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Tedious meme. Avoid.

After popping down all I could think of and flipping through the record collection to remind me . . .



I'm sure this is a fairly incomplete list. In a lot of cases I've marked than F if I only saw them at a festival, * if I saw them more than once, or S if they were supporting someone else, but please don't assume I've remembered in every case. Mostly I think I've remembered bands I enjoyed, but there are exceptions - Danko Jones, for example.

I may remember more later. Please feel free to remind me if you can verify that I've seen anyone else, or if there's anyone I've previously claimed to have seen (wouldn't want to be inconsistent).

13 Tombs(S)
A Place to Bury Strangers
Abdoujaparov
Akercocke
Aidan Moffat(S)
Ailie Robertson
Airhammer(S)
Alabama 3
Alamos(F)
Alice Donut(*)
Alien Sex Fiend(*)
All About Eve(*)
Amanda Palmer(*)
Amplifico
Anit-Nowhere League
Antiproduct(F)
Ariel-X
Asobi Seksu(s)
Atilla the Stockbroker(*)
Attrition
Baby's Got A Gun
Ballboy(*)
Band of Susans(S)
Bauhaus(*)
Bedouin Soundclash
Beergut 100
Big Audio Dynamite(F)
Bigger Than God(S)
Big Yellow Bulldozer(*)
Billy Bragg(*)
Binari
Bloco Vomit
Blues Explosion
Bob Dylan (F)
Bob Mould
Bombskare
Breeders(F)
Burn(*)
Butthole Surfers(F)
Camera Obscura
Carrie(F)
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine(*)
Catatonia(F)
Cauda Pavonis(F)
Chikinki
Christian Death(*)
Chumbawamba(*)
Clan of Xymox(*)
Clearlake
Coil (would have been * if they hadn't cancelled the gigs, damn their eyes)
Coope, Boys and Simpson
CopShootCop
Covenant
Cranes
Crazyhead(*)
Creaming Jesus(*)
D.U.S.T.
Damo Suzuki
Danko Jones
Darren Poyzer
David Rovics(*)
Dawson(S)
Dead Can Dance
Death by Milkfloat
Demander(S)
Devilish Presley
Devin Townsend
Dick Dale
Doctor and the Crippens
Dream City Film Club(*)
Drongos for Europe
Dub War
Echo and the Bunnymen(*)
Ed Alleyne-Johnson
Eddie and the Hotrods(F)
Eels
Einstuerzende Neubauten(*)
Electrelane(S)
Elvis Costello(F)
Emma Conquest
Evil Mothers (S)
Ex-Models
Excene Cervenka
The Exploited
Fad Gadget
Fairport Convention(*)
Faithful Dawn
Fields of the Nephilim(*)
Findo Gask(s)
fIREHOSE
Fishbone(F)
Fixit Kid(S)
Foetus
Gentlemen Prefer Blondie(*)
Giant Sand
Gin Goblins
Gogol Bordello(*)
Gomez(F)
Goodbye Mr MacKenzie
Grant Hart
Greenhaus(*)
Half Man Half Biscuit(*)
Haloblack(S)
Head of David(F)
Hobotalk(F)
Howard Jones
Icon of Coil
Ida(s)
Idlewild(*)
Iggy Pop
In The Nursery(*)
Inkubus Succubus
Isa and the Filthy Tongues(*)
James (F)
Jason Webley (S)
Jarcrew(S)
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros(F)
John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett(*)
John Otway(*)
Joolz
Julian Cope
Julie Fowlis(F)
Kenny Young and the Eggplants(*)
Killing Joke
Killing Miranda(*)
Kodo
Kristin Hersh(*)
Lady Cadaver(*)
Ladytron(*)
Laibach(*)
Laika
Leechwoman(*)
Leisure Hive(S)
Leonard Cohen
Libitina
Little Green Machine (busking)
Little Hell
Little Match Girl(F)
Loudspeaker(S)
Lou Reed(F)
Love and Rockets
Low(*)
Lush(F)
Lydia Lunch
Maartin Alcock(pub)
Manuskript
Marillion
Mark Stewart and the Maffia
Martin Stephenson and the Daintees(F)
mclusky(*)
Mediaeval Baeioubes(F)
Mega-City Four(s)
Mesh(*)
Midge Ure(F)
Ministry
Miranda Sex Garden(*)
Mitch Benn
Morning Glories
Motorhead
Mugenkyo
My Bloody Valentine(*)
Napalm Death(*)
New Model Army(*)
New Order(F)
NFD
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds(*)
Nine Inch Nails
NoFX
NoMeansNo(*)
Oi Polloi(S)
Oysterband(*)
Papa Brittle
Patti Smith
Peter Murphy
Pig
Pixies(*)
Placebo
Pop Will Eat Itself
Princess(F)
Psyche Out(S)
Procul Harum(*)
Psychophile(*)
Pulp(F)
Puressence
Queen Adreena(*)
Quinn(F)
Radiohead
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry(*)
Red Sky Coven
Richard Thompson(F)
Rocket From The Crypt(F)
Rollins Band
Rome Burns(*)
Roy Wood(F)
Rude Mechanicals
Scary Bitches
Seven-year Bitch
Shellac(*)
Show of Hands(F)
Siouxsie and the Banshees(*)
Skelliga
Sluts of Trust
Snuff
Sonic Youth(*)
Sons and Daughters
Stapleton
Steel Pole Bath Tub
Stereolab
Steve Earle
Stiff Little Fingers
Sting
St Jude's Infirmary
Sugar
Suicide
Sunshine Blind
Superstar
Suzanna Vega
Swans(F)
Swarf(*)
Tabitha Zu
Tackhead(F)
Tarantella Serpentine(s)
Ted Chippington(F)
Ted Hawkins(s)
Ten Dollar Shake
Television
Test Department(I think - depends what year it was)
That Petrol Emotion
The Alarm(F)
The Architects of Fear (unless it was the Nightcrawlers instead . . .)
The Blockheads(F)
The Bolshoi(s)
The Breath of Life
The Cardiacs
The Cateran(*)
The Chaos Engine(*)
The Close Lobsters
The Coal Porters
The Cramps
The Cranberries
The Creatures
The Crimea
The Cruxshadows(*)
The Cure
The Damned(*)
The Dears
The Delays
The Devastations
The Dickies(*)
The Dream Disciples
The Dresden Dolls(*?)
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster(*)
The Faces of Sarah
The Fall(*)
The Family Mahone
The Frank and Walters(S)
The Future Bible Heroes
The Gift
The Gin Palace(*)
The Horatii(*)
The House of Love(F)
The Hunters Club(*)
The Hussy's
The International Werewolf Conspiracy(*)
The Jesus and Mary Chain(*)
The Joyriders
The Leg
The Levellers (*)
The Long Blondes(*)
The Magnetic Fields
The Matter Babies(*)
The Men They Couldn't Hang
The Mission(*)
The Motorcycle Boy(*)
The Nectarine Number Nine
The One
The Only Ones
The Organ
The Perfect Disaster(S)
The Pish Dolls
The Pogues(F)
The Pretenders
The Primevals
The Primitives
The Probes(*)
The Psychedelic Furs(F)
The Ramones
The Raveonettes(*)
The Real Tuesday Weld
The Rezillos
The Rohypsters(S)
The Screaming Banshee Aircrew(*)
The Seers
The Shop Assistants
The Sixths
The Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra
The Sugarcubes
The Sundays(S)
The Tiger Lillies(*)
The Waifs
The Waterboys(F)
The Wolfgang Press
The Wonderstuff(*)
The Young Gods(*)
Therapy?
Thieves
Throwing Muses(*)
Tinkerbell's Dope Ring(S)
Tom Robinson(*)
Tracey Curtis(S)
Uncle John & Whitelock
Uniting The Elements(F)
Violent Femmes(*)
VNV Nation
Voices of Masada
Voltaire
Wadaiko Ichiro
Waterglass
We Rock Like Girls Don't(S)
We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It(F)
Whapweasel(F)
Whipping Boy
Who's Your Mama Now?
World Domination Enterprises(*)
Zeni Geva
Zion Train
Zoe Keating (S)
Zombina and the Skeletones(*)




This is partly because some other people have done it, and partly triggered by a taxi driver last night, who took a genuine interest in which concert we'd been to, liked the description of Ladytron and noted them down to search out later, and then chatted amicably about music for the rest of the trip. Most refreshing. He liked the Waifs from hearing them on the radio (me? I saw them supporting Billy Bragg in the Corn Exchange, Cambridge, about 2002).
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Mmm. Actually, there are a few I'd forgotten - Ackercocke, Covenant (even though . . . ), Marky Ramone, Marillion, the Scary Bitches, Skelliga (sorry Alix) and Devin Townsend.

Cheers. I've a feeling I've either seen Action Directe or Jesus Loves Amerika too, but I can't remember which. Must have been memorable.
Jesus Loves America played whitby a few years back -- you may well have been at that one.
You've reminded me of a post-it full of bands. Ta.
Oh dear. I tried out for the band that shortly after that became We Rock Like Girls Don't, but they decided they didn't want me because I'm too tall. I am about a foot taller than their tiny singer, though, it would have looked odd.
Yes, I remembered when I found they were on the bill that there was some connection. Actually, I got the impression they were all relatively tall - they walked past us before going on - but anywhere near my height is indeed well short of yours.

They weren't bad, actually, but nowhere near Sluts of Trust, who were headlining.
Did you not see chikinki with us in teviot one night?

Oh and what about IWC, big yellow bulldozer etc ;)
Chikinki: added (thanks).

Other two: already there under B and The, respectively.
I am hating the fact that you have seen the Pixies on more than one occasion!

That is some list btw :)
Early nineties 30th of April 1989 at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh (not such a large place - about a 900 fire limit, I think) supported by either Band of Susans or the Wolfgang Press (the other supporting Throwing Muses at the same venue shortly after) and then a couple of years ago at the Brixton Academy supported by the drummer's magic act (which was actually quite magic) - against my expectation, this was actually the better gig.

Edited at 2008-11-27 03:55 pm (UTC)
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the wolfgang press supported pixies; band of susans supported throwing muses.

Hmm, I was just thinking of making a similar list myself. But of course it's on LJ already.

Dammit, quite a few there I'm more than a little bit jealous of....but yeah, I'm going to have to do this myself now!
It's very tempting, isn't it? I was vaguely discussing the possibility with CJ just the other day . . .

I do want to see the Richard Serra exhibition near Kings Cross too, of course, so the time may very well be right for a visit. I'll mail Kate.
Thank you. Very good of you. I'll let you know if I need to.

Cheers.