Stuart Swift

Rock City in the 80's

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Kraftwerk in the early 80's...I was blown away!!

I was there at that one. Spectacular.

Flock of Seagulls were on fire,

Saw them there supporting Simple Minds.

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I think I saw Simple Minds at Nottm Uni,the first album was so fresh!!

Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream educated me towards other music.

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As I have said on other threads, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream along with Jean Michel Jarre gave me my life long love of electronic music. Everyone from ABC to Ultravox have been influenced by them.

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I like both versions ian. I saw John Foxx a couple of years ago at the Royal Concert Hall when he was supporting OMD...still great in my eyes.

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Yes Gibbo Foxx was brilliant!, Ha Ha with Stevie Shears..rip roaring!

Saw OMD I think with Fad Gadget..and before he penned Kylie type pop.( McCluskey). Ian.

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On 6/23/2008 at 7:31 PM, .... said:

Bad Manners - riot-tastic!

 

DM's & white twin tipped Fred on ..... Bad Manners @ Rescue Rooms .... could get messy. 

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Good job I'm off today woke up with a banger, shouldn't drink on empty head. Not been to Rescue Rooms for a gig for a while, it was packed like sardines in a tin, bumped into loads I'd not seen for years, the crowd loved Max Splodge 30 years & he still can't play that trumpet, Buster Bloodvessel looked fit & well down to about 13/14 stone, had all the boneheads stomping.

 

Barmaid made me chuckle, it was my round some craft IPA on draft, she pre-warned me it was & £7 a pint! ....... How much?      

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On 8/19/2008 at 4:00 AM, steve banting said:

Went down to see REM on the recommendation of Graham Neal on the Castle Rock programme. Michael Stipe had shoulder length hair then. Strange. Then again so did I. Also saw UFO and Rory Gallagher. Did anyone go to the Heavy Rock nights on a Friday? Why did so many people refer to it as a Heavy Rock Disco?

I recall the UFO gig..Atomic Tommy on guitar 84? , also remember Gillan in 80/81. Very early Marillion about 82..also a couple of Rory Gallagher gigs about "86 and '88. Recall  about a week later Hawkind, think it was November '88.

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I was at the UFO gig in 1984,front row,I could hardly stand at the end of the night from the crowd pushing forward.This year saw me back there watching them for the fifth time,this time on their farewell tour.

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Recall them playing the Royal Centre..think it was a Wednesday night, roughly mid' Eighties. ..On the second tier..about 30 seats per customer!

 

MSG,  at the Royal Centre..about 81/82..were very good.

 

Trophy Dave, i also saw them on the last orders tour.

R.I.P. Paul Raymond.

 

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Yes,RIP Paul Raymond but I am pleased Neil Carter has stepped back into the band to take his place.I saw them at the Concert Hall,possibly 86,on the Misdemeanour Tour,not a highlight for the band.

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Saw them at Knebworth in '85, 1986 sounds right, can't think of any band of this genre producing anything good mid eighties. Blame MTV, the need to remain 'current' & the commercial use of the dreadful Synth' myself.

Couple more I recall in a similar vein at Rock City, Gary Moore, not a big fan but liked the support band Samson.

Also Y&T with Rock Goddess supporting..double damage tour.

Y&T .. that night were the loudest band iv'e ever heard!

But it's all about standing in the wrong place! 

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Anybody attend the Fairport Convention convention at Rock City., I won free tickets on Radio Trent to the first..

there were at least two..about 1980-82. 

 

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