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Hello, I’m researching a book celebrating the history of the Nasvhille Rooms (now the Famous Three Kings Pub) in Kensington, London and I’m looking for memories, anecdotes, experiences etc of bands who played the Nashville and the people who attended gigs there in its late 70s hey-day. I know Joy Division played the venue in August 1979 and I wondered if any of you where there or if you know of any contacts who might have been? Any info on this is greatly appreciated. I hope you can help get the Joy Division experience in this book! All the best, Ian

 

 

 
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Yeah,I saw Joy Division at the Nashville,Aug,79.I think it was a Factory night,ACR played too.Id been to see the Ruts on the night before,and fancied more beer,so off I went.Im not good at remembering stuff from that period.Saw the Ruts there the most.Psychedelic Furs,some of me mates was into rock so I saw Girlschool there too.You definately couldnt write a book based on that,eh.


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I'm just chuffed somebody remembers seeing them there! After more than 300 visits with no replies I was beginning to think I had got it wrong.
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There were two gigs at the Nashville, August 79 (we don't have a full recording of this, and only partial setlist information), and again in September 79, of which there are at least two recordings.

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Wow, this is news! Would you be able to supply me with the (partial) set list and point me in the direction of where I may be able to get my hands on a recording of the second gig?? Thanks for the info
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Try these for size:

http://www.joydiv.org/c130879.htm

http://www.joydiv.org/c220979.htm
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Has anyone got tapes or downloads of the songs from the August gig? The September one's pretty easy to find - but I've never been able to track these down..... 


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PM'd you, Lee.
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Reviving topic just a bit.

I know for a fact that Annik Honore's first attended Joy Division show was at Nashville Rooms August 13th, 1979 show.  (see article here: http://focus.levif.be/culture/musique/annik-honore-est-morte-retour-sur-son-histoire-fulgurante-avec-ian-curtis-de-joy-division/article-normal-3871.html?&&&utm_source=Newsletter-16-06-2010#)

Its also pretty awesome that this particular historical gig was recorded on audience tape.  Kind of funny hearing the taper's friend getting interested in the band and asking "Who are they?" "Wha?" "Who are they?" " "Joy Division" " after Colony. 

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Hi I went to the August Nashville gig in 1979 as a 17 year old. It was a Factory night but I missed A Certain Ratio because the queue outside took ages to move. The organisation was terrible and in fact 2 queues formed : 1 round each corner of the pub entrance so you didn't know what was happening. At least it was a warm evening. By the time I got in I was a bit surprised that it wasn't actually that packed and I easily got down to the front and saw the last few minutes of Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark who were pretty good. Joy Division were more punky than I expected from the lp but didn't cause much pogo'ing, mainly I think because Ian Curtis was such an amazing sight: totally zoned into the music rather than the event and occasionally breaking out into that crazy dance, which we now know reflected his epilepsy. Peter Hook was within touching distance of me on the low stage and really driving things along with his bass playing but also much more aware of what was going on. Two young punks with that 1976-look decided they needed to take a sit down on the stage only for Hook to tell them to "Fuck Off" and they moved sharpish as he looked like he knew how to handle himself. I'm afraid I remember little about the songs played but it was all quite short and sweet with a great reception from the crowd. I saw them once more when they supported the Buzzcocks and their sound had matured but in a big hall I'm afraid something was missing. The Nashville Rooms was an great place to get close to the band and their music and its a shame that venues like this don't seem to exist anymore
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Hi and welcome,mate...thanks for sharing,highly appreciated !
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