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channys6thswan

Monkey Off Back
10CC In 1974. I was found asleep behind some curtains at the back of the auditorium afterwards. Went there when they started playing a song I’d never heard before, after starting with the endlessly shit ‘Wall Street Shuffle’. Would still be there if they hadn’t broken up.
 

Mountsorrel Malc

ex Scooter Racer and Goalkeeper
Seen some crap over the years, but without doubt 1974 Torquay town hall (on me holls) Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. Only band iv'e ever seen that didn't have a guitar player, boring as hell.
 

channys6thswan

Monkey Off Back
Cockney Rebel came on for The Sweet at the Percy Gee when Brian Connolly took a header off the stage at the previous gig on the tour. Mostly Psychomodo stuff. It was like watching Glen Hoddle sing, without efefefefefChrisWaddle.
 

jackieguaccamo

Flat Earther
I was working at some music awards once and as I was walking down the staircase there was a bloke and a woman standing to one side as i walked past i heard him say, don't they fucking know who I am. There was loads of musicians there that were icons of their era so I was intrigued to know who the bloke was on the staircase that was fucking fuming that no one knew who he fucking was.

It was Steve Harley, and no, no one knew who the fuck he was.
 

Mountsorrel Malc

ex Scooter Racer and Goalkeeper
Cockney Rebel came on for The Sweet at the Percy Gee when Brian Connolly took a header off the stage at the previous gig on the tour. Mostly Psychomodo stuff. It was like watching Glen Hoddle sing, without efefefefefChrisWaddle.
I was working at some music awards once and as I was walking down the staircase there was a bloke and a woman standing to one side as i walked past i heard him say, don't they fucking know who I am. There was loads of musicians there that were icons of their era so I was intrigued to know who the bloke was on the staircase that was fucking fuming that no one knew who he fucking was.

It was Steve Harley, and no, no one knew who the fuck he was.
Confirms my impression of them Channy.
A few years back Harley had a radio program playing stuff he thought we should be listening to and slagging off bands people were listening to...in particular Boston who most weeks he had a go at. Musical snob and prick. Jackie your story sums him up perfectly.
 

WhitburnFox

Cold Roofer
Eurythmics at the Electric Horse December 81. They'd just binned The Tourists & were touring their first album. There was hardly anyone there, the sound was awful & 'Dave & Annie' had left their charisma on the tour bus. Left 3 or 4 songs in & trudged through the snow for a couple on Churchgate before Etchies.
 

wints

Season Ticket Holder
Teardrop Explodes at De Mont. Julian Cope was off his face on shit and didn't have a clue where he was or what he was doing.
 

aylesburyfox

Season Ticket Holder
Sigur Ros Alexandra Palace, the atmospheric sounds were lost in the cavernous hall, shame because it is a lovely venue.
 

b75fox

Season Ticket Holder
Last time I saw Steve Harley at the Birmingham Symphony Hall he had a massive rant at one of his fans for taking a photo of him...

And the worst band I saw...Goldie looking Chain, they were gash.... supporting the very good Feeder
 

Sherbert

Ball Boy
Elvis Costello around 7 or 8 years ago
Always wanted to see him. Wish I hadn’t bothered, the mrs fell asleep couldn’t blame her it was dire

Sounds like Costello has the same mindset as Harley. Came across as a pompous prick
 

Glimmer

Season Ticket Holder
The Slits at some shit hole in Derby

I actually did like them so perhaps just a bad day for them

And Linton kwesi Johnson at little theatre I think
 

FlemingtonFox

Season Ticket Holder
Someone dragged me to see Gallagher & Lyle in Liverpool in the late 70's. Did not enjoy them, but the support was Judy Tzuke, who I'd never heard of at the time, who was excellent.
 
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