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English dogs had a huge following and just had indie chart success with thier new EP - The tower club Oldham was a rambling old place we used to have a private hire taxi driver who would squash six or seven of us in his toyota and get us back to manchester town center after the gigs, for just £5 where we then got the night bus home.
Artefact added : 14th March 2009
by boy in exile
telehead Says –
The very last band to play The Tower Club were a local band called The Exit . . . cant quite remember the date but i know it was a Saturday. The Club 'caught' fire in the early hours of the following Sunday morning and never re-opened. The owner then opened a Fish n Chip shop on Ashton Road! They also played support at the venue to UK Subs, Here and Now, English Dogs, amongst others.
COMMENT ADDED 9th May 2009
woodsman Says –
Was Exit Maliks band? Tower was a brilliant place to have on your door step. Went to loads of gigs there but never got to play there.
COMMENT ADDED 12th October 2009
woodsman Says –
No idea when when it "CAUGHT" fire.Last gigs Ive got in my dary are...
10th Dec 83-UK Subs/Dead Heroes/Exit
Feb 84-Subhumanz/Mass of Black
26th May 84-Conflict
9th June 84-Abrasive Wheels
23rd June 84-Newtown Neurotics/Dead Heroes
14th July 84-Subhumanz/Mass of Black
25th aug 84-UK Subs/Dead Heroes(For some reason got this marked as "BASTARD CLUB" Think I got kicked out!!!!)
1st Sept 84-Toy Dolls/The Edge
8th Sept-GBH
25th April 85-Rubella Ballet/Brigandage
5th May-999(kicked off stage durin Homicide..cheers)
Loads off others at the Tower but didnt write down Here and Now was a belter!!!
COMMENT ADDED 13th October 2009
johnmac Says –
was at the here and now gig,they did stuff off the new album,theatre.bought a bootleg tape off gavin da blitz called coaxed out from oxford,brilliant band along with gong and atv.
COMMENT ADDED 16th June 2010
telehead Says –
Hey woodsman - yes - The Exit was indeed the infamous three piece fronted by the one and only Malik! I remember him saying that the point of that band was to see if they could barred from everywhere they played - they hardly ever finished a full set before being 'paid' off! Happy Days!
Seen him recently playing in a killer (and very successful) bluesy three piece called The Charlie White Project - also heard he is equally as successful playing acoustic/solo stuff.
COMMENT ADDED 16th June 2010
woodsman Says –
Nice 1 telehead found a link to a vid on you tube. Doesnt look or sound like Malik has changed much!!
COMMENT ADDED 17th June 2010
telehead Says –
hey woodsman . . .

yeah - our mutual friend is still as 'loud' as ever!
Maliks set is more bluesy/rock sounding these days - no punky stuff and pretty much all originals - well worth checking out.
COMMENT ADDED 4th September 2010
ianrunci Says –
My old punk band Nervous Breakdown were due to play here with The Frantic Elevators. Myself and the bass player and singer went up there with the frantics in their mates VW van, but our drummer who was supposed to be meeting up with us there never turned up. so The frantic Elevators had to do it alone. I'm glad they did. half the Oldham Rugby team usurped the stage half way through their set and got a grip of mick and forced him to sing yellow Submarine with them. Poor lad was visibly shaking
COMMENT ADDED 7th February 2011
Beverley Mills Says –
Gave some punks a lift tower club in in the 80's, they came from London dont know which band they came to see but me and my friend took them round oldham and they had a good time. x
COMMENT ADDED 2nd January 2017
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