Nige says: I owned a copy of this at school: Martin Clayton's younger brother (Gav) used to flog it around the schoolyard.
I saw the Spurtz play Festival '80 at the Squat on Devas Street, with the Hoax (featuring a very young Mike Joyce) headlining.
Spud1957roxy says: hi.my best mate was the bass player eric waters of private sector..i use to go to most of there gigs with eric,in the early days of punk,before he left around 78/79.then they got johnny miller in on bass,eric use to say he,s a one man band has a joke,don,t know why he left really.there is a picture of me with john mcstea and eric where you from scratcanut.
Alf henshall says: YE TONY DAVIDSON (TJM RECORDS) PROBABLY OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE SONG WE DID, AND MAYBE ALL THE OTHER BANDS WHO HE PUT ON THE L.P. WE DID LOADS OF GIGS, WE NEVER PLAYED JUST FOR EXPENSES OR BEER ALWAYS A PAID GIG. HAD SOME GOOD TIMES, CLIVE WAS A LUNATIC AT TIMES ON STAGE. HAHA.
Spud1957roxy says: well looked like you signed your royalties away then....but hey you got a track on an lp,free,,,that was the way of the scene then alf ,,,how many gigs did you get paid for...you where glad just for the spot..free beer was the order of the day...for me ...anyway,,oh and the ladies.
Alf henshall says: WE WHENT TO CARGO STUDIOS, ROCHDALE AND RECORDED THREE TRACKS . TONY DAVIDSON SAW US PLAY AT BAND ON THE WALL AND ASKED IF WE WANTED TO BE FEATURED ON THE L.P HE WAS BRINGING OUT CALLED IDENTITY PARADE. WE SAID YES AND HE SAID HE WOULD LISTEN TO THE DEMO TAPE WE DID AND PICK A SONG FOR THE ALBUM. WE WHENT TO HIS OFFICE AT KNOTT MILL WITH THE TAPE AND HE PICKED 'SUICIDE' . WE THEN SIGNED SOME FORMS BUT I DIDNT REALY READ THEM SO I DONT KNOW WHAT WE AGREED TO. BUT WE GOT NO MONEY JUST A FREE L.P EACH. HE DIDNT EVEN HAVE TO SPEND ANY MONEY ON STUDIO TIME WITH US SO HE GOT US FOR NOTHING. WE MIX IT OURSELFS IN THE STUDIO I PUT THE PHASING ON THE FADE OUT.
Paul Gray says: Even though I've lived the past 35 abroad I still have fond memories of the Electric Circus where I s@w the Pistols, a great but strange double header of Talking Heads opening for the Ramonesl Little Bob Story and many more. I lived inBolton at the time but regularly made the trip to see so many great bands.
At Rafters it was Elvis Costello on a Thursday the same week his debut album came out after playing gigs at the Nashville, and the Flamin Groovies playing power pop which was pretty good. One night a coule of friends and myself went to see Gentle Giant at the MFTH but it was cancelled so we went to the Palace were Pink Floyd were playin - We didn't have tickets but at the last minute there was a no show and we got a balcony to ourselves for cost. Yes many great memoriesstill!!!!!
Steve Bourne says: I didn't get to see Wire play at this gig. Must've been working too hard, as I nodded off as Wire arove on stage + was woken by a couple sitting beside me who were excusing themselves to sit down. Minutes later, Fee Waybill appeared on stage on a Harley..!
Spud1957roxy says: LOVE THE COMMENTS HERE....I WAS ALWAYS OFF MY HEAD IN WAVES,ALWAYS ENDED UP THERE WHEN EVERYWHERE ELSE WAS SHUT....THE GUY WITH THE GERMAM HELMET,WAS IT BIG JOHN FROM. RUSHOLME.THE GUTTER TOILET HELD UP WITH WIRE...AND THE FREE BURGER AND CHIPS,,,,JUST CAME BACK TO ME,,,FUNNY NONE OF MY MATES COULD FIND IT SOBER..EVEN ME.HA.
Alf henshall says: Ok maybe steve brotherdale left V2 and another drummer joined with similar name. If you look up V2 you see steve brotherdale on photos with the band. He joined joy division very briefly cos even they couldnt get on with him. They ended up throwing him out of the van in the middle of knowhere. Haha. Sister ray were together just over a year or so and then i got pissed off with things so left and johnny marr replaced me.
Alf henshall says: THE V2 DRUMMER WAS CALLED STEVE BROTHERDALE NOT BLEASDALE, I WAS GOING TO JOIN THEIR BAND CALLED MENTAL BUT I COULDNT STAND THE BIG HEADED ARROGANT BASTARD. ME AN CLIVE FORMED SISTER RAY. NAMED THE BAND AFTER VELVET UNDERGROUND SONG. YE MISSED THE BOAT CALLED RIP OFF!
Spud1957roxy says: HEY SOMETHING ELSE I FOUND OUT THERE.STEVE BLEASDALE THE DRUMMER IN V2 WAS AN OLD MATE OF MINE.THEY PLAYED PIPS A FEW TIMES.MY OLD HAUNT.FROM MY ROXY DAYS.THAT MUST OF BEEN THE REASON I ALWAYS BUMP INTO CLIVE ROUND THE VENUES,HAS FOR THE ROYALTIES ALF..I THINK YOU,VE MISSED THE BOAT.
Spud1957roxy says: HI.ABOUT RECORD SHOPS.DO YOU REMEMBER THE ONE ON TIB STREET.THAT ONLY SOLD BOOTLEGS...AROUND 1974.BUT I,M NOT SURE.I DID GO IN THERE.ALL THE LPS HAD PINK LABELS.THANKS
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