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GraveMaurice

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I saw Joy Division live supporting Buzzcocks in 1979 in Edinburgh and remember it really clearly.

Has anyone else here seen them live and can they remember much detail?
TerryAmsterdam

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I think there is another thread on this board where the idea is to keep peoples recollections of JD live.

Alas I never did get to see them.

Did they blast away the main act?

Terry
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I'll look for that thread. Thanks.

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I started that thread so that those of us who were lucky could document the experience for posterity and perhaps produce a book one day.

If you were at Edinburgh, we need your recollections in detail!

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I did

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I didn't only 7 years young when they finished.

My boss did, last gig, and has the set list to prove it (been published in Q).

great guy, been to so many shows, and still gigging like a teenager !

stuart

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Went to london to visit my sister, who at the time was studying at the university.We saw them play at camden electric ballroom in 1979 around the time they were supporting the buzzcocks on tour.Memories fade over the years but i know that the buzzcocks weren't there. Of that i'm sure. I have to admitt that she was the fan because this wasn't the first time she'd seen them, infact she confessed to seeing them four times in total. I was eighteen at the time and have to say that at the time i wasn't what you might say blown away by them. Infact i suggested that we go somewhere else.

 

Of course now though i tell people it was the best gig i'd ever been to, though i have to say that at the time i hadn't heard much of them before apart from transmission and perhaps what i'd caught on john peel.

 

Today though i'm a massive fan, unfortunately i never did get to see them again. I try and collect as many bootleg recordings of gigs as i can, though i still don't have one from the one i went to see them at.

 

Just one more thing to add, i do remember it being very sweaty in there, and the constant instructions to the lighting technicians.


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sounds like a good gig....can you remember anything else about it?

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Can't remember all that much to be honest, according to the gig guide the support were a certain ratio. Ian played guitar on a few of the songs, though it wasn't the white vox phantom which he is usually associated with. I think it must have been barney's gibson SG. Perhaps he hadn't purchased it by then, though i'm sure  one of  you could put me right on that score.


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That will have been 26th October, Ian was playing Barney's Shergold Masquerader. There is a recording commonly available. 
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That's good to know, i wasn't sure about the guitar model, you mentioned that a recording of tis concert exists, though being new to this forum not to mention a tad ignorant how do i go about finding it? is it available through this website,? or can i download it from elsewhere?

 

thanks

stu.


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You might be able to track down a copy of the gig from someone on SoulSeek.
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Stuart - PM me with your address details, and i'll stick a cd in the post to you. Cheers, Pat
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Thanks very much


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2nd Nov 1979 at B'mouth Winter Gardens supporting the Buzzcocks.

The chap who wrote in the info section was correct to say the concert was short, it was.
Ian danced as only he could the likes of which i had never seen before or since but on one occasion i recall he tried to step off the front of the stage. Fortunately the bouncers grabbed him and returned him to the stage before he fell headlong into the crowd.
I remember that at some stage during the Buzzcocks session they asked that an exit be kept clear as Ian was going to be collected by ambulance.
I think it confirmed what we all thought that he wasn't completely with us on that dark wet winters night in Bournemouth.
Like most have commented The Buzzcocks were useless and threatened to walk off if people didn't stop spitting. It was like a red rag to a bull

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Since I am a young whipper snapper, I can sadly say that I haven't seen them.   My claim is that I saw them vicariously through some more recent bands like She Wants Revenge and Interpol.  All I am saying is that those bands took a lot of their sounds from JD.










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You either saw them or you didn't. Seeing Interpol doesn't count mate! That would be like watching one of those crap tribute bands.

As it happens I did see JD twice. ULU and the Lyceum. I was only a teenager at the time without a great deal of gigging experience, but they were amazing on both occasions, pure energy and power. I shall never forget Atrocity Exhibition at the Lyceum, it was like he was having a very public fit to the music, like a dance of death it spurred him on and on until he could take no more. He was living the lyric. Pray to God make it quick watch him fall. It was only made more poignant by what happened a few short weeks later.

Unfortunately I had to miss the Moonlight shows, and didn't even know about the Stranglers support slot until reading this site.
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Ok, so it's took me a while to find this lot, I've been reading some great stuff !
I saw JD twice.....first at Apollo Manchester supporting Buzzcocks 28th Oct 79. this was the second of two nights. Correct me if I'm wrong, it was a while ago !....but did Barney play bass on I Remember Nothing ? Also, didn't half the audience leave once JD had finished - it felt like it !!
Next was at The Rainbow in London 4th April 1980, JD were supporting The Stranglers who were without Hugh Cornwell who, at the time was residing in Pentonville prison ! The gig went ahead with various members of the punk scene helping out...Toyah, Hazel O'Connor, Billy Idol, Richard Jobson, Jake Burns, Ian Dury & many more.......
As well as Section 25 & Fashion, JD were on before the Stranglers & a really good set ended with Ian crashing uncontrolably into the drum kit during the climax of Atrocity Exhibition. Ian was carried off stage...........and unknown to myself at the time, went on that same night to do a gig at The Moonlight Club !!

Obviously cannot wait to see the film, Control........

Cheers All

Mitch.

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Welcome Mitch

First hand accounts of JD gigs are great to read, particularly for those people like me who never got to see them. I don't know if you have managed to check out the concerts section on here but there is lots of info and it may bring back a few memories!

For info, Barney played synth on I Remember Nothing but did play bass on Sound of Music.
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Cheers Keef, thanks for the memory jogger !

Not sure if this is taboo or not, but there's a JD tribute band, "Transmission" playin the Academy in Manchester 14th Dec 07.

Is it worth it, are they any good ??

Where have they been.........Where have they been ??

Mitch.

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Yeah they're not bad. Good sound but don't expect the visuals to be right, and there's no Ian Curtis impression!

Mitch, can you remember what they played at the Rainbow, besides Atrocity Exhibition? I don't think anyone has ever comfirmed the setlist that is posted on the site, and I am not aware of there being a recording of the gig, sadly.
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Yeah, I've seen the setlist posted on this site....memory's a bit sketchy, sounds about right but can't confirm. The Stranglers' concert was all recorded & released not too long ago as "The Stranglers & Friends", but none of the support stuff made it onto the CD.
I was 19 at the time & was there with my Brother 14(!!), 3 rows from the front, stood next to Billy Idol !

Dance,dance,dance to the Radio !

Mitch.

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 i've posted this same thread in 'Introduce Yourself'  but I hope you'll forgive me.....


I saw the band several times but the time that I refer to here is VERY foggy - OH Dog the 70's and 80's were wonderful  - I hope my kids have such a great time as we all did......

anyhow this was the message in Introduce.... sorry to repeat myself.......



Hi all, I'm new to this forum but I hope to stay around, if you'll have me?

I actually have a question, which I'm going to post in the Concerts forum as well - 'cos it's driving me nuts, but maybe someone here will be able to help...... I'm getting older and a combination of chemicals etc. in my youth has fogged my memory hahaha ..... but I'm pretty sure I was at the Lyceum, Strand concert in Feb 1980, can anyone tell me was this the concert at which we were all locked in after the show 'cos of the lad who died, apparently of too much speed???

I've looked around and there doesn't seem to be any mention of this but I can assure you it happened at a show - but which one???- I had friends who had travelled a long way to the show and because we were all locked in they missed their last train--- I was driving (dog knows I shouldn't have but there you go - it was another age...)

Someone please tell me that I'm not crazy lol - I'm really looking forward to talking about all these and other bands shows with you all as that was all I did in the late '70s to mid 80's

see you on the boards I hope

Julia

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Saw JD live in Sheffield (supporting the Buzzcocks) and was lucky enough to be working in Western Works Studio in Sheffield post IC's death, so witnessed the first tentative recordings of NO.


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Hi Andy, that's a mighty interesting calling card you've just dropped there. Feel free to regale us with any recollections you have of the Sheffield gig and any stories you might have about the first recordings of the fledgling New Order.

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