Dave Simpson in Leeds University Union - 17 March, 1981, 09:00 PM

from The Fallen / Dave Simpson, page 11:

My own obsession with The Fall started that night, 17th March 1981 - I know the date because I still have the gaudy orange poster I ripped off the walls...The gig was unlike anything I'd seen: the music was uncategorisable - Was it punk? Was it rockabilly? Was it experimental? All three? - but it had a hypnotic tension that seemed to draw me in. Smith stalked the stage, radiating charisma and baffling but important sounding words which seemed to convey urgent truths
cite as

Dave Simpson, The Fallen / Dave Simpson (Edinburgh, 2009), p. 11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430865182687 accessed: 21 January, 2022

location of experience: Leeds University Union

Listeners

Dave Simpson
Journalist
1960's-

Listening to

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Gig by The Fall
written by The Fall
performed by The Fall

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 March, 1981, 09:00 PM
Duration 2 hours
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cochranespeedy on Tue, 05 May 2015 23:33:03 +0100