Leeds Cockpit, 28th July 2005 (31/06/05)

Roger Green:

I knew it was going to be a difficult night when it was pointed out to me that my attire was inaccurate because the song refers to a "Dukla Prague Away Kit" as opposed to "Dukla Prague Away Shirt". OK, so I'm a fraud.

Maybe that was the reason for me spending most of the gig in the bar, slugging Guinness and ogling my copy of the new CD "Achtung Bono". Only £11 from a stall near you. As I write this, I haven't yet been able to learn all the words, but it'll come.

This was the first Leeds gig for nearly four years, so no surprises that it was packed out, particularly as Stuart Maconie had mentioned it on the Radio 2 drive time show. Apparently. They'll struggle to find anywhere as good as The Duchess in this city though.

No chance of getting a set list, but this is more or less how it went. Maybe some got missed or just plain misheard, as the evening degenerated into a drunken blur.

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
If I Had Possession Over Pancake Day
Bob Wilson Anchor Man
Outbreak Of Vitas Geralaitis
For What Is Chatteris?
Len Ganley Stance
Monmore / Hare's Running
CORGI Registered Friends
PRS Yearbook
Look Dad No Tunes
Vatican Broadside
Tonight Matthew
Four Skinny Indie Kids
Lark Descending
Harry Quinn
Fred Titmus
Turned Up Clocked On Laid Off
Foot Up In Europe
24 Hour Garage People
Running Order Squabble Fest
Bad Review
Them's The Vagaries
Letters Sent
Everything's AOR
Bob Todd

Then the encore was

Joy Division Oven Gloves
Help Me Rhonda
Trumpton Riots

And on the way out there was the added bonus of one of the house DJs (I believe that is what they are called) playing "White Mice" by the Modettes. Haven't heard that for a while.