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Added 5th June 2007 by sbilts


Crispy Ambulance

a pissed Alan Hempsall and sober Colin Seddon in the back of a Transit going to some gig or other. I can remember stopping at the cash till in Levenshulme to get money to buy more beer. I think we were going to Band on the wall and I was hoping to get in free by arriving with the band. No wonder Alan never got the job with Joy Division (far too jolly perchance?) It might have been the Tongues/Ram Ram Kino gig.

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“Alan did sing with Joy Division at the famous Bury Riot gig as is
well documented..He s the sort of person that knows the third and forth verse to all kinds of songs instantly.
Alan wrote an article called something like my day out with Joy Division for a sci fi mag,it was re published recently in Flux Magazine. Its based arounda day in Pennine studios recording .
Thres a Crispy Ambulance promo Video of them doing "The Presence" as song about The yorkshire Ripper(i think)
It looks realy odd these days as drinking and smoking wouldnt be allowed in videos today where as it was part of breathing back then.(lowenbrau Pils in the black and white can)

Talking of the illegal practice of being in the back of Transit vans ,can any one shed any light on "Pete & The Pursuaders" , as a band your always told not to sit with the gear incase your decapitated like Pete and the Pursuaders..Were they a MCR band or an urban Myth”
“i don't know that story...”
29 Apr 2021
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