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gigography 1987

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Belgium / Germany / The Netherlands : ca. 4 - 27 February 1987

poster

Wednesday, 4 February 1987   Hof Ter Loo, Antwerp, Belgium

No tape exists? Many thanks to Peter Staessens for these photos - two onstage and two back.

Peter: "I'm a Brussels based photographer and during a recent 'clean out' I found some old negs. I was still going to school and working for a local music mag named ' Rock this Town ' (ahem...).

"These shots were taken at a Fall gig at 'Hof Ter Loo ' in Antwerp on February 4 1987. I was allowed backstage and asked Mark to pose for some pictures which he refused. I did a few shots when he was doing an interview with the journalist that accompanied me and two kids from a local school. I vaguely remember he told me to stop taking photographs and he was sort of accusing the kids of not having prepared the interview properly."

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Thursday, 5 February 1987   Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

Fiery Jack / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / L.A. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / City Hobgoblins / Hey! Luciani / Riddler / U.S. 80s-90s / Ghost in My House / I Am Damo Suzuki / Bombast / Mr. Pharmacist/ R.O.D. / Cruiser's Creek

- "We are smart. Our brains are half. They say, 'Work for all the (...) back in the market hall.'" (amended lyrics to "Fiery Jack")
- "Spiders knows these things... Steve Hanley knows these things. He's real good. He's (flowery) and sinister." (during the introduction to "City Hobgoblins")
- "No beer, no cigarettes, no slam, no crack, no this, no that." (amended lyrics to "U.S. 80s-90s") - "No beer, no whisky, no lighting man, no spikes, no passport, no this and that." (more amended lyrics to "U.S. 80s-90s")

Thanks to Swen for the ticket.

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Friday, 6 February 1987   Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany

ticket No tape exists? Thanks to Roland for the ti

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Saturday, 7 February 1987   Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany

Fiery Jack / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Riddler / U.S. 80s-90s / Ghost in My House / I Am Damo Suzuki / L.A. / Cruiser's Creek

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Sunday, 8 February 1987   Ruehrersaal, Nuremberg, Germany

No tape exists? Not at the "Duerersaal" as previously reported, despite Nuremberg being Albrecht Dürer's hometown. Thanks to Stefan Henken for the clarification.

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Monday, 9 February 1987   Roehre, Stuttgart, Germany

Fiery Jack / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / Hey! Luciani / U.S. 80s-90s / I Am Damo Suzuki / There's a Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / L.A. / Mr. Pharmacist / R.O.D. / Cruiser's Creek / Bombast

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Tuesday, 10 February 1987   Metropol, Aachen, Germany

U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / Bombast / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / C.R.E.E.P. / Hey! Luciani / I Am Damo Suzuki / There's a Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / R.O.D. / Gut of the Quantifier / Mr. Pharmacist / City Hobgoblins

Many thanks to Jean Hupperetz for the ticket and these photos.

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Wednesday, 11 February 1987   FBZ Braunschweig, Germany

ticket Thanks to Martin for the ticket.

U.S. 80's-90's / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / Bombast / Hey Luciani / I Am Damo Suzuki / There's a Ghost in My House / Bournemouth Runner / R.O.D. / Mr. Pharmacist / Hot Aftershave Bop / Cruiser's Creek / L.A.

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Friday, 13 February 1987   Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Fiery Jack / U.S. 80's-90's / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / Mr. Pharmacist / Hey Luciani / I Am Damo Suzuki / There's a Ghost in My House / R.O.D.

Some trade lists have this date as Bremen, but it's really Hamburg. Thanks to Gabi for the ticket.

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Saturday, 14 February 1987   HFT Mensa, Bremen, Germany

U.S. 80's-90's / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / Mr. Pharmacist / Hey Luciani / I Am Damo Suzuki / There's a Ghost in My House / Bournemouth Runner / R.O.D. / Hot Aftershave Bop / Bombast

- "(...) a (Welsh) Brazilian. He had a toad in his hand. He was going, 'Kill it! Kill it! Kill it!' He said (...)." (amended lyrics to "R.O.D.")

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Sunday, 15 February 1987   Metropol, Berlin, Germany

Fiery Jack / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / Bombast / US 80's-90's / Hey Luciani / I Am Damo Suzuki / There's a Ghost in My House / R.O.D. / Mr. Pharmacist / Cruiser's Creek / L.A. / City Hobgoblins

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Wednesday, 18 February 1987   Zeche, Bochum, Germany

Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Shoulder Pads / Bombast / Hey! Luciani / I Am Damo Suzuki / Ghost in My House / Bournemouth Runner / R.O.D. / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Hot Aftershave Bop / City Hobgoblins

- "Legend! A.C.T.!" (during the introduction to "City Hobgoblins")

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Thursday, 19 February 1987   Hunky Dory, Detmold, Germany

Dktr Faustus / Fiery Jack / Terry Waite Sez / Riddler / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / Shoulder Pads / Hey! Luciani / U.S. 80s-90s / Ghost in My House / I Am Damo Suzuki / R.O.D. / Mr. Pharmacist / Bombast

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Friday, 20 February 1987   Kultur Fabrik, Krefeld, Germany

U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / Bombast / Hey! Luciani / I Am Damo Suzuki / Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / Copped It / Mr. Pharmacist

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Saturday, 21 February 1987   Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fiery Jack / Dktr Faustus / Terry Waite Sez / C.R.E.E.P. / Ghost in My House / I Am Damo Suzuki / Shoulder Pads / Mr. Pharmacist / Haf Found Bormann / Bombast / U.S. 80s-90s / Lucifer over Lancashire / Hey! Luciani / R.O.D. / Hot Aftershave Bop / Bournemouth Runner

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Monday, 23 February 1987   Weeshuis, Deventer, The Netherlands

Thanks to Chris for the photo.

U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / C.R.E.E.P. / I Am Damo Suzuki / L.A. / Shoulder Pads / Lucifer over Lancashire / Gross Chapel - GB Grenadiers / Hot Aftershave Bop / Hey! Luciani / City Hobgoblins / Mr. Pharmacist

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Tuesday, 24 February 1987   OOC, Venlo, The Netherlands

No tape exists? OOC was a youthclub with a capacity of about 200. Thanks to Chris for the setlist.

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Thursday, 26 February 1987   Luxor, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Dktr Faustus / There's a Ghost in My House / Lucifer over Lancashire / I Am Damo Suzuki / C.R.E.E.P. / Guest Informant / U.S. 80's-90's / Terry Waite Sez / Haf Found Bormann / Gut of the Quantifier / Hey! Luciani / Living too Late / Mr. Pharmacist / R.O.D. / L.A.

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Friday, 27 February 1987   Paard van Troje, The Hague, The Netherlands

Dktr Faustus / There's a Ghost in My House / Lucifer over Lancashire / I Am Damo Suzuki / C.R.E.E.P. / Guest Informant / U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Haf Found Bormann / Gut of the Quantifier / Hey! Luciani / Living too Late / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / City Hobgoblins

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Tuesday, 10 March 1987   Metropol, Aachen, Germany

U.S. 80s-90s / Terry Waite Sez / Living too Late / Bombast / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / C.R.E.E.P. / Hey! Luciani / I Am Damo Suzuki / There's a Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / R.O.D. / Gut of the Quantifier / Mr. Pharmacist / City Hobgoblins

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Monday, 20 April 1987   International 2, Manchester

U.S. 80s-90s / There's a Ghost in My House / Mark'll Sink Us / C.R.E.E.P. / I Am Damo Suzuki / Mr. Pharmacist / Australians in Europe / Lucifer over Lancashire / Get a Hotel / Hey! Luciani / Terry Waite Sez / Gut of the Quantifier / R.O.D. / Hot Aftershave Bop

Supported by the Bodines and Happy Mondays.

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27 April : "There's a Ghost in My House / Haf Found Bormann / Sleep Debt Snatches / Mark'll Sink Us" single released

review

Tuesday, 28 April 1987   John Peel Session #11 (broadcast Tuesday, 19 May)

Australians in Europe / Twister / Guest Informant / Athlete Cured

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar, vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar, backing vocals; Steve Hanley - bass; Simon Rogers - guitar, keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums. Production details unknown.

Apparently the band used to play Twister (the game) while on tour.

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UK : 30 April - 22 May

listing

Thursday, 30 April 1987   Newcastle University

Fiery Jack / Mark'll Sink Us / There's a Ghost in My House / Australians in Europe / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / U.S. 80s-90s / C.R.E.E.P. / I Am Damo Suzuki / Hey! Luciani / Guest Informant / Gut of the Quantifier / Living too Late / Terry Waite Sez

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Friday, 1 May 1987   Stirling University

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 2 May 1987   Strathclyde University

U.S. 80s-90s / Hey! Luciani / Mark'll Sink Us / There's a Ghost in My House / Shoulder Pads / Haf Found Bormann / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Australians in Europe / I Am Damo Suzuki / Gut of the Quantifier / R.O.D. / Bombast / C.R.E.E.P. / Guest Informant

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Sunday, 3 May 1987   Venue, Aberdeen

No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 5 May 1987   Leeds Polytechnic

set

Fiery Jack / Terry Waite Sez / Mark'll Sink Us / C.R.E.E.P. / Haf Found Bormann / Lucifer over Lancashire / U.S. 80's-90's / Australians in Europe / There's a Ghost in My House / Get a Hotel / Hey! Luciani / Living too Late / Mr. Pharmacist / Bombast

Thanks to Neil for the setlist and Andrew for the ticket.

- "Do 'Luciani', right? (Quiet and slow down)." (before "Hey! Luciani")
- "All those who mind entitle themselves and whose slug brains main title themselves shall feel the wrath of my bombast." (during the introduction to "Bombast")

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Wednesday, 6 May 1987   Keele University

Thanks to Paul for the ticket

Soundcheck: Hot Aftershave Bop

Gig: Gut of the Quantifier / Shoulder Pads / Terry Waite Sez / Mark'll Sink Us / Hot Aftershave Bop / Haf Found Bormann / Lucifer over Lancashire / U.S. 80s-90s / Australians in Europe / There's a Ghost in My House / Get a Hotel / Hey! Luciani / Mr. Pharmacist / R.O.D. / C.R.E.E.P. / Bombast

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Thursday, 7 May 1987   Knightstone Centre, Weston-Super-Mare

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 9 May 1987   Leicester Polytechnic

Gut of the Quantifier / Terry Waite Sez / Mark'll Sink Us / C.R.E.E.P. / Guest Informant / Haf Found Bormann / Australians in Europe / Lucifer over Lancashire / Get a Hotel / There's a Ghost in My House / R.O.D. / Mr. Pharmacist / Copped It / Bombast

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Monday, 11 May 1987   Liverpool University

Gut of the Quantifier / Terry Waite Sez / Mark'll Sink Us / C.R.E.E.P. / Guest Informant / Haf Found Bormann / Australians in Europe / Lucifer over Lancashire / Get a Hotel / There's a Ghost in My House / U.S. 80's-90's / Hey Luciani / Hot Aftershave Bop / Frenz / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Cruiser's Creek

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Wednesday, 13 May 1987   Janice Long Session #2 (broadcast Tuesday, 19 May)

Frenz / There's a Ghost in My House / Get a Hotel / Haf Found Bormann

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar, vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Simon Rogers - guitar, keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums. Production details unknown.

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Wednesday, 13 May 1987   Astoria, London

Gut of the Quantifier / Terry Waite Sez / Mark'll Sink Us / C.R.E.E.P. / Guest Informant / Haf Found Bormann / Lucifer over Lancashire / Australians in Europe / There's a Ghost in My House / Get a Hotel / U.S. 80's-90's / Hey! Luciani / Hot Aftershave Bop / Frenz / Mr. Pharmacist / Fiery Jack / Bombast / Copped It / R.O.D.

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Thursday, 14 May 1987   Astoria, London

ticket

Australians in Europe / Shoulder Pads / Mark'll Sink Us / There's a Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / Frenz / Mr. Pharmacist / Haf Found Bormann / Hey! Luciani / U.S. 80's-90's / Get a Hotel / Lucifer over Lancashire / Living too Late / Bombast / C.R.E.E.P. / Hot Aftershave Bop / Fiery Jack / Cruiser's Creek

Thanks to Martin Clabburn for the ticket and the Manchester District Music Archive for the NME review.

- "Welcome to the 80s and 90s. Potatoes and tomatoes... sorry, that's 1066." (amended lyrics to "U.S. 80s-90s")
- "And all Rough Trade, and all the delis bar, I said 'Eat shit, mates'." (amended lyrics to "Fiery Jack")
- "What really went on there, we only have this pathetic excerpt." (during the introduction to "Cruiser's Creek")

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Friday, 15 May 1987   University of East Anglia, Norwich

Australians in Europe / Shoulder Pads / Mark'll Sink Us / There's a Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / Mr. Pharmacist / Haf Found Bormann / Hey! Luciani / U.S. 80s-90s / Get a Hotel / Lucifer over Lancashire / C.R.E.E.P. / Terry Waite Sez / R.O.D. / Bombast

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Saturday, 16 May 1987   Student Union Dance Hall, Essex University, Colchester

Fiery Jack / Shoulder Pads / Mark'll Sink Us / Lucifer over Lancashire / Haf Found Bormann / Australians in Europe / C.R.E.E.P. / Get a Hotel / There's a Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / Hey! Luciani / Bombast / Stephen Song / Mr. Pharmacist

£3.75 advance, £4 on the door

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Tuesday, 19 May 1987   Rock City, Nottingham

Australians in Europe / Shoulder Pads / There's a Ghost in My House / Hey! Luciani / Terry Waite Sez / Fiery Jack / Lucifer over Lancashire

Incomplete as broadcast on BBC Radio 1's "Live in Concert" on May 25. Released on a Windsong International CD in August, 1993.

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Wednesday, 20 May 1987   Wolverhampton Polytechnic

No tape exists?

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Friday, 22 May 1987   Town Hall, Cheltenham

Shoulder Pads / U.S. 80s-90s / Gut of the Quantifier / Mark'll Sink Us / Hey! Luciani / Haf Found Bormann / Australians in Europe / Terry Waite Sez / Get a Hotel / Guest Informant / There's a Ghost in My House / Bombast / Twister / Frenz / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire

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Wednesday, 1 July 1987   Elland Road, Leeds

Australians in Europe / There's a Ghost in My House / Frenz / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's / Hey! Luciani / Get a Hotel / Kicker Conspiracy / Hit the North / Lucifer over Lancashire

Supporting U2 on their Joshua Tree tour. The Fall are a last-minute replacement for World Party. For some reason the common tape has the last three songs playing first.

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Saturday, 25 July 1987   Finsbury Park, London

Bremen Nacht / Terry Waite Sez / Frenz / There's a Ghost in My House / Tuff Life Boogie / L.A. / Mark'll Sink Us / Mr. Pharmacist / Australians in Europe / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Hit the North / Lucifer over Lancashire / Hey Luciani

JLP Concerts present "Under Canvas - Siouxsie and the Banshees' only UK Summer appearance plus special guests The Fall, Wire, Psychic TV, and Gaye Bykers on Acid." £8 in advance.

"MES is still the pope of post punk pre-grebo abstract expressionism." Len Brown, "Loitering Within Tent: Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Fall, Wire, London Finsbury Park," NME, 1 August 1987, p. 37.) Thanks to Jerome for the advert.

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ca. August 1987 - December 1988 : lineup # 24 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Brix E. Smith (guitar, vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Steve Hanley (bass), Marcia Schofield (keyboards, backing vocals), Simon Wolstencroft (drums). At least I think Simon Rogers left around this time.

ticketSaturday, 15 August 1987   Knopf's Music Hall, Hamburg, Germany

Bremen Nacht / Terry Waite Sez / Frenz / There's a Ghost in My House / Tuff Life Boogie / L.A. / Mark'll Sink Us / Mr. Pharmacist / Australians in Europe / US 80's-90's / Hit the North / Lucifer over Lancashire / Hey Luciani / Bombast

"Kings of Independence" show. Riot ensued because venue was oversold. Thanks to Lutz for the ticket.

- "Crap (facings)." (before "Terry Waite Sez")
- "I'll be back, with a handul of stock of Winter (...)." (amended lyrics to "Mr. Pharmacist")

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Monday, 17 August 1987   Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany

Bremen Nacht / Mr. Pharmacist / Frenz / There's A Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / L.A. / Mark'll Sink Us / Tuff Life Boogie / Australians in Europe / Get a Hotel / Hey! Luciani / Lucifer over Lancashire / Bombast / U.S. 80's-90's

Not 26 August as some sources have it. Possibly 16 August, though.

- "(...) emigrate to New Zealand. You'd better do it quick before you turn into a fucking Dutch man." (amended lyrics to "Australians in Europe")

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Friday, 28 August 1987   Reading Festival

Bremen Nacht / Mr. Pharmacist / Frenz / There's a Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / L.A. / Mark'll Sink Us / Tuff Life Boogie / Australians in Europe / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / Bombast / Hey! Luciani / Lucifer over Lancashire

Topping the Friday night bill were the Mission, then Fields of the Nephilim, then the Fall, then Icicle Works. Saturday's headliner was Status Quo, Sunday's was Alice Cooper. Some circulating tapes cut off after Australians in Europe.

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19 & 26 October : "Hit the North" singles released

Tuesday, 20 October 1987   The Adult Net - ICA, London

Spin this Web / August / It's the Way / Over the River / Going Nowhere / Waking Up in the Sun / Baby You're Away / Get Around / Tiffany Tuesday / Edie / Incense and Peppermints / [Fat Hell outro tape]

With Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke and Craig Gannon of The Smiths, who had split the month before. The first and last Adult Net gig.

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Friday, 6 November 1987   Maxwell Hall, Salford University

Bremen Nacht / Victoria / Frenz / There's a Ghost in My House / Australians in Europe / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / 2 x 4 / L.A. / Guest Informant / U.S. 80s-90s / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire

Part of a celebration week of performances for the 100th anniversary of the birth of local artist LS Lowry.Thanks to David Humphries for the ticket and flyer.

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Sunday, 8 November 1987    North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke on Trent

Australians in Europe / Shoulder Pads / Mark'll Sink Us / There's a Ghost in My House / Guest Informant / Frenz / Mr. Pharmacist / Haf Found Bormann / Hey! Luciani / U.S. 80s-90s / Get a Hotel / Lucifer over Lancashire / Living too Late / Bombast / C.R.E.E.P. / Hot Aftershave Bop / Fiery Jack / Cruiser's Creek

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December 1987 : "Palace of Swords Reversed" LP released

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