Gigs: 1994

1/3/94      CAFE CONTINENTAL, Cheltenham

CONSPIRACY THEORY
THE DARK
MOLATOV
IRREVERENCE
GENETIC ENGINEERING
LAST SUPPER

GENETIC ENGINEERING was a cover of the O.M.D. Track. I think about 6 people showed up…still, we’ve all gotta start somewhere. The Cafe Continental is the fondly remembered “Fucking Bistro” mentioned at the end of Difficult.
 

6/3/94      CAFE CONTINENTAL, Cheltenham

REVERENCE
MOLATOV
WHO ARE YOU? (TAMBO)
CONSPIRACY THEORY
85 (LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW)
THE DARK
LAST SUPPER
GENETIC ENGINEERING

This gig was on a sunday night supporting a local band called KAMELEON, and NOBODY CAME!! We were BLOODY ACE!! Well, prove us wrong…
 

29/5/94     PARK BAR, Cheltenham Student’s Union

CONSPIRACY THEORY
SAVE ME A BULLET
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
FUNKYTOWN
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
SUPER-8
WHO ARE YOU? (TAMBO)
LAST SUPPER

At last, an Audience… can’t remember who the support band were but I’m sure they hated us by the end of the gig.
 

12/7/94     FISH & FIDDLE, Cheltenham

SAVE ME A BULLET
WHO ARE YOU? (TAMBO)
CONSPIRACY THEORY
SUPER-8
LAST SUPPER
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
PURGE
GENETIC ENGINEERING
CABLE STREET
FUNKYTOWN
ACE OF SPADES

Our first headline gig was due to take place at the Cafe Continental, but it actually shut down on the same day! In order to honour its memory, we moved round the corner and dedicated the whole set to the sadly missed venue…
 

22/7/94     THE NIGHT OWL, Cheltenham

HIT THE DECK RUNNING
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
SAVE ME A BULLET
THE DARK
CONSPIRACY THEORY
LAST SUPPER
PURGE
ACE OF SPADES

At the time, this was one of our scariest career moves; The Night Owl was owned by the Cheltenham Outlaw Biker clan & renowned for being a den of iniquity. We totally ROCKED and as a result escaped with our lives and all our kit. God know what they would’ve done if they hadn’t liked “Ace of Spades”…
 

30/7/94     GUILDHALL ARTS CENTRE, Gloucester

CONSPIRACY THEORY
SAVE ME A BULLET
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
THE DARK
LAST SUPPER
PURGE
ACE OF SPADES

As part of Gloucester ROCK festival, and our first time on a real stage. Support from OBLIVION, which included Rich Devine, now our bassist! Also incorporated our full light show for the first time.
 

13/8/94     YMCA, Gloucester

LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
CONSPIRACY THEORY
WHO ARE YOU? (TAMBO)
LAST SUPPER
SAVE ME A BULLET
PURGE

With support from THE SKINFLOWERS (back when they had a “drummer” and, erm, a recorder player), the stage resembled a fitted wardrobe.
 

29/9/94     NORTHWICK THEATRE, Worcester

LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
SAVE ME A BULLET
COILED
CONSPIRACY THEORY
THE DARK
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
SWEET IGNORANCE
LAST SUPPER
ACE OF SPADES
PURGE

This gig nearly had a bodycount… A coachfull of punters were wheeled in, and our first tape, “THE CONSPIRACY E.P.” was released on this day. One over-zealous fan got a whipping from the bouncers for baptising them with lager, and another, Mr. Andy Stewart (who introduced Lee & Huw, and who later played at various gigs & studio sessions) broke both ankles stagediving. We have the video. It’s hilarious…
 

9/11/94     CAFE TABAC, Cheltenham

CONSPIRACY THEORY
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
MOLATOV
LAST SUPPER
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
SWEET IGNORANCE
COILED
PURGE

A terrible, terrible gig. The tequila promotion was cancelled. We left a guitar behind.
 

17/11/94    DUCK & PHEASANT, Cheltenham

HIT THE DECK RUNNING
CONSPIRACY THEORY
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
COILED
LAST SUPPER
PURGE
ACE OF SPADES
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Too cramped! Too hot!! Again with OBLIVION to a pubful of very confused real ale drinkers. Met TonyGoth for the first time, later to become our resident lighting engineer and globe-trotter.
 

29/11/94    LE GAFFE, Cheltenham

LAST SUPPER
COILED
SWEET IGNORANCE
SAVE ME A BULLET
MOLATOV
CONSPIRACY THEORY
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
ACE OF SPADES
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Will go on record as our worst gig EVER. The “P.A.” that was provided had all the oomph of a Sony Walkman. We almost called it a day after that one…
 

11/12/94    HEROES, Birmingham

LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
SAVE ME A BULLET
COILED
CONSPIRACY THEORY
THE DARK
LAST SUPPER
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
ACE OF SPADES
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY

With support from JENNIFER 8, OBLIVION & THE CHEESEBURGERS. Free food! This one actually landed us in the small claims court…
 

12/12/94    STAR & GARTER, Manchester

COILED
CONSPIRACY THEORY
THE DARK
LAST SUPPER
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
ACE OF SPADES
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY

Supporting KETAMINE and PROJECT AVALON. Members of the latter had started shagging members of the former, resulting in us opening the show…but pointing this out on stage to an exceptionally amused crowd.