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Happy Content MK I (1981 -1983) Gigs pre 1984:

 

 

Fri 13th Nov 1981:

 

Drill Hall B-O-T: KIK/Happy Content/The Strand

 

 

Sat 5th Dec 1981:

 

Continental Club, B-O-T: Happy Content/Daryl and the Chaperones

 

 

Thurs 24th Dec 1981:

 

Continental Club, B-O-T: Happy Content

 

 

Sat 11th Sept 1982:

 

Meadowside Leisure Centre, B-OT: Happy Content

 

 

Weds 15th Sept 1982:

 

Town Hall, Burton On Trent (People's March for Jobs): Inception/Happy Content

 

 

Happy Content MK2 (late 83- 86) Gigs from 1984:

 

Sat May 12th  1984 Continental Club, Burton on Trent

 

Burton Mail May 10th 1984

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Spring Wedding, Audience Has Control, Club Tropicana, Greek God, Go East, Senile at 25.

 

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Sat July 14th 1984 Libra Club, Burton on Trent (same venue the Sex Pistols played in 76)

 

July 14th 1984

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Bring on the Violins, Audience Has Control, Spring Wedding, Go East, Club Tropicana, Greek God, Castle, Senile at 25.

 

Gig Notes: J Khan replaces bass guitar with an elastic band !

 

Libra Club in the late 70's

 

 

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Thurs Sept 6th 1984 Manchester Cloud 9 (Gig cancelled)

 

6th Sept 1984 NME listing                       Poster Cloud 9

 

Gig Notes: Gig Cancelled - Smith had laryngitis.

 

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Tues 25th Sept 1984 Lyrics Wine Bar, Nottingham

 

Poster Lyrics Wine Bar

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Snake Eyes, Spring Wedding, Audience Has Control, Bring on the Violins, Greek God, Go East, Castle.

 

Gig Notes: Jane on synthesiser.

 

 

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Friday Oct 12th 1984 Woods Centre, Colchester

 

12th Oct 1984

 

Set List: None ! (Nobody turned up - those that did were looking for somebody else)

 

Gig Notes: Band fighting on stage, Smith doesn't top up the oil in the van preferring to spend the money on alcohol , van blows up on way home, equipment left stranded on the A12. Smith saved by Tony Benn's (MP - miner's strike supporter) charitable donations on train back to Derby. Equipment later salvaged, van "dumped" in a Chelmsford pub car park!

 

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Sat Nov 3rd 1984 Continental Club, Burton on Trent

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Snake Eyes, Spring Wedding, Audience Has Control, Club Tropicana, Go East, Greek God, Castle.

 

Gig Notes: Impromptu guest vocals from R Miller (estranged former drummer) and one of the Smith brethren with the local classic

"In my Swadlincote Home"

 

An insanely loud PA now in use, "Bonzo" is at the mixing desk.

 

A chaotic gig for the home crowd that Smith refers to as "the Debacle"

 

 

 

Click below to hear audio samples:

WHAT A LOAD                      AUDIENCE HAS CONTROL         

 

      

               

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