Wednesday, 2 February 2011

17 THE SMITHS, THE WOODENTOPS, Gloucester Leisure Centre, Tuesday 25 September 1984

Drove up in time to catch the support band, and boy was I glad we did! I'd never heard of The Woodentops before, but they were a truly wonderful, carefree and raucous support band, quite literally blowing The Smiths offstage with a performance of passion, fire and fun. Their performance made me hunt down their debut single "Plenty", and proclaim it the Best Single of 1984!

The Smiths, promoting current single "William It Was Really Nothing", played well, with Morrissey a riveting frontman as before, but really seemed a little disappointing and flat after that breathless Woodentops performance!

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