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