Thursday, 27 January 2011

71 THE WEDDING PRESENT, THE CLOSE LOBSTERS, The Wild Flowers, Bam Bam/Calling, London Hammersmith Clarendon Hotel Ballroom, Saturday 28 February 1987

A last minute gig, this; I'd intended to go to Stockton On Tees, to see The Primitives at Teeside Poly and stay overnight with my student brother, but that was curtailed due to him walking through the door at home 1/2 hour before my train left, "to see the footy!" So, at a loose end and still up for a gig, I went for plan "B" and caught a train to London!

First 2 bands were anonymous, but Close Lobsters were excellent; pissed but energetic and kinetic, playing their excellent, jangly and edgy "Foxheads Stalk This Land" LP material. Headliners The Wedding Present also impressed with their energy and the dexterity (once again) of vocalist David Gedge's guitar playing. I missed their encores, however; had to leave to catch the last train home!

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