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Added 22nd July 2007 by JAX


The Apollo
11th May 1985

Ticket for Spear of Destiny. I think when Kirk Brandon last played in Manchester he played at the Witchwood in Ashton u Lyne. Don't know who the special guests were?

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“i saw them around this time- probably the same tour infact but at hammersmith palais (i think) and the guests then were psychobilly band Restless (who played uin their pajamas)”
23 Jul 2007
“Pretty sure I saw SoD (or was it Theatre of Hate still?) at the old cinema (not the Tameside Theatre) in Ashton which put a few gigs on in around 82/83. Also Gary Glitter and Fat Larry's Band of "Zoom" fame/shame - I missed them!!

Quite a few reviews cite SoD as an influence on the early Stone Roses.

Theatre of Hate supported the Clash at the Apollo on the Bankrobber tour. I imagine Ian Brown would definitely have been there as he was at the recording session for Bankrobber which took place in Manchester - see story under Pluto Recording Studios listing.”
23 Jul 2007
“hey - Zoom is a great song!”
24 Jul 2007
“ was the Metro,just after it changed from the Odean.Twisted Sister also played there but for some reason the gigs did'nt last for long.It featured in a scene from the film 'East Is East' and I used to go along on Saturday mornings to watch Flash Gordon,Hoppalong Cassidy and the Three Stooges for a tanner!!.”
24 Jul 2007
“I saw Paul Weller when he was in the Style Council in this old cinema in Ashton with Tracy as support the gig was a bit kack really but having been a Jam fan I thought it was worth a visit”
24 Jul 2007
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