Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1990

Gigography 1990

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

Love / Hate

Plus my first time (of many) of seeing Atom Seed. Happy new year! Pretty sure we slept at Waterloo station after this gig and got a train back in the morning. I think one of the other bands on the bill were New England, no-one of note afaik.

The Marquee 105 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Mon Dec 31 1990


We went to see the support band Senseless Things. Got in free by selling t-shirts and I had a free Is It Too Late? Jamie Hewlett t-shirt for a long time after... wonder if I still do?

Eastpoint Centre Bursledon Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO19 8BR
Sun Dec 23 1990


plus a local band whose tape I bought, can't remember their name but they had a song called Bergerac about police brutality. this site says "plus abs". at Winchester All Saints Community School

All Saints Community School All Saints Church of England Primary School, St. Catherine's Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0PS
Sat Nov 24 1990

Iron Maiden

Was on a Nixdorf training course in Hounslow, turned up too late for support band Wolfsbane, and anyway we had no tickets, but got given some by someone outside, I am sure it was Tommy Vance. Apparently we saw Jonathon King there too.

Hammersmith Odeon Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH
Thu Oct 18 1990


Was on for two days. Instead of getting a hotel overnight we went to all night cinema at The Scala (when it was still a cinema) and saw Akira, Heavy Metal, Fritz The Cat, Swamp Thing and probably more...

ULU Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY
Sun Sep 23 1990

Iron Maiden

Snuck in, and got thrown out again before the gig started. Went home, having not seen the gig.

Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GE
Thu Sep 20 1990

Big Top Frenzy

Festival in Guildhall Square, Firework Party, The Rubber Bishops (Bill Bailey + Kevin Eldon, Midway Still, Alan Parker, Atilla The Stockbroker, Eat, Back To The Planet, Mega City Four, Trevor & Simon +

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Thu Aug 02 1990


First time they visited WITHOUT Nirvana in tow, just my luck...

Wed Jun 13 1990

Under Neath What

Astoria 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN
Fri May 11 1990

Sean Hughes

No idea of the date of this but possibly this year. Mark Lamarr supported, maybe the fiirst thing I went to at this venue.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Mon Jan 01 1990

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