1989 Gigography of Paul Clarke

Gigography 1989

Getting there with my gigography now, every gig I was at, from 1987 up to about now. It's an obvious step from my Best gigs of all time post. Well that's the theory, but there's A LOT missing. I have added details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I gathered while I was in London, + a box of old concert tickets + things from Mum + Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding festival lineups, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a stack missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist actions during my NME + Popex years and that. Yeah I know it's a bit nerdy, let's let that go though, I'm enjoying remembering these stuff. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned in the tickets now...

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The Primitives @ Forum

Was the Town & Country still then, Pale Saints supported again, and Fatima Mansions too I…

Thu Nov 23 1989

The Primitives @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Plus the Pale Saints. I later went on to work with the lead singer of the Pale Saints at nme.com, was WEIRD telling him I had got him to sign a poster or something for me at this gig. We followed the Primitives to their London date a few days…

Mon Nov 20 1989

Under Neath What @ The Marquee

Just found out the date of this from an ebay listing for the limited single they gave away at the gig! I went to loads of Under Neath What gigs so I don't have evidence for many of them... Met Bam from Dogs D'Amour at this gig I…

Fri Nov 10 1989

Motley Crue @ Wembley Arena

Plus Skid Row, White Lion + Lemmy... All the acts got together to play "Jailhouse Rock". This was also the gig of the awesome rotating…

Thu Nov 02 1989

Andy Warhol Exhibition

I have a programme for an Andy Warhol exhibition that I remember going to in the Southbank Centre. No idea what date, must have been a weekend I suppose. The exhibition was on from the 7th September to the 5th of November. Not a gig, doesn't belong here, but might help me in future to eliminate dates when gigs could not have been. I have some old cinema tickets that I might log here for the same…

Wed Nov 01 1989

Dogs D'Amour @ Portsmouth Guildhall

plus Under Neath What. The Errol Flynn tour. Friend Adam was a big fan so we went to London to see UNW a few days later, possibly the Marquee, probably the Astoria... Who buys a programme for a gig? I did, in 1989! This ticket could be more or less something couldn't it? However on the original I can just make out it is for this…

Sun Oct 08 1989

Transvision Vamp @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Was this the time I threw my pants at the stage? Think it must have been, this is the first of two times I went to see them. Actually this ticket says the 13th June doesn't…

Mon Jun 12 1989

WASP @ Portsmouth Guildhall

The ticket is very faded, but I confirmed the date with an old Kerrang... Zed Yago supported, this is the "89 + Headless" (The Headless Children) tour. I met guitarist Chris Holmes after the gig, loitering by the stage door (me, not him) + got my t-shirt signed. I wonder if I still have it? The site says REM played there only two days before, I did pick the gigs to go to... Can barely make out this ticket so it is for this gig: I told you I met Chris Holmes! Still can't find the t-shirt…

Sun May 21 1989

Anthrax @ Hammersmith Odeon

plus Living Colour. My first proper gig, went up on a coach trip. See the Anthrax / Judge Dredd patches on my denim jacket \m/ Bought the tickets in person from a ticket agent advertised in the evening paper, he was most perplexed to have a customer turn up in person, better used to dealing with people over the phone or through the post (no internets in those days). This ticket is the most faded of all so it's definitely the one: Just found a merchandising flyer from the gig which reminds me, I bought a pair of Anthrax bermuda…

Mon Mar 13 1989