DINGWALLS , CAMDEN TOWN ,LONDON

THURSDAY 27-11-97

AKA : ' STILL MORE PRACTICE NEEDED '


WELCOME TO A VERY SIMILAR GIG REVIEW TO THE LAST ONE AT GUIDFORD.THE REASON IT'S SIMILAR IS THAT IT'S NOT MUCH DIFFERENT....HA HA !! ALL THE SONGS WERE THE SAME AS THAT GIG,BUT IN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT ORDER.AND THIS TIME THEY ADDED IGNITE AT THE END

I'LL JUST OUTLINE THE MAIN POINTS AND GIVE A SET LIST AT THE END THIS TIME.

I ACTUALLY MANAGED TO GET THERE IN TIME TO SEE THE SUPPORT BANDS THIS TIME.CALLED CRIMSON,AND, THE WEIGHT,I DIDN'T TAKE MUCH NOTICE, DECIDING TO PROP THE BAR UP INSTEAD(WHAT A SURPRISE)

THIS ONE HAD IT'S SHARE OF FUNNY MOMENTS AND COCK UPS TOO,BUT THEN WOULDN'T IT BE BORING IF THEY PLAYED IT EXACTLY LIKE THE STUDIO STUFF?

CAPTAIN GOT HIS USUAL SEVERAL GALLONS OF LIQUID THROWN AT HIM UPON ENTERING THE STAGE.HE JOINED IN WITH MONTY ON THE INTRO AND WENT INTO PLAN 9,WHICH STARTED OFF A BIT DODGILY.AFTER WHICH DAVE ANNOUNCED NEAT NEAT NEAT,BUT APOLOGIZED WHEN HE REALIZED THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO DISCO MAN NEXT.CAPTAIN FORGOT HOW TO START DOZEN GIRLS AND BLUFFED HIS WAY THROUGH IT BY GOING INTO A RIFF HE JUST MADE UP TO GIVE HIMSELF TIME TO THINK.HE GOT IT RIGHT IN THE END.

CAPTAIN SAID HE GOT THE IDEA FOR MELODY LEE AFTER READING BUNTY COMIC,AND CLAIMED THAT ITS BETTER THAN TELETUBBIES.

'THIS IS A SONG BY A BUNCH OF AMERICANS , AND I MEAN THAT MOST SINCERELY ', SAID DAVE AND THEY DID A VERSE OF SUGAR SUGAR BY THE ARCHIES.IT WAS ONLY ONE VERSE 'COS THEY ALL GOT LOST TO WHICH DAVE SAID'ANOTHER CLASSIC BITES THE DUST'I WAS THINKING WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY PLAYING THIS FOR,BUT PEOPLE WERE STILL POGOING ABOUT !!! THEY COULD PROBABLY GET PEOPLE TO POGO TO THE THEME TUNE OF RAINBOW OR SOMETHING.!!!

AFTER ELOISE THEY WENT OF FOR A FEW MINUTES,AND GARRIE CAME BACK ON BEING CHASED BY CAPTAIN THROWING WATER DOWN THE BACK OF HIS SHIRT.'AND HE NEVER EVEN GOT ME FAG WET',SAID GARRIEAFTER WHICH HE TOOK THE PISS OUT OF CAPTAIN FOR TRYING NOT TO START SMOKING AGAIN.

A DRUM SOLO WAS THEN FOLLOWED BY THE USUAL ENCORE SONGS,LOVE SONG SMASH IT UP,THEN NEW ROSE.THEN CAPTAIN SAYING GOD BLESS BRIAN JAMES,COMING BACK TO ENGLAND AFTER 5 YEARS IN FRANCE.THEN HE GOES INTO HIS SNOOKER SONG'ARE THERE NO JIM DAVIDSON'S BIG BREAK FANS IN THE AUDIENCE?'

A LONG VERSION OF IGNITE WAS INTRODUCED BY DAVE AS A TRIBUTE ' TO THE SAD DEATH OF THE FORD ESCORT , LADIES AND GENTLEMEN '

BEFORE THEY WENT OFF,CAPTAIN SAYS " CHARLIE HARPER JUST PINCHED MY NIPPLE "

OFF THEY WENT AGAIN,AND THE VENUE STARTED TO EMPTY QUICKLY.THE LIGHTS WERE STILL DOWN AND SOME OF US THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO COME BACK,BUT THEN THE LIGHTS WENT UP AND THAT WAS IT.

ROLL ON THE NEXT GIG !!

ANYWAY HERE'S THE COMPLETE SET LIST :

MONTY / CAPTAIN INTRO

PLAN 9 CHANNEL 7

DISCO MAN

DOZEN GIRLS

NEAT NEAT NEAT

WAIT FOR THE BLACKOUT

I JUST CANT BE HAPPY TODAY

SHADOW OF LOVE

CURTAIN CALL

NOISE NOISE NOISE

MELODY LEE

' SUGAR SUGAR " SNIPPET

LOOKING AT YOU

ELOISE

(encore) :-

GARRIE DRUM SOLO

LOVE SONG

SMASH IT UP

NEW ROSE

IGNITE


LONG LIVE THE DAMNED , THE SPICE GIRLS ARE SHIT !

VIDEO OF THIS GIG AVAILABLE

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