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Featuring: The Fall, Vibrant Thigh, Spherical Objects
Contributors: Andy Zero, Martin X, Martin Carver, M. Hartley, Dave Ward
Offices: Russell Club, Royce Road, Hulme, Manchester.

Featured in the following MDMArchive online exhibitions:
City Fun: The Hidden History of Manchester's Favourite Fanzine
TRANSCRIPTION:

[Obscured] , 999, the Factory, friday 5th jan. I get there early and 999 are on stage -the under 18's show. They look good, enjoying themselves, 100+ people, mostly in front of the stage, jumping up and down, dancing. 999 playing there usual set- obviously not out to knacker themselves but don't mess around. giving the microphone to the kids - sing the chorous. Drummers got a big grin on. someone gets on stage and joins in the singing- knows the words, dancing and doing the bit, its good. Do an encore and more songs. The fans leave, "a lot of our fans are under 18, its not the first time weve done kids shows. i like kids."
come back a bit later and its filling up with over 17's. someones been painting pictures on the walls upstairs, they look good and it bodes well for the future.
The VYE are on first- i didn't take them in. sound ok but thats all. it's got pretty full, there's no buses but it doesn't seem to have stopped many. 999 come on and start off with something thats allright- it's got people dancing. 77 punks made it to 79. clash style riffing and then bring out the power chords. solid pulse ramalama bass and drums. 'feeling allright with the crew' lots of echo "feeling allright with you" a highlight. 'Homicide' fast pace all through the set. lots of short songs to dance to. nothing to make me think they're brilliant but i don't care. i liked them, they've got some good songs. 'Emergency'. Know what they're doing. do it well, enjoy it. play an encore - after we shout - do a few songs. look like they'd play all night if its possible- its not so they stop and we all go home. i'd go again.
andy zero
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Artefact added : 8th October 2012
by Abigail
David Wilkinson Says –
The no-nonsense 'bloke goes to gig - bloke likes gig - bloke tells people he liked gig' tone of this review of a night at Factory's Russell Club is a world away from the City Fun style which developed after Liz Naylor and Cath Carroll's coup. Nevertheless, there were continuities: the in-jokes and the politics, for example.
COMMENT ADDED 28th November 2012
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