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5. Jul. 2008, 22:52

This list is mainly for me. A record of over 25 years of gig and festival going.

First ever gig: The Cult at Wembley Arena in 1987, followed some months later by Cardiacs in Maidstone Kent Hall in June 1988. The first a large scale stadium gig; the second a small sweaty affair with from memory about 75 people. Cardiacs were superb but the gig was interrupted by a fire alarm half way through. I remember huddling on a fire escape while the building was checked before we could go back in and the gig resumed. Still one of the best gigs I have been to.

Most recent:End of the Road Festival, August 2014.

Best gigs: stand outs include Pixies, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev on a double bill, Cardiacs at Maidstone in 1988 and at The Thekla in Bristol twenty years later, and of course The Fall (every single gig!).

Worst gig: Meat Loaf in 2008. Open air gig, terrible sound, Meat Loaf seemed to be stumbling over the words and was out of tune. And it rained.

Most embarrassing: for the first time ever, I forgot the date of a gig I had tickets to. Gutted. It was Half Man Half Biscuit in Bath August 2009; I thought it was the end of the month when it was actually at the beginning. It seems it was a cracking show. http://www.last.fm/event/998380+Half+Man+Half+Biscuit+at+Komedia+on+6+August+2009/reviews . Arse.

Geek note: I need to go and see a band whose name begins with X so I can complete my alphabet of gigs. How about an XTC reunion tour?!

Anyway, these are the ones I can remember. I haven't included support artists unlesss I specifically wanted to see them. I am sure there are more but my memory isn't what it once was...(see above for evidence!)



22-20s

Adam Ant (x2)
Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara
Adamski
Alabama 3 (x3)
All About Eve
Amadou & Mariam
Arcade Fire
Arrested Development
Joseph Arthur
Ash (x2)
The Automatic

Balaam And The Angel
The Barenaked Ladies (x2)
The Barr Brothers
Beastie Boys
The Beat (x2)
The Beautiful South
Bellowhead
Belly
The Pete Best Band
Birdland
Björk
The Black Crowes
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Bloc Party
The Blockheads
Blondie
Luka Bloom
The Blue Aeroplanes
Blur
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
The Bootleg Beatles (x2)
David Bowie
Billy Bragg (x6)
The Breeders
Bright Eyes
The Brilliant Corners
British Sea Power (x3)
The Broken Family Band
James Brown
Buddy Guy
Buzzcocks
Bwani Junction

Cardiacs (x3)
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
Eliza Carthy
Carus
Johnny Cash (x2)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (x3)
The Chesterfields
Chumbawamba
John Cooper Clarke
Cocteau Twins
Leonard Cohen
Cold Specks
Cold War Kids
Coldcut
Coldplay
Judy Collins
Julian Cope (x7)
Cornershop
Elvis Costello
The Creatures
The Cult
The Cure (x2)
Curve
Cypress Hill

The Damned (x2)
The Darling Buds
De La Soul
Dead Kids
The Dead Weather
The Decemberists
Neil Diamond
Diesel Park West
The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy
Doves
Dr. John

Eagulls
Steve Earle
Echo And The Bunnymen
Echobelly
Editors
Eels (x2)
Elastica

Marianne Faithfull (x2)
Faith No More
The Fall (x16)
The Family Cat
Fanfare Ciocărlia
Feeder
Fields of the Nephilim
The Flaming Lips (x4)
Florence + the Machine
Franz Ferdinand
Frightened Rabbit
Fun Lovin' Criminals

Garbage
Gaye Bykers On Acid
Bob Geldof
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Glasvegas (x2)
The God Damn Whores
The Godfathers
Gogol Bordello
Goldfrapp
GOCOO
John Grant
Al Green
Pete Greenwood
Grinderman
Guillemots

Half Man Half Biscuit
The Handsome Family (x3)
Ed Harcourt
Hard-Fi
Rolf Harris
PJ Harvey (x3)
Hawkwind
Hayseed Dixie
The Heart Throbs
Kristin Hersh
The Hold Steady
Hole
The Holloways
Hookworms
Jesca Hoop
The House of Love (x5)
Huun-Huur-Tu

Ima
Neil Innes
Inspiral Carpets

Jacob's Mouse
James (x2)
Jayne County
Jay-Z
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Jesus Jones
Jim Bob
Tom Jones

Kaiser Chiefs (x2)
Kenickie
Kings of Leon
Kissmet
KodoDrummers (x2)
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
Kula Shaker
Femi Kuti
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Seth Lakeman (x6)
The Lemonheads
The Levellers
Levitation
Jenny Lewis
Lily & Madeline
Low
Nick Lowe (x2)
Luna
Lush

Shane MacGowan And The Popes
Magazine
The Magic Numbers
Mahotella Queens
Malawi Mouse Boys
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Manic Street Preachers (x2)
The Marley Brothers
Hugh Masekela
Imelda May (x3)
Paul McCartney (x2)
Ian McNabb With Crazy Horse
Meat Loaf
Menswear
Mercury Rev (x2)
Freddie Mercury
The Mighty Lemon Drops
The Mission
Mokoomba
Christy Moore (x3)
Gary Moore
Alanis Morissette
Morrissey
Motorhead
Mungo Jerry
My Bloody Valentine

The National (x2)
Naz Nomad And The Nightmares
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Willie Nelson
New Model Army
New Order
The New Pornographers (x2)
Nine Black Alps

Oasis (x2)
Sinead O'Connor (x2)
Yoko Ono
John Otway
The Oysterband
Ozric Tentacles

Page and Plant
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra
Pavement
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Phosphorescent
Pixies
Placebo
Robert Plant
The Pogues (x2 - once with Shane MacGowan, once with Joe Strummer)
Pop Will Eat Itself
Primal Scream
The Primitives
The Prodigy
Pulp

The Quarrymen

The Raconteurs
Corrine Bailey Rae
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Lou Reed
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Ride
Rilo Kiley
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Rose of Avalanche (x3)

The Saw Doctors
Scissor Sisters
Seasick Steve (x3)
See See Rider
Sex Pistols
Shakespear's Sister
Silverfish
The Sisters of Mercy
Siyaya
Skunk Anansie
Sleeper
Patti Smith
Smoke Fairies
Sonic Youth (x2)
The Soup Dragons
Soweto Gospel Choir
Sparkadia
Spearhead (x3)
The Specials
Stackridge
Staff Benda Bilili
Neville Staple
Starsailor
Stealing Sheep
Stereophonics
Stiff Little Fingers
The Stooges
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
Rod Stewart
Suede
The Sundays
Super Furry Animals
Supergrass
Sweet Baboo

Rachid Taha
Tamikrest
Television
Temples
Terrorvision
That Petrol Emotion
Therapy?
These Animal Men
Th' Faith Healers
Richard Thompson (x2)
Throwing Muses
Tinariwen (x4)
Toots and The Maytals
Rokia Traoré
Tunng

The Ukranians
The Undertones
Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Vampire Weekend
The View
The Velvet Underground
Veruca Salt

Martha Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright
The Waterboys (x2)
Roger Waters
Waterson:Carthy
Patrick Watson
The Wave Pictures
The Wedding Present ( x2)
Paul Weller
The White Stripes
The Who
Brian Wilson
The Wombats
Stevie Wonder
The Wonder Stuff
Woods
Wytches

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Young Knives (x2)
Neil Young (x2)

Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction


And still counting...

Kommentare

  • KnitCave

    Hey, good taste but I thought you had been to more Nick Cave concerts than that! The Beautiful South? Really?

    12. Jul. 2008, 0:01
  • Slint4587

    Hmmmm ..... I went to a few of those with you. I'll have to do my own version......

    7. Feb. 2010, 17:14
  • Slint4587

    Didn't you see Velvet Crush or Superchunk with me in Nottingham?

    7. Feb. 2010, 18:12
  • Jopageri

    I am sure there are loads missing - I have mislaid several years worth of gig tickets from the late 80s early 90s. Superchunk does sound familiar. Rock City? Don't think I have ever seen Velvet Crush.

    7. Feb. 2010, 22:36
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