Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1997

Gigography 1997

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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Belle and Sebastian

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Went to both nights, but not the extra afternoon show they did. Shambolic, but fun

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Sun Dec 28 1997
⬅️ :: Blyth Power ➡️

Sun Dec 28 1997

Belle & Sebastian

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Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian

Went to both nights, but not the extra afternoon show they did. Shambolic, but fun

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Sat Dec 27 1997
⬅️ :: Belle and Sebastian ➡️

Sat Dec 27 1997

The Prodigy

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The Prodigy

The Prodigy

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

Fri Dec 19 1997
⬅️ :: Belle & Sebastian ➡️

Fri Dec 19 1997

David Devant And His Spirit Wife

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David Devant And His Spirit Wife

David Devant And His Spirit Wife

This actually might not have been the LEGENDARY album launch do, found a pass with a date on it so guessing it was earlier this year...

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Tue Nov 25 1997
⬅️ :: The Prodigy ➡️

Tue Nov 25 1997

Scarfo

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Scarfo

Scarfo

Must have been someone more interesting supporting...

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Fri Nov 07 1997
⬅️ :: Cast ➡️

Fri Nov 07 1997

The Sundays

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The Sundays

The Sundays

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

Thu Nov 06 1997
⬅️ :: Scarfo ➡️
Thu Nov 06 1997

Smashmouth

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Smashmouth

Smashmouth

And Dust Junkys XFM sort of night I think, and we went to an aftershow over the road too.

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Tue Oct 21 1997
⬅️ :: The Sundays ➡️

Tue Oct 21 1997

Strangelove

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Strangelove

Strangelove

Rescheduled from 6/6/97 I think. Huge drunken night, I possibly broke my elbow, I will scan the picture in of it...

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Fri Oct 10 1997
⬅️ :: Smashmouth ➡️

Fri Oct 10 1997

David Devant And His Spirit Wife

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David Devant And His Spirit Wife

David Devant And His Spirit Wife

This band were so good, too good for this world I think

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Tue Sep 30 1997
⬅️ :: Strangelove ➡️

Tue Sep 30 1997

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

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David Devant and his Spirit Wife

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

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Fri Sep 26 1997
⬅️ :: David Devant And His Spirit Wife ➡️

Fri Sep 26 1997

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

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David Devant and his Spirit Wife

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

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

Sat Sep 20 1997
⬅️ :: David Devant and his Spirit Wife ➡️

Sat Sep 20 1997

Primal Scream

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Primal Scream

Primal Scream

I went to Victoria Park for something or other at this time was it this?

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Fri Sep 12 1997
⬅️ :: David Devant and his Spirit Wife ➡️

Fri Sep 12 1997

Space

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Space

Space

xfm week of gigs, with Silver Sun, Warm Jets, and someone else. Can't be positive I was at this, but probably. Was a freebie from xfm, pick up tickets from the old doc martens shop in covent garden.

Found it from this old recording of the first day of xfm.

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Mon Sep 01 1997
⬅️ :: Primal Scream ➡️

Mon Sep 01 1997

Belle and Sebastian

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

Paid 5x over the odds for a ticket, but we had to get in. Got in the aftershow too, there was just us and Jarvis Cocker there. Ooh did I drop another name?

Was definitely very excited about this gig. I had the album and great reports from Hibbett who had been to see them in Glasgow. We (Nic P and I) went along without tickets but high spirits and a pocket full of cash, so we were fine. Think it was originally about a fiver but we paid someone thirty quid or so. We were in, was a polite and sedate affair apart from us. Met our friend Jody in there who upgraded us to after show party tickets. Not many people in the after show / party bit apart from Jody, us, Dickon from Orlando and Jarvis Cocker out of / off of the Pulp.

Definitely one of my best gigs ever, a band I loved at just the right time.

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Thu Jul 31 1997
⬅️ :: Chas n Dave ➡️

Thu Jul 31 1997

Brat Bus tour

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Brat Bus tour

Brat Bus tour

Geneva, Tiger, Symposium, and Three Colours Red:

I did a few dates of this tour while I was at nme.com. I did some sort of tech support, can't even really remember what right now. I think I was just there to help the journo and photographer upload their copy and images to the website. I have some sound desk recordings of these shows somewhere too!

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Sat Jul 26 1997
⬅️ :: Belle and Sebastian ➡️

Sat Jul 26 1997

Scarfo

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Scarfo

Scarfo

Must have been someone more exciting supporting, was it maybe Hooverdam?

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Wed Jul 09 1997
⬅️ :: Brat Bus tour ➡️

Wed Jul 09 1997

KISS

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KISS

KISS

plus Rage Against The Machine, Skunk Anansie, Thunder and Three Colours Red and L7. Got freebies from the NME and drank all the money I saved. Kind of lost it about five songs in and ended up in Covent Garden.

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Sat Jul 05 1997
⬅️ :: Scarfo ➡️

Sat Jul 05 1997

Glastonbury 1997

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Glastonbury 1997

Glastonbury 1997

Don't remember many bands, very bad weather, I think this was the one we went with no tent and just flip flops on.

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Wed Jun 18 1997
⬅️ :: KISS ➡️

Wed Jun 18 1997

David Devant

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David Devant

David Devant

Guessing this one must actually be the album launch do with the free cocktails and so on, do I have a pass or a ticket for this somewhere? I scanned one in at some point. David Devant and his Spirit Wife are AMAZING, and this album launch party was a special time.

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Sun Jun 15 1997
⬅️ :: Glastonbury 1997 ➡️

Sun Jun 15 1997

Symposium

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Symposium

Symposium

Where I met Clare, bless! Hope I got that year right... Also, oddly Sylvester McCoy was there at the after show.

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Wed Jun 04 1997
⬅️ :: David Devant ➡️

Wed Jun 04 1997

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

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David Devant and his Spirit Wife

David Devant and his Spirit Wife

Plus Posh and Christeen (apparently)

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Fri Apr 25 1997
⬅️ :: Ian Hunter ➡️

Fri Apr 25 1997

Reef

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Reef

Reef

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Tue Mar 04 1997
⬅️ :: David Devant and his Spirit Wife ➡️
Tue Mar 04 1997

The Fall

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The Fall

The Fall

A benefit gig for a journalist Leo Finlay, with Ash and possibly Tiger and Formula 1. Matt Lucas was there. Possibly Travis also played...

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Wed Feb 26 1997
⬅️ :: Reef ➡️

Wed Feb 26 1997

Placebo

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Placebo

Placebo

Plus dEUS though I got there too late for the support:

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Fri Feb 21 1997
⬅️ :: The Fall ➡️

Fri Feb 21 1997

Billy Connolly

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Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

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Tue Feb 04 1997
⬅️ :: Placebo ➡️

Tue Feb 04 1997

NME Awards

Mon Jan 27 1997

Kula Shaker

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Kula Shaker

Kula Shaker

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Fri Jan 24 1997
⬅️ :: NME Awards ➡️

Fri Jan 24 1997

Super Furry Animals

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Super Furry Animals

Super Furry Animals

An NME Brats show with Bis, Kenickie and Dweeb.

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Tue Jan 21 1997
⬅️ :: Kula Shaker ➡️

Tue Jan 21 1997

The Lightning Seeds

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The Lightning Seeds

The Lightning Seeds

NME Brats show? Plus Octopus, Mundy and Stereophonics again apparently. Must have been a week of gigs around this time.

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Sun Jan 19 1997
⬅️ :: Super Furry Animals ➡️

Sun Jan 19 1997

The Wedding Present

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The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present

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Fri Jan 17 1997
⬅️ :: The Lightning Seeds ➡️

Fri Jan 17 1997