Gigs: 1996

5/3/96      AXIOM CENTRE, Cheltenham

KNIFE PARTY
CRIMINAL
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
VORTEX
SELF
JOIN THE DOTS
SWEET IGNORANCE
LAST SUPPER
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Was this the nightmare one with BLAGGERS ITA?
 

14/4/96     JOINER’S ARMS, Southampton

SELF
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
THE DARK
CONSPIRACY THEORY
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
COILED
LAST SUPPER
PURGE

Supporting INKUBUS SUKKUBUS. Another personal favourite gig, not least because their fans are so goddam HORNY!
 

27/5/96     ROCK GARDEN, London

SELF
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
THE DARK
CONSPIRACY THEORY
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
COILED
LAST SUPPER
PURGE

Quite a pear-shaped evening…got in a fight with the other bands for being shite, had obsessive fans follow us around, did some shopping…
 

4/6/96      THE STANDARD, London

CRIMINAL
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
GHOST
VORTEX
COILED
KNIFE PARTY
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
LAST SUPPER
SELF
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Another hideous Battle Of The Bands, decided on votes. We lost (naturally!) but we did write nasty graffitti on the winner’s tour bus and I got a snog off the guitarist’s girlfriend. A moral victory, then…
 

30/7/96     AXIOM CENTRE, Cheltenham

CRIMINAL
SELF
CONSPIRACY THEORY
GET ME OUT OF HER
GHOST
LAST SUPPER
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
VORTEX
PURGE
KNIFE PARTY
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
WHERE ARE YOU BABY?

Yes, THAT Betty Boo song…
 

2/8/96      GUILDHALL ARTS CENTRE, Gloucester

COILED
GHOST
BOLT
LAST SUPPER
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

I honestly can’t remember a bloody thing about this one…Allegedly, we played with KAKTUS, BLISTER and THE MOOSE CLUB. If you were there, please fill me in on what happened…were we any good?!
 

10/8/96     WULFRUN HALL, Wolverhampton

INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY
VORTEX
KNIFE PARTY
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
LAST SUPPER
PURGE

Yet again, a Battle Of The Bands…only we WON this one! See you in round 2!
 

24/8/96     FULL MOON, Bristol

COILED
GHOST
BOLT
LAST SUPPER
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Another vaguely remembered one…I think we were quite good…
 

4/9/96      FLEECE & FIRKIN, Bristol

COILED
GHOST
BOLT
LAST SUPPER
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

The day before we had to drive to London to collect DIFFICULT, so we were’nt going flat-out. Huw’s guitar broke down due to stress & we all just wanted to go home Supporting HEADCLEANER and PUTSCH.
 

5/9/96      TWO PIGS, Cheltenham

Erm not sure of the set-list…

The launch of the DIFFICULT CD. We’d failed to make it back in time for the Megastore appearance, but made up for it at this gig which featured Andy Stewart (again!) and opera singer Justin Bindley dueting on OEDIPUS . A blinder, by all accounts.
 

8/9/96      KING’S HEAD, Fulham

COILED
GHOST
BOLT
LAST SUPPER
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

A horrible little gig; one of those “legendary” venues you feel obliged to play. Redeemed only by some vaguely attractive German tourists who stumbled in halfway through.
 

14/9/96     POPLAR’S INN, Fovant

COILED
GHOST
BOLT
LAST SUPPER
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
PURGE
ACE OF SPADES

In the middle of nowhere, to some wonderfully scary-hairy tattooed bikers. One of our warmest responses, and a lot more fun than it sounds!
 

5/10/96     ROPE WALK INN, Bristol

LAST SUPPER
JOIN THE DOTS
THE DARK
GHOST
SELF
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
CRIMINAL
KNIFE PARTY
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

“Supporting” STRANGE TORMENT…who didn’t get to go on. Apparently, their set was cancelled because the management turned the power off due to “poor beer sales”…as if! Ugly scenes naturally ensued.
 

25/10/96    WULFRUN HALL, Wolverhampton

LAST SUPPER
JOIN THE DOTS
THE DARK
GHOST
SELF
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
CRIMINAL
KNIFE PARTY
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Don’t recall this one too well…I think it was some sort of “prize” for not losing the battle of the bands (yet).
 

13/11/96    TWO PIGS, Cheltenham

CRIMINAL
VORTEX
COILED
SUBGENIUS
LAST SUPPER
HIT THE DECK RUNNING
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
GHOST
PURGE
KNIFE PARTY
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Support from CYDONIA. One of those intimate evenings…but at least we got paid.
 

14/11/96    JOINER’S ARMS, Southampton

VORTEX
GET ME OUT OF HER
BOLT
KNIFE PARTY
SELF
GHOST
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

Another evening with INKUBUS SUKKUBUS spent ogling their groupies….
 

25/11/96    LAUREL TREE, London

KNIFE PARTY
GET ME OUT OF HER
GHOST
LAST SUPPER
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY

One of those gigs where you wonder why you’ve come so far for so little…
 

17/12/96    AXIOM CENTRE, Cheltenham

CRIMINAL
SELF
OEDIPUS
CONSPIRACY THEORY
SUBGENIUS
YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD)
VORTEX
WHEN MIRACLES GO WRONG
GHOST
SWEET IGNORANCE
PUNISHMENT
TAO
KNIFE PARTY
LAST SUPPER
PURGE
INDUSTRY STANDARD BEAUTY featuring FIRESTARTER
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY

An epic evening! Too many guests to mention, stage invasions, kooky cover versions, a raffle, support from THE SKINFLOWERS…what more could you want?