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Fri Feb 22nd 1985 – Libra Club, Burton on Trent

 

Poster Libra Club

 

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

 

Gig Notes: Massively loud PA still in use. During the set Happy Content are repeatedly asked to "turn it down - the people in the

chip shop next door cannot hear what they are saying"

 

Click below for audio sample:

 

 

 "Can't hear you"

 

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Friday March 1st 1985 – Galaxy, Paradise Room, Burton on Trent

 

Set List: ??

 

Support Band : Species

 

Gig Notes: Miners Benefit Gig  (M Callister's debut and only performance on synthesiser )

 

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Sat April 20th 1985 – Continental Club, Burton on Trent

 

Set List: ??

 

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 Fri May 24th 1985 – Arts Centre, Tamworth

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Snake Eyes, Spring Wedding

 

Equipment failed , Khan kicks heaters off the wall ! – no more songs played .

 

Support Band : Love On Board (from Tamworth)

 

Gig notes: Unusually for a Happy Content gig some of the audience were asking for more..........

 

This venue is now Tamworth Register Office!

 

Click here to see Tamworth Herald press cutting.

 

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Fri June 14th 1985 - Galaxy, Paradise Room, Burton on Trent

 

Set List: ??

 

Gig Notes: Last gig featuring J Khan on bass.

 

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Fri 26th July 1985 – Libra Club, Burton on Trent

 

Set List: ??

 

Support Band: No Capitals

 

Gig Notes:  A Walker replaces J Khan on bass guitar from now on. Maybe not at this gig but guitarist claims stage is too dark and cannot see, drummer recommends he takes off his sunglasses.

 

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Fri 30th Aug 1985 – Libra Club, Burton on Trent

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Great White Shark…………………………..

 

Gig Notes: Only 2 songs played, band ejected from stage - it was soul night.

 

Support Band : J.C and the Soul Destroyers.

 

 

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 Fri 18th Oct 1985 – Black Lion, Northampton

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Snake Eyes, Spring Wedding, Great White Shark, Club Tropicana, Submarine.

 

Old Black Lion, Northampton

 

Support Band : Crystal Attic

 

Spacemen 3 were playing this venue around the same time.

 

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Tues 22nd Oct 1985 – Shelley's, Stoke on Trent  (Supporting The Fall)

 

shelley's stoke ticket        Is that Casio Smith lurking in the shadows?

 

Thanks to Stefan Cooke at The Fall on line for the ticket and pic.

 

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Snake Eyes, Great White Shark, Club Tropicana, Go East, Submarine, Castle.

 

Click below for audio sample:

 

 

What's your name?

 

Gig Notes: Promoter refused to pay Happy Content , but Brix ensured they got paid their £50.

 

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Fri 25th Oct 1985 – Libra Club, Burton on Trent (Supporting The Janitors, The Nightingales and  Bomb Party)

 

25th Oct 1985 ticket                    25th October 1985 poster

 

Advertiser 25th Oct 1985 Rock Scene                        Advertiser 25th Oct 1985 Bar News

 

 

Burton Mail 25th Oct 1985 Gig Switch           

 

Set List: Sedan Chair, Snake Eyes, Great White Shark, Club Tropicana, Go East, Castle.

 

More archive footage and photos of this gig are out there in the vaults somewhere................

 

All newspaper clipping content remain the intellectual property of the original newspapers and are reproduced here for historical interest.

 

 

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