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gigography 1997

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January 1997 : lineup # 33 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Steve Hanley (bass), Julia Nagle (guitar, keyboards), Adrian Flanagan (guitar), Simon Wolstencroft (drums).

Tuesday, 28 January 1997   Bierkeller, Bristol

Ol' Gang / He Pep / Hip Priest / Spinetrak / Pearl City / 10 Houses of Eve / I'm Going to Spain / Oleano / Cheetham Hill / M5 / Powder Keg / Masquerade / Das Vultur Ans Ein Nutter-Wain / The Chiselers / The Mixer / Behind the Counter

I think this is the correct order. First Hip Priest in years. Thanks to Mikey Smurf for the ticket. No tape exists?

This and the next two dates were dubbed the "Chipping Sodbury" tour on Fallnet. There's a collection of reviews on Biv's site.

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Wednesday, 29 January 1997   Level 3, Swindon

Ol' Gang (instr.) / Spinetrak / Spinetrak (instr.) / Hip Priest / Pearl City / The Mixer / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 10 Houses of Eve / I'm Going to Spain / He Pep / M5 / Oleano / Masquerade (instr.) / Cheetham Hill / Behind the Counter

From a setlist pinched from drum riser and posted to Fallnet.

- "Start again, please! 1, 2, 3, 4!" (between attempts at "Spinetrak")
- "Thirty thousand pounds. (...)." (before "Hip Priest")
- "1, 2, 3! Again! Again! 1, 2, 3!" (between attempts at "Hip Priest")
- "All right! All right!" (before "The Mixer")
- "It's gotta be better than (...)." (before "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul")
- "You bought another mic? You bought one? Have they bought another microphone, the P.A. company?" (before "10 Houses of Eve")

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Thursday, 30 January 1997   Guildhall, Gloucester

Ol' Gang / He Pep / Hip Priest / Pearl City / 10 Houses of Eve / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / I'm Going to Spain / Oleano / Das Vultur Ans Ein Nutter-Wain / M5 / Cheetham Hill / The Mixer / Behind the Counter / The Chiselers / Spinetrak / U.S. 80s-90s / DIY Meat

Adrian played guitar and keyboards at this gig; Julia did not appear.

Thanks to Mikey Smurf for the ticket.

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26 February 1997 : lineup # 34 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Steve Hanley (bass), Julia Nagle (guitar, keyboards), Adrian Flanagan (guitar), Kier Stewart (keyboards), Simon Wolstencroft (drums).

Wednesday, 26 February 1997   Astoria 2, London

Ol' Gang (instr.) / And This Day / He Pep / Plug Myself In / M5 / I'm Going To Spain / Spinetrak / Das Vultur Ans Ein Nutter-Wain (instr.) / Cheetham Hill (instr.) / The Mixer / The Chiselers / 10 Houses of Eve / Hip Priest / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Oleano

- "Come on! You're over thirty, you can do it! Hup! Hup! Drums now!" (amended lyrics to "Plug Myself In")
- "Rex! Just make it straight, all right? Just make it flat." (before "I'm Going To Spain")
- "The Crackerjack broke out of its box." (amended lyrics to "Spinetrak")
- "There's no recompense, it's all blue-rinse. And they can drag and be (...) again." (amended lyrics to "The Chiselers")
- "A busy number." (before "Hip Priest")
- "And I just guess it goes to show that this was the hell of Oleano." (between "Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul" and "Oleano")

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May 1997 : lineup # 35 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Steve Hanley (bass), Julia Nagle (guitar, keyboards), Tommy Crooks (guitar), Simon Wolstencroft (drums), + Simon Spencer from D.O.S.E.

Tuesday, 13 May 1997   Jilly's Rockworld, Manchester

poster

He Pep / Spinetrak / Powderkeg / Cheetham Hill / Glam Racket / Plug Myself In / Crackhouse / Kimble / I'm Going to Spain / 10 Houses of Eve / Everybody but Myself / Feeling Numb / Hey! Student (x2) / Hurricane Edward / Oleano (instr.) / Hurricane Edward / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Behind the Counter / 15 Ways / Masquerade (instr).

Tommy Crooks's first Fall gig. The intro was Jerusalem and Totally Wired from the recently released Fallnet mailing list tribute tape ("Good Evening, We Are Not The Fall"). Thanks to Mikey Smurf for the ticket and Kevin McMahon for the poster.

- "And this London visitor had this to say: his name was Simon Spencer." (amended lyrics to "Cheetham Hill")
- "Your sideboards are spotty and reptilian-like." (before "Plug Myself In")
- "It's so long since he worked for PWL, he can't remember the (quiet) bits." (amended lyrics to "Plug Myself In")
- "Fucking (...), Tommy! (...)!" (before "10 Houses of Eve")
- "Gonna do 'Lie Dream'? Do 'Lie Dream'. Do 'Lie Dream'. Do 'Lie Dream'! Do 'Lie Dream'!" (as the tape for "10 Houses of Eve" starts; the band continue but MES puts in a couple of lines from "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul")
- "Start without you, Simon. Start again without Simon." (between attempts at "Hey! Student")
- "Right, the next two numbers are 'Lie Dream of a Casino Soul' and something else." (during the second attempt at "Hurricane Edward")
- "Now is a moment of great indecision. Do 'Counter'!" (before "Behind the Counter")

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Wednesday, 14 May 1997   Jilly's Rockworld, Manchester

ticket

Crackhouse / He Pep / Powder Keg / Plug Myself In / Cheetham Hill / Kimble / 10 Houses of Eve / I'm Going to Spain / Spinetrak / Feeling Numb / Everybody But Myself / Glam Racket / M5 / Oleano / Masquerade / Behind the Counter / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul

Part of "Everybody But Myself" is used on the version on "Levitate". The keyboard riff for "The Mixer" is played before "Behind the Counter". Break before encore was "Mr. Pharmacist" from the Fallnet tape 'Good Evening We Are Not The Fall.'

Thanks to Jeremy for the ticket.

- "Thank you. There's more lyrics to that but (...)" (before "I'mGoing to Spain")

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July 1997 - April 1998 : lineup # 36 : Mark E. Smith (vocals), Steve Hanley (bass), Julia Nagle (guitar, keyboards), Tommy Crooks (guitar), Karl Burns (drums).

Sunday, 27 July 1997   Cooper's Field, Bute Park, Cardiff

Powderkeg / He Pep / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Idiot Joy Showland / Hurricane Edward / 10 Houses of Eve / Cheetham Hill / Behind the Counter / Feeling Numb / Ol' Gang

The live snippet tacked onto the studio version of "Hurricane Edward" comes from this gig.

- "Surrounded by equipment." (during "Powderkeg")
- "Litmus stained. It was nutmeg. Hup!" (before "He Pep")

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Saturday, 2 August 1997   Bangor Rugby Club

He Pep / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Idiot Joy Showland / Cheetham Hill / Hurrcane Edward / M5 / 10 Houses of Eve / Spinetrak / Ol' Gang

- "(...) tragedies. You won't (...). You haven't got a guitar (...) in Loch Lomond. And this is 'Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul'." (amended lyrics to "Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul")
- "Do 'Pearl City'. 'Pearl City', yeah? One, two, three, four!" (before "Pearl City")

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Saturday, 9 August 1997   Cas Rock, Edinburgh

He Pep / Powderkeg / Idiot Joy Showland / 10 Houses of Eve / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hurricane Edward / Behind the Counter / Cheetham Hill / Spinetrak / Hip Priest / Masquerade / Ol' Gang / Feeling Numb / Pearl City

No Julia at this gig; MES provides haphazard keyboards throughout.

- "Do you want to try 'Masquerade', Steve?" (during "Hip Priest")
- "And I will recall the other day, I saw a bass player looking at me. I was shopping. What'd I do? I saw the bass player looking at me." (amended lyrics to "Ol' Gang")
- "He's in Edinburgh today. He's a pain in the arse, anyway. No way!" (more amended lyrics to "Ol' Gang")
- "And you've got a fucking maggot for a brain but you're making a bob or two at the Commonwealth Games." (amended lyrics to "Pearl City")

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Wednesday, 24 September 1997   Dingwall's, London

He Pep / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 10 Houses of Eve/ Jungle Rock / Hurricane Edward / Levitate / Behind the Counter / The Quartet of Doc Shanley / Idiot Joy Showland / Masquerade / I'm a Mummy / Spencer Must Die / Ol' Gang / M5 / Big New Prinz

Thanks to Skip King for the ticket.

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29 September : "Levitate" album released

Friday, 10 October 1997   MES DJ's at the 333 Club, London

No tape exists?

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the rot sets in - November 1997 : "Oxymoron" & "Cheetham Hill" albums released

Wednesday, 5 November 1997   Sir Henry's, Cork

No tape exists?

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Thursday, 6 November 1997   Mean Fiddler, Dublin

He Pep / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 10 Houses of Eve / Levitate / M5 / I'm a Mummy / Pearl City / Spencer Must Die (instr.) / Masquerade / Behind the Counter / Jungle Rock / Ol' Gang // Jap Kid (tape) / Spinetrak / Glam-Racket

Right, give me some (flack), this one?" (before "Behind the Counter")

The first ever gig review posted on the Fall news: congratulations, Peter Reavy! More reviews on the Irish gigs here.

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Friday, 7 November 1997   Empire Music Hall, Belfast -- NO SHOW

MES sacks the band minutes before they were due on stage; makes up in time for Manchester gig.

Further details and reactions on the Fall news. More reviews on the Irish gigs here.

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UK : 13 November - 9 December

thanks to Declan

Thursday, 13 November 1997   Sankey's Soap, Manchester

tick

He Pep / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 10 Houses of Eve / Levitate / M5 / Masquerade / I'm a Mummy / Spencer Must Die / Jungle Rock / Behind the Counter / Pearl City / Ol' Gang / Feeling Numb / Idiot Joy Showland / Mere Pseud Mag Ed

- "Can I have the (record) back, please?" (before "10 Houses of Eve")
- "One! One! Get the vocals up, please, and now I'll thank you!" (before "I'm a Mummy")
- "Right, this is for Karl, a true soldier. Thank you." (before "Mere Pseud Mag Ed")

Reviews on the Fall news. Thanks to Jeremy for the ticket.

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Wednesday, 19 November 1997   Riverside, Newcastle

He Pep / 10 Houses of Eve / Levitate / M5 / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Spencer Must Die / Hurricane Edward / Masquerade / Behind the Counter / Jungle Rock / Idiot Joy Showland / Ol' Gang // [song(s) may be missing here]

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Thursday, 20 November 1997   Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

No tape exists?

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Friday, 21 November 1997   The Venue, Edinburgh

Masquerade / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 10 Houses of Eve / Spencer Must Die / He Pep / M5 / Idiot Joy Showland / Levitate / Behind the Counter / I'm a Mummy / Pearl City / Ol' Gang / Jungle Rock

- "I just came back to meet Paul McCartney and visit my friends in The Venue." (amended lyrics to "I'm A Mummy")
- "Third element and Jurassic Park." (more amended lyrics to "I'm A Mummy")
- "I just came back to get a record by Paul McCartney. Seventy-five minutes long in four parts. Over three-six-oh minutes. (Bourgeois) of the exile states. Hup! I'm a mummy. There are three things in my life: to one, I am a mother. To the other, I'm a wife. But I give them all the best with Batchelor's Shredded Wheat. Hot shit!" (yet more amended lyrics to "I'm A Mummy")

Thanks to Martin for the ticket.

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Sunday, 23 November 1997   The Garage, Glasgow

Masquerade / Spinetrack / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hurricane Edward / 10 Houses of Eve / Hip Priest / M5 / Levitate / I'm a Mummy / Idiot Joy Showland / He Pep / Behind the Counter / Jungle Rock / Pearl City

Reviews on the Fall news. Thanks to Declan for the images.

- "Good evening, we are Rage. Hello!" (Before "Spinetrak"; equipment was obscuring the first two letters of the venue's onstage backdrop)
- "Not a chest infection, you bastard. All right?" (before "10 Houses Of Eve")
- "The (...) was hiding in the taxi queue and the elephant was dancing with the special constable." (amended lyrics to "Jungle Rock")
- "And Pearl Cit... (...). Do 'Pearl City', please. And Pearl City! One, two, three, four!" (from "Jungle Rock" into "Pearl City")

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Monday, 24 November 1997   Fat Sam's, Dundee

flyer

No tape exists? Thanks to Scott Allen for the flyer.

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Wednesday, 26 November 1997   Tivoli, Buckley

Pearl City / Levitate / Masquerade / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hurricane Edward / Oleano / 10 Houses of Eve / Hip Priest / Idiot Joy Showland / M5 / I'm a Mummy / He Pep / Jap Kid (tape) / Feeling Numb

- "Old coots retired early, probably from round here." (amended lyrics to "Pearl City")
- "Go on, Tommy. (...)." (during "Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul")
- "I get a bit of Scotch in my nose and the raving bastard forgot all the notes." (amended lyrics to "Hurricane Edward")
- "Let me take you down to the former (...) Water and show you the wooden tits of the goddess that took away your peg-leg, father." (amended lyrics to "Oleano")
- "If only this song could reshape in a black cloud." (amended lyrics to "10 Houses Of Eve")
- "What time that a (...). Karl knows this from a band called Smack. He was a big priest. He he practices bad unafeared art. (Crossfade) masquerading as the great god Pan. Say it." (amended lyrics to "Hip Priest")
- "All is elemental in the land of the pharoahs." (amended lyrics to "I'm A Mummy")
- "Stick with kindred especially if you are a (valley) of dig shit." (amended lyrics to "Feeling Numb")

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Thursday, 27 November 1997   Zodiac, Oxford

Pearl City / Idiot Joy Showland / Masquerade / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Levitate / Hurricane Edward / 10 Houses of Eve / Oleano / Hip Priest / M5 / I'm a Mummy (a cappella w/drums after club pulled plug)

No tape exists? He Pep would have been next (last?) song but they had already played past the 10 p.m. curfew. Reviews on the Fall news.

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Sunday, 30 November 1997   Stage, Stoke

ticket

Spencer Must Die / Jungle Rock / Levitate / Idiot Joy Showland (instr.) / Masquerade / Container Drivers / 10 Houses of Eve / Hip Priest / M5 / Spinetrak / Pearl City / Ol' Gang (instr.) / Behind the Counter / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul

- "They're reading about (...). They want to shag some blonde girl. They are morons. I'm disgusted by them. They are not men. They are (...) prannies. (...). They are scum. They remind you of (...). Spencer!" (amended lyrics to "Spencer Must Die")
- "Drum solo now!" (during "Container Drivers")
- "If only the shards would reconnect in a rap-sort of style. If only, in a Snoop Doggy Dogg style." (amended lyrics to "10 Houses of Eve")
- "M5." (before "M5")
- "You'll never see me wear a suit of black leather." (amended lyrics to "M5")
- "They get very insecure." (during "Behind the Counter")
- "I'm getting sick of fat cat dicks behind me who never could quite crack it." (amended lyrics to "Behind the Counter")
- "It just goes to show that some people cannot play Northern Soul." (amended lyrics to "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul")

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Monday, 1 December 1997   Irish Centre, Leeds

Soundcheck: Spencer Must Die / Idiot Joy Showland / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 10 Houses of Eve / Hurricane Edward / M5 / Behind the Counter / Jungle Rock / Hip Priest

Gig: Spencer Must Die / Idiot Joy Showland / Levitate / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 10 Houses of Eve / Hurricane Edward / Oleano / I'm a Mummy / Behind the Counter / Hip Priest / He Pep / Masquerade / Spinetrak / Glam Racket / Pearl City (with Ol' Gang lyrics)

- "(...), they had to (...) not allowed to use PAs or microphones." (during the introduction to "Levitate")
- "I just came back to claim back my Halifax deposit. I've been paying it off over and over again. Leeds, LS4. Hot shit!" (amended lyrics to "I'm A Mummy")
- "I just came back for a record of the Leeds social security building society." (more amended lyrics to "I'm A Mummy")
- Punter: "'Behind The Counter'!" MES: "Actually, yeah, let's do 'Behind The Counter'. That's a good idea that, actually. 'Counter'! 'Counter' instead of 'Jungle'! One, two, three, four!" (before "Behind The Counter")
- "And I'm getting thin from idiots who read shit magazines." (amended lyrics to "Behind The Counter")
- "One time feast was tray of Yorkshire grease. Hip priest." [laughing] "Now he practices white shit art. Hip priest. On the Yorkshire guardian in the republic of Sheffield (...)." (amended lyrics to "Hip Priest")
- "Don't try and cheat me: I've turned the keyboards up." (amended lyrics to "Glam Racket")
- "And thought you walk the streets of (...) in your Woodhouse little tailoring, you are bequeath in Kew. You are bequeath. You are too old for it, bastard." (more amended lyrics to "Glam Racket")

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Tuesday, 2 December 1997   Krazy House, Liverpool

Spencer Must Die / Idiot Joy Showland / Levitate / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hurricane Edward / 10 Houses of Eve / Hip Priest / Behind the Counter / I'm a Mummy / Oleano / He Pep / Masquerade / M5

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Thursday, 4 December 1997   Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Thanks to Tony for the ticket

He Pep / Pearl City / Spencer Must Die / 10 Houses of Eve / Levitate / Oleano / Idiot Joy Showland / Hip Priest / Hurricane Edward / Masquerade / M5 / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Behind the Counter

No tape exists? May be in slightly wrong order. Reviews on the Fall news.

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Friday, 5 December 1997   Kentish Town Forum, London

Spencer Must Die / Idiot Joy Showland / Levitate / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / Hurricane Edward / 10 Houses of Eve / Hip Priest / Behind the Counter / I'm a Mummy / Oleano / He Pep / Masquerade / Pearl City / Glam Racket (aborted) / Feeling Numb / Jap Kid (tape)

(The tape of "Masquerade" starts whilst Tommy is doing the spoken introduction to "Hurricane Edward".
- "What are you doing with a bag of crisps behind your amplifier? I'm talking about you, Tommy Crooks!" (during the introduction to "Levitate")
- "And who hires the drum riser out of Channel Four's live broadcast?" (before "I'm A Mummy")
- "There are three people in my life. To one, I'm a mummy. To the other, I'm a wife. And there's a dog in the house. But I give people the best with Cadbury's Shredded Wheat." (amended lyrics to "I'm A Mummy")

Photos thanks to David and Carina. Reviews on the Fall news. Ticket and flyer thanks to Craig Parker.

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Sunday, 7 December 1997   Junction, Cambridge

He Pep / Container Drivers / Spencer Must Die / Feeling Numb / 10 Houses of Eve / Levitate / Oleano / Hurricane Edward / Jungle Rock / Hip Priest / M5 / Masquerade / Lie Dream of a Casino Soul (x2) / Behind the Counter / Pearl City / I'm a Mummy

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Monday, 8 December 1997   Waterfront, Norwich

He Pep / Container Drivers / Spencer Must Die / Feeling Numb / 10 Houses of Eve / Levitate / Oleano / Hurricane Edward / Jungle Rock / Hip Priest / Idiot Joy Showland / M5 / Masquearade (and Pearl City somewhere?)

Reviews on the Fall news.

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Tuesday, 9 December 1997   Bierkeller, Bristol

Lie Dream of a Casino Soul / 10 Houses of Eve / Container Drivers / Spencer Must Die / The Quartet of Doc Shanley / Everybody But Myself (tape) / Levitate / I'm a Mummy / Oleano / M5 / Hip Priest / He Pep / Masquerade / Idiot Joy Showland / Ol' Gang / Jap Kid (tape)

Reviews on the Fall news.

- "For your sins you have to watch Tommy's slides." (before "Spencer Must Die")
- "And he is not appre... You two, will you fuck off? Get backstage, please. Thank you. Eh! Go away. Take him away. Neville, go away." [continues lyrics] "...appreciated." (during "Hip Priest")
- "Apologies for the... my interuption. I'm in the group, you know. Can't even get the staff. This is my microphone (...)." (before "He Pep")

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