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Greatest Gigs in Shetland....ever!


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#1 Marvin

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:33 PM

These instantly spring to mind (in no particular order):-

Swamptrash @ Mossbank Hall circa 88 - I believe Harry Horse lives in Shetland these days. They were superb

Pulp @ Clickimin circa 95? - Great gig. Pulp were at their peak

Supernaturals @ Klub Revolution 2001 - Just a fabulous atmosphere.

Runrig @ Clickimin (the first time they were here). Not really in to the music but the gig was first rate and the atmosphere was brilliant.

The Men They Couldn't Hang @ Clickimin and Angling Club. Wanted to see them for years.

Amphetameanies @ North Star circa 2000. The best ska act to come to Shetland.

Idlewild @ North Star. Superb band and the whole Radio 1 thing added to it. The first band to play at the North Star for a while which also made it a bit special.

Speedway @ The North Star. Expecting a rather crappy pop act but they were really good live and again the atmosphere was superb.

Bongshang @ The North Star. Apocalypse Noo.... New Year 1999/2000. Brilliant.

Elvis Costello @ Clickimin circa late 80's - Brilliant performer and the crowd was well up for it.

Edward II and Shooglenifty @ Clickimin

At The Edge - I'm a tad biased.....

Pete Stack and the Rayburns@ Shipshape 98 and the closing gigs at Klub Revolution

Others in the running:-

AB/CD (the first time) - took the roof off the Clickimin and it was the best audience reaction I've ever seen in the Clickimin

Delgados - No crowd but a great gig

Suppository Business - no particular gig springs to mind but a great live act.

Durutti Column - Again, no crowd but a really special performance

Needles @ Scalloway Hall - Yet again, no crowd but fantastic show.

Cosmic Rough Riders @ Scalloway Hall and Legion

Drunk in Public - Legion

House of Rhythm @ Burra Hall. A fantastic live act.

The gigs at the Brig'o'Fitch - all of them. The Dawn Treaders spring to mind.

The Mighty Human Generator and The Last Divide @ Brae Hall circa 1990...just a great night!

Marts 2004 - A great line up and never a dull moment.

Biggest disappointments:-

Proclaimers - they were crap and the sound was awful
Hayseed Dixie - Sound was poor and the novelty wore off very quickly. Would have been good in a smaller venue

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:55 PM

Careless Flow - Every gig in the early 90's
Thousand Yard Stare at Voe Hall in 1991
Sultans of Ping at Tingwall Hall in 1992
Bongshang at JJ's in Tingwall in the mid 90's
Shadowplay at North Star in 1995 (last gig with balcony open)
The Chameleons at Brae Hall in 2000
Rick Witter (Shed 7) singing with Junk De Luxe at North Star in 2004
Puressence at North Star in 2005

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:13 PM

Biffy Clyro, Cyanide and others.. Burra 2004 (?)

poor turn out but great show...probably like that with most shetland gigs

#4 Marvin

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:38 PM

Careless Flow - Every gig in the early 90's


Careless Flow - How could I have missed that off my list!!!!! Especially the gig in Aith.

Thousand Yard Stare at Voe Hall in 1991
Sultans of Ping at Tingwall Hall in 1992


I was sooth and missed both those gigs.

Bongshang at JJ's in Tingwall in the mid 90's


Ah yes, that was a great night

I should probably add The Bluetones at the North Star last year. They were cracking and the patter between the songs was great.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 04:45 PM

Careless Flow - Every gig in the early 90's
Thousand Yard Stare at Voe Hall in 1991
Sultans of Ping at Tingwall Hall in 1992
Bongshang at JJ's in Tingwall in the mid 90's
Shadowplay at North Star in 1995 (last gig with balcony open)
The Chameleons at Brae Hall in 2000
Rick Witter (Shed 7) singing with Junk De Luxe at North Star in 2004
Puressence at North Star in 2005


Good god!

You appear to have lived through my own teenage years.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 05:28 PM

that's because we're the same age Mr McDill!!

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 05:56 PM

Saw Doctors a couple of years ago at the folk festival.
Suppository Business on the monday night of the tall ships
Speedway
Hells Bells at the North Star
AB/CD at the Clickimin (both times!!)
Status Quo tribute band at the Scalloway Gala open air dance!
All the Modery DY gigs at the Scalloway Hall, always brings back good memories!

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:17 PM

I enjoyed Martin Taylor at the guitar festival last year.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:29 PM

that's because we're the same age Mr McDill!!


Dammit!

I was sure the glasses and beard were the perfect disguise.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 08:27 PM

jetplane landing were ace
john martyn at the angling club playing slide guitar with a bowie knife
the bitumen river gig in flints where the toaster got trashed
shetland rocks 2005 for sheer variety
bert jansch in the angling club
rocket recorder 22 in upper moonies
half of bongshang having a freeform rehearsal in the jubilee yonks ago

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 01:47 PM

half of bongshang having a freeform rehearsal in the jubilee yonks ago

That was my favourite Bongshang gig, and I've been to a few :wink:

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:43 PM

I loved Zion Train at the jubilee in '96 and Bongshang at the angling club in dec. '96 8) :D

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:33 PM

Yep.


And with all the fine events mentioned so far: Dare i say the two Shetland Rock Festivals in the clickimin. They were pretty good. It's seems so long ago that i can hardly remember the line up, so i won't embarass myself trying, but pretty huge in their day.

Anybody ken the definitive list?

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:47 PM

Any one of the Brig O' Fitches!

Not that I can mind what was on at any of them - but whit a great fun rumbling around the park and hill!!

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:45 PM

Any one of the Brig O' Fitches!

Not that I can mind what was on at any of them - but whit a great fun rumbling around the park and hill!!


Absolutely! Whit a laugh. I wish more events like that were still on the go. :wink: