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gigography 1990

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January 1990 : "Telephone Thing / British People in Hot Weather / Telephone Dub" single released

19 February : "Extricate" LP released

March 1990 : "Popcorn Double Feature / Arms Control Poseur / Butterflies 4 Brains" singles released

UK : 1 - 26 March

poster tour tshirt

Thursday, 1 March 1990   Poole Arts Centre

Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Deadbeat Descendant / Popcorn Double Feature / Bremen Nacht / The Littlest Rebel / Victoria / Chicago Now / Mr. Pharmacist

Many thanks to Pontypoolie for these photos.

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Friday, 2 March   Anson Room, Union Building, Bristol University

ticket

No tape exists? Thanks to Mark Canwell for the ticket.

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Saturday, 3 March 1990   Coventry Polytechnic

poster

The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendent / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Boogie / Chicago Now / Victoria / U.S. 80s-90s / Mr. Pharmacist

- "Supposed to be a dance number, that." [Mumbles something unintelligible] "Right, it's all new shit so don't, so don't fucking shout, all right?" (before "Popcorn Double Feature")
- "Your tomb is deeeeeaaaadddddd!" (during "Deadbeat Descendent")
- "With feeling! 1, 2, 3, 4..." (before "Victoria")

Shaun: "Smith was at the next table to us in a very small city centre pub, the Rose and Crown as it was called then, downing double whiskies for hours during the afternoon, he was sat with half a dozen or so octogenarians, having the time of his life, talking about the second world war!! Drunk but on great form, later at the show. We were betting he would not make it past the cathedral on his journey back to the university!!"

Thanks to Barrie Reilly for the poster and David Humphries for the ticket.

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Sunday, 4 March 1990   Universtiy of East Anglia, Norwich

No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 6 March 1990   Hacienda, Manchester

The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / Bremen Nacht / And Therein / Victoria / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's / Fiery Jack

Thanks to Stephen Bailey for the set list and Mikey Smurf for the flyer.

- "If you don't like it, fuck off on your arse!" (amended lyrics to "Black Monk Theme")

 

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Thursday, 8 March 1990   Liverpool University

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht // Chicago Now / Victoria / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's

Thanks to Stephen Bailey for the set list.

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Friday, 9 March 1990   Bangor University

Error Orrori / And Therein / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendent / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Booogie / Mr. Pharmacist

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Saturday, 10 March 1990   Sunderland Polytechnic

set

No tape exists? Many thanks to Mark Holmes for the setlist.

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Monday, 12 March 1990   Grand Hall, Guild Hall, Preston

ticket

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme (two attempts) / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendent / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / Mr. Pharmacist / Victoria / U.S. 80s-90s

Thanks to Simon Jones for the ticket.

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Tuesday, 13 March 1990   Leeds University

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendent / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80s-90s / Victoria

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Wednesday, 14 March 1990  Hull University

No tape exists?

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Friday, 16 March 1990   Sheffield Polytechnic

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendent / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / And Therein / Mr. Pharmacist / Victoria / U.S. 80s-90s

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Saturday, 17 March 1990   Barrowlands, Glasgow

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendent / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / Fiery Jack / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80s-90s

- "Good evening, we are The Fall. We are cool group." (during "Error Orrori")
- "There's three members of the group who like to cut songs in half, y'know. (...) Sort of good, sometimes." (before "Bremen Nacht", after a short "British People In Hot Weather")

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Sunday, 18 March 1990   Ritzy, Aberdeen

tic

No tape exists?

Simon Kellas, who sent in the ticket: "I travelled up from Edinburgh for that show and I have attached a scan of my ticket. I remember it being a great gig - better than Barrowland the night before. At one point I heckled (I was a slightly drunk student) "Give us a smile", to which Mark replied (with a smile) "I'm always smiling." The other memory is that it was £1.50 a pint - the most expensive drinks I had ever bought at this time!"

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Tuesday, 20 March 1990   Hummingbird, Birmingham

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / Hit the North / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendent / Bremen Nacht // U.S. 80s-90s / Mr. Pharmacist // Victoria

Thanks to David Humphries for the ticket.

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Wednesday, 21 March 1990   National Ballroom, Kilburn, London

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / U.S. 80's-90's / Mr. Pharmacist / Carry Bag Man

Thanks to Graeme for the ticket.

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Thursday, 22 March 1990   National Ballroom, Kilburn, London

Thanks to David for the ticket.

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / British People In Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / Butterflies for Brains / Mr. Pharmacist / Victoria / U.S. 80's-90's

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Saturday, 24 March 1990   Essex University

ticket

Error Orrori / And Therein / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / Tuff Life Boogie / Mr. Pharmacist

Thanks to Paul (Jeggo) for the ticket.

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Sunday, 25 March 1990   Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham

Error Orrori / And Therein / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's

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Monday, 26 March 1990   Top Rank, Brighton

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Butterflies 4 Brains / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / Bremen Nacht / And Therein... / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80s-90s

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Europe : ca. 29 March - 26 April

Thursday, 29 March 1990   Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

poster

Arms Control Poseur / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / And Therein / U.S. 80's-90's

Excellent photos of the gig by Mike Leach; thanks to Jan Hakvoort for the poster.

- "Kevin, change the lights, for fuck's sake. (...). Too hot!" (before "Telephone Thing")
- "I run right quick from Rolf Harris' act. And if I beat you, fuck you twat, you will die in (...)." (amended lyrics to "Bremen Nacht")
- "While the band are new charity act, Ich rausum macht das Bremen nacht. Don't take me up on your charity, Mack. And (...) for you, twat." (more amended lyrics to "Bremen Nacht")
- "Good night, we are The Fall. You're not getting any more. Good night." (after "And Therein")
- "The hippies are tops in the balconies. (...) is on acid. What the fuck is going on? Welcome to the 1990s. Send down fucking 19 year olds to the (...). What a fucking load of shit." (amended lyrics to "U.S. 80s-90s")
- "And a load of fucking weeds sat round on their asses throwing paper cups. Welcome to the 1990s. And as a prophet, I warn you, you will reek your doom! Welcome to the 1990s. Craig thought that was a bit strong. Hot shit!" (more amended lyrics to "U.S. 80s-90s")
- "Right! Get off, go on! Move it! Thank you. Good night. Thank you from the second class citizens of England." [drops microphone] (after "U.S. 80s-90s")

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Friday, 30 March 1990   Polsslag Festival, Belgium

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Butterflies for Brains / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's

- "Good evening, we are The Fall and we are a Thule group, as in cool. Death of a sense of humour, and death of sense and all. We are The Fall." (during "Error Orrori")
- "(...). For ever and ever, dead beat descendant. For ever and ever and ever and ever and ever." (before "Deadbeat Descendant")

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Saturday, 31 March 1990   Expopalais Kelchterhoef, Houthalen, Belgium

Zagreb / Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Butterflies for Brains / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Douible Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's

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Sunday, 1 April 1990   Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

Error Orrori / And Therein / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Tuff Life Boogie / Hit the North / Hilary / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht / The Littlest Rebel / Mr. Pharmacist / Victoria / U.S. 80s-90s

- "Death of a sense of humour and death of sense. What can you do about this? Absolutely piss all. Good evening, we are The Fall." (during "Error Orrori")

Thanks to Swen for the ticket.

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Monday, 2 April 1990   Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany

No tape exists?

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Thanks to Mark for the poster

Tuesday, 3 April 1990   Zeche, Bochum, Germany

Arms Control Poseur / The Littlest Rebel / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Butterflies for Brains / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Tuff Life Boogie / Popcorn Double Feature / Bremen Nacht / U.S. 80s-90s / And Therein / Victoria / Mr. Pharmacist

 

Thanks to Henning for the ticket.

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Thursday, 5 April 1990   Modernes, Bremen, Germany

And Therein / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Butterflies for Brains / Hilary / Hit the North / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Deadbeat Descendant / Popcorn Double Feature / Bremen Nacht / The Littlest Rebel / Tuff Life Boogie / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80's-90's

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Friday, 6 April 1990   PC 69, Bielefeld, Germany

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 7 April 1990   Dock's, Hamburg, Germany

No tape exists? Thanks to Gabi for the ticket

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Monday, 9 April 1990   Metropol, Berlin, Germany

Zagreb / And Therein / Carry Bag Man / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Tuff Life Boogie / Popcorn Double Feature / White Lightning / Bremen Nacht / Deadbeat Descendant / U.S. 80s-90s / Jerusalem

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Tuesday, 10 April 1990   Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany

Zagreb / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / White Lightning / Hit the North / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Deadbeat Descendant / Popcorn Double Feature / Bremen Nacht / The Littlest Rebel / U.S. 80s-90s / Mr. Pharmacist / Victoria

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Wednesday, 11 April 1990   Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 12 April 1990   Dolce Vita, Lausanne, Switzerland

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / I'm Frank / Sing! Harpy / Popcorn Double Feature / White Lightning / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / British People in Hot Weather / Tuff Life Boogie / Telephone Thing / Carry Bag Man / Dead Beat Descendant

Incomplete? rom a radio broadcast. Some tapes circulate without Sing! Harpy and Carry Bag Man

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Saturday, 14 April 1990   Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

No tape exists? Juraj Siftar remembers that they started with The Littlest Rebel and Jerusalem.

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Sunday, 15 April 1990   Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia

Presumably the gig immortalized on CD by Cog Sinister/ Voiceprint, in which case the tracks were:

Zagreb / And Therein / Carry Bag Man / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Deadbeat Descendant / Popcorn Double Feature

- "Good evening, we are The Fall, from the island of Thule. Glittering beach... glittering beach. That's a cue." (during "Zagreb")
- "Hello, Man City F.C.!" (amended lyrics to "I'm Frank")
- "Right, pretty fast, eh? Pretty fast, this one, yeah?" (before "Hilary")
- "Faster, faster!" (during "Hit the North")
- "OK, solo!" (during "Bill Is Dead")
- "Hang on! Hang on a minute! (...)" (before "Deadbeat Descendant")

Also played White Lightning. Juraj Siftar says the Zagreb CD mentioned above wasn't this gig...

Many thanks to Igor for the ticket.

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Monday, 16 April 1990   SKC, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

No tape exists? well, one does anyway -- it's on the cover of The Twenty-Seven Points.

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Tuesday, 17 April 1990   Prague

Date according to Simon Wolstencroft's book. No tape exists?

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Wednesday, 18 April 1990   Arena, Vienna, Austria

Zagreb / And Therein / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / Telephone Thing / Deadbeat Descendant / Bill Is
Dead / Black Monk Theme (?) / White Lightning / Hilary (?) / Tuff Life Booogie / Mr. Pharmacist / U.S. 80s 90s // Popcorn Double Feature

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Saturday, 21 April 1990   Pavillon, Hannover, Germany

Zagreb / And Therein / Carry Bag Man / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Deadbeat Descendant / White Lightning / Popcorn Double Feature / Bremen Nacht // The Littlest Rebel / U.S. 80s-90s // Mr. Pharmacist / Victoria

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Thursday, 26 April 1990   Montmartre Elysee, Paris, France

Error Orrori / The Littlest Rebel / Carry Bag Man / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / And Therein / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Deadbeat Descendent / Popcorn Double Feature / White Lightning / U.S. 80s-90s / Jerusalem / Tuff Life Booogie / Mr. Pharmacist

Many thanks to Stephane for the ticket.

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Monday, 14 May 1990   Hull University

Error Orrori / And Therein / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Chicago Now / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature/ Deadbeat Descendant / The Littlest Rebel / Bremen Nacht / Carry Bag Man / Mr. Pharmacist / Tuff Life Boogie / U.S. 80s-90s

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Friday, 18 May 1990   New Ritz, New York City, New York

Zagreb / And Therein / Carry Bag Man / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Wrong Place, Right Time / Telephone Thing / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature / Deadbeat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Jerusalem / Victoria / U.S. 80's-90's / Tuff Life Boogie / Mr. Pharmacist

- "(...). Can I have a better microphone?" (before "British People in Hot Weather")
- "It was the Government's fault. And it was like... it was like... it was like waiting for the break to end." (amended lyrics to "Jerusalem")

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Monday, 21 May 1990   Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Zagreb / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / Big New Prinz / Telephone Thing / The Littlest Rebel / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / White Lightning / Black Monk Theme / Popcorn Double Feature/ British People in Hot Weather / And Therein / L.A. / I'm Frank / Deadbeat Descendant / U.S. 80s-90s / Hilary / Tuff Life Boogie

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Australia / New Zealand / Japan : ca. 20 June - 25 July

Wednesday, June 20 1990   Charles Hotel, Perth, Australia

Supported by Kim Salmon and the Surrealists. Setlist and photos to be added soon, I hope.

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Friday, 22 June 1990   East's Rugby Club, Brisbane, Australia

No tape exists? Many thanks to Mark Fagan for the flyer and to David Holliday for these photos.

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Saturday, 23 June 1990   Livid Festival, Harold Park Raceway, Sydney, Australia

Arms Control Poseur / Big New Prinz / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / Wrong Place, Right Time / Telephone Thing / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / British People in Hot Weather / White Lightning / Bremen Nacht / Extricate (tape) / Hilary / U.S. 80's-90's (with Secession Man lyrics!)

- "Good evening, we are the Fall. Bracket, pause!" (during "Arms Control Poseur")
- "I was looking for gemstones. It was like a recurring dream of the kerbstone." (amended lyrics to "Jerusalem")
- "And I could not understand why, and I could not accept the fact I'd accepted the contract. That's another lyric - wrong song. I was purple. I was violet. I was unfathomable. Undirect." (more amended lyrics to "Jerusalem")
- "Er, there's a lot of water on the stage coming through so we're just gonna go off for a bit. A bit dangerous, y'know. See you in a minute. Get off, lads. It's a great tent this, innit?" (before "Wrong Place, Right Time")
- "It's empty!" (before "Hit the North")
- "The cops are tops, Brisbane-like." (amended lyrics to "U.S. 80s-90s")
- Compere: "Hello! I hate to have to tell you this but unfortunately the police have told us that's it. Sorry about that. Thank you very much for coming. Hope you enjoyed yourselves. Good night!" (after "U.S. 80s-90s")

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Sunday, 24 June 1990  ANU Refectory, Canberra, Australia

Error Orrori / Big New Prinz / I'm Frank / Sing! Harpy / Wrong Place Right Time / Telephone Thing / Hit the North / Petty Thief Lout / Deadbeat Descendant / Black Monk Theme / Bill Is Dead / British People in Hot Weather / White Lightning / Bremen Nacht / Hilary / Victoria / Mr. Pharmacist

ANU: Australian National University

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Wednesday, 27 June 1990   Old Lion Hotel, North Adelaide, Australia

No tape exists? Supported by the Garden Path. Thanks to Paul for digging this date up.

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Friday, 29 June 1990   Old Greek Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

Zagreb / And Therein / Carry Bag Man / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Wrong Place, Right Time / Bill Is Dead / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendant / Black Monk Theme / Big New Prinz / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht // Jerusalem / Mr. Pharmacist // White Lightning

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Saturday, 30 June 1990   Old Greek Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 5 July 1990   Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand

poster

Zagreb / And Therein / Big New Prinz / Sing! Harpy / Wrong Place, Right Time / I'm Frank / Telephone Thing / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Dead Beat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Bremen Nacht // Tuff Life Boogie / U.S. 80's-90's // Hilary / Carry Bag Man

Thenks to Parlane for the poster.

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Tuesday, 10 July 1990   Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, Australia

No tape exists?

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Wednesday, 11 July 1990   Promises, Sylvania Hotel, Sydney, Australia

No tape exists?

Nick: "They did a show at a weird venue in the suburbs in Sydney, at Promises in Sylvania, and the show was interrupted halfway through because the power at the venue cut out when they started playing too loud (disturbing the locals). Not surprisingly Smith did the rest of the show with back to (modest) audience."

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Friday, 13 July 13 1990   The Venue, Dee Why Hotel, Sydney, Australia

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 14 July 1990   Selina's, Coogie Bay Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Zagreb / Tuff Life Boogie / Jerusalem / Sing! Harpy / I'm Frank / Life Just Bounces / Deadbeat Descendant / Bill Is Dead / Black Monk Theme / Telephone Thing / Hit the North / White Lightning / British People in Hot Weather / L.A. / Wrong Place, Right Time / Popcorn Double Feature / U.S. 80's-90's / Carry Bag Man

Martin and Marcia sacked after the gig.

- "I said 'I'm going straight for the car and if you wanna come, let's go'. And I don't like this speed part any more." (amended lyrics at "British People in Hot Weather")

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23 July 1990 - June 1991 : lineup # 26 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Steve Hanley (bass), Simon Wolstencroft (drums), Kenny Brady (violin, keyboards).

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japan

Monday, 23 July 1990   Kudan-Kaikan Hall, Tokyo, Japan

No tape exists? Many thanks to Sumarai for the poster and ticket.

 

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Tuesday, 24 July 1990   Kyoto, Japan

No tape exists?

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Wednesday, 25 July 1990   Kyoto, Japan

No tape exists?

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13 August : "White Lightning / Blood Outta Stone" single & "The Dredger EP" released

whitelightning

readingSunday, 26 August 1990   Reading Festival

You Haven't Found It Yet (instr.) / Arms Control Poseur / Blood Outta Stone / Black Monk Theme / Hilary / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Wrong Place, Right Time / Big New Prinz / Zagreb / Life Just Bounces / Bombast / White Lightning / British People in Hot Weather / Jerusalem

With roadie Kevin Eldon on keyboards. There's some "High Tension Line" lyrics in "Jerusalem".

- "We are The Fall, from the neighbourhood of infinity." (during "Arms Control Poseur")
- Someone: "Well done lads, that was great!" (between "Zagreb" and "Life Just Bounces")

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¿ Monday, 10 September 1990   Waterfront, Norwich ?

No tape exists? This date according to a contributor, but that would mean that they played this venue twice in six weeks. And there are no other UK dates near this one.

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Friday, 5 October 1990   Rodon Club, Athens, Greece

No tape exists? Thanks to Tony for the ticket.

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Saturday, 6 October 1990   Pedio Areos, Athens, Greece

Arms Control Poseur / Tuff Life Boogie / Blood Outta Stone / I'm Frank / Black Monk Theme / Hit the North / Bill Is Dead / Big New Prinz / Wrong Place, Right Time / Life Just Bounces / Mr. Pharmacist / Bombast / White Lightning / Jerusalem / Hit the North / Hilary / Victoria

Jerusalem includes a bit of High Tension Line.

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Tuesday, October 9, 1990   The Roxanne, Tel Aviv, Israel

ticket

No tape exists? At least some of it appears on The 27 Points. Thanks to Karny Ben-Yehuda for the ticket.

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Friday, 26 October 1990   Waterfront, Norwich

Arms Control Poseur / And Therein / Blood Outta Stone / High Tension Line / Bill Is Dead / Hit the North / Wrong Place, Right Time / Big New Prinz / Popcorn Double Feature / Don't Take the Pizza / Black Monk Theme / British People in Hot Weather / White Lightning / Life Just Bounces / I'm Frank / U.S. 80's-90's / Deadbeat Descendant

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early November 1990   WOMAD, Casino L'Alianca de Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain

No tape exists? Dave Bush's first Fall gig, working backline.

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December 1990 : "458498 A Sides" & "458489 B Sides" LPs & "High Tension Line / Xmas with Simon" single released

UK : ca. 1 - 15 December

Thanks to Mark for the poster

Saturday, 1 December 1990   Leicester Polytechnic

Thanks to Spencer for the ticket.

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Sunday, 2 December 1990   Nottingham Polytechnic

Idiot Jot Showland / Blood Outta Stone / The Littlest Rebel / High Tension Line / Bill Is Dead / Hit the North / Big New Prinz / Black Monk Theme / British People in Hot Weather / Mr. Pharmacist / Zagreb / And Therein / Life Just Bounces / White Lightning / Arms Control Poseur (instr.) / I'm Frank / U.S. 80's-90's / Deadbeat Descendant

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Monday, 3 December 1990   Fridge, Brixton, London

Idiot Joy Showland / Blood Outta Stone / The Littlest Rebel / High Tension Line / Bill Is Dead / Hit the North / Big New Prinz / Black Monk Time / British People in Hot Weather / Mr. Pharmacist / Zagreb / And Therein / Life Just Bounces / White Lightning / Arms Control Poseur / Wrong Place, Right Time / Don't Take the Pizza / I'm Frank / US 80s-90s

Thanks to Paul (Jeggo) for the ticket.

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Tuesday, 4 December 1990   Reading Universtiy

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 6 December 1990   Network, Edinburgh

And Therein / The Littlest Rebel / Arms Control Poseur / Bill Is Dead / Idiot Joy Showland / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Mr. Pharmacist / Zagreb / High Tension Line / Black Monk Theme / British People in Hot Weather / White Lightning / Pittsville Direkt / Big New Prinz / Blood Outta Stone / Deadbeat Descendant / I'm Frank

Thanks to Grant for the ticket.

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Friday, 7 December 1990   Strathclyde University, Glasgow

And Therein / The Littlest Rebel / Arms Control Poseur / Bill Is Dead / Idiot Joy Showland / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Mr. Pharmacist / Zagreb / High Tension Line / Black Monk Theme / British People in Hot Weather / White Lightning / Pittsville Direkt / Big New Prinz / Blood Outta Stone / Dead Beat Descendant / I'm Frank

ticket

Thanks to Brian for the poster and Declan for the setlist and Michael for the ticket.

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Saturday, 8 December 1990    Great Hall, Bradford University

And Therein / Mr. Pharmacist / Arms Control Poseur / Bill Is Dead / Idiot Joy Showland / Wrong Place, Right Time / Hit the North / Zagreb / High Tension Line / Black Monk Theme / British People in Hot Weather / Don't Take the Pizza / Life Just Bounces / Pittsville Direkt / Deadbeat Descendent

Thanks to David Humphries for the ticket. Rob Prior confirms that the gig took place in the Great Hall, not the Communal Building.

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Monday, 10 December 1990    St. David's Hall, Cardiff

Arms Control Poseur / And Therein / Idiot Joy Showland / Black Monk Theme / High Tension Line / Don't Take the Pizza / Mr. Pharmacist / Bill Is Dead / Hit the North / Big New Prinz / Dead Beat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Pitzville Direct / Life Just Bounces / Zagreb / White Lightning / I'm Frank/ Blood Outta Stone

Kenny Brady plays "The Birdie Song" on his fiddle before "British People in Hot Weather". Craig starts playing "Pittsville Direkt" before "British People in Hot Weather" but there's obviously a change
of plan)

- "Graham, can you get it flatter outside, please?" (before "And Therein")
- "(...) had that guy jump up on the stage." (before "British People in Hot Weather")

Thanks to William for the poster.

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Tuesday, 11 December 1990   Ritz, Manchester

Arms Control Poseur / And Therein / Idiot Joy Showland / Black Monk Theme / High Tension Line / Don't Take the Pizza / Mr. Pharmacist / Bill Is Dead / Hit the North / Blood Outta Stone / Deadbeat Descendant / British People in Hot Weather / Pittsville Direkt / Life Just Bounces / I'm Frank / Big New Prinz / Zagreb / Wrong Place, Right Time

Thanks to Ashley Haynes for the ticket.

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Wednesday, 12 December 1990   Birmingham Institute

Arms Control Poseur / And Therein / Idiot Joy Showland / Big New Prinz / High Tension Line / Mr. Pharmacist / Bill Is Dead / Hit the North / Blood Outta Stone / Don't Take the Pizza / British People in Hot Weather / Deadbeat Descendent / Pittsville Direkt / Life Just Bounces / White Lightning / Zagreb / Black Monk Theme

Thanks to David Humphries for the ticket. No tape exists?

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Friday, 14 December 1990   Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Arms Control Poseur / And Therein / Idiot Joy Showland

First three songs recorded by Charles before his machine died. No complete tape exists?

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Saturday, 15 December 1990   Lancashire Polytechnic, Preston

No tape exists? Darren: "For what it's worth, this was a pummelling set performed to a half-full hall a massive improvement on the lacklustre effort at Preston Guildhall earlier that year. The only songs I can remember them doing are Arms Control Poseur (a heavy, grinding version) and Victoria.

Peter: "We travelled to this one from Liverpool with dreadful hangovers after a good party to find a deserted town as we turned up on the wrong night. i.e. 16th December, Sunday night which may be why it was half-full! I'm sure it was advertised as the 16th or may be just stupid."

The December tour poster posted above suggests that Sheffield was planned for this date, so perhaps there was a late switch to Preston. If anyone knows the story, please write in.

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