03/23/85 - Thames, England @ Poly

Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 1985
City: Thames, England
Venue: Poly
SET LIST NOTES
Halloween
Death Valley 69
I Love Her All The Time
Ghost Bitch
I'm Insane
Brother James [instrumental]
Flower [jam; instrumental]
The Good And The Bad

  • "Kill Yr Idols" is said to appear on the "Communicate" compilation, though it doesn't appear to actually have been played on the recording I have which claims to be this show...
  • Only known performance of "The Good and the Bad" since 1983.
  • Emmanuel Tremblay's tape replay: "this is one of at least three shows played in london in late march. the band is playing in a college, the crowd is medium, and particularly noisy with a lot of chatter thru the show and not much reactions. the mains set is typical although the last few songs are interesting. it's seems like all the mics were destroyed by the end of the show as the last three songs are instrumental and the band have to talk off-mic to the soundman. after a standard but instrumental version of 'brother james', there is the intro of 'kill yr. idols', but instead kim and bob play what an instrumental jam version of 'flower' for about two minutes. then we can hear thurston saying that they will play 'an instrumental' and there's a rare version of 'the good and the bad', the only known version since 1983, which is actually quiet nice. it closes with about two minutes of bass noises. "

    QUOTES

    - Halloween
    - Death Valley '69 [w/ Lee vocal]
    - I Love Her All The Time
    - Ghost Bitch
    - I'm Insane
    T: "Hey no more vocals! They uh.. turned the PA out.. 1 2 3 4!"
    - Brother James [instrumental]
    [thurston starts Kill Yr Idols riff + presumably indecipherable stage talk]
    - Flower [instrumental; finishes early]
    T: "Hey you turned the PA off! So we can't finish the set but for the last song we're gonna do this instrumental."
    - The Good and the Bad

    OTHER PERFORMERS

  • A Witness
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