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gigography 1995

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27 February : "Cerebral Caustic" album released

March - October 1995 : lineup # 29: Mark E. Smith (vocals), Brix E. Smith (guitar, vocals), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Steve Hanley (bass), Julia Nagle (guitar, keyboards), Simon Wolstencroft (drums), Karl Burns (drums), Lucy Rimmer (occasional backing vocals).

Friday, 10 March 1995   Forum, London

The Aphid / Pearl City / M5 / Don't Call Me Darling / Edinburgh Man / Behind the Counter / Middle Class Revolt / Free Range / The Joke / Glam Racket / Feeling Numb / The City Never Sleeps / Deadbeat Descendant / Life Just Bounces / Bonkers in Phoenix / Big New Prinz

- "Good evening, we are The Fall and this is 'The Aphid'." (during "The Aphid")
- "And as you scratch around in the middleness of your shit North-Western town, the question remains." (amended lyrics to "The Aphid")
- "Well, finally Christmas is over. All the group fucking (...)." during "M5")
- "He was in Notting Gate. And finally the West London realises Christmas is over." (amended lyrics to "Big New Prinz")

Before Bonkers, Brix advised the audience to "Close your eyes and imagine you've all dropped acid." Thanks to Craig Parker for the ticket. Julia's first gig with the Fall.

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Monday, 20 March 1995   Roadhouse, Manchester

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Idiot Joy Showland (instr.) / Pearl City / M5 / Don't Call Me Darling / Edinburgh Man / Behind the Counter / Middle Class Revolt / Free Range / The Joke / Glam Racket / Feeling Numb / The City Never Sleeps / Life Just Bounces / Big New Prinz

- "Hup! Don't like that, do yer, huh?" (during "M5")
- "'Bouncing Jackson' is a poem I wrote about connections with carpets. A (...). Hup!" (during "Don't Call Me Darling")
- "It's springtime, the worst month of all. And I'm sat with a load of dancers whining through their window-panes." (amended lyrics to "Edinburgh Man")
- Brix: "Astro virus results: SAS has approved. 93% of surfers have had the Astro virus compared to over 22% of non-surfers. Middle class revolt. Those are the interim findings of the Astro virus study carried out by Dr Stephen Minns of the University of Leicester. For years, the government Department of the Environment and water companies have been (saying to) SAS. You proved there is a health risk." (amended lyrics to "Middle Class Revolt")
- "And it would nice to have a nice strong finish to a song." (during "Free Range")
- "Prinz!" (before "Big New Prinz")
- "Cos he is not (sat next) properly!" (amended lyrics to "Big New Prinz")

Thanks to Jeremy for the three Roadhouse tickets.

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Tuesday, 21 March 1995   Roadhouse, Manchester

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The Joke / The Aphid / Don't Call Me Darling / Pearl City / Middle Class Revolt / L.A. / Edinburgh Man / Feeling Numb / Glam Racket / Behind the Counter / Life Just Bounces / The City Never Sleeps / Bonkers in Phoenix / Gut of the Quantifier

- "Good evening, we are The Fall. Thank you for the long intro tapes. One, two, three!" (before "The Aphid")
- "As I sit and mumble over the lyrics he's forgot." (amended lyrics to "Edinburgh Man")
- "Sounds like something else to me. Old rock song, baby." (amended lyrics to "Gut Of The Quantifier")

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Wednesday, 22 March 1995   Roadhouse, Manchester

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Pearl City / The Joke / Idiot Joy Showland / Glam Racket / Don't Call Me Darling / M5 / Gut of the Quantifier / Middle Class Revolt / L.A. / Edinburgh Man / Life Just Bounces

Incomplete from a Belgian radio broadcast.

- "I don't need no Mike Hill (...) cut." (amended lyrics to "Pearl City")
- "Hey, Factory Two, come on up!" (amended lyrics to "Idiot Joy Showland")
- "And the nylon leaves are falling from the twisted shell of your hopeless mind. Your leather jacket won't compensate for your own personal (...)." (more amended lyrics to "Idiot Joy Showland")
- "And Wentworth Street is packed to gills with insects. Their nylon minds can't realise... can't realise... they cannot realise they've got to meet Mark Smith's ex-wife." (yet more amended lyrics to "Idiot Joy Showland")
- Heckler: "Go back to York!" MES: "Why don't you go back to (...)?" (before "Glam Racket")
- "My hands are full of fuck-wits." (amended lyrics to "Don't Call Me Darling")

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Friday, 28 April 1995   Salle de la Cité, Rennes, France

The Joke / Pearl City / Birthday / Behind the Counter / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Bill Is Dead / Glam Racket / Feeling Numb / I'm Not Satisfied / Idiot Joy Showland / Paranoia Man in a Cheap Shit Room / Edinburgh Man / Don't Call Me Darling / Hey! Student / Life Just Bounces / The City Never Sleeps / The Chiselers / Big New Prinz

Two attempts at I'm Not Satisfied

- "Also known as (...). Concentrate, you time-consuming morons! I've a few more (...). Hup!" (before "Pearl City")
- "Clear the stage, please." (before "Bill Is Dead")
- Karl Burns: "Hey Student! (...) croissant! Fucking Napoleon! Woah!" (during "Hey! Student" when handed the microphone by MES)
- "Dry hump! Dry hump - their speciality." (amended lyrics to "The Chiselers")

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Monday, 8 May 1995   Coimbra Student Festival, Coimbra, Portugal

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 13 May 1995   Saint Lo Festival, Brittany, France

The Joke / Idiot Joy Showland / Birthday / Free Range / Behind the Counter / Middle Class Revolt / Mere Pseud Mag Ed / Bill Is Dead / Glam Racket / Edinburgh Man / Feeling Numb / I'm Not Satisfied / Pearl City / Don't Call Me Darling / Big New Prinz / Hey! Student / The City Never Sleeps / Deadbeat Descendent

A couple of false starts to "Birthday". Power cut during"Behind the Counter"

- "You are a bunch of scruffs. You are a disgrace to your nation." (during "Glam Racket")
- "Working (...)." (before "Edinburgh Man")
- "Simon! Simon! (...)." (after a 7 minute "Big New Prinz", prompting a restart for a further 5 minutes)
- Karl Burns: "Don't fuck up! Fuck you!" (during "Big New Prinz")
- Karl Burns: "You French fuckers! Fuck you!" (after "Hey! Student")
- Karl Burns: "Happy now? Enjoy yourselves?" (after "Deadbeat Descendent")

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Friday, 19 May 1995   Lisbon, Portugal

No tape exists?

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Saturday, 20 May 1995   Lisbon, Portugal

No tape exists?

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Friday, 14 July 1995   Phoenix Festival

Rainmaster / Pearl City / Birthday / Behind the Counter / Free Range / Bill Is Dead / Don't Call Me Darling / The Chiselers / Feeling Numb / Idiot Joy Showland / Edinburgh Man / Glam Racket

Incomplete set broadcast on BBC radio: Pearl City / Behind the Counter / Free Range / Don't Call Me Darling / The Chiselers / Feeling Numb / Idiot Joy Showland / Edinburgh Man / Glam Racket, produced by Miti Adhikari.

The only documented live rendition of Rainmaster (?)

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Saturday, 22 July 1995   Szene Music Theater, Salzberg, Austria

No tape exists?

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7 August : "The Twenty-Seven Points" album released

Sunday, 17 September 1995  Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, Netherlands

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Mark took part by reading some of his poetry. Background on the festival. The photo is MES with Ian Kerkhof, who filmed the festival for a documentary. Thanks to Scott for the links.

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Sunday, 8 October 1995   Caledonian University, Glasgow

Tunnel / Pearl City / Idiot Joy Showland / The Joke / Glam Racket / Feeling Numb / The Chiselers / Birthday / M5 / Don't Call Me Darling / Coliseum / DIY Meat / Edinburgh Man / Big New Prince / The City Never Sleeps / L.A. / Behind the Counter

Tunnel was a working title for Interlude-Chilinism. Thanks to Charles for the flyer and to Brian for the ticket.

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Monday, 23 October 1995   Astoria, London

Tunnel / Pearl City / The Joke / Birthday / The Chiselers / M5 / Feeling Numb / Glam-Racket / Idiot Joy Showland / The Coliseum / Don't Call Me Darling / DIY Meat / Edinburgh Man / Behind the Counter / Middle Class Revolt / L.A. / Big New Prinz / Free Range // Life Just Bounces (?)

Thanks to Mikey Smurf for the flyer and Ashley Haynes for the ticket.

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Tuesday, 24 October 1995   Junction, Cambridge

Tunnel / Pearl City / The Joke / The City Never Sleeps / Idiot Joy Showland / The Chiselers / M5 / Feeling Numb / Edinburgh Man / Don't Call Me Darling / Stay Away (Old White Train) / Birthday / Behind the Counter / Glam Racket / The Coliseum (instr.)

Karl Burns provides lead vocals on "Stay Away (Old White Train)".
- "Angular Indie free tickets. Lightning Seed." (amended lyrics to "The Chiselers")
- "Round it up! Now, let's go to the coliseum where Johnny and Johnny J are guarding the gates. Thank you. Well, it doesn't look like we're gonna go there, now we're gonna go to Edinburgh instead." (from "Feeling Numb" into "Edinburgh Man")

Craig's last Fall gig?

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December 1995 - October 1996 : lineup # 30 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Brix E. Smith (guitar, vocals), Steve Hanley (bass), Julia Nagle (guitar, keyboards), Simon Wolstencroft (drums), Karl Burns (drums) + Lucy Rimmer (occasional backing vocals) + Mike Bennett (occasional backing vocals)

Tuesday, 12 December 1995   Mean Fiddler, Dublin

No tape exists? Thanks to Maurice Leahy for the ticket and Locomac for these photos.

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Sunday, 17 December 1995  John Peel Session #19 (broadcast Friday, December 22)

You Pep / Oleano / The Chiselers / The City Never Sleeps

Mark E. Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Julia Nagle - keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums; Karl Burns - drums; Lucy Rimmer - vocals. Produced by Nick Gomm, engineered by Adam Askew, recorded in Maida Vale 4.

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Sunday, 31 December 1995   Volksbuehne, Berlin, Germany

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