NO: 04 JAN 1981 The Fan Club (Branningan's) - Leeds
Ceremony, Mesh, Truth, The Him, In A Lonely Place, Dreams Never End, Cries And Whispers, Senses
Soundcheck (15 minutes):
The Him, Senses, Truth (w/Dead Souls bass intro)
(playlist by Fractured/Image)
Recording posted to DIME by Duncan in March 2007.
The opening track is Ceremony.
PH: "Turn the foldback...on the wedges."
BS: "Turn the guitar up through the foldback as its
Great guitar riffing here, though it overwhelms the
song near the end.
BS: "Well, well, well. We're not going to play any
Joy Division songs. What you'd do an encore for."
BS: "This one's called Truth, though."
The fans comment about this pronouncement.
The melodica and synth combo are piercingly, hauntingly
The Him follows.
In A Lonely Place
Great-sounding growling synth at the start.
voice: "There's a little bit of distortion on the left hand
side of the keyboard."
BS: "The left hand side of the PA has blown up, actually."
voice: "Oh, the PA...my God."
Dreams Never End follows.
Cries And Whispers
There's feedback through the first verse.
BS: "Sorry about the silent party",
Neil O'Connor (who recorded the show) noted Bernard's wry comment,
and that it was said, "as if to have a little dig at the crowd
who were pretty much stood montionless, only offering reserved
applause in-between songs.
voice: "Just like the Cure, that one...
BS: "Listen to that bass, woo. Electric drums, that."
BS: (2:05) "I need vocals [thru the] foldback."
Lots of boingy sound effects
PH: "One two. Give me this...one two, one two.
Ho-kay, now. One two."
BS: "Okay, one...let's just re... that. One two."
The guitar riff to "Sweet Jane".
Bernard and Hooky one-two.
You take those cymbals down a little bit in the foldback.
Hooky plays the bassline of Dead Souls through the drum
machine line, really cool...before reverting back to the
normal bassline of the song.
BS: (1:48) "One two"
Hooky cries out for "Jerry" and the song comes to a close,
and someone says "this is the last song of..." and something
BS: "That's all right, apart from that."
PH: "One two"