Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1995

Gigography 1995

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.

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Bush

plus Placebo. Not sure I actually went to this, I remember feeling really ill at Gorkys Zygotic Mynci | the previous day's gig, think I was out for a few days with something like flu or glandula fever...

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Nov 21 1995

Gorkys Zygotic Mynci

Mon Nov 20 1995

Chumbawamba

Plus Cardiacs and Boasti. My first Porstmouth Venue Campaign gig I volunteered at?

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed Nov 15 1995

Scarfo

Fri Nov 10 1995

Radiohead

I won tickets from Radio One, I think Sparklehorse supported and Mark Linkous played the gig in a wheelchair, unless my brane is playing tricks. Just found a ticket that says Strangelove supported too.

Southampton Guildhall Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LP
Tue Nov 07 1995

Maker Shaker tour

Strangelove, Powder, Pusherman and Elcka. I hope I can find some better tickets than this!

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Sun Nov 05 1995

Oasis

Did they have the Bootleg Beatles again? Or am I misremembering the [year=1994]Southampton gig[/year]?

Earls Court Earls Court, London
Sat Nov 04 1995

Menswear

A radio one show, was billed as Longpigs and Fluffy and Menswear were surprise headliners. The glory days of britpop! They got in big trouble for swearing live on the radio. Think I have the day right, let me know if you know better...

Camden Underworld 174 Camden High Street, Camden. London NW1 0NE
Wed Nov 01 1995

Therapy?

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Sun Oct 29 1995

Kula Shaker

Some ill advised comments about swastikas saw the band fall right down before the signed goodies I got this day became worth anything... here's to a revival!

Reading Alleycat 5 - 6 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2RJ
Thu Oct 26 1995

Menswear

I was in the venue to see the band eating their tea, lucky me, Johnny Dean ate oddly.

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Thu Oct 26 1995

Thurman

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The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed Oct 25 1995

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

Straw Donkey tour? Think I have a poster somewhere.

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Sun Oct 22 1995

Echobelly

Just found a ticket for this so I know it was at the Pyramids not The Joiners like olvergray.com/giglist.html says... I also saw Echobelly at The Joiners in 1994. Aha just found a flyer and a pass for this gig, [[Longpig

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Thu Oct 19 1995

Smaller

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Thu Oct 12 1995

Sleeper

plus Longpigs and 60ft Dolls I think, I have a POSTER somewhere that I will check...

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Wed Oct 11 1995

Thurman LUX launch party

I loved Thurman and I went to their album launch party, which I assume was a gig too, at Madame JoJo. Up in that London, think I must have gone up on my own.

Madame Jojo's 8-10 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0SE
Wed Oct 04 1995

The Bluetones

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The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Oct 03 1995

Longpigs

See that, SIX in a row, Mansun, Perfume, Thurman, Fluffy, Gouge, Longpigs. At the time I thought what a GREAT time this is for music.

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Thu Sep 28 1995

Fluffy

All girl rock, loved them at the time, they basically played gigs in their pants

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Wed Sep 27 1995

The Pogues

think I worked at this one

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Mon Sep 25 1995

Stereolab

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The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Wed Sep 20 1995

Gouge

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Tue Sep 19 1995

Catherine Wheel

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The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Sep 19 1995

Thurman

Britpop, I thought they were the greatest at the time but it's not all aged well

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Thu Sep 14 1995

Perfume

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Thu Aug 31 1995

Take That

I went ironically i think... just found the ticket block bb row f seat 44! No Robbie at this one, and they played a cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit with real instruments...

Earls Court Earls Court, London
Mon Aug 28 1995

Mansun

Third gig, when they were still called Manson, and when they were still good.

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Fri Aug 25 1995

Supergrass

and the Bluetones, great gig, some sort of warm up for something I suppose.

South Parade Pier South Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Fri Aug 18 1995

Black Grape

Their first gig. Joe Strummer and Alex Blur were there too.

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue Jul 18 1995

Phoenix 1995

Suede, Public Enemy, Bodycount Bootsy Collins, George Clinton Warren G? The Verve, Bob Dylan, Faith No More, The Wedding Present, Terrorvision, The Fall

Avon Park Raceway Longmarston, Stratford Upon Avon
Thu Jul 13 1995

Beetle Bash

VW festival, think this is the one with Collapsed Lung, Reef, and The Prodigy, with Keith Flint rolling across the crowd in a big hamster ball...

Avon Park Raceway Longmarston, Stratford Upon Avon
Fri Jul 07 1995

Heavy Stereo

Colin "Gem" Archer who went on to join Oasis. I loved Heavy Stereo, nice bit of glam rock. Plus Embassy and Thermal, I think Thermal were local heroes...

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Thu Jul 06 1995

Glastonbury 1995

The year Pulp replaced The Stone Roses as headliners, along with Oasis and The Cure. Great weather. Peak of the britpop years.

Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Somerset
Sat Jun 24 1995

Stereolab

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW
Tue May 30 1995

Skunk Anansie

plus Honeycrack

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Mon May 29 1995

Essential Music Festival

Carter USM, PWEI, Teenage Fanclub, Dodgy, The Charlatans, Gene, Lighting Seeds, Skunk Anansie, Reef. Think I was at this...

Stanmer Park 292 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JG
Sat May 27 1995

Salad

plus Flinch

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Thu May 18 1995

Sultans of Ping

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Tue May 16 1995

Terrorvision

with Mutha's Day Out and Valve. Sure the last Portsmouth Venue Campaign show that I did was Terrorvision, but these dates still don't line up...

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Mon May 01 1995

Sleeper

Britpop, happy days.

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Mon Mar 06 1995

Faith No More

Think the lighting rig fell into the crowd at this gig, oops...

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST
Thu Mar 02 1995

Supergrass

plus The Bluetones, a great gig, at a great time, right in the time of Britpop, one of those where we knew up front we were seeing bands that were too big for the pub circuit.

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS
Thu Feb 09 1995

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