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Still debut - the last evidence of creativity?
Arms came after Still. Plus we have yet to hear Far Parade. :lol:
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mh wrote:
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Still debut - the last evidence of creativity?
Arms came after Still. Plus we have yet to hear Far Parade. :lol:
10 years since Far Parade lyrics appeared. Even by AE’s standard that’s is an awfully long time to perfect a song you have supposedly completed the words to.
"The ghost of war, the painted whore, dial up one nine one four - it's a far parade." TSOM 2009
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Can't believe I forgot Arms - if only they had an A side to go with it ;)
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OTD(!) - 11th May

1982 Embassy Club, London - https://sisterswiki.org/Tue,_11-May-1982

1984 University, Liverpool - https://sisterswiki.org/Fri,_11-May-1984

1985 Odeon, Munster - https://sisterswiki.org/Sat,_11-May-1985

2006 Ancienne, Brussels - https://sisterswiki.org/Thu,_11-May-2006

You reckon Eldritch ever kept notes like this? Waffling on in the tour bus 'ere, Craig, Wazza, on this exact day last year, we were in Liverpool, now look at us, here we are in Munster'. Someone had to for the gigography on the official site to exist.
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OTD (14th May)

1984, Norwich UEA - https://sisterswiki.org/Mon,_14-May-1984

1991, Essen Grugahalle - https://sisterswiki.org/Tue,_14-May-1991

2006, Bilbao Santana 27 - https://sisterswiki.org/Sat,_14-May-2006

2014, Linz, Posthof - https://sisterswiki.org/Wed,_14-May-2014
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The birthday boy managed 2 today

Bradford University 1984

Mudd Club, Gothenburg 1985
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That was my last gig so far, memorable bacause I've met Lachert, Simon and Andreas and other HLers.
Gig was. Not that bad as 2009, miles from being as good as 2006.
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and three (or almost four) on 20th May:

1983 - Dingwalls, Sheffield, England

1984 - St George's Hall, Exeter, England - cancelled for unknown reasons

2006 - Circo Voador, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014 - TonHalle, Munich, Germany
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OTD, 20th May

1983, Sheffield - https://sisterswiki.org/Mon,_20-May-1983

2006, Rio - https://sisterswiki.org/Sat,_20-May-2006

2014, Munich - https://sisterswiki.org/Tue,_20-May-2014

There's a strange entry on the Wiki page about a cancelled 1984 gig at the St David's Hall in Exeter. There's a page for it (https://sisterswiki.org/Sun,_20-May-1984), but the advert/flyer/poster for the tour shows an Exeter gig at the Riverside scheduled for 22nd May. But there's no page for the 22nd Riverside show. Was that the one that cancelled?
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Mothra wrote:OTD, 20th May

There's a strange entry on the Wiki page about a cancelled 1984 gig at the St David's Hall in Exeter. There's a page for it (https://sisterswiki.org/Sun,_20-May-1984), but the advert/flyer/poster for the tour shows an Exeter gig at the Riverside scheduled for 22nd May. But there's no page for the 22nd Riverside show. Was that the one that cancelled?
Oh yes! That entry looks obviously wrong (even though the location was St. George's Hall not St. David's) .
Maybe it's got mixed up with this one https://sisterswiki.org/Tue,_30-Oct-1984 ...

So is there anything known about that Riverside gig on May 22nd?
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Being645 wrote: So is there anything known about that Riverside gig on May 22nd?
I think that was the cancelled date.
There's no listing here & no setlist for that date here either.
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Being645 wrote: So is there anything known about that Riverside gig on May 22nd?
I think that was the cancelled date.
There's no listing here & no setlist for that date here either.
OK, so I shall move that page and rename it ... and check on the Gigography as well ... :wink: ...

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Voilà ... https://sisterswiki.org/Tue,_22-May-1984

Thanks Mothra & Pista! ... :notworthy: ...
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There is a gig listed on the Wiki and the official gigography page in Plymouth on 21st May, with an alleged recording of it in circulation (although the venue listed on the tape is different). The tour dates on the Body And Soul flyer make no reference to this show.

So, I wonder, did the band have the 20th May as a day off from the tour, then resume on 21st May in Plymouth. The scheduled date on 22nd May in Exeter was cancelled for whatever reason, possibly that the catchment area in Devon is too small to merit playing two shows in quick succession there. It's only an hour between the two, with not that many people living in that part of the country.

Or is the the gig in Plymouth on 21st May bogus?
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Mothra wrote:There is a gig listed on the Wiki and the official gigography page in Plymouth on 21st May, with an alleged recording of it in circulation (although the venue listed on the tape is different). The tour dates on the Body And Soul flyer make no reference to this show.

So, I wonder, did the band have the 20th May as a day off from the tour, then resume on 21st May in Plymouth. The scheduled date on 22nd May in Exeter was cancelled for whatever reason, possibly that the catchment area in Devon is too small to merit playing two shows in quick succession there. It's only an hour between the two, with not that many people living in that part of the country.

Or is the the gig in Plymouth on 21st May bogus?
The Plymouth gig is listened even on the official side ... and it is also listed here.
You are completely right about the venue. The info file coming with the recording and also the tape say Busby's (Top Rank).
Only heaven, or the locals rather, might know what that is meant to tell?
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Mothra wrote: Or is the the gig in Plymouth on 21st May bogus?
We don't know.
If there is any facutal evidence, apart from speculation, please let us know, whoever might be holding such proof... :kiss: ...
Until then, we gotta note three concerts on the record for May 21st:


1984 - Top Rank, Plymouth, England ... there is even a photo from the gig ... possibly also in the wrong place?
Btw, a search for "Busby's Plymouth" produces a lot of results referring to a certain Professor Busby ... possibly the taper (a student at the time)? ... :lol: ...


1991 - Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden


2014 - x-tra, Zurich, Switzerland
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and only one gig oan May 23rd as well, though much longer ago ...

Tin Can Ballroom, Birmingham, England
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