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Russell Club
1979
This is The B52s playing "Planet Claire" at the Russell Club in Hulme. It was sweaty but not as hectic as the punk gigs.. It was a risk taking your camera there as you had to traverse "bandit country" after dark. It was a hotbed of criminal activity around the crescents and someone staggering home at 2.30am with a largish camera was easy pickings. I only dared take it a few times. The B52s had just released the 1st album and the Rock Lobster single at the time. In later years I met a Stockport bloke who was married to one of the girls (dont know which one but his name was Brian Cockayne). It was way before The Flintstones and Love Shack whilst they were still relatively cool..
Artefact added : 5th June 2007
by sbilts
dave Says –
Great photo.
Does anybody know whether there is any photos or film of the Throbbing Gristle gig at the Factory in existence? Film of the gig they played at Rafters is included on the impending TGV dvd boxset release.
COMMENT ADDED 14th November 2007
sbilts Says –
Can't help you there Dave....Sorry. I was at the gig but did not take camera as it had been nicked by then and could not afford a replacement....
COMMENT ADDED 14th November 2007
dave Says –
...can you remember anyone at the gig filming it? The audio on the TG24 is crystal clear - would make an ace release if video existed of it.
COMMENT ADDED 14th November 2007
sbilts Says –
It did not look as if it was being filmed. but can't be certain....
COMMENT ADDED 14th November 2007
Tony/Longfella Says –
Vague B52s/New Order connection, there is a mashup knocking around of Love Shack with Crystal. By Go Home Productions who do some genius mixes. This is alright if you like Love Shack, but not a patch on Love Will tear Us Apart mixed with Missy Eliot, Get Yr Freak On.
COMMENT ADDED 14th November 2007
orangepeel Says –
The Stockport bloke who was married to one of the girls it was (Kate Pierson she played organ/vocals) and I think he was a dentist in Heaton Norris .
COMMENT ADDED 1st July 2011
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