Plenty of Beatles, Creedence Clearwater, Slickers in 1985 - Surprise busking tape emerges

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Plenty of Beatles, Creedence Clearwater, Slickers in 1985 - Surprise busking tape emerges

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New recording. 12-5-85 Geoffs Flat

Good story of how it came about. Details added to BMC.

King of the Road
Cotton Fields
Johnny to Bad
I Fought the Law
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Pressure Drop
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Spanish Bombs
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Looking forward to giving this a spin. The Salem is one of the roughest pubs in the North East. Last time my band played there someone had shot the windows out two days previously. A few people I know were at the Salem drinking with them but I don't recognise any of the names from Geoff's flat.
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Great write-up on the website, Graham! Thanks for letting us know. Not bad sound either in the sample.
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Thanks for the nice holiday treat, Graham. Listening to this put a big smile on my face.
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Best busking tape? Haven't got large number fans singing along and therefore everything is musically clearer. A diverse a set lit.

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Blackmarketclash wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 8:56am
Best busking tape? Haven't got large number fans singing along and therefore everything is musically clearer. A diverse a set lit.
I wouldn't disagree. It's cool to hear some of the in between song banter too. Even has a CTC song.
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Thanks Graham, much appreciated.

Heston; "One of the roughest pubs in the North East", that is some accolade!

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laxman wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 11:16am
Thanks Graham, much appreciated.

Heston; "One of the roughest pubs in the North East", that is some accolade!
You would never see U2 or Coldplay in there, put it that way. That part of Hendon and that bar has always been a Hells Angels stronghold. That's why I will always respect them for that busking tour. They really got down and dirty.
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Heston wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 11:46am
laxman wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 11:16am
Thanks Graham, much appreciated.

Heston; "One of the roughest pubs in the North East", that is some accolade!
You would never see U2 or Coldplay in there, put it that way. That part of Hendon and that bar has always been a Hells Angels stronghold. That's why I will always respect them for that busking tour. They really got down and dirty.
And obviously enjoyed it.
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Can't wait to listen to this, thanks for sharing. What an intriguing setlist. I always like these busking gigs.
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Oh wow. Intriguing. Cotton Fields (the CCR arrangement, not so much Ledbelly) was one of my younger son’s favorite lullabies about a year ago.
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Thanks, Graham!

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Roughest pub in Sunderland at the time. The Hells Angel's HQ was adjacent :mrgreen:

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white man wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 2:40pm
Roughest pub in Sunderland at the time. The Hells Angel's HQ was adjacent :mrgreen:
Was still rough as fuck when we played there about 15 years ago. Someone had tried to perform a hit on someone through the pub window. I think they missed but they showed us the bullet holes behind the bar. :scared:
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Just read the story on BMC, amazing. The Twist and Shout/La Bamba at the end is so fun.

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