Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1989

Gigography 1989

Getting there with my gigography now, a list of every gig I've been to, from 1987 up to about now. It's a natural progression from my Best Gigs Ever post. Well that's the theory, but there's A LOT missing. I have chucked in details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I've had since I've been in London, but there's not much from before that - got to get a box of old concert tickets and things from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got a bundle of gaps regarding bands seen at festivals, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember, and 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 slide though, I'm having fun remembering these things. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned in the tickets now...

My first gig was in 1987, from then until 1990 it was mostly rock, either around Portsmouth or on trips up to London. Then in 1991 things got more indie, and in 1994 things really seemed to kick off. In 1996 I moved to London (first Waterloo, then Putney in 1998, Ealing in 1999, New Cross in 2000, and Stoke Newington in 2003) and in 2005 I moved back out again, to Folkestone (so that's where the list slows down again). Click on one of those years to see the gigs from that year, though you're more likely to have arrived at those pages than this by googling for gigography...

LOTS missing, it's surprising how many gigs I remember I can find no mention of online. Lots of Under Neath What, Atom Seed and David Devant (favourite bands of various times) to hopefully be unearthed, and what of the classic Supergrass at South Parade Pier? It's documented nowhere Of course Supergrass at South Parade Pier is on Song Kick now. This could turn into an valuable archive...

See links on individual pages to my Folkestone gig history.

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

The Primitives

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

Forum The Kentish Town Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JY
Thu Nov 23 1989

The Primitives

Plus the Pale Saints.

I later went on to work with the lead singer of the Pale Saints at, 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 later.

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Mon Nov 20 1989

Under Neath What

Just found out the date of this from an ebay listing for the limited single they gave away at the gig! I wen to loads of Under Neath What gigs but I don't have evidence for many of them...

Met Bam from Dogs D'Amour at this gig I think.

The Marquee 105 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Fri Nov 10 1989

Motley Crue

plus Skid Row, White Lion and Lemmy...

Wembley Arena Engineers Way, Wembley, London HA9 0DH
Thu Nov 02 1989

Dogs D'Amour

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...

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Sun Oct 08 1989

Transvision Vamp

Was this the time I threw my pants at the stage?

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Mon Jun 12 1989


The ticket is very faded, but I confirmed the date with an old Kerrang... Zed Yago supported, this is the 89 and Headless (The Headless Children) tour.

his site says REM played there only two days before, I did pick the gigs to go to...

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Sun May 21 1989


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).

Just found a merchandising flyer from the gig which reminds me, I bought a pair of Anthrax bermuda shorts.

Hammersmith Odeon Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH
Mon Mar 13 1989

Paul Clarke


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