Thursday, 27 January 2011
57 THE SMITHS, Raymonde, Gloucester Leisure Centre, Saturday 18 October 1986
Drove down with a carload for this one, unfortunately getting there in time to see poor support Raymonde. The Smiths, however were much more like it; promoting serious-return-to-form new LP, the rockier "The Queen Is Dead", The Smiths, never the most reliable proposition "live" for me at least, were at their venomous, acerbic best, with Morrissey commanding, waving his Ramones-like placard bearing the LP title with imperious majesty.
Grabbed the set-list after a refreshing experience, making a difficult drive home in horrible weather well worthwhile!