August 20th, 2012

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GIG 061: The Unloved - Camden Palace 21/08/90

GIG 061: The Unloved - Camden Palace 21/08/90

There seems to have been a whole bunch of bands called 'The Unloved' - none of which ever became famous so lived up to their name. I'm not sure which 'Unloved' I saw as I've narrowed it down to two but really can't remember anything about this band. All I have to go on is that I thought they were piss-poor (which may explain why they never 'made it').

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GIG 062: Bomb Disneyland - Camden Palace 28/08/90

GIG 062: Bomb Disneyland - Camden Palace 28/08/90

Ah, Bomb Disneyland. Not only did they run into problems with Disney they also ran into problems with the All England Hells Angels. Disney complained about the name (which they did eventual
ly change to 'Bomb Everything' and the biker gang complained about some of there artwork (which they also changed and restickered the existing stock).

Bomb Disneyland were really thrash band although they had a large(ish) indie/crustie following. Justin (from New Model Army) produced one of their albums and they played a lot of the indie/alternative scene clubs and venues. They got a fair bit of press attention (beyond the Disney lawsuit) and where actually pretty good fun live.

A whole load of us hit Camden Palace for this gig, although it was also the day after the August Bank Holiday so a load of us where off school/college and the place was packed. Good fun night out :)

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GIG 063: Giant International / The Hanging Tree - The Marquee 30/08/90

GIG 063: Giant International / The Hanging Tree - The Marquee 30/08/90

I think this may have the been the last time we saw Giant International. I'm afraid the video is the same as a previous entry for them as they don't seem to be on Youtu
be much at all!

They were, as usual, good live and the support, The Hanging Tree, were alright too - although there have also been bunch of bands going by that name so I'm not entirely sure which one they were these days. I have a feeling they may have been an Australian stoner-rock band by that name though. Guess it'll remain a mystery...

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