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Going to The Osbourne Club could be a bit of a tricky one as the young types of Miles Platting didn't seem to take too kindly to other young types trespassing on their turf, for some reason. I particularly remember heading along for an Adam and the Ants gig (before he found out he was a pirate, and to which he didn't turn up anyway) and the local youth took offence/a fence, bottles, bricks etc, to ward off all prospective punters pretty much all the way back to Ancoats.

Half a brick thrown by a ten-year-old, egged on by a sixteen-year-old that just missed my head may somewhat have tainted my memory of the occasion.

There are distant echoes of going to see Slaughter and the Dogs at Wythenshawe Forum (local lads made good), which ended on a similar note. Well, kids didn't have the internet or suchlike distractions to occupy them back then.

The UB40 gig at The Russell must have been good cos I've got "v.great" written next to it. I think this was round the last time Joy Division played here, which I remember seemed a bit flat. I think The Cure gig had The Passions in support..
Artefact added : 8th September 2010
by dubwise-er
phil_b Says –
I was at the Psychedelic Furs gig at the Factory, having previously seen them at the old Poly Students Union in late 79. The flyer says "Over 18s Only" but luckily this rule was not strictly enforced. I would've been 15 at the time.

Russell Club (aka The Factory) also put on occasional afternoon "matinee" shows for the under-age kids and I remember seeing the Damned at one of those.
COMMENT ADDED 8th September 2010
TitaniumBoy Says –
Ahh.. Been away from Manchester for 30 years, just back now. I used to frequent The Osbourne.. Oldham Rd... The Russel Club too... Saw Magazine there once I recall as well.. now when was that??
COMMENT ADDED 6th November 2010
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