Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1991

Gigography 1991

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

Neds Atomic Dustbin

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Neds Atomic Dustbin

Neds Atomic Dustbin

I saw them once more on this tour, in Reading uni / poly I think, can't find the date though...

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Thu Dec 19 1991
⬅️ :: Taylor Made ➡️

Thu Dec 19 1991

Nirvana

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Nirvana

Nirvana

plus Captain America and Shonen Knife. I got the t-shirt and everything, wish I still had it. Wore it once down the Air Balloon (just to let everyone know I was there) and then gave it away, gah.

Birmingham Hummingbird is now part of the Academy.

This whole gig is on youtube.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Wed Nov 27 1991
⬅️ :: Zodiac Mindwarp ➡️

Wed Nov 27 1991

Skid Row

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Skid Row

Skid Row

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 day.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Fri Nov 22 1991
⬅️ :: Nirvana ➡️

Fri Nov 22 1991

Wolfsbane

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Wolfsbane

Wolfsbane

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. Can't find details anywhere online (so far). Much stage diving, one of my favourite ever gigs. 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. But decided to stop in London and go to this gig, and then carry on up to Rugby after. I do remember it being great, and being stage diving crazy. I have a clear memory of being up on the stage and preparing to throw myself back into the crowd yet again, when a young couple (a boy and 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 jeans and my massive nike trainers. At the time metallers wore tight jeans and big trainers and mine were nike white basketball boots with purple detail on. I think I had pink laces on mine. What was I thinking to go to a gig like this midway between home and my digs in Rugby? After the gig I still had to go on to Euston, then train up to Rugby, possibly changing at Coventry, and then walk across Rugby to the digs where I was staying...

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Sun Oct 06 1991
⬅️ :: Carter USM ➡️

Sun Oct 06 1991

UKCAC 90

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UKCAC 90

UKCAC 90

Some time about now, was on for two days again but this time we got accomodation in student halls...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Comic_Art_Convention

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Mon Sep 23 1991
⬅️ :: Mordred ➡️

Mon Sep 23 1991

Guns n' Roses

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Guns n' Roses

Guns n' Roses

Izzy Stradlin's last ever show. Support Nine Inch Nails and Skid Row - Sebastian Bach swore too much and 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 things.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Sat Aug 31 1991
⬅️ :: Saxon ➡️

Sat Aug 31 1991

Monsters of Rock 1991

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Monsters of Rock 1991

Monsters of Rock 1991

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 was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Mon Aug 05 1991
⬅️ :: Mindfunk ➡️

Mon Aug 05 1991

Under Neath What

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Under Neath What

Under Neath What

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Fri Aug 02 1991
⬅️ :: Dare ➡️

Fri Aug 02 1991

Dee-Lite

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Dee-Lite

Dee-Lite

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 show.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Sun Jul 14 1991
⬅️ :: Under Neath What ➡️

Sun Jul 14 1991

Atom Seed

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Atom Seed

Atom Seed

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 was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Thu Jun 27 1991
⬅️ :: Dee-Lite ➡️

Thu Jun 27 1991

The Primitives

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The Primitives

The Primitives

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

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Wed Jun 26 1991
⬅️ :: Atom Seed ➡️

Wed Jun 26 1991

The Almighty

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The Almighty

The Almighty

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 Yard.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Mon Jun 24 1991
⬅️ :: The Primitives ➡️

Mon Jun 24 1991

Transvision Vamp

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Transvision Vamp

Transvision Vamp

Second time seeing them here, Sinead O'Connor was there too.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Thu Jun 20 1991
⬅️ :: The Almighty ➡️

Thu Jun 20 1991

Wench

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Wench

Wench

all girl metal band

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Sat Jun 01 1991
⬅️ :: The Almighty ➡️

Sat Jun 01 1991

Atom Seed

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Atom Seed

Atom Seed

plus Scat Opera

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Thu May 16 1991
⬅️ :: The Beyond ➡️

Thu May 16 1991

Atom Seed

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Atom Seed

Atom Seed

plus Scat Opera

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Sat May 04 1991
⬅️ :: Atom Seed ➡️

Sat May 04 1991

Rocky Horror Show

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Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

I was at 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 Bracknell.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Thu Apr 04 1991
⬅️ :: Cheap And Nasty ➡️

Thu Apr 04 1991

Megadeth

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Megadeth

Megadeth

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 Center gig '91 (if I remember correctly)

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Sun Mar 24 1991
⬅️ :: Rocky Horror Show ➡️

Sun Mar 24 1991

Motorhead

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Motorhead

Motorhead

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. Tho

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Mon Feb 18 1991
⬅️ :: Megadeth ➡️

Mon Feb 18 1991

Revolting Cocks

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Revolting Cocks

Revolting Cocks

plus Godflesh and Bomb Everything (AKA) Bomb Disneyland. Got a video of this gig, you can see me stagediving on it.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Thu Jan 24 1991
⬅️ :: Motorhead ➡️

Thu Jan 24 1991

Pop Will Eat Itself

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Pop Will Eat Itself

Pop Will Eat Itself

PWEI, plus my favourite band of the time Atom Seed.

Can't find the ticket now. Went with Stu who I also went to Nirvana etc with when we were both working at Nixdorf.

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Sun Jan 20 1991
⬅️ :: Revolting Cocks ➡️

Sun Jan 20 1991

Atom Seed

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Atom Seed

Atom Seed

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 hall.

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Sat Jan 12 1991
⬅️ :: Pop Will Eat Itself ➡️

Sat Jan 12 1991