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gigography 1986

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UK : ca. 1 - 16 February

Saturday, 1 February 1986   Bangor University

ticket

No tape exists? Thanks to Paul Roberts for the ticket.

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Thursday, 6 February 1986   Coronet, Woolwich, London SE18

Mansion (intro tape) / My New House / Bombast / Disney's Dream Debased / Rowche Rumble / Lay of the Land / Hey! Luciani / Gut of the Quantifier / Dktr Faustus (two attempts) / Hot Aftershave Bop / Cruiser's Creek / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / L.A. / Couldn't Get Ahead / 2 x 4

Supported by Alternative TV. £3.50.

Peter: "Paul Hanley drummed here at short notice in place of Karl and couldn't get Dktr Faustus right as you can tell from the tape and 2 attempts at it. Mansion as per 10.85 tour on tape only. Definitely source for Rowche Rumble on Crash Course promo."

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Saturday, 8 February 1986   Royal Court, Liverpool

ticket shirt

My New House / Bombast / L.A. / Rowche Rumble / Lay of the Land / Hey! Luciani / Couldn't Get Ahead / Hot Aftershave Bop / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Cruiser's Creek

Benefit gig for striking Liverpool Council workers, hence the short set. New Order and The Smiths also on the bill. Thanks to Ashley Haynes for the ticket.

From neworderonline.com:

tickets for this gig were like gold dust... the line up explains why... the fall.. new order... and the smiths..... never had such a line up been seen... this was a council benefit for liverpool entitled " from manchester with love "... the compere for the night was derek hatton...

for some reason new order came on first... they played a very short set... and seemed slightly disinterested in the proceedings...

the encore for the gig was a mixture of all three bands playing maggies farm.. .the only rep from new order was hookie...

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Monday, 10 February 1986   Laser's, Haringey

My New House / Bombast / L.A. / Rowche Rumble / Hey! Luciani / No Bulbs / Lay of the Land / Spoilt Victorian Child / Hot Aftershave Bop / Cruiser's Creek / Gut of the Quantifier / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Words of Expectation

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Tuesday, 11 February 1986   Mean Fiddler, Harlsden

My New House / Bombast / Dktr Faustus / Rowche Rumble / Lay of the Land / Hey Luciani / L.A. / Spoilt Victorian Child / Hot Aftershave Bop / Cruiser's Creek / Couldn't Get Ahead / Gut of the Quantifier / No Bulbs

- "Take the top off it! It's dead simple, take the top off! Well, it's the lay of the land..." (during the bit where the music stops in "Lay of the Land")

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photo

12 Feb. 1986. On the tube to the Town & Country to see Cabaret Voltaire. Photo by Simon Jenkins.

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Thursday, 13 February 1986   Cat Club, Guildhall, Cambridge

What You Need / Bombast / I Am Damo Suzuki / Rowche Rumble / Lay of the Land / Hey Luciani / Dktr Faustus / Spoilt Victorian Child / Hot Aftershave Bop / Cruisers Creek / Couldn't Get Ahead / L.A.

Thanks to James for the poster

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Sunday, 16 February 1986   Underground, Croydon

My New House / Bombast / I Am Damo Suzuki / Rowche Rumble / Lay of the Land / Hey! Luciani / Dktr Faustus / Spoilt Victorian Child / Hot Aftershave Bop / Cruiser's Creek / Gut of the Quantifier / Words of Expectation / L.A. / Couldn't Get Ahead

A few "Race With The Devil" lyrics in "Bombast"

- "A (...) cat shit on my blue suede shoes. A (...) cat shit on my blue suede shoes. No (...) illness." (amended lyrics to "My New House")
- "One... monitors! Monitors!" (before "Bombast")
- "Ray! Turn these monitors up! I can't hear a fucking thing! Take the middle off, Ray! No middle! Come on Ray, get it together! Come on, move it!" (before "Lay of the Land")
- "At parties, is the fine civilian policeman. He says '(Bruhle) is a twat'." (amended lyrics to "Words of Expectation")

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5th US / Canada tour : 27 February - 22 March

t-shirt back

Thursday, 27 February 1986   Paradise, Boston, Massachusetts

"Had a run-in with Boston Immigration / And to my name had an aversion / Nervous droplets
/ Due to sleeping tablets" -- on this day? $6.50; O Positive supporting. No tape exists?

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Friday, 28 February 1986   Living Room, Providence, Rhode Island

instrumental (Countdown) / Hot Aftershave Bop / Rowche Rumble / I Am Damo Suzuki / God Box / Dktr Faustus / (tape of Hexen Definitive) / L.A. / Hey! Luciani / Spoilt Victorian Child / Bombast / Cruiser's Creek / Pilsner Trail / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 2 x 4 / Gut of the Quantifier (false start) / Couldn't Get Ahead

instrumental possibly called "Countdown" - this was its name when Ark resurrected it many years later, anyway.

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Saturday, 1 March 1986 Irving Plaza, New York City, New York

Countdown / Hot Aftershave Bop / Rowche Rumble / I Am Damo Suzuki / God Box / Dktr Faustus / L.A. / Hey! Luciani / Spoilt Victorian Child / Bombast / Cruiser's Creek // Couldn't Get Ahead / Living too Late // Lie Dream of a Casino Soul

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Sunday, 2 March 1986   City Gardens, Trenton, New Jersey

No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 4 March 1986   9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. (or possibly the 5th?)

I was given a partial setlist for this, which I think is too early for March 1986:

My New House / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80s-90s / Bombast / Mr. Pharmacist / Living too Late / R.O.D. / Gut of the Quantifer / Hey! Luciani / Bournemouth Runner

Not the Anthrax club, as a circulating tape refers to it. The tour t-shirt says this was on the 4th of March, and Philadelphia on the 5th. Can anyone confirm Philly gig happened?

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Wednesday, 5 March 1986    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

According to the tour T-shirt. No tape exists?

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Friday, 7 March 1986   The Vic, Chicago, Illinois

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 8 March 1986   New Century Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Countdown / Hot Aftershave Bop / I Am Damo Suzuki / God Box / Lay of the Land / Disney's Dream Debased / Bombast / Hey! Luciani / My New House / Cruiser's Creek / L.A. / Rowche Rumble

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Monday, 10 March 1986   Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Countdown / Hot Aftershave Bop / Rowche Rumble / I Am Damo Suzuki / Dktr Faustus / L.A. / Hey! Luciani / Bombast / Cruiser's Creek / Gut of the Quantifier / Living too Late / Lay of the Land / Kicker Conspiracy

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Tuesday, 11 March 1986   Denver, Colorado

According to the tour T-shirt. No tape exists?

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Wednesday, 12 March 1986   Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

According to the tour T-shirt. No tape exists?

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Friday, 14 March 1986   The Stone, San Francisco, California

Countdown / Rowche Rumble / I Am Damo Suzuki / Lay of the Land / 2 x 4 / Couldn't Get Ahead / Spoilt Victorian Child / L.A. / Hey! Luciani

Incomplete?

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Saturday, 15 March 1986   Palo Alto, California

According to the tour T-shirt. No tape exists?

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Monday, 17 March 1986   Lincoln, Nebraska

According to the tour T-shirt. No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 18 March 1986   Jocky Club, Newport, Kentucky

ticket ticket

No tape exists? Thanks to Adam Smith who wins the Most Battered Ticket sweepstakes.

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Wednesday, 19 March 1986   Columbus, Ohio

According to the tour T-shirt. No tape exists?

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Friday, 21 March 1986   Lone Star Cafe, New York City

Soundcheck: LA (instrumental) / Couldn't Get Ahead

Early show: Countdown / Bombast / Rowche Rumble / I Am Damo Suzuki / Lay of the Land / Dktr Faustus / (tape of Hexen Definitive) / L.A. / Couldn't Get Ahead / Cruiser's Creek / Gut of the Quantifier / 2 x 4

Some "Words Of Expectation" lyrics in "Gut of the Quantifier"

- "'Gut', yeah." (before "Gut of the Quantifier")

Late show: My New House / Hot Aftershave Bop / What You Need / Hey Luciani / Kicker Conspiracy / Disney's Dream Debased / Spoilt Victorian Child / Barmy

- "Four: Spin magazine to step down into the trash can. Five: the book 'Theft As A Career' by Miles Copeland. IRS, A & M." (amended lyrics to "What You Need")
- "Five: Geoff Travis on a spit." (amended lyrics to "What You Need")
- "There is nothing so insipid as the Devil in disarray." (during "What You Need")

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Saturday, 22 March 1986   Larry's Hideaway, Toronto, Canada

Countdown / Hot Aftershave Bop / Rowche Rumble / I Am Damo Suzuki / God Box / L.A. / Dktr Faustus / Hey! Luciani / Draygo's Guilt / Bombast / Cruiser's Creek / 2 x 4 / Spoilt Victorian Child // Disney's Dream Debased

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June - October 1986 : lineup # 21 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Brix E. Smith (guitar, vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Steve Hanley (bass), Simon Rogers (keyboards), Simon Wolstencroft (drums).

Thursday, 5 June 1986   Lea's Cliff Hall, Folkestone

City Hobgoblins / Living too Late / Cruiser's Creek / Lucifer over Lancashire / Riddler / L.A. / Hey! Luciani / Bombast / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Prole Art Threat / Hot Aftershave Bop / My New House

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Thursday, 12 June 1986   Riverside Club, Newcastle

My New House / City Hobgoblins / Living too Late / Lucifer over Lancashire / Bombast / Riddler / Hey! Luciani / L.A. / Couldn't Get Ahead / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Hot Aftershave Bop / Prole Art Threat / Barmy / Cruiser's Creek

Supported by Kissing the Blade (or was it Balalam?), which included Paul Hanley on drums, Pete Keogh (of the Creepers and later of Ark) on bass, and Paul Fletcher on guitar (also of the Creepers). Many thanks to John of vinylonthe.net for the setlist.

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Friday, 13 June 1986   Glasgow

My New House / City Hobgoblins / Living too Late / Lucifer over Lancashire / Bombast / Riddler / Hey! Luciani / L.A. / Couldn't Get Ahead / Copped It / Prole Art Threat

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Sunday, 29 June 1986   John Peel Session #10 (broadcast Wednesday, 9 July)

Hot Aftershave Bop / R.O.D. / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / US 80's-90's

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar, vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar, backing vocals; Steve Hanley - bass; Simon Rogers - guitar, keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums. Produced by Dale Griffin, engineered by Mike Engles, recorded in Maida Vale 5.

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early July 1986    Midtfyns Festival, Ringe, Denmark

The festival was on the weekend of 4-6 July. No tape exists?

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7 July 1986 : "Living too Late / Hot Aftershave Bop / Living too Long" single released

living too late

Thanks to John for the photo. Beggars gave this promo bottle to UK record shop types.

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Friday, 11 July 1986   The Centre, Farnham Road, Slough

Hot Aftershave Bop / Barmy / Living too Late / City Hobgoblins / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Gross Chapel-British Grenadiers / Prole Art Threat / Bournemouth Runner / Bombast / Copped It

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Saturday, 12 July 1986   Town and Country, London

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Barmy / Town & Country Hobgoblins / Living too Late / U.S. 80's-90's / Terry Waite Sez / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Gross Chapel-G.B. Grenadiers / Bournemouth Runner // Bombast / Prole Art Threat // R.O.D. / Hot Aftershave Bop // Copped It // Cruiser's Creek // Lucifer over Lancashire // Paintwork / Couldn't Get Ahead // Hey! Luciani

Useless review in Melody Maker. £5. Seven encores ! !

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Friday, 18 July 1986   Hanger T2, Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire

No tape exists? President Reagan Is Clever supporting, Talk Talk headlining.

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Saturday, 19 July 1986 G-Mex, Manchester (Festival of the 10th Summer)

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Cruiser's Creek / City Hobgoblins / Living too Late / U.S. 80's-90's / Terry Waite Sez / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Prole Art Threat / Bombast

Lineup: John Cooper Clarke / The Worst / Virgin Prunes / Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders / OMD / The Fall / Sandie Shaw / The Smiths / Pete Shelley / New Order (+ John Cale somewhere?)

Thanks to Ashley Haynes for the ticket and the Manchester District Music Archive for the Manchester Evening News review.

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Sunday, 27 July 1986   Finsbury Park, London

Cruiser's Creek / Hot Aftershave Bop / Living too Late / U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / City Hobgoblins / L.A. / Gross Chapel-British Grenadiers / R.O.D. / Bombast

"The Damned invite you to their 10th Anniversary Tea Party." As well as the Damned and the Fall, Pete Shelley and New Model Army on the bill. Event held in a marquee in Finsbury Park. Thanks to Mark and ebay for the flyer.

- "Nice tent."

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Sunday, 3 August 1986   Sneek Festival, Sneek, The Netherlands

U.S. 80s-90s / Lucifer over Lancashire / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A.

Incomplete from a radio broadcast.

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Saturday, 16 August 1986   Waterpop Festival, Wateringen, The Netherlands

My New House / Hot Aftershave Bop / U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / R.O.D. / Living too Late / L.A. / Bournemouth Runner / Cruiser's Creek

Ninth installment of this free Dutch festival. Thanks to Lutek for the poster.

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1 September : "Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Auto Tech Pilot" single released

Saturday, 6 September 1986   Queensway Hall, Dunstable

Living too Late / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Gut of the Quantifier (intro only) / R.O.D. / Gut of the Quantifier (twice) / Hot Aftershave Bop / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / L.A. / Copped It / Cruiser's Creek / Prole Art Threat / My New House

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Sunday, 7 September 1986   Albany Empire, Douglas Way, Deptford, London

Copped It / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80's-90's / Terry Waite Sez / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Mr. Pharmacist / R.O.D. / Living too Late / Gut of the Quantifier / L.A. / Bournemouth Runner / Lucifer over Lancashire / Bombast / My New House

Supported by Zor Gabor

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Monday, 8 September 1986   Albany Empire, Douglas Way, Deptford, London

Lucifer over Lancashire / Hot Aftershave Bop / U.S. 80's-90's / Riddler / Terry Waite Sez / Mr. Pharmacist / R.O.D. / Living too Late / City Hobgoblins / Gut of the Quantifier / Gross Chapel-G.B. Grenadiers / L.A. / Copped It / Prole Art Threat

Supported by Zor Gabor

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Thursday, 11 September 1986   Underground, Croydon, London

No tape exists? Thanks to Mauricio Valladares for the photo and story:

"i don't know if i told you the story behind this fall show at croydon. anyway, i wento with a great frien and his wife, both brazilians.
"hey, that guy on the other side of the isn't the fall singer?" well, as soon as i recognize him we jumped into his direction. mark was with a blonde guy who was a keyboard player and producer... i forgot his name! we approached saying that we were there to see them at the concert, bla bla bla.
and mark said - "let's have some beers"!
we went to a pub, drank some pints, i didn't understand a single word from him...
baut we talked a lot!!!
ha ha ha...
my friend sais that mark told us that only reason to stop him to do whatever was the brazilian soup opera "escrava isaura"!!!
suddenly he said - "time to go"
he paid the bill and we left the pub straight to the underground...
as we headed the front door, a huge security man asker for the tickets...
mark put his arms around us and shouted - WE ARE THE FALL!
and we 5 got into the small palace!!!!
ha ha ha...
i saw the band more two times after this one - hammersmith odeon & finsbury park tent!
they played in rio in a dance event together with michael clark but i was in london!
cheers
m.v. No tape exists?

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Saturday, 13 September 1986   Roadmenders, Northampton

Supported by the Wonderstuff, according to a flyer included on the back of a Wonderstuff single. No tape exists?

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Wednesday, 1 October 1986   The Adult Net : Janice Long Session (broadcast Monday, 27 October)

Waking up in the Sun / Spin This Web / Sea of Rain / Been Around

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October 1986 : "Bend Sinister" LP released

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October 1986 - ca. August 1987 : lineup # 22: Mark E. Smith (vocals), Brix E. Smith (guitar, vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Steve Hanley (bass), Marcia Schofield (keyboards, backing vocals), Simon Wolstencroft (drums). Plus Simon Rogers, at least at some gigs until mid/late 1987. He didn't play on the October 1986 dates in Austria or the USA; did he play on the UK tour later this year?

early October 1986   Ipswich

No tape exists? A "rehearsal" gig for the new keyboard player, Marcia Schofield. Mark had lent her a copy of Bend Sinister a couple of days before. "It was packed and I had to walk onstage with all these scraps of paper with notes written down. The sound-check was the first time I'd played with these guys! Terrifying! For the encore they did two songs I'd never even heard before! Talk about baptism by fire. Mark always said, 'That was your best gig with us.' " (Bitch Mental #1, February 1990)

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Austria : ca. 8 - 11 October

Wednesday, 8 October 1986   Graz, Austria

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 9 October 1986   Spielboden, Dornbirn, Austria

No tape exists?

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Friday, 10 October 1986   Posthof, Linz, Austria

Barmy / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80's-90's / Terry Waite Sez / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Slang King / R.O.D. / Prole Art Threat / L.A.

The circulating soundboard (or fm?) tape "Fritz Club, Vienna, 1986" is in fact this gig. My copy of the soundboard is missing R.O.D.; not sure if all are like that.

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Saturday, 11 October 1986   Szene, Vienna, Austria

Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Bournemouth Runner / R.O.D. / Hot Aftershave Bop / Terry Waite Sez / Prole Art Threat / Barmy / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80's-90's / Bombast / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire

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USA : mid October - 1 November (Southeast > California > Northeast > California)

Thursday, 16 October 1986   Uptown Lounge, Athens, Georgia

flier

Jon Kincaid says the tour opened in the south. No tape exists? Supported by the Barbecue Killers. Thanks to Chris for the flier.

There might possibly have been a gig the night before in Athens at the 40 Watt Club.

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Friday, 17 October 1986   688, Atlanta, Georgia

No tape exists? Supported by the Barbecue Killers.

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Sunday, 19 October 1986   Roxy, Hollywood, California

Early show: Barmy / Terry Waite Sez / U.S. 80's-90's / Bombast / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Shoulder Pads / L.A. / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Gut of the Quantifier / Prole Art Threat

Late show: My New House / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80's-90's / R.O.D. / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Bournemouth Runner / Hot Aftershave Bop / L.A.

Many thanks to Skip King for the flyer.

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Monday, 20 October 1986   I-Beam, San Francisco, California

Barmy / Terry Waite Sez / U.S. 80's-90's / Bombast / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / L.A. / Gross Chapel-G.B. Grenadiers / Prole Art Threat / Gut of the Quantifier / R.O.D.

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Tuesday, 21 October 1986   I-Beam, San Francisco, California

My New House / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80s-90s / R.O.D. / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Bournemouth Runner / Hot Aftershave Bop / L.A.

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Thursday, 23 October 1986   Paradise, Boston, Massachusetts

Barmy / Bombast / Living Too Late / U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / ? Lucifer over Lancashire ? / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / R.O.D. (or possibly Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers) // L.A. / final song

Jotted down from memory after the gig by James Doyle. Supported by the Splat Cats. No tape exists?

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Saturday, 25 October 1986   Ritz, New York City, New York

Barmy / City Hobgoblins / Living too Late / U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Bombast / Prole Art Threat // R.O.D. // L.A. / Cruiser's Creek

Game 6 (Bill Buckner) of the Red Sox vs. Mets World Series. At least one Fall fan attended both events (not me)

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Sunday, 26 October 1986   Revival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My New House / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Hey! Luciani / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Shoulder Pads / Bombast / Lucifer over Lancashire / Living too Late

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Wednesday, 29 October 1986   One Step Beyond, Santa Clara, California

Shoulder Pads / Bombast / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80s-90s / Totally Wired / Hey! Luciani / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Prole Art Threat / Gut of the Quantifier / Bournemouth Runner / L.A. / Lucifer over Lancashire

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Friday, 31 October 1986   Amphitheatre, San Diego, California

My New House / Bombast / U.S. 80s-90s / City Hobgoblins / Living too Late / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers

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Saturday, 1 November 1986   Irvine Meadows, Laguana Hills, California

Cruiser's Creek / Gut of the Quantifier / Living too Late / U.S. 80s-90s / Hey! Luciani / L.A. / Riddler / Prole Art Threat / R.O.D.

Incomplete?

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UK : 5 - 26 November

Here's a poster announcing the Bend Sinister UK tour.

Not sure whether all the dates took place; unconfirmed shows have the ubiquitous "No tape exists?" tag.

Wednesday, 5 November 1986   Liverpool

Did not happen, despite the poster above.

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Thursday, 6 November 1986   Bristol University

Shoulder Pads / Bombast / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Hey! Luciani / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Mr. Pharmacist / Gut of the Quantifier / Lucifer over Lancashire / Bournemouth Runner / R.O.D. / Prole Art Threat / Cruiser's Creek

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Friday, 7 November 1986    Walthamstow Town Hall, London

Dktr Faustus / City Hobgoblins / Hot Aftershave Bop / U.S. 80s-90s / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Hey! Luciani / Bombast / Terry Waite Sez / Prole Art Threat

"An almighty, authoritative power grips a remarkable cross-section of age, race, sex and style, all of whom wait, ensnared, for an answer to the appeal. Smith merely yelps, sneers and leers. He crouches, microphone locked between his knees, giving nothing away. It is an arrogant presence, completely dismissive of his audience. There is no obligation to say something that might sum it all up. ... I love them because they’re awkward, they’re unorthodox, and they’re obnoxiously defiant. The thrill of disorder stops with The Fall, its most bizarre champions." (Will Smith, "The Fall: Walthamstow Town Hall, London", Melody Maker, 15 November 1986, p. 19)

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Saturday, 8 November 1986   Coronet, Woolwich

Cruiser's Creek / Terry Waite Sez / Guest Informant / U.S. 80's-90's / Mr. Pharmacist / Riddler / L.A. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers // Hot Aftershave Bop / Prole Art Threat // R.O.D. / Hey Luciani // Living Too Late / Bombast

"People of Slough" intro tape

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Sunday, 9 November 1986   Powerhouse, Birmingham

Dktr Faustus / City Hobgoblins / Guest Informant / U.S. 80s-90s / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Terry Waite Sez / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Hey! Luciani / Prole Art Threat / Copped It / Bombast

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Tuesday, 11 November 1986   Folkestone

No tape exists?

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Wednesday, 12 November 1986   Southampton University

Dktr. Faustus / City Hobgoblins / Hot Aftershave Bop / U.S. 80's-90's / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Fiery Jack / Shoulder Pads / Bombast / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Bournemouth Runner / Terry Waite Sez / Hey! Luciani / L.A. / Gut of the Quantifier

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Thursday, 13 November 1986   Leeds Polytechnic

This gig was cancelled.

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Friday, 14 November 1986   Royal Albert Hall, London

The Fall were scheduled to play a concert supporting The Smiths at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. The gig is cancelled just three days before when Johnny Marr has a serious car crash. The rescheduled gig takes place at the Brixton Academy, but without The Fall, on 12 December 1986.

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Saturday, 15 November 1986   Hull University

Dktr. Faustus / City Hobgoblins / Hot Aftershave Bop / U.S. 80's-90's / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Fiery Jack / Shoulder Pads / Bombast / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Hey! Luciani / Living too Late / Terry Waite Sez / L.A. / Prole Art Threat

"People of Slough" intro tape. Hanley was scheduled for the 15th, but this was definitely the Hull date. They did play Hanley on this tour at some point, however.

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Sunday, 16 November 1986   Maxwell Hall, Salford University

Hot Aftershave Bop / Terry Waite Sez / Guest Informant / U.S. 80s-90s / Mr. Pharmacist / Riddler / L.A. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Gut of the Quantifier / Bournemouth Runner / Hey! Luciani / City Hobgoblins / R.O.D. / Fiery Jack

Thanks to David Humphries for the ticket.

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Tuesday, 18 November 1986   Nottingham

Gig cancelled.

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Wednesday, 19 November 1986   Huddersfield Polytechnic

Dktr Faustus / Hot Aftershave Bop / Gut of the Quantifier / Living too Late / U.S. 80s-90s / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Hey! Luciani / Shoulder Pads / Guest Informant / Terry Waite Sez

- "Right, the next one that walks across the stage gets a clout around the head."

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Thursday, 20 November 1986   King George's Hall, Blackburn

Barmy / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80s-90s / Couldn't Get Ahead / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Guest Informant / Terry Waite Sez / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Hey! Luciani / Bombast / R.O.D. / Cruiser's Creek

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Friday, 21 November 1986   Central Park, Bargates, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

No tape exists? £4 in advance.

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Saturday, 22 November 1986   Woughton Centre, Milton Keynes

Barmy / City Hobgoblins / U.S. 80s-90s / Couldn't Get Ahead / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Guest Informant / Copped It / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Hey! Luciani / L.A. / Terry Waite Sez / Hot Aftershave Bop / R.O.D. / Prole Art Threat

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Monday, 24 November 1986   Coasters, Brighton

Dktr Faustus / Terry Waite Sez / U.S. 80s-90s / Couldn't Get Ahead / Riddler / Mr. Pharmacist / Shoulder Pads / Lucifer over Lancashire / Guest Informant / Copped It / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / Hey! Luciani / Hot Aftershave Bop / R.O.D. / Cruiser's Creek

Many thanks to Mark Howard for the ticket and set list.

 

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Tuesday, 25 November 1986   Warwick University, Coventry

Dktr. Faustus / Hot Aftershave Bop / Gut of the Quantifier / Living Too Late / U.S. 80s-90s / Gross Chapel-G.B. Grenadiers / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A.

The above very likely incomplete.

Tim Jauncey: Can't remember all the set, but know it definitely included Shoulder Pads / Guest Informant / U.S. 80s-90s / Living too Late / Mr. Pharmacist / Hot Aftershave Bop / R.O.D. / Hey! Luciani / Lucifer over Lancashire / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers. Encore was Bournemouth Runner.

Interesting anecdote here was that the support band, The Beloved, had their 6-string bass nicked at Brighton the night before (they didn't own a 4-string), and they used Steve Hanley's bass to play their set, having to select only songs that didn't contain any high bass notes !!

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Wednesday, 26 November 1986   Sheffield Polytechnic

Bombast / Shoulder Pads / Terry Waite Sez / U.S. 80's-90's / Riddler / Lucifer over Lancashire / Guest Informant / Living too Late / Mr. Pharmacist / Copped It / Gross Chapel-GB Grenadiers / R.O.D. / Hot Aftershave Bop / Gut of the Quantifier / Hey Luciani / Cruiser's Creek / L.A.

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8 December : "Hey! Luciani / Entitled / Shoulder Pads #1B" single released

"Hey! Luciani" : Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London

Friday, 5 December - Saturday, 20 December (no performances Sundays and Mondays)

flyer ticket

intro / Dktr Faustus / talk / Luciani (MES and guitar only) / talk / Mark'll Sink Us (excerpt) / talk / Mark'll Sink Us (excerpt) / talk / Haf Found Bormann (excerpt) / talk / Haf Found Bormann / talk / Haf Found Bormann / interval / talk / Sleep Debt Snatches (excerpt) / talk / Sleep Debt Snatches (excerpt) / talk / Sleep Debt Snatches (excerpt) / talk / Guest Informant / talk / Sleep Debt Snatches (excerpt) / talk / Mark'll Sink Us (excerpt) / talk / Mark'll Sink Us (excerpt) / talk / Sleep Debt Snatches (over intro to Living too Late) / Living too Late / Hey! Luciani / talk / outro

With many thanks indeed to Pete Conkerton, here's a transcript of the play.

Complete dates of performance (all at Riverside): December 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Thanks to Andrew for the bottom flyer and ticket.

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Monday, 22 December 1986   Free Trade Hall, Manchester

flyer

Dktr Faustus / Fiery Jack / Terry Waite Sez / Shoulder Pads / Copped It / Haf Found Bormann / City Hobgoblins / Lucifer over Lancashire / U.S. 80s-90s / Hey! Luciani / Guest Informant / Cruiser's Creek

A free gig for Manchester's unemployed. New Musical Express review. Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the flyer.

- "At last we have something in common with you, for we too do nothing all day."

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