Basingstoke Caribbean Club 06/08/1988

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Set List

  1. Fisherman’s Tale
  2. Christine
  3. Destroy The Heart
  4. Plastic
  5. Man To Child
  6. Hope
  7. Sulphur
  8. Shine On
  9. Nothing To Me
  10. Real Animal
  11. I Wanna Be Your Dog


Presumably a final warm-up for the next day’s all-important ‘Doing It For The Kids’ Creation event at the Town & Country Club.

A full audience recording of this gig is available on YouTube.


“The ‘ticket’ – can we assume that I was the 336th person through the door? I’m not so sure. It was absolutely packed – yeah, maybe. We actually arrived very early but being a balmy summer evening we sat outside for ages just watching people file in. I distinctly remember that Crocodiles, the first Echo & The Bunnymen album, was on the soundsystem when i entered the room – I had this amazing ‘This is IT… this is COOL… I have arrived’ feeling as I made my way to the bar and my usual concern over being served was blown away by crocodile smiles. A cutting from the Basingstoke Gazette which would have been published the Friday after the gig. Why I didn’t save the actual review itself is a mystery. I love this photo. It was my first HOL gig. I was 16. I really gets to me that 16 year old kids in 2020/2021 have been deprived of such experiences.” Rob Horrocks

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