The artwork for the first Stranglers album Rattus Norvegicus contains a photo of the band surrounded by various artifacts which indicate the titles for 5 of their future albums spanning the next 3 decades.
First gig of 2016 for me and back to a place I hadn’t been to for almost 20 years. Leeds Met Uni bar. Used to go to “Stomp” nights there in the 90s as a student. No real cause to go back since, well except for this evening.
Woke up on “Blue Monday” to terrible news.
Last gig for me for 2015. The temptation to fit in another BSP gig this year was too much so the train down with a couple of Magic Rock tinnies, quick pint in the Alexander pub near the station and we’re on our way to the hotel. Then it’s food and more beers in the Greyhound pub then onto the venue “The Venue” !
A cheeky Friday afternoon booked off work, me and Lammy meet at Leeds station and before we know it we’re on the train hurtling through the pennines Manchester bound. Check in at the hotel then onto Chinatown (via a couple of pubs of course). Another stunning tofu dish at The Great Wall chinese restaurant it never fails to disappoint. Enough preamble! The gig!