Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1991

Gigography 1991

Getting there with my gigography now, all the gigs I was at, from '87 up to about now. A natural progression 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 + stuff from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding bands seen at festivals, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a lot missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist actions during my NME and Popex years + that. Yeah I know very geeky, let's let that go though, I'm having fun remembering this stuff. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now...

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Neds Atomic Dustbin @ Portsmouth Guildhall

I saw them once more on this tour, in Reading uni / poly I think, can't find the date though... Hmm found the ticket now + it's in March, so probably not even the same…

Thu Dec 19 1991

Atom Seed @ Camden Underworld

Not at all confident about this one, though I know I saw Atom Seed a lot more than I have a record for here. I found this flyer in my scrapbook of old tickets, + know I saw Atom Seed for the first time New Years Eve 1990, so if I attended this one it can't be 1990. Man alive this is worse flakier research than some of my tree straw grasping. With support from [google]Poisoned Electrick Head[/google], whether I was there or…

Wed Dec 18 1991

Nirvana @ Birmingham Academy

plus Captain America and Shonen Knife. I got the t-shirt + everything, wish I still had it. Wore it once down the Air Balloon (just to let everyone know I was there) + then gave it away, gah. Birmingham Hummingbird is now part of the Academy. This whole gig is on …

Wed Nov 27 1991

Skid Row @ Docklands Arena

plus LA Guns and Love / Hate. The latter announced a "secret" gig they were doing the next day in London, I should have gone they were one of my fave bands of the…

Fri Nov 22 1991

Phil Mitchell behind bars

Ha not a gig but I think I was at and I just found a flyer for it. There was a short spell of "stars behind bars" promotions going on in nightclubs. Famous people would serve behind the bar for half hour or so. I found this one for Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell from the Eastenders), + I remember there was one with someone from The Bill too. What on earth were we doing going to nightclubs like this when it's not even indie…

Tue Oct 08 1991

Wolfsbane @ The Marquee

Found the ticket now! I went to the gig on my own then got the last train up to Rugby, where I was staying for college while on my HNC with Nixdorf Much stage diving, one of my favourite ever gigs. I can't find many details online about this gig. I will dig out the ticket, see if there are more clues. Thinking about this nearly 25 years later I'm not quite sure how I did this. Must have been a Sunday night, so I'd have left home in Portchester on the Sunday afternoon and got the train up as usual to Rugby, via London. So decided to stop in London and go to this gig, + then carry on up to Rugby after. I do remember it being great, + being stage diving crazy. I have a clear memory of being up on the stage + preparing to throw myself back into the crowd yet again, when a young couple (a boy + a girl) grabbed my shoe; they were annoyed at the stagediving, as I would be now. I remember even what I was wearing, a t-shirt with my green plaid shirt over the top, with skinny black…

Sun Oct 06 1991

UKCAC 91 @ ULU

Some time about now, was on for two days again but this time (I also went in 1990) we got accomodation in student halls... I had a big pad somewhere of sketches from a load of the artists, so where is it now? I had a Simon Bisley on my wall in a little frame, where's that? The only one I can still find is my Carlos Ezquerra Judge Dredd that I think he sent me in the…

Mon Sep 23 1991

Guns n' Roses @ Wembley Stadium

Izzy Stradlin's last ever show. Support Nine Inch Nails + Skid Row - Sebastian Bach swore too much + got them barred for life. Probably got the coach up for this one. Found the ticket now, stuck in an old photo album with flyers and…

Sat Aug 31 1991

Monsters of Rock 1991 @ Castle Donington

AC/DC, Metallica, Motley Crue, Queensryche, and the Black Crowes. A pretty special line up at the top of the bill, shame it was the shortest Donington bill ever. Got a coach up from Portsmouth, everyone on the coach brought a metal mix tape with them for the coach driver to play (remember cassette tapes?), every single one had Enter Sandman on it. I've had this one misdated as the fifth of August for a long time, sorry about…

Sat Aug 17 1991

Under Neath What @ The Marquee

With State Of Grace, could well have been at this one, I did see these guys quite a…

Fri Aug 02 1991

Dee-Lite @ Birmingham Academy

plus PM Dawn. A Nixdorf friend's birthday, the only gig we could find in town to go to. Bootsy Collins played bass for them at this…

Sun Jul 14 1991

Atom Seed @ The Borderline

Rock Power magazine presents... plus The One Thing, don't remember them. No hard evidence I was here but until I have proof I was somewhere else on this day I'm claiming it. I do remember being given The Beyond ticket (below) at an Atom Seed gig at the Borderline a few days before the gig. So that might tie in with this one, if not there was another Atom Seed gig at the Borderline some time around this…

Thu Jun 27 1991

The Primitives @ The Joiners

Ah, past their peak, still a treat to see them at a venue this…

Wed Jun 26 1991

The Almighty @ Corn exchange

Was on a work placement with Nixdorf in Cambridge for the summer, this was the only thing I went out to while I was there I am sure. "Little Lost Somewhere" tour, with support on this date from Junk…

Mon Jun 24 1991

Transvision Vamp @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Second time seeing them here, Sinead O'Connor was there too. This is the programme from the first concert, I was way too cool to be buying souvenir concert programmes by this stage wasn't I..? Got a few of my records signed at this gig I…

Thu Jun 20 1991

Wench @ The Pit

All girl metal band, I don't remember much about them. We used to go to The Pit in Portsmouth every Saturday night after The Air…

Sat Jun 01 1991

Atom Seed @ The Marquee

plus Scat Opera. Also saw them on the Portsmouth leg of this…

Thu May 16 1991

Atom Seed @ University of Portsmouth

plus Scat Opera, I went a couple of times on this…

Sat May 04 1991

Rocky Horror Show @ Picadilly Theatre

I attended a few of these... Definitely this one I just found the ticket stubs. I met Richard O'Brien at one of these, was it this one? Just found four tickets for this thing, so maybe it was the organised work coach trip from when I worked at Siemens Nixdorf in…

Thu Apr 04 1991

Megadeth @ Poole Arts Centre

First time I saw them. Just caught up with a friend who was there too (and who I'd not seen for over ten years, he says Alice In Chains opened, followed by The Almighty at the Poole Arts Centre gig '91 (if I remember…

Sun Mar 24 1991

Neds Atomic Dustbin

Reading University Student Union. Saw them in Portsmouth this year too, so this was the first time I saw them I think. I went with Stu again from Nixdorf. We were doing gig swaps, he liked the NME bands more than I did. He bought a t-shirt so it got stolen from the changing room. I have a vague memory the t-shirt from the tour had a glow in the dark design on the back. Everyone was wearing the t-shirt and straining over their own shoulder to see what it looked like. Instead of looking at someone elses t-shirt. Everyone was wearing the…

Tue Mar 12 1991

Motorhead @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Plus The Almighty. I came back from where I was working in Bracknell just for the night for this gig (though it was also Kerry's birthday). Ended up getting thrown out of downstairs standing, where I'd snuck in with an upstairs seating ticket.…

Mon Feb 18 1991

Revolting Cocks @ Astoria

Plus Godflesh and Bomb Everything (AKA) Bomb Disneyland. Got a video of this gig, you can see me stagediving on it. You'd probably not see a gig like this these days. There was local controversy and talk of the council banning them from appearing. Someone sent some strippers along to appear with the band to stir up a bit more shock to report…

Thu Jan 24 1991

Pop Will Eat Itself @ Brixton Academy

PWEI, plus my favourite band of the time Atom Seed. Went with Stu who I also went to Nirvana ect ect with when we were both working at Nixdorf. Found the ticket…

Sun Jan 20 1991

Atom Seed @ The Pit

My favourite band of the time playing at the club I used to go to every week anyway, not bad... The Pit is now part of a bingo…

Sat Jan 12 1991