Liverpool, 13th October 2005 (16/10/05)

Roger Green:

Bloody hell, another big venue. There were more people just on the upstairs balcony at this place than you normally get in total at other gigs. This was part of John Peel Day, being exactly one year since his final show for Radio One. It was also quite possibly a celebration of Liverpool: City Of Roadworks 2005. Anyway it was good to hear the likes of Love Will Tear Us Apart and Totally Wired over the PA before HMHB hit the stage. You don't always get a support band either, but Marlowe are well worth catching if you get chance. See them somewhere smaller than this place and you won't have to put up with the audience talking through the quiet bits of their songs.

HMHB came on around 9.00 and must have played for near enough to two hours in total. Highlights included a fantastic cover version which even had the disco kids waving their arms. Also, there was some spectacular vomiting in the bar area and you'll be pleased to know that the Achtung Bono T-shirts are now in stock. The set went as follows.

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Fred Titmus
CORGI Registered Friends
Monmore - Hare's Running
Running Order Squabble Fest
Pancake Day
Restless Legs
Turned Up Clocked On Laid Off
For What Is Chatteris...
99% Of Gargoyles
Shit Arm Bad Tattoo
PRS Yearbook
Paintball's Coming Home
Tending The Wrong Grave
Dukla Prague Away Kit
Them's The Vagaries
Letters Sent
Len Ganley Stance
Look Dad No Tunes
I Think We're Alone Now
We Built This Village On A Trad Arr Tune
Everything's AOR
Twenty-Four Hour Garage People
A Country Practice

and the encore was

Venus In Flares
Joy Division Oven Gloves
Trumpton Riots

Not sure if any of this went out on air (it didn't - Gez), but I understand Nigel appeared on Radio One's show at some point during the evening. They would have had to broadcast some pretty top grade stuff to beat this.