(I took this picture about 2000) This is Mandela House or something like that on Oxford road, it took over from Cavendish House as the Poly students Union. They still used to have the Friday night rock discos although it was a lot more Killing Joke and Southern death Cult. Where as the old Poly was a bit more Clash and Buzzcocks. I suppose time was marching on.
I never really liked it quite as much as the old poly but I still went there 2 or 3 times a week. I even sometimes went to the soul funk night which if memory serves was on a Wednesday and my old mate from his Denton punk days Mick Hucknall was the DJ.
I nearly had another brush with fame when I was in a band called Yukio Tani we somehow wangled a 3rd support gig.
We were told we could play next Thursday or the week after. We jumped at the chance to support Vice Squad who were quite well known in those days and I believe are still going. The band we could have supported the week after were called Culture Club but were complete unknowns at the time. I wonder whatever happened to them
Artefact added : 16th October 2012