1995 Gigography of Paul Clarke

Gigography 1995

Getting there with my gigography now, a list of every gig I was at, 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 chucked in details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I gathered while I was in London, and a box of old concert tickets and stuff from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got a bundle 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 very geeky, let's let that go though, I'm enjoying 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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Bush

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

plus Placebo. Not sure I actually went to this, I remember feeling really ill at the previous day's gig, think I was out for a few days with…

Tue Nov 21 1995

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

University of Portsmouth University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Southsea, PO1 2DH

Plus Tunic…

Mon Nov 20 1995

Chumbawamba

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Plus Cardiacs and Boasti. My first Portsmouth Venue Campaign gig I volunteered at? Jake from the Jalehouse must have introduced me to…

Wed Nov 15 1995

Scarfo

University of Portsmouth University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Southsea, PO1 2DH

Fri Nov 10 1995

Radiohead

Southampton Guildhall Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LP

I won tickets from Radio One, I think Sparklehorse supported and Mark Linkous played the gig in a wheelchair, unless my brane is playing…

Tue Nov 07 1995

Maker Shaker tour

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

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

Sun Nov 05 1995

Oasis

Earls Court Earls Court, London

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

Sat Nov 04 1995

Menswear

Camden Underworld 174 Camden High Street, Camden. London NW1 0NE

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…

Wed Nov 01 1995

Therapy?

Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth

Sun Oct 29 1995

Menswear

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

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

Thu Oct 26 1995

Kula Shaker

Reading Alleycat 5 - 6 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2RJ

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…

Thu Oct 26 1995

Thurman

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Wed Oct 25 1995

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

Straw Donkey tour? Think I have a poster…

Sun Oct 22 1995

Echobelly

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

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…

Thu Oct 19 1995

Smaller

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

Friends of Oasis, you have to say…

Thu Oct 12 1995

Sleeper

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

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

Wed Oct 11 1995

Thurman LUX launch party

Madame Jojo's 8-10 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0SE

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

Wed Oct 04 1995

The Bluetones

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Tue Oct 03 1995

Longpigs

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

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

Thu Sep 28 1995

Fluffy

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

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

Wed Sep 27 1995

The Pogues

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

Think I worked at this one, a Portsmouth Venue Campaign job, without Shane McGowan…

Mon Sep 25 1995

Stereolab

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Wed Sep 20 1995

Catherine Wheel

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Tue Sep 19 1995

Gouge

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

Tue Sep 19 1995

Thurman

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

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

Thu Sep 14 1995

Perfume

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

Thu Aug 31 1995

Take That

Earls Court Earls Court, London

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…

Mon Aug 28 1995

Mansun

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

Their third ever gig, when they were still called Manson, and when they were still…

Fri Aug 25 1995

Supergrass

South Parade Pier South Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire

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

Fri Aug 18 1995

Black Grape

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

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

Tue Jul 18 1995

Phoenix 1995

Avon Park Raceway Longmarston, Stratford Upon Avon

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

Thu Jul 13 1995

Beetle Bash

Avon Park Raceway Longmarston, Stratford Upon Avon

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…

Fri Jul 07 1995

Heavy Stereo

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

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…

Thu Jul 06 1995

Glastonbury 1995

Glastonbury Worthy Farm, Somerset

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

Sat Jun 24 1995

Stereolab

The Wedgewood Rooms 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW

Tue May 30 1995

Skunk Anansie

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

plus…

Mon May 29 1995

Essential Music Festival

Stanmer Park 292 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JG

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

Sat May 27 1995

Salad

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

plus…

Thu May 18 1995

Sultans of Ping

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

Tue May 16 1995

Terrorvision

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

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…

Mon May 01 1995

Sleeper

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

Britpop, happy…

Mon Mar 06 1995

Faith No More

Portsmouth Pyramids Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST

Think the lighting rig fell into the crowd at this gig,…

Thu Mar 02 1995

Supergrass

The Joiners 141 St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NS

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…

Thu Feb 09 1995