'n'C-s Mithering".

- "OK... compare Julian Cope's face to one of a... [screams] container drivers!" (before "Container Drivers")
- "Right, this one's a story." (before "New Face in Hell")
- "Right, we're gonna do this one because, um... y'know when some of these... we're gonna stick by it. Stubborn." (before "Totally Wired")
- "OK, (...) vampires, get moving!" (during "Leave the Capitol")
- "This is for Middlesborough. Why you should fucking go there, you fucking rebels. It's only shit about football, anyway. All the football
supporters I know are faggots. Fluffy pullovers." (during "The N.W.R.A.")
- "You turn the monitors up, Grant? Grant baby, turn the monitors up, please! [Getting annoyed] Monitors up!" (during "The N.W.R.A.")
- "You got your nuclear shelters yet, lads?" (during "Muzorewi's Daughter")
- "[In cod-Afrikaans accent] OK, Afrikaanas, OK. We just walk over there. We come from Holland fresh this week. It's a (...). I just walk past that barbed wire, black man." (during "Muzorewi's Daughter")
- "You can't beat a bit of support, can yer? I think we've said enough tonight really but, uh, it's only half-eleven." (before "English Scheme")
- "The food was OK. Food... food! Safe house... we've said it!" (after "English Scheme")

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Thursday, 11 December 1980   Acklam Hall, Acklam Road, London W10

Middle Mass / English Scheme / New Face in Hell / That Man / An Older Lover / Slates, Slags, etc. / Prole Art Threat / Container Drivers / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / In the Park / Leave the Capital / Spectre vs. Rector // Pay Your Rates / Impression of J. Temperance

- "A servant of government walks in and arrests neighbour... and arrests, sorry about that, wireless enthusiast for murder of his neighbour." (amended lyrics to "New Face In Hell")
- "Every man hates what he has to deny. Every man hates what he has to deny. Especially I. Especially I." (during "New Face In Hell")
- "It's a Hogarth prince. A nice little cascade there for that bit." (amended lyrics to "Leave The Capitol")
- "Thank you to all the people who helped me on my vendetta tonight. Thank you to all the people who helped me on my vendetta tonight. Who helped me on my vendetta tonight. Oh, go tell your passion, go tell your weepings to the K-Tel marines. To the publishing wolverines." (during "Spectre Vs. Rector")
- "Right, this is 'Spectre Vs. Rector' part two. Hahahaha!" (before "Pay Your Rates")
- "Let's hear it for the working-class traitors. Oh, Warren Mitchell. Warren Mitchell, Warren Mitchell." (amended lyrics to "Pay Your Rates") - "Ok, right. This, um, this one isn't... what you think it is. It's just... it finishes off the applause." [laughs] (before "Impression Of J. Temperance")
- "This actually happened. Take Doncaster. Take Arnold Swain. Take Arnold Swain, take Doncaster. Put it together." (during "Impression Of J. Temperance")

Supported by Furious Pigs. £2 at the door. Limited edition cassette (4,000) released in 1982 on Chaos Tapes ("Live in London 1980") and subsequently released on CD by Scout/Rough Trade (1996), Feel Good All Over (1997), Voiceprint (1999), and Castle (2004). Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the clipping.

chaos

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Friday, 12 December 1980   Acklam Hall, London

Thanks to Paul for the ticket.

Middle Mass / English Scheme / Draygo's Guilt / Container Drivers / An Older Lover / Slates, Slags, etc. / Jawbone and the Air Rifle / How I Wrote Elastic Man / In My Area / Prole Art Threat / C'n'C-s Mithering / Pay Your Rates / Leave the Capitol / New Face in Hell // Impression of J. Temperance

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