1994 Gigography of Paul Clarke

Gigography 1994

Getting there with my gig history now, every gig I went to, 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 + stuff 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 and Popex years and that. Yeah I know it's a bit nerdy, let's let that go though, I'm having fun remembering these things. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now...

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Oasis @ Southampton Guildhall

and the Bootleg…

Wed Nov 30 1994

Primal Scream @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Think I have the date right, sure it was the day before…

Tue Nov 29 1994

Sawdoctors @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Sort of folky thing, I'm sure I was at this one. Definitely came to see them here once in the early '90s with Nick Palmer from…

Sat Nov 19 1994

Reading Festival 1994 @ Reading Festival

Just went for the day, and we picked the worst day by far seems, Red Hot Chili Peppers disappointed. I remember They Might Be Giants + Echobelly and Ginger Wildhearts playing with a broken arm. Look at the lineups on the other days :-( I remember picking this day because it was the most…

Sun Aug 28 1994

Shakin' Stevens @ Southsea Common

Portsmouth Festival / Heineken Festival, a freebie, Chris Wilson's birthday. The Pogues also played on the Sunday, I think it was without Shane McGowan though. I may have listed Shakin' Stevens on another date, but this is definitely…

Thu Aug 18 1994

Gosport Festival 94 @ Walpole Park (Gosport)

Wedding Present + Credit To The Nation + Senseless Stuff. I know I went, I seem to remember one band did not though. One more band advertised somewhere, ah not S*M*A*S*H it was Adorable, think it was them that did not show, were they replaced by someone? Not the Walpole Park in Ealing! Just found this advertised in an NME of 9/7/94…

Fri Jul 29 1994

Freak Power @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Mat Welcome + Parrot, cabaret night, I went to a lot of these. Freak power was one of Fatboy Slims bands of course. Details from an ad in Insomnia, local student mag of the…

Thu Jul 28 1994

Sultans of Ping @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Thu Jul 21 1994

Dodgy @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Tue Jul 19 1994

Salad @ The Wedgewood Rooms

plus Catatonia. We liked Salad + saw them quite a few times. I didn't like Catatonia as much so they did crop up quite a…

Wed Jul 06 1994

Glastonbury 1994 @ Glastonbury

My first Glastonbury festival, did we go in my van? Or was this the one where I'd a last minute bad back + Ro drove in his Volvo? Hard to fault the lineup on the NME stage... Blur, Pulp, Oasis, Beastie Boys, Bjork, Manics, Radiohead, ect ect.…

Thu Jun 23 1994

The Nubiles @ The Joiners

possibly at this one, it rings a…

Tue Jun 07 1994

The Farm @ The Wedgewood Rooms

With support from The Iliad, I don't really remember…

Tue Jun 07 1994

Monsters of Rock @ Castle Donington

Aerosmith, who I hardly even remember. Not a great lineup, though the biggest one ever, over two stages. I enjoyed Wildhearts and Terrorvision. Ginger Wildheart threw his guitar into the crowd at the end of their set. Aha: Main stage: Aerosmith Extreme Sepultura Pantera Therapy? Pride & Glory Second Stage: The Wildhearts Terrorvision Skin Biohazard Cry of Love Headswim I went with a friend from work, we slept briefly in my van but I think I forgot my sleeping bag. Think I got up early again very knackered to drive…

Sat Jun 04 1994

Shed Seven @ The Joiners

Plus Baby Chaos. This was ace, Chrissy + I…

Tue May 31 1994

Carnival '94 @ Stanmer Park

Don't think i attended the '95 event so I was definitely at this one, Inspiral Carpets + Boo Radleys + Elastica + Terrorvision + Chumbawamba + Dodgy + Gunshot + more. Seems Pop Will Eat Itself pulled out on the day because of technical problems. God Machine were also due to play so guitarist Jimmy Fernandez died a few days before the gig. I originally had this down as the 27th, so found the ticket now and that sorts out a clash. I think it was a multi day event (one day jazz, one day dance, one day indie) + I only went to this…

Sat May 28 1994

Ed Tudor-Pole @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Caberet, with Nan Vernon, Wasp Factory, Kevin Eldon, George Egg, Raymond + Mr Timpkins Revue, The Really Band + compere Lee Hurst. We went to this every month for a while. What a bargain for £7 how did they do it? I think the earlier ones were only a fiver. Wasp Factory were managed by Eddie Izzard I think. Kevin Eldon + George Egg are proper comedy names I'd love to see now, reading this a quarter of a century…

Fri May 27 1994

Skin @ Portsmouth Pyramids

Not her from Skunk Anansie, a rock band of this…

Thu May 19 1994

Chumbawamba @ Portsmouth Pyramids

First of the Portsmouth Venue Campaign freebies helping out on the door (first one I attended, not their first one). Plus Gunshot, Attilla the Stockbroker, and Spot the…

Tue May 17 1994

David Lee Roth @ Portsmouth Guildhall

High camp at the Guildhall. Part of the Whole World Tour. I don't remember who the special guests…

Sun May 15 1994

Sean Meo @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Caberet possibly, with Martin Coyote and Paul B…

Fri May 13 1994

Annie Hates Cordial @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Plus Freaks Of Desire, Local! I must have a ticket or a mention in my fanzine of this, so also just found it in NME listings for this…

Wed May 11 1994

Rollins Band @ Portsmouth Pyramids

Plus support from Dig I originally had this down as the 2nd so I attended Oasis that day. Don't remember this one clearly, though I do remember seeing Henry Rollins spoken word around this time…

Tue May 03 1994

Oasis @ The Wedgewood Rooms

I was at this one. These "oasis" are going to do well for themselves I think. Ones to…

Mon May 02 1994

Terrorvision @ Portsmouth Pyramids

With Mutha's Day Out and Valve. I'm sure the last Portsmouth Venue Campaign show that I did was Terrorvision, so these dates don't line up at all. Terrorvision must have played the Pyramids more than…

Sun May 01 1994

The Wonderstuff @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Plus The Gigolo Aunts. At the time a record price paid for a gig as I bought an extra one from a tout for friend Sophie who was visiting that…

Tue Apr 12 1994

Toyah @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Caberet, hosted by Lee Hurst, with Television Smith, Dave Spikey, Pooka, Crisis Twins and almost certainly the Raymond and Mr Timpkins revue. Originally I'd this down as the 22nd for some reason. Cannot find something out about the Crisis Twins, so Dave Spikey is one of the writers of Phoenix…

Fri Mar 25 1994

The Wildhearts @ Portsmouth Pyramids

plus Baby Chaos. Another one I don't remember. Think I worked / volunteered at…

Tue Mar 22 1994

1st National VolksWorld Show

A VW show at Sandown Park. More sedate than a lot of them, I think a lot of it was indoors. VolksWorld was the magazine I used to subscribe to. The VW Beetle was gone by this stage so must have gone in the VW…

Sat Mar 19 1994

Soundgarden @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Superunknown warm up show at Shepherds Bush... pretty huge venue for a warm up show now I come to think of it. First gig at the reopened venue I think, so a special gig to relaunch the venue rather than just a warm up show for Soundgarden. Sure I won tickets from Radio One. Plus Spoon Man, some sort of spoon based street artist. Drove up in the beetle, and I remember taking the distributor cap off when I parked it, super advanced security measure. Where did I park it though? Near Shepherds Bush? No idea. I did win tickets! Don't remember this gimmick of the venue not being announced in…

Sat Mar 12 1994

Therapy? @ Portsmouth Pyramids

Another Portsmouth Venue Campaign show. That question mark does not indicate uncertainty on my part (though I know there is a lot of that in this gigography) it is part of the band's…

Thu Mar 03 1994

Caberet @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Desree, John Otway, Lemontrees, Sean Locke, Uncoordinated Juggler + compere Lee Hurst... how did they do all this for a fiver or whatever it was..? Aha it was six quid.…

Fri Feb 25 1994

Gunshot @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Not my normal sort of show, but so keen to show how varied my musical tastes were I even bought the…

Wed Feb 16 1994

Elastica @ The Wedgewood Rooms

with 60ft Dolls. I spun my car in the snow on the way home. Valentines day, out alone, of…

Mon Feb 14 1994

Sultans of Ping @ The Wedgewood Rooms

I did see them twice at the Wedge. Found the ticket…

Thu Feb 03 1994

Cabaret with Sam Brown @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Compered by Lee Hurst and featuring Sam Brown, Tommy Cockles (Simon Day), Steve Gribbin, Sidi Bou Said, The Four Chaps and possibly more. Think this was the first of the monthly cabaret nights that we went to. £6 to get in,…

Sat Jan 22 1994

Wishplants @ The Joiners

+ Echobelly. Saw them here this year, was it this night though? I thought Echobelly headlined the night Chris and I…

Sat Jan 22 1994