Gigs: 1995

8/4/95      NELSON INN, Cirencester

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

Supporting ABSOLUTION. Took place in what seemed to be a scout hut with an over-12’s drinks licence. We really must play there again.
 

14/4/95     GREYFRIARS INN, Gloucester

CRIMINAL
SAVE ME A BULLET
COILED
LAST SUPPER
IDIOTBREED
CONSPIRACY THEORY
ACE OF SPADES
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Supporting OBLIVION. Memory fails me on this one.
 

19/4/95     QUE CLUB, Birmingham

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

Supporting ROSETTA STONE. a great gig, although we didn’t realise until we were 50 miles away. Apologies go out to all the goths the band were rude to that night.
 

15/5/95     MOLES CLUB, Bath

LAST SUPPER
COILED
THE DARK
CRIMINAL
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
CONSPIRACY THEORY
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

A wholly unpleasant gig, redeemed only by a chance to rub shoulders with headline band GOOSEBUMP, who later supported us at our Xmas gig.
 

16/5/95     AXIOM CENTRE, Cheltenham

CONSPIRACY THEORY
SAVE ME A BULLET
COILED
BOLT
IDIOTBREED
CRIMINAL
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
SWEET IGNORANCE
LAST SUPPER
ACE OF SPADES
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Our first night at our new local, the replacement Cafe Cont.
 

29/4/95     HEATHAM HOUSE, Twickenham

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

So we got talked into headlining, and we thought that was cool… until 5 minutes before we went on, the police raided the building, and all the underage drinkers (ie the entire crowd) made a dash for the last train. There was still a stage invasion at the end of the gig!

1/7/95      FLEECE HOTEL, Gloucester

IDIOTBREED
CRIMINAL
COILED
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
LAST SUPPER
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
BOLT
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
PURGE
ACE OF SPADES

It’s not a hotel, it’s an 1th Century dungeon. No, really! First appearance of the STROBO-MIC©
 

24/7/95     AXIOM CENTRE, Cheltenham

CRIMINAL
THE DARK
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
COILED
KNIFE PARTY
CONSPIRACY THEORY
LAST SUPPER
PURGE
ACE OF SPADES
IDIOTBREED
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Back by popular demand? With THE CHEESEBURGERS and SKINFLOWERS, allegedly a benefit for the ill-fated Cheltenham Day Of Awareness. Suffice to say, Cheltenham remains unaware to this day.
 

3/8/95      VIRGIN MEGASTORE, Cheltenham

LAST SUPPER
COILED
SWEET IGNORANCE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
KNIFE PARTY

With “support” from MN8 and b.l.o.w. A magnificent afternoon’s work, even though we were 90 mins late taking the stage. All our fans got £5 gift vouchers because the PR people thought they might riot in the store! The stuff of legends. No swearing, mind!
 

5/8/95      GUILDHALL ARTS CENTRE, Gloucester

IDIOTBREED
CONSPIRACY THEORY
KNIFE PARTY
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
CRIMINAL
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
ACE OF SPADES
PURGE

The second Rock festival with MINDCORE, P.S.I. and AC-151 (formerly OBLIVION & still starring Rich!). Who was most RAWK? Do you need to ask?!
 

15/8/95     AXIOM CENTRE, Cheltenham

LAST SUPPER
CRIMINAL
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
SWEET IGNORANCE
CONSPIRACY THEORY
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
KNIFE PARTY
PURGE

I’m surprised they let us play there so often…who were we sleeping with?! Supporting AC-151 (At last, the name change, but no girly singer yet…) and MINDCORE
 

25/9/95     NEWPORT CENTRE, Newport (Doh!)

CRIMINAL
COILED
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
OEDIPUS
LAST SUPPER
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

A hideous Battle Of The Bands deal. We lost, but it was rigged, of course. Well we were the people’s choice anyway! Numerous calls of “we wuz robbed” by the welsh populace. Got stopped by the police on the way home. A grim night.
 

26/10/97    TELLY WEST appearance

INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
LAST SUPPER

Sandwiched between a piece on youth bereavement and a jobfinder slot, and filmed in a Portacabin, our first sniff of the cathode ray tube. Gloriously tacky, the video footage is worth seeing just for Huw’s Medusa-style hard stare to the cameraman who got too close…
 

2/11/95     THE ALLEYCAT, Reading

CRIMINAL
COILED
LAST SUPPER
SELF
CONSPIRACY THEORY
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
KNIFE PARTY
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Supporting BABY BIRD. If only we’d been nice to him… well let’s just say they haven’t always been gorgeous, okay?!
 

7/11/95     TJ’s,   Newport

CRIMINAL
COILED
LAST SUPPER
SELF
CONSPIRACY THEORY
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
KNIFE PARTY
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Capitalising on our “success” at the battle of the bands, we gigged with GROOVE TUBE (fellow contestants). A sparse collection of Welshmen proceeded to get drunk and fight in time to the music. Ace!
 

11/11/95    THE FULL MOON, Bristol

LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
CRIMINAL
SWEET IGNORANCE
THE DARK
IDIOTBREED
LAST SUPPER
SELF
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Great gig, as I recall. Supporting DEVIOUS.
 

12/12/95    AXIOM CENTRE, Cheltenham

CRIMINAL
CONSPIRACY THEORY
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
KNIFE PARTY
SELF
PURGE
LAST SUPPER
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
9000 WORDS
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY

Our 2nd annual Christmas party with support from SKINFLOWERS and GOOSEBUMP. Andy Stewart played acoustic guitar on 9000 WORDS (well it is his song) and WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG, and mimed badly to MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY … Top festive fun.
 

16/12/95    GUILDHALL ARTS CENTRE, Gloucester

IDIOTBREED
THE DARK
COILED
KNIFE PARTY
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
LAST SUPPER
ACE OF SPADES
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY

Another festive shindig, fondly remembered as one of our best ever gigs. Did we see lighters out and a scarf being waved in the moshpit during the last number? makes me go all dewey-eyed, this one! Support from UTOPIA, SPOOKY GOOSE and SKINFLOWERS (again!!).