The Boardwalk, Sheffield, 19th February (20/02/04)

David Craig:

One of the better ones I'd say.
Cracking mosh pit.
Good to see so many of the old guard there especially the two lads down from Edinburgh who were full of Sheffield's finest happy juice and rewarded with a fine rendition of Them's the Vagaries and the lad who was shouting "What did God give us Neil" at Manchester was there again too but I have to say I think managed only a poor 20 odd requests this time.

Lots of banter and a good to be back in an intimate venue.

I got me a set list which reads thus

Fretwork homework / My baby got the yipps
Quality janitor
Fred Titmus
Light at the end of the tunnel
Uffington wassail
If I had possession over pancake day
Running order squabblefest
Tending the wrong grave for 23 years (surely 24 now?)
The bar steward son of Dean Friedman / Vatican broadside
Tonight Matthew I'm going to be with Jesus / Can't put your foot up in Europe bit from The Haulage Ballads EP
San Antonio foam party
24 hour garage people (£1.12 and £0.89)
PRS yearbook
Ecclesiastical perks (nice one!)
Lilac Harry Quinn / Slippers (nothing better in life than writing on sole of said slippers with a biro)
Them's the vagaries
Used to be in Evil Gazebo
Jarg Armani
All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit
Bottleneck at Capel Curig
Everything's AOR
CAMRA man (not played)
AGA - what?
(I hate Nerys Hughes)

They also played 'Another Girl, Another Planet', another fine cover for all us aging punky types that remember bands like The Only Ones.

Neil lead us on a bit by hitting the opening bass line for "Transmission" but no, just a wind up.

Nigel unveiled a few new tracks including one about a dodgy meter reader which bodes well for a new album soon I hope.

Great gig roll on the next one whenever that is (although Geoff did hint at Glasgow and / or Edinburgh again in August.