GUILTY FACE GIG REVIEWS
HUSKER DU - Mayfair,Glasgow.
We were pissed off a bit here at
having to pay £4 (£4.50 on door) and
£1 for any pint,since we'd travelled
all the way from Manchester.But,
anyway,as expected an enthusiastic
Scottish crowd more than made up for
it and Huskers seemed to really feed
off the great atmosphere as they
dived through all the great tracks,
mainly off New Day Rising and Flip
Your Wig LP's plus a few other trax.
Highlights for me (as always) was a
pounding version of 'Diane' - fucking
great song to get the crowd going!
This was followed by two encores of
Eight Miles High,Never Talking to you
Again,Pink turns to Blue and more,
and by the end it was hot sweaty bodi-
es everywhere.Had a chat with the
band at the end where they said it
was the first time in the U.K. that
they felt exactly the same level
as the crowd - some gig!!
HUSKER DU - Leeds,March 86.
By Huskers standards this gig was lou-
sy.Set was similar again (though they
included the abysmal 'The Wit and
Wisdom' off Wig LP) but the sound for
most of it was echoey and feeble.Also
a set of macho wanker flat tops at
the front boosting their over inflated
ego's so much that it was a danger to
even dance! I got the feeling Husker's
didn't enjoy it as much either 'cos
they only managed one feeble encore.
HUSKER DU - Manchester International,
March 21st 86.
I was really surprised to see a large
turnout here in my hometown (normally
gigs here are terribly supported).And
this saw Huskers truelly back to form
with a mayhemic crowd response.I love
it when it's rough at the front AS
LON AS everyone is in good heart,
pick each other up,etc - and this was
one of those gigs.Plenty of bouncers
across the front but it was to be
expected with a low stage and they
weren't too bad thankfully.Again a
similar set with a few variations and
Huskers seemingly playing everything
twice as fast as on vinyl!
HUSKER DU - Sheffield Lead Mill
By this time I was truly (spelt right
this time) fucked from dancing to the
last three gigs so I just watched this
time.Missed the first three numbers
as we were late in but when we finally
got in the crowd seemed slow to get
going and this wasn't helped by the
band doing the ever boring Reoccurring
Dreams halfway through,but I still
enjoyed it - it was a change just to
watch (sober!!!) especially as the
sound was fuckin' crispy incredible!
Highlights were 'Dianne' and a speedy
version of Celebrated Summer.2 encores
and it was back home - to catch up
on all the sleep missed!!
(Those reviews by Paul Barlow.)
HUSKER DU - Birmingham Powerhouse,
Yeeaargh!! A totally devastating gig
this one,probably the best of the
tour that I saw.Excellent venue (apart
from expensive door prices),excellent
sound quality and good crowd response
combined to produce a mayhemic gig!
Highlights were the great Celebrated
Summer,Pink turns to Blue,and the
slow,powerful Diane,off Metal Circus.
A gig to remember!