June 14th, 2013

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GIG 091: All About Eve /Levitation - The Town & Country Club 14/09/91

GIG 091: All About Eve /Levitation - The Town & Country Club 14/09/91

All About Eve's "All About Eve" and "Scarlet And Other Stories" were two of my favourite albums from the late 80's. I'd been lucky enough to see All About Eve live twice before, both times at The Royal Albert Hall (GIGs 047 + 048) but The Town & Country Club in Kentish Town offered a different atmosphere. Whereas The Royal Albert Hall was all seating (and our seats were 'amongst the Gods') the T&C was standing downstairs which allowed people to actually dance and was also a smaller, more intimate venue. It still held a couple of thousand or so, but compared to the RAH it certainly felt more cozey.

This was also the first of a double-header again for the Eves as I went both on this night (a Saturday) and also the following night too. Both nights saw Levitation support, although I felt Levitation were better on the first night than the second. The Eves gave a really good show (as per usual) on the Saturday but for whatever reason the Sunday performance really kicked ass and was my favourite of the two.

I went with Dawn, Adam, Tim, Gini and Jake on the Saturday and Emily and Jake on the Sunday.

Price: £9.00


910914 All About Eve
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GIG 092: All About Eve / Levitation - The Town & Country Club 15/09/91

GIG 092: All About Eve / Levitation - The Town & Country Club 15/09/91

You can see the write-up of this gig with 091 as I covered everything in that. This is just an excuse to post up another All About Eve track (for Facebook Timeline and LiveJournal) and so I can post the scan of the concert ticket (for the Facebook photo album and LiveJournal) - and also to keep my gig numbers in order ;p


910915 All About Eve
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GIG 093: The Levellers / Sand Kings / ? - The Town & Country Club 27/10/91

GIG 093: The Levellers / Sand Kings / ? - The Town & Country Club 27/10/91

This was the first time (of many) that I saw The Levellers live. Their "A Weapon Called The World" album had been released in 1990 and I'd also picked up a host of early EPs on 12" over the previous few months after being introduced to them by Dawn.

Now if you've never seen The Levellers you can't understand just how bloody amazing they are live and how addictive they are on mesmerizing your feet into action. We spent the entire gig dancing and, at one point when I needed a loo-break, I was amazed to find that *everybody" was dancing. Usually you have a bunch of people towards the back toe-tapping, nodding their head or even having conversations but what I discovered was just one big never-ending mass of people dancing and having and fun.

Absolutely amazing concert and an absolutely amazing band whom are still as good today (22 years later) as they were back then :)

Price: £7.00


911027 The Levellers