Thursday, 3 February 2011

5 THE FALL, Moskow, Swindon Brunel Rooms, Friday 26 March 1982

My first Swindon gig, and it was my then favourite band The Fall, a band whom I slavishly bought and hung on every utterance from vocalist Mark E Smith. Queued up with fellow Fall devotee Doug; first in the queue, and first in! Raced up to the venue to discover Mark E Smith sitting on the front of the main hall stage scribbling notes (lyrics, maybe?) onto a pad. We were too awestruck to talk to him, but instead just basked in the great man's presence.

Support Moskow were a derivative Goth local band, who were OK but not really my cup of tea. The Fall, however, were lumbering giants, and played a shuddering set of angular, acerbic post-punk mainly based on excellent current album "Hex Enduction Hour", particularly memorable being "Deerpark."

2 comments:

  1. The Fall website has this as 26 March 1982.

    http://www.visi.com/fall/gigography/gig82.html

    They wouldn't have played there twice would they? Gigs either side heavy on the Hex content.

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  2. I'm not going to doubt you when it comes to The Fall... that makes my memory even hazier though, as this then becomes gig no. 4 and not 5, as it predates the Big Country gig! Oh dear... I think I'll leave it as is, though...

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