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Saturday June 20th 1981

friars aylesbury phase three - maxwell hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury


subway sect  the birthday party
related friars history (click on date)
Bauhaus Saturday October 16th 1982  Saturday June 11th 1983

Vic Godard and The Subway Sect Saturday November 21st 1981

Probable Setlist: In The Flat Field; Double Dare; Silent Hedges; In Fear Of Fear; Of Lilies and Remains; Dancing; Rose Garden Funeral Of Sores; Terror Couple Kill Colonel ; Hair Of The Dog; Mask; Man With X-Ray Eyes; Kick In The Eye; Hollow Hills; Stigmata Martyr; Dark Entries
band line up
Peter Murphy (vocs)  Kevin Haskins (drums)  David Jay (bass)  Daniel Ash (guitar)
Subway Sect
Vic Godard Chris Bostock, Rob Marche, Sean McLusky and Dave Collard
The Birthday Party
Nick Cave (vocs) Rowland S Howard (guitar) Mick Harvey (keys) Tracey Pew (bass) Phil Calvert (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




Peter Murphy, Bauhaus

   As a teen, I would stay with my wonderful Sunshine big sister Shirley in the village of Ivinghoe, for many a full summer school holiday, the nearest town being Aylesbury and Aylesbury Friars was the first venue that I felt the moment I walked in at 15 years old, that whatever was going on there was connected to what was really going on in the music scene. The only other music hall that I'd regularly visited in Northampton, seemed to only book either older failed metal bands that were past their prime, or 'B' rated non starters. Long before I began my own band, I’d go to ‘Friars’ alone and soak up the scene.  One of those gigs was the Iggy Lust For Life Tour, where it seemed unbelievable that he’d be in town, as not only had I relentlessly got heavily into "The Idiot" that particular summer, but there was The Igg himself,  a far cry from the mythical Detroit USA.  One of the lasting impressions of that particular gig was the Mark & Spencer like grey flannel trousers the he was wearing that night, which seemed completely incongruous with the man and post gig, I surpassed my shy self, going to the security man and nonchalantly telling him that I was a friend of Jimmy (Osterberg) and to tell him to come down and see me backstage. Without a blink, the man promptly gave the message and I was told to ‘go up’ where the IGG was waiting for me! As it turns out, I lost my way in a spinal tap like search along the corridors and bottled out finally. Still, I had a prescient knowledge or perhaps resolve that I would someday be on that stage.  How, why or when, I had no idea at all.

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what happened next
Bauhaus disbanded after the 1983 Burning from The Inside tour and all members worked on solo projects. In 2006, the original band reformed and toured. A new album was released in early 2008 with no apparent intention of touring and it seems that it now really it.
odds and trivia
Peter Murphy was of course the man who launched a thousand Maxell tapes in their TV adverts
official web presence
Bauhaus official site
sound and vision
Bauhaus - Terror Couple Kill Colonel 
Subway Sect - Nobody's Scared 
Birthday Party - Release The Bats

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