Venue notes: Riverside, Newcastle UK

Rock club that operated under that name in Newcastle from 1985 until sometime in the early 2000s, after which it became Foundation. Mike Richardson, house engineer at the Riverside from 1985-1994, reminisces in May 2005 about the club and the 13 March 1986 Hüsker Dü show there:

"I remember this gig being jammed with people, 600 or so in a 450 capacity venue. We hired in extra P.A. for this one, doubling what was already there... it was still not loud enough to get over Bobs' guitar.

"The club was kinda unique... it was a non-commercial collective run by music fans for music fans with the agenda of getting non-mainstream music to come to a city that was mostly bypassed by touring bands.

"The band were kinda into our politics.

"After a great show, the guys gave myself and some of the other staff a ride home in the splitter van, got drunk and slept in my living room. Bob spent most of that night playing Byrds songs on my old Eko 12-string.

"Come the morning when the guys came to leave and figured out how poor we all were (working for very little to keep the club open) they gave us 2 loaves of bread, 2 kilos of cheese and a huge jar of pickles that were in the fridge in the van.

"Thanks for the cheese guys."

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