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Added 29th October 2009 by Debbie

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Rave in Greater Manchester, 1985-1995

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A Certain Ratio, Happy Mondays, Inca Babies, Jazz Defektors, Kalima, My American Wife
Cumberland Suite - Belle Vue
1985

I think this was 21/9/85. It also says there was a Fashion Show. I seem to remember it was something to do with bands who were on some sort of Government scheme to pay them to be arty. I think Tony Wilson had something to do with promoting it. We went to see Jazz Defektors but I remember a band swearing a lot so that could have been Happy Mondays.
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“Hey Debbie - Im really interested in your Happy Mondays stuff, is there any chance you could drop me an email on BiggT1976@yahoo.com please? Ive also got a few Mondays bits and bobs on here under BiggT1976. Hope to hear from you soon anyway! Cheers, T”
01 Feb 2010
“I saw the Mondays in 1985 supporting New Order at Macc leisure centre and seem to remember them being pretty raw and edgey. A mate of mine took some photos of us all, i will see if he took any of the band and get him to upload them.”
03 Feb 2010
“hey dj that would be cool, let me know if you have any joy please! dont suppose youve still got the ticket from the gig or a recording at all? Ive not got any live Mondays recordings from 1985, just the Spirit Studio session. Cheers, T”
03 Feb 2010
“Sorry all my ticket stubs and badges etc were put in a biscuit tin and left at my parents when i left home. This was 'mislaid' by my dad when he was clearing out the loft a few years later.I'm going to sort through the photo's in a couple of weeks hopefully.As soon as i can i'll put them on the site.”
03 Feb 2010
“I have some shots of Jazz defeKtors from this gig up here. Inca babies were top that night; ACR seductive in Brazilia kit; My American Wife were a top band (remember thoroughly enjoying them at International and the Boardwalk; and interviewing them for Acrylic Daze). Think I must have arrived too late for the Mondays but they were awkwardly bad at Macc (as suggested above) so wouldn't have been in a hurry to see them again. Oh, how things change!!!”
14 Feb 2010
“..and the guest Piccadilly DJ was Tony The Greek (Tony Michaelides) acting as compare; again, pics on here from that night”
14 Feb 2010
“Still got the ticket/pass for this gig and the Macc gig. I remember at sound check the enginneer asking X to sing a few lines and X refusing but said he'll count instead! Mini”
08 Nov 2013
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