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Added 6th October 2022 by curbsfan


Buzzcocks, The Drones, John Cooper Clarke, Joy Division, The Fall
The Electric Circus

Here is Virgin Records Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus 10" poster.

The poster features Manchester punk bands - Buzzcocks, Joy Division, The Drones, The Fall, Salford's punk poet John Cooper Clarke, and roots reggae band Steel Pulse from Birmingham.

A compilation of songs recorded Live at the Electric Circus, Manchester on 1st and 2nd October 1977 to mark the last two nights at the venue (aka the Russell Club) before it closed.

The 10" album, released in 1978, was available on black vinyl, the first 5,000 pressed on fashionable blue vinyl, and an unknown number on orange vinyl supposedly, as promos.

In 1977, Joy Division were Warsaw but had changed their name come 1978, so I guess Virgin went along with the new name.

My Short Circuit collection on all three vinyl variations are shown above.

Apparently, posters were to be found inside some orange vinyl issued sleeves. But mine was given to me 'off the wall' at Virgin Records on Lever Street some months after release in 1978.

Latest Discussion

“Hi there,

This poster is fantastic, I understand you didn't design yourself, would it be alright to include this image in a post-graduate student Documentary film on Manchester punk & rock culture? Let me know what you think, cheers.”
24 Oct 2022
“Hi there, You may use the image as the poster belongs to me. But as you say, I didn't design the poster myself. Please keep me posted on the Manchester punk & rock culture Documentary. It sounds great! All the best, Phil”
24 Oct 2022
“Hi Phil, thanks so much for this!
I will make sure to credit you & look into the original designer too. The film is called 'Overground, Underground' & has already been accepted into the Doc 'N Roll Film Festival - Manchester Shorts Section based on a previous cut. My production studio is @rbt.cmn or RedBeatCommon on different pages/platforms.
Cheers, Luke”
03 Nov 2022
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