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Flyer for CND rally summer '81 (it threw it down), dont think Hawkwind turned up. The Damned also played the Mayflower that night in aid of local kids' charities.
Artefact added : 27th December 2007
by Ron
Alastair Says –
If you look on You tube there is some footage of Chris Sievey and the Freshies doing 'Wrap up the Rockets' at the event, with the sound dubbed from the single. You can also spot John Cooper Clarke.
COMMENT ADDED 14th April 2008
mat Says –
hi alastair - i've looked on youtube for this but can't find... do you have a link please?
COMMENT ADDED 2nd September 2008
Alastair Says –
Hello Mat,

www.youtube.com/w...

-you have to sit through a minute of Frank Sidebottom beforehand, however. Brace yourself!

Alastair
COMMENT ADDED 3rd September 2008
Says –
I remember this day so well, I was only 11 at the time, but already a festival veteran. It was the first time I heard John Cooper-Clarke, he did 'Evidently Chickentown', I thought he was amazing. I think The Damned did 'Smash It Up', needless to say they were chaotic and brilliant.

The other thing that sticks in my mind was that it was just after the Moss Side riots and the shops on the Parkway were all burnt out. The police had obviously been briefed to keep a very low profile and not intervene in case it kicked off. As a result quite a few people were VERY openly smoking spliffs under their noses which was unusual to say the least in the days of James Andertons regime!

I wore my badge that i got on the day for weeks.
Btw I don't remember Hawkwind OR the laser turning up!
COMMENT ADDED 26th February 2009
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OT Says –
that's quite a long march too! not sure the kids would be up for that much walking these days...
COMMENT ADDED 26th February 2009
dave wright Says –
I'd been press-ganged by a friend to help serve burgers and sausage butties from the 'Divine Light Mission' tent, which was strange because they were all vegetarians!
The Freshies were brilliant, I remember, but The Damned were disapointing. I missed Ronnie Laine, which was a pity, and was too busy to catch the others.
COMMENT ADDED 5th March 2009
Says –
Truth be told Mat; we went straight to the park.
It was really raining hard.
I am still a fair-weather campaigner!
COMMENT ADDED 6th March 2009
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Alastair Says –
I remember taking part in the march and getting soaked, and the burnt out shops on Parkway. the Damned chatted to us young punks through the fence at the side of the stage. ( I was fifteen ) The NME or was it Sounds (?) had a big review with a photo taken from behind JCC, has anybody still got it?
After the gig we got lost in Moss side looking for a bus stop. We went up to a man in a sharp suit next to a big white car, and asked him where we could get a bus- he said " You want BUSH?"
COMMENT ADDED 6th March 2009
boy in exile Says –
We were on a flat bed truck with the band Terrorist guitars they played outside strangeays to the huge crowd, later that night after the carnival the Dammed played a charity gig organsised by big cyril @ the mayflower and Terrorist guitars supported them. Top day, great times
COMMENT ADDED 8th March 2009
dj Says –
I remember marching from Stockport to town with stockport CND and catching the bus to Alexander park after meeting some mates outside Oasis. It all kicked off during the Damneds set with a few missiles[not cruise] being lobbed about, ive still got a bootleg tape somewhere, Hawkwind didnt play but i seem to remember a reggae act did.
COMMENT ADDED 8th March 2009
Treble99 Says –
Yeah all the hippies were pissed off with the no show by Hawkwind, so they decided to take their frustrations out on the punks by throwing bottles from behind the stage into the crowd, my mate Mike Reigate got hit by a cider bottle, luckily it didnt smash but it left him with a massive lump on his head
COMMENT ADDED 10th June 2009
dj Says –
During this time i saw the Damned play at numerous places in Manchester and Tameside, i saw them 2 weeks ago at Strummercamp at Mcr rugby club and the annoying thing is the cpt hasnt aged a bit....bastard. I would love to see if anyone has any more footage of the day/march/gigs.
COMMENT ADDED 11th June 2009
dj Says –
Damned set list for the Alex Park gig was-Blackout,Lively Arts,JCBH Today,Plan 9...,Dr Jeckyll..,Smash it up,Drinking about my baby,Melody Lee,Hit or miss,NoiseNoiseNoise,Lovesong,NeatNeatNeat,New Rose,Ballroom Blitz,Looking at you
COMMENT ADDED 18th July 2009
OT Says –
that is a great set list... wow.
COMMENT ADDED 19th July 2009
ozit Says –
there were no bottles thrown from behind the stage into the crowd someone must have been doing some good drugs to imagine that, there are more pictures of the event, the damned jcc etc at- the archive -uk rock festivals website- also the earlier carnival against racism is there too ,I also let some of my photos of the cruise missiles event be used for the john cooper clarke best of cd- i have some film footage of the march arriving and audio recordings here too
COMMENT ADDED 18th November 2009
dj Says –
Just checked out the great photos on the website.I dont know about bottles being lobbed into the crowd from behind the stage but i remember a bloke in front of me getting hit on the head during a manic Love Song and the band stopping to lecture everyone about fighting among themselves.They then introduced the next song Neat Neat Neat as Stairway To Heaven.
COMMENT ADDED 18th November 2009
SD Says –
I can see me & my cousin Antony in the clip from Alex Park. We went on the march & left before the Damned (to go to the pub, strange cos I love(d) them. We used to go & see the Freshies at virtually every gig them days. Ive still got all all the records
COMMENT ADDED 27th November 2009
Treble99 Says –
Ozit, i wasnt doing any drugs, good or bad and ive just spoke to a mate who was there also and he confirmed my story about the bottle throwing incident, i'm not saying there were hundreds thrown or anything like that but there were definitely a few came over.
COMMENT ADDED 19th December 2009
dj Says –
Sad news about the death of Chris Sievey.
COMMENT ADDED 21st June 2010
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