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31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 10th, 2013, 05:12am

Hi there


Just had the darnedest thought. 31 years ago today I was in Hamburg for my first ever overseas gig with Genesis. I still remember it vividly - surprising given the ageing process but there you go! Were any other forum members at this gig?


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 10th, 2013, 05:22am

Doh!


My brain has just woken up and realised this thread is in the wrong section - sorry folks!


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Cthulhu on Sep 10th, 2013, 11:42am

I was there, taped it as well. Probably the last of the great Genesis tours IMHO. Then on to the NEC, Deeside, Marquee and the MK Bowl, good times.
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Down And Out on Sep 10th, 2013, 12:06pm

on Sep 10th, 2013, 05:22am, alanh wrote:
Doh!


My brain has just woken up and realised this thread is in the wrong section - sorry folks!


Alan H

Maybe some passing moderator can move this thread to the "You Might Recall- Historic Tours" board.

Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Down And Out on Sep 13th, 2013, 01:06am

on Sep 10th, 2013, 12:06pm, Down And Out wrote:
Maybe some passing moderator can move this thread to the "You Might Recall- Historic Tours" board.

Seems not. undecided

Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Down And Out on Sep 14th, 2013, 04:53am

on Sep 13th, 2013, 01:06am, Down And Out wrote:
Seems not. undecided

Wrong again. grin wink

Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 16th, 2013, 04:45am

Lol.



Seems like I'm the only person who was at this gig! wink
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Cthulhu on Sep 16th, 2013, 11:39am

on Sep 16th, 2013, 04:45am, alanh wrote:
Lol.
Seems like I'm the only person who was at this gig! wink


You must have missed my post then Alan wink
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 17th, 2013, 04:47am

Hi there


Methinks my brain is still in the Wilhelm Koch Stadion! wink



Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Cthulhu on Sep 17th, 2013, 05:55am

on Sep 17th, 2013, 04:47am, alanh wrote:
Hi there
Methinks my brain is still in the Wilhelm Koch Stadion! wink


I remember the security being a lot more relaxed than we were used to in the UK. We wandered into the stadium in the afternoon when they were still setting up, took a few photos and hung around for a while but nobody seemed to mind. In the evening I was searched on the way in and inevitably they found my recorder in my bag - it was a pretty big machine with a huge pair of mics, so not too easy to conceal - but they didn't seem at all bothered, just waved me through. I don't know what they were looking for, but it obviously wasn't recording gear.

It was the same on the previous tour in Cologne - although I got the recorder in without being searched that time there were several people openly videoing it, with big cameras and tripods, and right in front of the security. They'd have lasted about five minutes in the UK before being busted. Wonder what happened to that footage, it doesn't ever seem to have escaped into the trading world.
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 18th, 2013, 04:32am

Hi there



I agree the security were so relaxed as to be almost comatose. I spent at least half of the gig hearing it in mono though thanks to someoen who whistled right down my lughole at one point! You can even hear it on the recording I have of the gig!

The '82 shows were among some of the best I ever saw the band perform and to have King Crimson on the same bill well that was something a BIT special.


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Cthulhu on Sep 18th, 2013, 1:28pm

on Sep 18th, 2013, 04:32am, alanh wrote:
Hi there

You can even hear it on the recording I have of the gig!


That may be my recording then, I think there are only two sources in circulation, Andy Banks' and mine. As a (now retired) taper I used to hate getting in the middle of a really rowdy crowd, which would usually screw up any chances of getting a decent recording, but on this occasion - and also a few weeks later at the Marquee - I think it really adds to the atmosphere.
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 20th, 2013, 04:35am

Hi there



If you were the guy with a big boom mic then it was definitely you. Funny old world innit! Every detail of that gig is still fresh in my mind. Mind you... 31 years ago today i was doing exactly the same thing in Birmingham! wink



Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by thefarmer on Sep 20th, 2013, 5:40pm

That was a great tour. I saw it at the NEC Birmingham . First time I saw Genesis was the year before but this was even better. They did Suppers Ready and had loads of pink revolving lights for Afterglow which blew me away. Brilliant.
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 23rd, 2013, 07:17am

Hi there



I think most fans will agree that the 1982 tour was the last truly "classic" set from the band. I was lucky enough to see them five times on that tour and remember them all vividly - especially Hamburg, Deeside and of course, Milton Keynes!



Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Nov on Sep 24th, 2013, 5:31pm

on Sep 20th, 2013, 5:40pm, thefarmer wrote:
That was a great tour. I saw it at the NEC Birmingham . First time I saw Genesis was the year before but this was even better. They did Suppers Ready and had loads of pink revolving lights for Afterglow which blew me away. Brilliant.

It's time for me to be pedantic wink

This thread is about the 1982 tour when they played Supper's Ready. The year before was the Abacab tour and they didn't play SR on that tour.

Also, the pink revolving lights were at the end of SR, not Afterglow. Afterglow had the static pink lights shining out from behind the stage wink


Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 25th, 2013, 04:27am

Hi there


Boy is he STRICT! wink



Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 25th, 2013, 04:41am

Hi there



I vividly remember the field of white crosses made out of posters people had bought at the gig being held up during the Apocalypse section of Supper's Ready. It was almost as if everyone knew that this one was going to be played in advance - spooky or what?


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Nov on Sep 25th, 2013, 06:04am

on Sep 25th, 2013, 04:27am, alanh wrote:
Boy is he STRICT! wink

Indeed I am grin

We can't be having inaccuracies you know, like getting dates wrong from only 31 years ago! wink grin

Here is a clip from the 2nd half of Supper's Ready in Toronto in 1982. It's grainy but spine-tingling. Notice the pink swirling lights just after Phil sings "New Jerusalem!!" wink



smiley


Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Witchwood on Sep 25th, 2013, 07:07am

on Sep 25th, 2013, 06:04am, Nov wrote:
...
Here is a clip from the 2nd half of Supper's Ready in Toronto in 1982. It's grainy but spine-tingling. Notice the pink swirling lights just after Phil sings "New Jerusalem!!" wink

...


I was there that night. I still get goosebumps thinking of certain moments from that show. I have very fond memories of what was, for me, a very magical evening.

Re: 31 years ago today
Post by John Wilkinson on Sep 26th, 2013, 09:03am

on Sep 23rd, 2013, 07:17am, alanh wrote:
Hi there



I think most fans will agree that the 1982 tour was the last truly "classic" set from the band. I was lucky enough to see them five times on that tour and remember them all vividly - especially Hamburg, Deeside and of course, Milton Keynes!



Alan H


Sorry matey we don't agree here.

Loved the Mama and IT tours with plenty of older songs to keep me happy.

Best wishes

John
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by misteroman on Sep 26th, 2013, 5:31pm

I was there too. Went with Mead Gould Promotions. Someone on the coach recorded the gig and gave me his address to send a cassette if I wanted a copy. Can't remember his name. Think he was from Darlington or somewhere up north.
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 27th, 2013, 04:20am

Hi there


I remember someone on our Mead Gould coach pressing their cassette into the hands of the coach driver on the way back so we could all hear it. That was my introduction to the barmy world of bootlegs! Them were the days.


The Mama tour was good but not a patch on the '82 tour imo - too many medleys for start off!


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 27th, 2013, 04:49am

Hi there


Even Phil's introductions were funny ... "stuckes everywhere" anyone? Having King Crimson on the bill that day too was just the icing on a truly fantastic cake. Still don't know why that performance was a one-off though but I am glad I caught it. The band seemed to be having a great time at these gigs too which rubbed off on the crowds I think.


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by misteroman on Sep 28th, 2013, 4:40pm

I remember listening to the tape on the way back too. Sounds like we were on the same coach all those years ago.
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Dust on Sep 28th, 2013, 4:43pm

Saw two shows on the US leg of that tour. Outstanding. smiley
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 30th, 2013, 04:29am

Hi there



I remember that I appeared to be the only Scouser on a coachload of fans from Leeds - crazy times all round wink


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Sep 30th, 2013, 04:48am

Hi there


And the least said about my room mates' exploits on the Reeperbahn the day before the gig the better! wink


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by misteroman on Sep 30th, 2013, 4:44pm

I was one of the Leeds posse. I had far too much to drink before getting on the coach in London and in Hamburg the night before the gig. I was nursing the king of all hangovers on the day and thought I wasn't going to make it at one point. Fortunately someone on the coach bought a crate of liebfraumilch and after a couple of swigs the hair of the dog worked wonders.


Mark
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Oct 1st, 2013, 04:39am

Hi there


Libefraumlich! Give me a stein of German bier at any time... Oh sorry we did that too! wink


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by misteroman on Oct 1st, 2013, 4:47pm

The German bier was the cause of my problems smiley
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by alanh on Oct 5th, 2013, 06:19am

hi there


German bier never causes me any problems wink


Alan H
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Backdrifter on Aug 7th, 2017, 08:39am

I have strong memories of the 1982 tour, despite only going to 1 gig, the Shepton Mallet Showering Pavilion in September. I was 17 and travelled from London to the English rural westcountry with a friend and my girlfriend, we didn't have the faintest idea what we were doing or about making the proper arrangements. There were no London gigs announced at first, so we thought we had to get along to the next nearest one, which we decided was this one. It didn't occur to us that London dates would subsequently be announced separately, which is what happened.

It took us ages to find this venue, a big concrete shed in the middle of a field, used for agricultural shows. There were still bits of straw and mud on the floor. This is the interior, it was all standing for the Genesis gig:

http://www.bathandwestshowground.com/media/11-300x300.jpg

After the gig, despite my protestations, my friends insisted we didn't bother with a cab and we should walk back to Bath. How we didn't know it was about 15 miles away, I have no idea. On the narrow country lanes we had to dive out of the way of the equipment trucks and the band's jaguar as they sped past.

I think I'm with Alan regarding this tour being the last 'classic' set. You had a good mix of the new and old, including the whole of Supper's Ready, for the final time on a tour including the Six Of The Best show. I still recall thinking how odd it was that SR was so early in the set, and the jarring contrast as it drew to a close, followed immediately by Misunderstanding!

Here's a question about this tour. Setlist FM, which as a wiki is of course subject to errors, lists a single performance of Horizons just before Supper's Ready at a show in Canada, August 1982 on that tour. If true, it was the first since 1974 and the final performance of it ever by Genesis. But I don't believe it was played. can anyone shed any light?


Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Witchwood on Aug 7th, 2017, 3:45pm

on Aug 7th, 2017, 08:39am, Backdrifter wrote:
...
Here's a question about this tour. Setlist FM, which as a wiki is of course subject to errors, lists a single performance of Horizons just before Supper's Ready at a show in Canada, August 1982 on that tour. If true, it was the first since 1974 and the final performance of it ever by Genesis. But I don't believe it was played. can anyone shed any light?



They played two dates in Canada on that tour.
The first night was in Toronto. I was there and it was definitely not played.
The following night they played Montreal.
I wasn't there but there is an audience recording of that show and the setlist is identical to the night before.



Re: 31 years ago today
Post by Backdrifter on Aug 8th, 2017, 02:50am

I just checked back, it's CNE Grandstand, Toronto, 28 August 1982, so your post confirms the Setlist FM listing is incorrect - thanks.
Re: 31 years ago today
Post by TimD on Aug 8th, 2017, 2:27pm

Went to Brussels in 82, Mead Gould Promotions coach trip, cost a very reasonable 39 quid! Coach there and back (literally straight after the gig), ferry and ticket included. Great trip, was 18 at the time just left school.

There were rumours on the ferry they were playing Supper's Ready - didn't dare believe it until we saw it.

Great tour, went to Brussels, Deeside, Leeds, Hammy Odeon x 2 and Milton Keynes.......