Well hi.

For whatever reason, I've recently decided to upload scans of band gig posters from my early days in Sydney, when I used to regularly go out and see at least two or three bands a week. I'm talking 1979 - 1990 ish here. At that time, Sydney had a healthy, thriving pub band culture which f
ostered the careers of many of the top Aussie export bands of the last couple of decades. The Angels, The Radiators, Midnight Oil, INXS, (Le) Hoodoo Gurus, The Church, etc etc etc. Anyway, being a lifelong collector of strange and irrelevant things, I find myself with scraps of paper, flyers, set lists, coasters and more from many of the gigs I attended, so at least I have something to remember them by. Most of that era is a total blur in my memory, but I just know that I had a really good time, and my tinnitus and foggy brain was worth it all.

Now, I'm not claiming to be any kind of expert or authority on any of these bands, or the era in general, I'm just sharing what I remember, and a few bits and pieces that may bring back memories for some. Feel free to add your own recollections, tell me if I'm wrong, share stories of gigs you went to.

You can click on them and they get bigger.

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Order at the Capitol

Nice line-up.


Anonymous said...

I saw this gig and nicked that poster. Superb.

takdog said...

Hey cool, I went to this gig . One of the best nights eva ;) I recall dropping some good acid and the evening began with a strange disjointed,unconnected feelings ...arrived at gig and promtly lost my crew in puff of weed smoke ...met up with a girl that once lived with my family when we were kids (cool) on entering capital I had to check my (extra belt)and they almost forced me to check my jacket because of all the studds.Found the crew inside pel mel were faultless ,cooper-clarke hilarious and New Order were like sublime....I 'm 47 years old now and this night is as fresh in my as yesterday it was all so good.the next morning I after being shagged senseless by the little girl I awoke somewhere near narrabeen without a cent ,had to hitch /walk home to malabar! ....thanks for your post.

Mark said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about. I'm so glad you guys rememnber the gig. Well done for nicking the poster, and well done for the senseless shagging!

Anonymous said...

I was at this gig too - I'd just turned sixteen. I thought New Order were utterly crap - apart from the fabbo encore they did with JCC (was it Beazley Street?), they might just as well've had their backs turned and played a record. Although... the first song they did was "Blue Monday", which hadn't been released yet. Hookey came out first and started belting away at some of those white octagonal syn drums that were the style at the time.
Unfortunately, my girlfriend's father was waiting for us when we got back to Epping Station - our parent's'd just found out she was pregnant. Ho hummm - she's 26 now and married!

Anonymous said...

Me again - the sixteen year old from the other day. Checked on that New Order/JCC encore - it was Lady Godiva's Operation!