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gigography 1988

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18 January : "Victoria / Tuff Life Boogie / Guest Informant / Twister" single released

Saturday, 23 January 1988   Rodon Club, Athens, Greece

Shoulder Pads / Australians in Europe / Frenz / 2 x 4 / Hey! Luciani / Carry Bag Man / In These Times / Guest Informant / Get a Hotel / There's a Ghost in My House / Hit the North / Bremen Nacht / Mr. Pharmacist / Lucifer over Lancashire / Tuff Life Boogie / Victoria / Bombast

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Thursday, 25 February 1988    Piccadilly Radio Session (Q103 FM), Manchester

In These Times / Carry Bag Man / Cab It Up / Oswald Defence Lawyer

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar, vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Marcia Schofield - keyboards, vocals; Simon Wolstencroft - drums. Production details unknown. This was the broadcast date; not sure when the session was recorded.

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29 February : "The Frenz Experiment" LP released

Thursday, 3 March 1988   HMV Record Shop, Oxford Street, London

Cab It Up / Bremen Nacht / In These Times / Frenz / Tuff Life Boogie / Carry Bag Man / Guest Informant

Many thanks to Paul Lewis for these photos.

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UK : ca. 7 - 19 March

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Monday, 7 March 1988   Hummingbird, Birmingham

U.S. 80s-90s / Tuff Life Boogie / Bremen Nacht / In These Times / Frenz / Bombast / Hit the North / Carry Bag Man / Guest Informant / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Mr. Pharmacist / Hot Aftershave Bop / Victoria

- Punter 1: "Bring back Karl Burns!" Punter 2: "Yeah, looks like him!" (before "Guest Informant")

Thanks to David Humphries for the ticket.

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Tuesday, 8 March 1988   The Ritz, Whitworth Street, Manchester

Cab It Up / In These Times / Bombast / Frenz / Guest Informant / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / Hit the North / Australians in Europe / Tuff Life Boogie / U.S. 80's-90's / Mr. Pharmacist / Victoria / Get a Hotel / 2 x 4

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Thursday, 10 March 1988   Exeter University

An attendee: "The temporary floor collapses in front of the stage and we all stand around the hole. Improves the view..."

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Friday, 11 March 1988   Cardiff University

Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / There's a Ghost in My House / Bremen Nacht / Frenz / Tuff Life Boogie / Carry Bag Man / Victoria / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Guest Informant / Mr. Pharmacist / In These Times

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Saturday, 12 March 1988   Oxford Polytechnic

Shoulder Pads / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / Frenz / Tuff Life Boogie / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Carry Bag Man / Victoria / Mr. Pharmacist / In These Times / Bombast / Lucifer over Lancashire / L.A.

Many thanks to Paul Lewis for these photos.

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Monday, 14 March 1988   Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Shoulder Pads / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Bremen Nacht / Hit the North / Frenz / Pay Your Rates / Mr. Pharmacist / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Carry Bag Man / Victoria / Tuff Life Boogie / Bombast / Lucifer over Lancashire

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Tuesday, 15 March 1988   Leeds University

Shoulder Pads / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / Bremen Nacht / Frenz / Hey! Luciani / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Guest Informant / Carry Bag Man / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80s-90s / Victoria

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Thursday, 17 March 1988   Leicester University

Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Australians in Europe / Frenz / Hit the North / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Boogie / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Victoria / Carry Bag Man / L.A. / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's

Thanks to Andrew for the ticket.

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Friday, 18 March 1988   Hammersmith Odeon, London

ticket

U.S. 80s-90s / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / Bremen Nacht / Frenz / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / L.A. / Carry Bag Man / Victoria / Tuff Life Boogie / Mr. Pharmacist / Guest Informant / Bombast / Lucifer over Lancashire

Thanks to Rick Parker for the ticket.

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Saturday, 19 March 1988   Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Athlete Cured / Shoulder Pads / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Cab it Up / Hit the North / Bremen Nacht / Frenz / Pay Your Rates / Hey! Luciani / Oswald Defence Lawyer / L.A. / Carry Bag Man / Victoria / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80s-90s / Lucifer over Lancashire

There's some "Jerusalem" lyrics in "U.S. 80s-90s".

Released on Voiceprint in 2000, unfortunately without Athlete Cured.

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Germany / Austria / Belgium / The Netherlands : ca. 3 - 24 April

Sunday, 3 April 1988   Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany

Hey! Luciani / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / Bremen Nacht / Frenz / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Yes, Oh Yes / Carry Bag Man / Victoria / Lucifer over Lancashire / U.S. 80's-90's / Mr. Pharmacist / Bombast / Guest Informant

Thanks to Gabi for the ticket.

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Monday, 4 April 1988   Modernes, Bremen, Germany

U.S. 80's-90's / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Guest Informant / Hit the North / Frenz / Victoria / Carry Bag Man / Yes, O Yes / Bremen Nacht / Jerusalem / Pay Your Rates / Hey! Luciani / Shoulder Pads / Lucifer over Lancashire

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Tuesday, 5 April 1988   Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany

U.S. 80s-90s / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Pay Your Rates / Hit the North / Frenz / Victoria / Carry Bag Man / Yes, O Yes / Bremen Nacht / Jerusalem / Mr. Pharmacist / Guest Informant / I Am Damo Suzuki / Lucifer over Lancashire

 

Thanks to Daniel for the ticket.

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Thursday, 7 April 1988   PC 69, Bielefeld, Germany

Shoulder Pads / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Guest Informant / Hit the North / Frenz / Mr. Pharmacist / Carry Bag Man

Incomplete? Thanks to Kurt Joerres for the ticket.

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Friday, 8 April 1988   Zeche, Bochum, Germany

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 9 April 1988   FBZ Buergerpark, Braunschweig, Germany

Athlete Cured / Guest Informant / Shoulder Pads / Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / 2 x 4 / Hit the North / Frenz / Victoria / Oswald Defence Lawyer / L.A. / Pay Your Rates / Bremen Nacht / Jerusalem // Hey! Luciani / Carry Bag Man // Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80s-90s

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Monday, 10 April 1988   Metropol, Berlin, Germany

No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 12 April 1988   Volksbildungsheim, Frankfurt, Germany

Athlete Cured / Guest Informant / Shoulder Pads / Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / 2 x 4 / Hit the North / Frenz / Victoria / Oswald Defence Lawyer / L.A. / Pay Your Rates / Bremen Nacht / Jerusalem / Carry Bag Man / Bombast / Yes, O Yes / U.S. 80's-90's

Thanks to Swen for the ticket and Algimantas Schalna for these three great photos of Brix.

- "OK (...), turn it off. In the fine Scotch of another day over, (...) resembled a Steve Winwood LP cover, record you like. It was '74 all over again." (amended lyrics to "Guest Informant")
- "I'd like to introduce Simon Wolstencroft. He is a cardigan sort of person. I could not afford it, condone it or condone it." (during "Jerusalem")
- "OK, this is for Trevor." [sings] "Darling, Happy Anniversary. That's that." (before "Carry Bag Man"
- "When in town I keep head... kneel on... Craig!" (during "Carry Bag Man")

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Wednesday, 13 April 1988   Unterfoerhring Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany

U.S. 80s-90s / Tuff Life Boogie / Cab It Up / Frenz / In These Times / Victoria / Bremen Nacht / Yes, O Yes / Shoulder Pads / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Hit the North / Jerusalem / Mr. Pharmacist / Carry Bag Man / Hey! Luciani / 2 x 4

- "This is some old shit we dug up." (before Pay Your Rates)
- "Faster! (...)." (during the introduction to "Hit the North")
- "Right! (...)! Go!" (before "Jerusalem")
- "I largely base myself on Simon Wolstencroft. He is a cardigan lad." (amended lyrics to "Jerusalem")

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Friday, 15 April 1988   Orpheum, Graz, Austria

Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / Guest Informant / Frenz / In These Times / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / L.A. / Victoria / Bad News Girl / Bremen Nacht / Mr. Pharmacist / Carry Bag Man / Yes, O Yes / U.S. 80's-90's / 2 x 4

I've received conflicting information about these Austrian gigs. The above may not be the Graz setlist at all.

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Saturday, 16 April 1988   Fritz Club, Vienna, Austria

Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / Guest Informant / Frenz / In These Times / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / L.A. / Bad New Girl / Bremen Nacht / 2 x 4 / Carry Bag Man / Yes, O Yes / U.S. 80s-90s (also Victoria at some point)

The following songs were broadcast on the radio on Sunday, 17 April:
Hit the North / Guest Informant / In These Times / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Cab It Up / Victoria / Bremen Nacht / U.S. 80's-90's

According to Stephen Fall: the following releases have excerpts from this gig:

on Seminal Live - Hit the North, In These Times, Pay Your Rates, L.A., 2 x 4
on Sniffin' Rock 7" - Guest Informant
on Live Various Years CD2 - Carry Bag Man, Yes, O Yes, U.S. 80s-90s

The tape circulating as "U4, Vienna, April 1988" is in fact this gig.

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Monday, 18 April 1988   Spielboden, Dornbirn, Austria

No tape exists?

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Wednesday, 20 April 1988   Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland

Athlete Cured / Hit the North / Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / Jerusalem / Frenz / Victoria / Pay Your Rates / Bremen Nacht / Yes, O Yes / U.S. 80s-90s / Guest Informant / Mr. Pharmacist / Carry Bag Man / Hey! Luciani / 2 x 4

- "I was walking down one road. I was doing my impression of Simon (Woollybangs), i.e. the cardie lad. He was never in time, really." (amended lyrics to "Jerusalem")
- "You dig it, you dig it, you dig it, you dig it. Ow! It's 'Repetition'." (during "U.S. 80s-90s")

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Friday, 22 April 1988   Vooruit Gonzertaal, Ghent, Belgium

Athlete Cured / Hit the North / Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / 2 x 4 / Jerusalem / Frenz / Victoria / Pay Your Rates / Bremen Nacht / Yes, O Yes / U.S. 80s-90s / Guest Informant / Carry Bag Man / Hey! Luciani / In These Times / Mr. Pharmacist

- "I base myself on Simon Wolstencroft. He is a cardie lad." (amended lyrics to "Jerusalem")
- "Or end up on Dickie Bird project estate." (amended lyrics to "Pay Your Rates")
- "Tonsillitus skies (...) station hop burnt my brains and burnt the top of my skull off." (amended lyrics to "Bremen Nacht")
- "I (...) teenage rap gangs with Alsations. I made enquiry (...) steel is inexpensive. It's my prerogative." (amended lyrics to "In These Times")

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Saturday, 23 April 1988   Het Noorderligt, Tilburg, The Netherlands

U.S. 80s-90s / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Cab It Up / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Jerusalem / Frenz / Pay Your Rates / Victoria / Bremen Nacht / Kurious Oranj / Hit the North / Guest Informant / Hey! Luciani / Carry Bag Man / L.A.

Thanks to Spiderhans for the ticket. A few photos on Flickr.

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Sunday, 24 April 1988   Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Athlete Cured / Hit the North / Cab It Up / Frenz / In These Times / Pay Your Rates / Victoria / Bremen Nacht / Yes, O Yes / Carry Bag Man / U.S. 80s-90s / Guest Informant / Tuff Life Boogie / Hey! Luciani / Bombast / 2 x 4

- "It was me, the hoover and the social idiot staff. Set half over Sunday (...) Joan Baez LP cover. What I hate about Sunday is: old people get up early and think they are smart. But everybody knows it is a holy day set aside for rudimention, meditation and maybe assassination. His physog was fucking depressing. The bald git, like me, for free, boy. Plundered and pondered, 'Is he a tyrant? Or should I kill him? Or will he kill me?'" (amended lyrics to "Guest Informant")

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USA : ca. 5 - 27 May

Thursday, 5 May 1988   Maxwell's, Hoboken, New Jersey

Athlete Cured / Hit the North / Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / 2 x 4 / Jerusalem / Frenz / Victoria / Pay Your Rates / Bremen Nacht / Yes, O Yes / U.S. 80's-90's / Guest Informant

Supporting the tour was Howard Devoto's band, Luxuria—a member of which recalls: "Mark was really pissed off when Luxuria were added to The Fall's US tour at the last minute by Beggars (understandably) so he & Howard had a 'man-to-man' to sort it out after the NY gig. Obviously, they'd known each other for a while, so that helped smooth things over. When we turned up at the NY Ritz however, a local support band had already been booked leaving Luxuria no time to play, so we had to pull out of that one... We played in Toronto & Vancouver without The Fall on this tour between the Detroit & Seattle gigs. The Fall started the tour a bit rough but got better & better & they were just superb by the last gig!"

Lines from "Working In A Coal Mine" during "U.S. 80s-90s"

- "Excerpt. Enjoy these (...) sessions." (before "Hit the North")
- "Roger! Roger! Roger! Roger! Roger! Roger! Roger! Roger! Roger whistled 'Winchester Cathedral'." (amended lyrics to "Cab It Up")
- "I base my life largely on Simon Wolstencroft, the drummer. He is a cardie lad. He is anti-CND." (amended lyrics to "Jerusalem")

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Friday, 6 May 1988   The Ritz, New York City, New York

U.S. 80's-90's / Tuff Life Boogie / Cab It Up / Frenz / In These Times / Victoria / Bremen Nacht / Yes, O Yes / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / Hit the North / Jerusalem / 2 x 4 / Carry Bag Man

- "Good evening, we are The Fall. Touchstone, as all is stone. As all damp retains (time)." (during "U.S. 80s-90s")
- "Hey, have you got a cigarette? Don't tell the wife." (during "U.S. 80s-90s")
- "I base myself on S.W. He is a cardie lad. His humour is (...). He is anti-CND and that." (amended lyrics to "Jerusalem")

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Saturday, 7 May 1988   Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Soundcheck: Guest Informant / Tuff Life Boogie

Gig: Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / Hit the North / Guest Informant / Frenz / Victoria / Bombast / Oswald Defence Lawyer / 2 x 4 / Bad News Girl / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Boogie / Carry Bag Man / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's

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Monday, 9 May 1988   9:30 Club, Washington, DC

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Tuesday, 10 May 1988   9:30 Club, Washington, DC

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Thursday, 12 May 1988   The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts

Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / Tuff Life Boogie / Hit the North / Frenz / 2 x 4 / Victoria / Kurious Oranj / Pay Your Rates / L.A. / Mark'll Sink Us / Bremen Nacht // Guest Informant / U.S. 80's-90's

Complete show broadcast live on WFNX 101.7. U.S. 80s-90's features a couple of lines from Lee Dorsey's "Working in a Coal Mine," and it's an "Aerosmith cover" in Guest Informant.

- "Sorry, no new wave music tonight."
- "Whoever's smoking those Indonesian cigarettes, please leave. Fascist country Indonesia, Jakarta.You're supporting a fascist government by smoking those grotesque fags."

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Friday, 13 May 1988   Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

No tape exists? This show was in a student cafeteria and was very poorly advertised. At most a couple hundred people, whereas The Channel the night before was sold out.

There's a photo from this gig on the Seminal Live LP cover and CD booklet.

Luxuria did not play at this gig.

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Sunday, 15 May 1988   Peabody's Downunder, Cleveland, Ohio

U.S. 80's-90's / Cab It Up / Get a Hotel / Guest Informant / Shoulder Pads / 2 x 4 / Victoria / Kurious Oranj / Carry Bag Man / L.A. / Mark'll Sink Us / Bremen Nacht / Mr. Pharmacist / Pay Your Rates / Hit the North

- "Kurious oranj... turn it up!" (during "Kurious Oranj")

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Monday, 16 May 1988   St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Shoulder Pads / Cab It Up / Guest Informant / Get a Hotel / Tuff Life Boogie / Victoria / Frenz / Pay Your Rates / Oswald Defence Lawyer / 2 x 4 / Hey! Luciani / U.S. 80s-90s / Hit the North / Mr. Pharmacist / Carry Bag Man

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Saturday, 21 May 1988   Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington

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U.S. 80's-90's / 2 x 4 / Get a Hotel / Tuff Life Boogie / Australians in Europe / Hit the North / Bad News Girl / Victoria / Cab It Up / Guest Informant / Mark'll Sink Us / Bremen Nacht

No tape exists? Thanks to Chris Metzler for the poster.

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Sunday, 22 May 1988   Pine Street, Portland, Oregon

Soundcheck: Hey! Luciani (instr.) / Bad News Girl (instr.) / Australians in Europe

Shoulder Pads / Frenz / U.S. 80's-90's / Guest Informant / Hot Aftershave Bop / Oswald Defence Lawyer / 2 x 4 / Victoria / Mark'll Sink Us / Hit the North / Carry Bag Man // Bombast

Incomplete?

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Tuesday, 24 May 1988   The Fillmore, San Francisco, California

No tape exists? Thanks to Michael for the poster.

Brian Good: "First song they played was "Shoulder Pads."  A spotlight was shining in MES' eyes during the first song or two.  He yelled, "Turn off that spotlight, it's driving me bats!" 

Other songs I remember them doing: 2x4, Frenz, Oswald Defense Lawyer, Hit the North, Pay Your Rates (very exciting for me because I was very into the Grotesque album at the time)." 

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ca. Thursday, 26 May 1988   One Step Beyond, Santa Clara, California

No tape exists?

Samuel Boone: "I don't recall Luxuria being there but they could have, I was there to see THE FALL. I remember MES throwing the microphone into the drum kit and storming off the stage until the techs fixed the sound, and I also remember some poor soul passing out with his head by the amps (who may never have heard anything again for the rest of his miserable life). At any rate, I apologize for not knowing the EXACT date, but it is late May 1988 since it was the Hit The North tour, despite the fact that they were in the west.

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Friday, 27 May 1988   John Anson Ford Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Cab It Up / Hit the North / Shoulder Pads / Get a Hotel / 2 x 4 / Frenz / Pay Your Rates / Victoria / Yes, O Yes / Guest Informant / Carry Bag Man / U.S. 80's-90's / Mr. Pharmacist / L.A. / Bremen Nacht / Hey! Luciani

Many thanks to Skip King for the flyer.

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Tuesday, 21 June 1988   "I Am Curious, Orange", Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

Dog Is Life > Jerusalem / Kurious Oranj / Yes, O Yes / Wrong Place, Right Time / Big New Prinz / Frenz / Bad News Girl / Dead Beat Descendant / An Older Lover, Etc. / Cab It Up / Bremen Nacht

First performance of the ballet, with a slightly different setlist to the main run in Edinburgh and London

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Monday, 15 August - Saturday, 20 August 1988   "I Am Curious, Orange", King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Overture / Dog Is Life - Jerusalem / Kurious Oranj / Yes, O Yes / Hip Priest / Big New Prinz / Wrong Place, Right Time / Frenz / Bad News Girl / Dead Beat Descendant / Van Plague / Cab It Up / Bremen Nacht

At least that's how one recording of the ballet goes. Other performances are probably very similar.

Here's a scan of the programme; many thanks to Alan Hamilton. The 17 August performance was released as "I Am Pure as Oranj" on Burning Airlines in 2000.

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October 1988 : "I Am Kurious, Oranj" LP released

Tuesday, 20 September - Saturday, 8 October 1988   "I Am Curious, Orange", Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

ticket Thanks to Adrian for the ticket.

Some photos of the October 8 performance, thanks to Paul Lewis.

from 24 September performance:

- "And this is the result of applying to a P.O. Box number in Ipswich for soccer coaching. Talking of which, back three centuries ago, enraged and stifled with torment, he threw his right arm to the North and his left arm to the South. And the inhabitants of these cities felt their nerves change into marrow, hardening amidst diseases. Shootings and poundings through all the coasts, till weakened, the senses inward-rushed within the dark mess of infection." (between "Yes, O Yes" and the tape of "Hip Priest")
- "England, 1687. 'Vassal? French vassal? Me?' said James. 'Vassal? French vassal? Me?' said James. 'Vassal? French vassal? Me?' said James. Meanwhile, in N.L., meanwhile in N.L., we find Prince Bill who is in..." (before "Wrong Place, Right Time")

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Tuesday, 25 October 1988   John Peel Session #12 (broadcast Monday, 31 October)

Kurious Oranj / Dead Beat Descendant / Cab It Up / Squid Lord

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar, vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar, backing vocals; Steve Hanley - bass; Marcia Schofield - keyboards, vocals; Simon Wolstencroft - drums. Produced and engineered by Mike Robinson, recorded in Maida Vale 4.

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November 1988 : "Big New Prinz / Wrong Place, Right Time" single released

UK : ca. 12 - 21 December (support band throughout: Benny Profane)

Monday, 12 December 1988   Rock City, Nottingham

No tape exists? Simon Christian: phil shoenfelt + benny profane supported. I remember brix kissing pleccies and giving them to sweaty kids moshing at the front :-0 i didnt get one...

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Tuesday, 13 December 1988   Leeds Polytechnic

Carry Bag Man / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Bad News Girl / Deadbeat Descendant / Jerusalem / Van Plague / Yes, O Yes / Big New Prinz / Cab It Up / Squid Law / Totally Wired / Tuff Life Boogie / Bremen Nacht / Australians in Europe

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Wednesday, 14 December 1988   Ritz, Manchester

Thanks to Paul for the ticket

Carry Bag Man / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Bad News Girl / Dead Beat Descendant / Jerusalem / Van Plague / Yes, O Yes / Big New Prinz / Cab It Up / Squid Law / Totally Wired / Guest Informant / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Boogie / Mr. Pharmacist

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Thursday, 15 December 1988   Newcastle Polytechnic

soundcheck: R.O.D. (instr.) / Guest Informant / Yes, O Yes (instr.) / Hey Luciani / Dead Beat Descendan

Carry Bag Man / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendant / Win Fall C.D. 2000 / Bad News Girl / Van Plague / Jerusalem / Cab It Up / Yes O Yes / Squid Law / Totally Wired / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Boogie / Big New Prinz / Hey Luciani

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Saturday, 17 December 1988   Barrowlands, Glasgow

Carry Bag Man / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendant / Bad News Girl / Van Plague / Jerusalem / Cab It Up / Yes, O Yes / Squid Law / Totally Wired / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Boogie / Big New Prinz / tape of Win Fall C.D. 2000 / Hey! Luciani

Thanks to Truuls for the ticket.

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Sunday, 18 December 1988   Royal Court, Liverpool

Carry Bag Man / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendant / Bad News Girl / Elf Prefix (tape) / Van Plague / Jerusalem / Cab It Up / Yes, O Yes / Squid Law / Totally Wired / Bremen Nacht / Big New Prinz / Guest Informant / tape of Win Fall C.D. 2000 / Mr. Pharmacist / Tuff Life Boogie

- "In the burning grey Scotch of another Sunday (...) over, the Adelphi Hotel (gangway) gave me a (Port) vial with a grey bit of (...) on it. I was ever so grateful. I thanked the landlord, Jack from Manchester. In fact, he was the same one at the Brittania, many, many years ago. He was my landlord in Manchester when I was a boy." (amended lyrics to "Guest Informant")
- Brix: "Lights, please!" (before final song).

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Tuesday, 20 December 1988   Town and Country, London

Carry Bag Man / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendant / Bad News Girl / Elf Prefix (tape) / Van Plague / Jerusalem / Cab It Up / Yes, O Yes / Squid Law / Totally Wired / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Boogie / Big New Prinz / C.D. Win Fall 2000 A.D. (tape) / Mr. Pharmacist / There's a Ghost in My House / Kurious Oranj

- "Yeah, we're gonna stick to the short songs tonight, thanks." (before "Mr. Pharmacist")
- "This is another one we don't know." (before "There's a Ghost in My House")

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Wednesday, 21 December 1988   Town and Country, London

Big New Prinz / Carry Bag Man / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Van Plague / Cab It Up / Bad News Girl / Deadbeat Descendant / Squid Law / Totally Wired / Bremen Nacht / Jerusalem / Guest Informant / Kurious Oranj / Mr. Pharmacist / Gut of the Quantifier / Victoria

Brix's last gig until 1994? Thanks to Martin for the ticket.

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