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Added 5th June 2007 by Arnie


Free Trade Hall
23rd February 1977

Ticket and inside cover of programme for Ted Nugent at the Free Trade Hall,23rd February 1977.
This was without doubt the loudest gig I've ever been to.
I took some cotton wool to stick in my ears for a laugh and glad I did,all my mates where begging me for some
and the local St.Johns Ambulance Brigade were carrying people out with bleeding ear'ole's because they were actually putting their heads inside the P.A. speakers(a practice that I witnessed many times over the years)!!. There was no health and safety in those days !!.
A brilliant gig.

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“I remember Ted Nugent on the front cover of my first ever NME in about 77/78 -pictured sat on the toilet. The music press was on bigger paper in those days, B&W, the ink would come off all over your hands. Articles went on for pages and pages, often printed almost illegibly over arty backgrounds. I could barely understand a word - there was more about Sartre/Neitzsche/Dostoyevsky/Marx/Situationists/Dada/Kafka than the bands but I devoured every word every week, squinted over every line of every ad, did the crossword, scoured the charts....

It were all fields round here as well. You could leave your back door open and no-one...(continued page 97.)”
“I seem to remember this tour was labelled "If it's too loud, you're too old", it was incredibly loud but from what I remember it wasn't that good a gig, too much emphasis on loudness not enough on music”
20 Jun 2009
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