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gigography 1993

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15 February : "The Re- Mixer / Lost in Music / A Past Gone Mad / The League of Bald-Headed Men" promotional 12" single released.

Sunday, February 28 1993  John Peel Session #16 (broadcast Saturday, 13 March)

Paranoia Man in Cheap Shot Room / Service / Strychnine / Ladybird (Green Grass)

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Dave Bush - keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums. Produced by Mike Robinson, engineered by James Birtwistle, recorded in Maida Vale 4.

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March 1993 : "The Collection" album released

8 March : "Kimble / C'n'C-Hassle Schmuk / Spolit Victorian Child / Words of Expectation" single released

5 April : "Why Are People Grudgeful / Glam Racket / The Re-Mixer / Lost in Music" single released

Wednesday, 7 April 1993   Hallam University, Sheffield

(early version of It's a Curse?) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Glam-Racket / Free Range / I'm Going to Spain / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Lost in Music

Short set broadcast on BBC Radio 1

- "Good evening, we are The Fall from Hallam somewhere or other. Bandelo shake down! Silent night has turned into a grudgeful night. Whup! Get up! This is from the new record." (before "Why Are People Grudgeful?")

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26 April : "The Infotainment Scan" album released

Saturday, 1 May 1993   Mark Goodier session (broadcast Monday, 17 May)

Glam Racket / A Past Gone Mad / 15 Ways / War

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Dave Bush - keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums. Produced by Paul Long, engineered by Julian Markham. A Past Gone Mad was released on the Peel Sessions CD (even though it wasn't from a Peel session).

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UK tour : ca. 5 - 19 May (note: Karl Burns on second drumkit on some / many / all gigs on this UK tour.

Wednesday, 5 May 1993   Students Union, Newcastle University

Behind the Counter (instr.) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Ladybird (Green Grass) / High Tension Line / I'm Going to Spain / Hit the North / A Past Gone Mad / Glam Racket / Free Range / War / Strychnine / Lost in Music / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Return / Return (again) / Idiot Joy Showland

Thanks to Jeremy and Grant for the tickets. Jeremy says there was only one gig, on the 5th.

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Thursday, 6 May 1993   Students Union, Newcastle University

Did this gig happen? Not according to Jeremy (see above).

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Friday, 7 May 1993   Students Union, Manchester University

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Why Are People Grudgeful / Everything Hurtz / Ladybird (Green Grass) / I'm Going to Spain / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / Glam Racket / 15 Ways / Free Range / War / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / It's a Curse / Return / Idiot Joy Showland / High Tension Line

Thanks to the Manchester District Music Archive for the ticket.

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Saturday, 8 May 1993   Methodist Central Hall, Liverpool

Behind the Counter (instr.) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Everything Hurtz / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Service / Glam Racket / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / I'm Going to Spain / Free Range / War / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / High Tension Line / Idiot Joy Showland / Hit the North

Shaun: "Disaster! It really is a Methodist Hall! No bar. No beer allowed. A bizarre venue. All band, crew and punters crammed into 2 nearby dingy downmarket pubs, with intermittent Scousers popping in attempting to sell all manner of stolen goods! That’s what it’s all about!!

In the gig there’s about 10 minutes instrumental of ‘Grudgeful’ before Smith emerges - drunk, but in good humour!!
One lad jumps on stage to give him a light -- a pantomime that lasts about two minutes!!"

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Sunday, 9 May 1993   University of East Anglia, Norwich

War / Free Range / Why Are People Grudgeful / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Service / Lost in Music / Glam Racket / A Past Gone Mad / I'm Going to Spain / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Idiot Joy Showland / It's a Curse

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Monday, 10 May 1993   Junction, Cambridge

War / Free Range / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Service / Glam Racket / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / I'm Going to Spain / Everything Hurtz / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Idiot Joy Showland / It's a Curse (instr.)

- "The green grass was burning all around in the heart of this fucking God-forsaken town." (amended lyrics to "Ladybird (Green Grass)")
- "A bit of culture for yer, boy." (during "I'm Going To Spain")

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Wednesday, 12 May 1993   The Road Mender, Northampton

War / Free Range / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Why Are People Grdugeful / Service / Glam Racket / Lost in Music / A Past Gone Mad / I'm Going to Spain / Return / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men

Setlist posted on Fallnet. No tape exists?

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Thursday, 13 May 1993   Leeds University

Behind the Counter (instr.) / War / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Free Range / Service / Glam-Racket / Lost in Music / A Past Gone Mad / I'm Going to Spain / Strychnine / Return / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Idiot Joy Showland / It's a Curse / High Tension Line / Hit the North

Thanks to David Humphries for the ticket.

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Saturday, 15 May 1993   Clapham Grand, London

Behind the Counter / War / Why Are People Grudgeful / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Free Range / Service / Glam Racket / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / I'm Going to Spain / Everything Hurtz / Strychnine (instr.) / The League of Bald-Headed Men / It's a Curse / Hit the North / High Tension Line / Idiot Joy Showland

- "Good evening, we are The Fall, as in from Heaven. On the coven, cum-oven." (during "Behind the Counter")
- "Woke up. Put my corny brown leather jacket on. I'm sure you want to hear this." (amended lyrics to "Service")
- "I will not repeat myself. There is no need for it. But the dopey gits will carry on the same riff." (during "Hit the North")

Thanks to Maurice for the ticket. Karl Burns definitely played this gig.

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Sunday, 16 May 1993   Clapham Grand, London

Thanks to Gareth for the ticket

Behind the Counter / War / Why Are People Grudgeful / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Free Range / Service / Glam Racket / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / I'm Going to Spain / Everything Hurtz / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men // Shift-Work / It's a Curse / Hit the North / High Tension Line / Idiot Joy Showland

Identical to the previous night apart from the addition of Shift-Work.

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Monday, 17 May 1993   Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Behind the Counter (instr.) / War / Why Are People Grudgeful / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Free Range / I'm Going to Spain / Glam Racket / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / Service / Everything Hurtz / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Shiftwork / Hit the North / Idiot Joy Showland

Richard Harvey: "The 17th May Wolverhampton gig wasn't in the Wulfrun Hall, it was in the Civic Hall. Same building, but different room. The Civic Hall is the bigger room, the Wulfrum smaller, holding only 1,000. The tribute band The Australian Doors were playing in the Wulfrun that same night, hence MES' comment at the start of the gig:

"We are the Fall, we are not Australian. .. at all!!"

They did about three songs as an VERY belated encore, after most of the audience had left! I seem to remember they did them with the houselights on (at least for the first part), as there was only a hundred or so people left in the hall. Very odd."

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Tuesday, 18 May 1993   Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth

Behind the Counter (instr.) / War / Why Are People Grudgeful / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Free Range / Idiot Joy Showland / Service / Glam Racket / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / I'm Going to Spain / Everything Hurtz / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / High Tension Line / Dead Beat Descendant

- "Good evening. We are The Fall. We have negotiated the swimming pool."
- "It's your friend, peacemaker Mark." (during the introduction to "Why Are People Grudgeful?")
- "This is the winter of your mind... and Phillip Schofield, maybe. Whup!" (amended lyrics to "Free Range")

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Wednesday, 19 May 1993    Victoria Rooms, Bristol

No tape exists? Thanks to Mikey Smurf for the ticket.

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2 August : "BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert [Nottingham 25 May 1987)" album released

August 1993 - August 1994 : lineup # 27 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Steve Hanley (bass), Dave Bush (keyboards), Simon Wolstencroft (drums), Karl Burns (drums; sacked and later rejoined band during US tour)

USA / Canada : ca. 19 August - 17 September

Thursday, 19 August 1993   Trocadero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Lost in Music / Big New Prinz / Why Are People Grudgeful / Free Range / War / Idiot Joy Showland / A Past Gone Mad / Glam-Racket / I'm Going to Spain / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Hit the North / Everything Hurtz / High Tension Line / 15 Ways

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Friday, 20 August 1993   The Grand, New York

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 21 August 1993   Axis, Boston, Massachusetts

No tape exists? Thanks to Milkcan for the ticket.

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Monday, 23 August 1993   Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio

derek

MES with artist as a young man, Derek Erdman.

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Tuesday, 24 August 1993   Opera House, Toronto, Canada

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Lost in Music / I'm Going to Spain / Big New Prinz / The Mixer / Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room / War / Glam-Racket / Return / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men // A Past Gone Mad / High Tension Line // Hit the North

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Wednesday, 25 August 1993    St. Andrews, Detroit, Michigan

No tape exists?

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Friday, 27 August 1993   Bogarts, Cincinnati, Ohio

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 28 August 1993   Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Lost In Music / I'm Going to Spain / Big New Prinz / Why Are People Grudgeful / Free Range / The Mixer / Idiot Joy Showland / A Past Gone Mad / Glam-Racket / 15 Ways / The League Of Bald-Headed Men / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendant / Behind the Counter

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Sunday, 29 August 1993    Barrymore Theater, Madison, Wisconsin

Ladybird (Green Grass) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Lost In Music / I'm Going to Spain / The Mixer / Free Range / Big New Prinz / Idiot Joy Showland / Glam Racket / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men

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Monday, 30 August 1993    First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 2 September 1993   Backstage, Seattle, Washington

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / High Tension Line / Why Are People Grudgeful / I'm Going to Spain / Lost in Music / Free Range / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / (?Hit the North?) / Glam Racket / The Mixer / Idiot Joy Showland / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Deadbeat Descendant

Many thanks to Steve Robinson for the setlist.

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Saturday, 4 September 1993   Slim's, San Francisco, California

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Free Range / Why Are People Grudgeful / I'm Going to Spain / Lost in Music / Hit the North / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / The Mixer / Glam Racket / Idiot Joy Showland / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Deadbeat Descendant / High Tension Line

- "We are waiting now for the end of the song." (during "Free Range")
- "Pity that wasn't (...)." (before "I'm Going to Spain")
- "And I'm going to Spain, 'coz I hate the cheesy people." (amended lyrics to "I'm Going to Spain")
- "Would you credit it - towns like Bradford and a little town like Wisconsin outside (...) exist." (amended lyrics to "Hit the North")
- "You are a slowcoach of the first water." (before "Idiot Joy Showland"; sounds like Dave Bush was starting "Strychnine" in error)

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Sunday, 5 September 1993   Slim's, San Francisco, California

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Glam Racket / Lost in Music / Why Are People Grudgeful / I'm Going to Spain / Big New Prinz / The Mixer / Free Range / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room / Idiot Joy Showland / Strychnine / War / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendent / A Past Gone Mad / High Tension Line

- "In purgatory, all the rest of it will come back to you in the Phoenix Hotel, where Phonogram are staying. Go round there and talk to the full shit-house." (amended lyrics to "Glam Racket")
- "And people in shorts in Cincinnati..." (amended lyrics to "The League of Bald-Headed Men")
- "Do 'High Tension'!" (before "High Tension Line")

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Tuesday, 7 September 1993   Roxy, Hollywood, California

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Glam Racket / Lost in Music / Why Are People Grudgeful / I'm Going to Spain / Big New Prinz / The Mixer / Free Range / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Paranoia Man in a Cheap Shit Room / Idiot Joy Showland / Strychnine / War / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendant

Many thanks to Skip King for the flyer.

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Friday, 10 September 1993   Trees, Dallas, Texas

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Glam Racket / Lost in Music / Why Are People Grudgeful / I'm Going to Spain / Big New Prinz / The Mixer / Free Range / The League of Bald-Headed Men / A Past Gone Mad / Idiot Joy Showland / Strychnine / War / Hit the North / Deadbeat Descendant / High Tension Line

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Saturday, 11 September 1993   Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas

M5 / M5 (take 2) / Ladybird Green Grass / Paranoia Man in a Cheap Shit Room / Lost in Music / Idiot Joy Showland / Big New Prinz / Free Range / I'm Going to Spain / Glam Racket / Why Are People Grudgeful / A Past Gone Mad / Strychnine / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Deadbeat Descendant / Return / The Mixer / High Tension Line

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Monday, 13 September 1993   Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia

No tape exists?

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Tuesday, 14 September 1993   40 Watt Club, Athens, Georgia

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 16 September 1993   Black Cat, Washington, D.C.

No tape exists?

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Friday, 17 September 1993   Academy, New York City, New York

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / High Tension Line / Glam Racket / Why Are People Grudgeful / I'm Going to Spain / Free Range / Lost in Music / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / Idiot Joy Showland / Strychnine / War / The League of Bald-Headed Men

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Europe : ca. 1 - 17 October

Oct ? 1993   U4, Vienna, Austria

No tape exists? band started 3 hours late.

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Friday, 1 October 1993   Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany

No tape exists?

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Monday, 4 October 1993   Vier Linden, Hildesheim, Germany

M5 / Behind the Counter / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Glam Racket / Why Are People Grudgeful / I'm Going to Spain / Free Range / Strychnine / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / Idiot Joy Showland / League of Bald-Headed Men / High Tension Line / Deadbeat Descendent

- "Do 'House Of Bald'... Dave! (...). Do 'Baldy'." (before "League of Bald-Headed Men"; sounds like Dave Bush was going to start a different song; "War", possibly)

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Tuesday, 5 October 1993   Wartesaal, Cologne, Germany

No tape exists? Thanks to Lutz for the ticket.

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Wednesday, 6 October (or the 7th ?) 1993   Live Station, Dortmund, Germany

No tape exists?

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Friday, 8 October 1993   L'Arapaho, Paris, France

Many thanks to whoever sent the ticket in - sorry, I've lost your name. No tape exists?

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Monday, 11 October 1993   Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / High Tension Line / Glam-Racket / Why Are People Grudgeful / I'm Going to Spain / Free Range / Behind the Counter / Strychnine / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room / Idiot Joy Showland // The Mixer / Deadbeat Descendant

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Sunday, 17 October 1993   Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thanks to Lutek for the setlist

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Glam-Racket / Why Are People Grudgeful / Idiot Joy Showland / I'm Going to Spain / Free Range / Lost in Music / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / Behind the Counter / Strychnine / War / Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room // High Tension Line / Deadbeat Descendant / Hit the North

They also played Brussels near this date.

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Tuesday, 19 October 1993   Kentish Town Forum, London

Thanks to Gareth for the ticket.

Happy Holiday (instr.) / M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Idiot Joy Showland / Idiot Joy Showland (take 2) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Glam Racket / I'm Going to Spain / Free Range / Lost in Music / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / Behind the Counter / Strychnine / War / Paranoia Man in a Cheap Shit Room / High Tension Line / Deadbeat Descendant

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Wednesday, 20 October 1993   Hub Paragon, Walcot, Bath

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 23 October 1993   Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

No tape exists?

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Sunday, 24 October 1993   Limelight, Belfast

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 2 December 1993   John Peel Session #17 (broadcast Wednesday, January 12 1994)

M5 / Behind the Counter / Reckoning / Hey! Student

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Dave Bush - keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums, Karl Burns - percussion. Produced by Nick Gomm, engineered/mixed by Paul Long, recorded in Maida Vale 4/5.

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Monday, 6 December 1993   Roadhouse, Manchester

M5 / Behind the Counter / Ladybird (Green Grass) / The League of Bald-Headed Men / War / A Past Gone Mad / I'm Frank / Glam Racket / Why Are People Grudgeful / The Mixer / Lost in Music / Cab Driver / Free Range / Strychnine / Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room

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Tuesday, 7 December 1993   Roadhouse, Manchester

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Behind the Counter / I'm Going to Spain / The League of Bald-Headed Men / War / I'm Frank / A Past Gone Mad / Glam Racket / Lost in Music / Strychnine / Cab Driver / Return / Free Range

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Wednesday, 8 December 1993   Roadhouse, Manchester

M5 / Behind the Counter / Ladybird (Green Grass) / The League of Bald-Headed Men / War / A Past Gone Mad / I'm Frank / Glam Racket / Wrong Place, Right Time / The Mixer / Lost in Music / Cab Driver / Paranoia Man in a Cheap Shit Room / Free Range

Paranoia Man in a Cheap Shit Room" has Karl doing some vocals before MES comes back on.
- "(Samplers) of 'The Infotainment Scan'! Whup!" (during "A Past Gone Mad")
- "David!" (before "The Mixer")
- "Life code... take the effects off everything, Rex!" (during "Free Range")

Broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 29 April 1994, produced by Tony Worthington.

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Thursday, 9 December 1993   Roadhouse, Manchester

M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Behind the Counter / War / Free Range / 15 Ways / A Past Gone Mad / I'm Frank / Glam Racket / Service / Strychnine / Lost in Music / Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room / The League of Bald-Headed Men / Why Are People Grudgeful / Big New Prinz

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13 December : "Behind the Counter / War / Cab Driver" single released

Monday, 27 December 1993   Al's Music Cafe, Manchester

Happy Holiday / M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Glam Racket / Why Are People Grudgeful / Reckoning / Strychnine / Free Range / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / Lost in Music / Behind the Counter / War / Paranoia Man in a Cheap Shit Room / Ed's Babe / I'm Frank / Deadbeat Descendant / The League of Bald-Headed Men

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Tuesday, 28 December 1993   Almada, Portugal

Why Are People Grudgeful (instr.) / M5 / Ladybird (Green Grass) / Why Are People Grudgeful / Glam Racket / Reckoning / Strychnine / Free Range / Lost in Music (x2) / Big New Prinz / A Past Gone Mad / War / Behind the Counter / Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room / Deadbeat Descendant / Bill Is Dead / Hit the North

Not December 12 as some lists have it.

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