Suede recently released a greatest hits compilation, ‘The Best Of Suede’ and on Tuesday 7th December they play the O2, London.
So I thought it was time to post another ticket from the archive. One when I saw Suede play the Brighton Event. Support was from ‘Sharkboy’.
I wrote on the back of the ticket, ‘re-scheduled 19/05/93’ so I assume this was when the gig took place and the not the April date.
Also on the back are the songs played that night;
The Next Life / Moving / Animal Nitrate / Pantomine Horse / Metal Mickey / My Insatiable One / The Drowners / So Young / She’s Not Dead / Painted People / He’s Dead / To The Birds
Bernard Butler was still in the band of course and the I think the gig was just before or after the self titled debut album. The only memory I have was that it was rammed inside the Event. Evidently oversold on the tickets due to the hype surrounding the band at the time. After trying to stick it out around the front I remember pretty much getting forced all the way back to the sides by the swirling crowd.
Just check out the price on the ticket. £7. I’m showing my age here, but that would probably get you nothing more then 2 beers at the 02.
Were you also at the gig? If so, leave your memories in a comment!
Listen: Suede – Suede (Remastered)
Another treat from the C90 archives!
Like the earlier post from April this is from easter weekend 1994. Originally recorded in the bedroom onto a TDK D90, its now available to listen to care of Soundcloud. This is side A and side B will follow in due course.
Archive: Megadog presents The Midi Circus, The Event, Brighton 09/06/93
£8 to see Aphex Twin and Orbital at one event! You’d probably have to pay ten times as much to see just one of them now. And then it would probably have to involve camping or something.
All I can remember from this is being blown away by the Aphex Twin’s performance. That proper old school “oh my god that bass and volume has made me shit my pants” feeling. And the stobes. And ‘Didgeridoo’ live.
Again, I’ve got a C90 somewhere of Richard James playing a similar set at the same years Sound City which was broadcast on Radio 1FM.
Utah Saints + Andy Weatherall @ The Zap club, Brighton, 14 June 1993
After seing the Utah Saints support The Shamen at The Event earlier on in the year we had to go down and see them again when they came back to play Brighton’s coolest club (at the time) The Zap.
Back suppporting the Shamen the lead singer Jez performed with a leg in plaster. This time at the Zap they were playing the black and white tiled stage alongside Andrew Weatherall who DJ’d prior to the Utah’s set.
Often ridculed for all the wrong reasons the Utah Saints pulled off a great show and one day I’ll get around to uploading a live set from Sheffield Sound City I’ve got on a C90 somewhere to show you.
While the Saint’s were marching on, Andrew Weatherall stood in front of me chatting to someone about his forthcoming project, Sabres Of Paradise…
Listen: Utah Saints – UTAH SAINTS
The Essential Music Festival Dance Alldayer : Stanmer Park, Brighton, 25/05/96
Another year down there at Stanmer Park, Brighton. By now the Essential was getting bigger and bigger. Split into two days, this was ‘Dance’ day. The other being ‘indie’. Of course.
On the bill: The Prodigy / Underworld / Goldie / Dreadzone / System 7 / Mark Stewart / Spooky / Red Snapper / Fluke / Slab / Grooverider / Alex Reece / The Aloof
Despite the variety of big name acts I cannot remember anything about the day…Can you? Leave a comment below.