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Thursday, August 6th, 1998
11:55 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Subhumans at the Arena, Glasgow
Subhumans at the Arena, Glasgow, 6th August, 1998. See also Flickr album.


Jon Bones at St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh, 6th August, 1998.

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Sunday, May 1st, 2011
11:41 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
'Remember Chernobyl' at Bannerman's, Edinburgh
Oi Polloi, Liberty, Happy Spastics, Down To Kill, Pissed On Pissed Off, Facehandle, Ana Trash & the Sociopaths and T-34 at Remember Chernobyl, Bannerman's, Edinburgh, 1st May, 2011. See also Flickr album.


Poster for Remember Chernobyl at Bannerman's, Edinburgh, 30th April and 1st May, 2011.

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Saturday, August 26th, 2017
11:42 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Natterers at Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh
Natterers at Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, 26th August, 2017. After a long day at Island of Punk on Cramond Island, I was exhausted by the time I arrived at Henry's Cellar Bar for this gig. I endured a frustrating wait of an-hour-and-a-half for the first band to come on, and by the time they'd played, I was ready to go home. I was just about to leave when the second band, the Natterers, took to the stage, and I realised that the strikingly-pretty lady who had caught my eye when I arrived at Henry's was their singer, so I decided to hang around for their set. I made the right move: they were excellent! They, and in particular their singer, Emma, gave an extremely energetic performance. My photos perhaps leave something to be desired, but it's not easy to photograph a constantly-moving pint-sized bundle of energy! See also Flickr album.


Flyer for Walter Burt, Us Versus Them, Iron System, Natterers and Jaded Eyes at Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, 26th August, 2017.

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10:34 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Island of Punk 2017 at Cramond Island
The Matatunes, Tommy Concrete and the Werewolves, Boak, Shatterhand, Facehandle, Goodbye Blue Monday, The Minority Rule and Dapitz at Island of Punk 2017, Cramond Island, 26th August, 2017. I think it's fair to say this day was a mostly fun-filled adventure from start to finish, starting with bumping into my cousin Stewart at Waverley Station and ending with seeing a storming band called the Natterers at Henry's Cellar Bar, with Island of Punk in between. See also Flickr album.


A westward view along Queensferry Road from the upper deck of a No. 41 bus at the junction with Orchard Brae, 26th August, 2017.

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Friday, December 2nd, 2005
11:47 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
The Damned at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
The Damned at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 2nd December, 2005. See also Flickr album.


Ticket for The Damned at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 2nd December, 2005.
Friday, December 16th, 2005
11:54 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
New Model Army at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
New Model Army at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 16th December, 2005. See also Flickr album.


Ticket for New Model Army at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 16th December, 2005.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005
10:43 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
U.K. Subs at The Citrus Club, Edinburgh
The U.K. Subs and The Vibrators at The Citrus Club, Edinburgh, 1st December, 2005. After the gig I got talking to the lady who was playing bass for the Subs at the time, Clara Wiseman (pronounced 'Claira'), and succeeded in making a complete and utter arse of myself by saying, "Isn't that pronounced 'Clara'?" I actually had to skelp my own jaw before she did it! I've sent her add-requests on Facebook a couple of times but she's never responded; evidently, she considered me to be a twat of the highest order! See also Flickr album.


Ticket for the U.K. Subs and The Vibrators at The Citrus Club, Edinburgh, 1st December, 2005.

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Saturday, October 20th, 1990
11:49 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
The Matter Babies at Moray House Students' Union, Edinburgh
The Matter Babies at Moray House Students' Union, Edinburgh, 20th October, 1990. See also Flickr album.


The Matter Babies at Moray House Students' Union, Edinburgh, 20th October, 1990.

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Thursday, July 14th, 1994
11:41 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Oi Polloi at The Subway, Edinburgh
Oi Polloi, Ex-Cathedra and Sad Society at The Subway, Edinburgh, 14th July, 1994. A punk gig at The Subway: that's going back a bit! Also includes the first recorded sighting of Jon Bones. See also Flickr album.


Deek Wilson and unidentified pal at The Subway, Edinburgh, 14th July, 1994.

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
11:37 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Los Fastidios and Oi Polloi at Bannerman's, Edinburgh
This was a good wee gig. It was the first I've been to since about, when was it? January? February? Very few people I knew were there, apart from Mark Robertson and Bill McKinnon, but that wasn't a problem. I was more relieved that various people I can't be bothered with weren't there. Hopefully I'll get back into gig-going mode henceforth. Unfortunately, my confidence in my camera's ability to take satisfactory photos in low-light conditions without flash proved misplaced on this occasion. Many of my photos were blurred, and all were under-lit. A lesson has been learned: flash is required in Bannerman's. See also Flickr album.


Oi Polloi at Bannerman's, Edinburgh, 8th August, 2017.

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Friday, April 15th, 1983
11:23 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Flux of Pink Indians at the Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline
Flux of Pink Indians, The System, Andy T, The Alternative and Mutual Fear at the Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline, 15th April, 1983. Big venue; huge crowd. Lou from Flux (lovely girl), at whose flat in London I'd stayed on a previous trip to see Flux of Pink Indians at the Fulham Greyhound, tried to talk to me but I was overcome with shyness as usual. I played guitar (I use the term 'played' in its loosest possible sense, but I played at least one more string on the guitar than some other bands of the time!) with Mutual Fear. Flux of Pink Indians played with useless £20 Woolworths guitars and made a truly horrible noise. I can't remember much else about this gig. I probably drank about fifteen pints!


Flyer for Flux of Pink Indians, The System, Andy T., The Alternative and Mutual Fear at the Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline, 15th April, 1983.

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Saturday, November 7th, 2015
11:52 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Oi Polloi at Bannerman's, Edinburgh
Mark Ayling, The Cundeez, Paranoid Visions and Oi Polloi at Bannerman's, Edinburgh, 7th November, 2015. Wow! That was tremendous! I suppose it was inevitable that if I said that's the last punk gig I'm going to for the time-being, it would be excellent! I can honestly say Paranoid Visions are one of the best bands I've ever seen; all the more so in view of the fact that I wasn't familiar with their songs and had only seen the odd video-or-two. They are super-intense and have a brilliant drummer; their performance was non-stop, in-your-face intensity. And just to make yous all jealous, I got a kiss from the lovely and absolutely gorgeous Aoife! Oi Polloi were, as always, excellent too. Perhaps I should implement a new rule: if I go to a gig, I decide it's the last gig I'm ever going to. That way, it's sure to be excellent! See also Flickr album.


Flyer for gig featuring Paranoid Visions and Oi Polloi at Bannerman's, Edinburgh, 7th November, 2015.

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Sunday, August 10th, 2014
11:14 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Argies at Opium, Edinburgh
Argies, Sad Society and Buzzbomb at Opium, Edinburgh, 10th August, 2014. Good wee gig, apart from the ridiculous heat and humidity. I'm back home now, but I still feel like I've just stepped out of a Turkish bath! See also Flickr album.


Poster for the Argies, Sad Society and Buzzbomb at Opium, Edinburgh, 10th August, 2014.

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Saturday, August 16th, 2014
10:14 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Island of Punk 2014 at Cramond Island
Island of Punk 2014, featuring Burt Ward, The Jackhammers, Scumpulse, Merrick, The Obscenities, Battery Humans and the Happy Spastics at Cramond Island. Oi Polloi were also due to play, but the event was cut short due to someone taking ill during the Happy Spastics' set. Of the Island of Punk events I've attended thus far, I enjoyed this one the least, mostly due to the cold and miserable weather. There had been a hurricane the night before, and the crossing of the causeway to Cramond Island was made in a howling gale. There was intermittent rain during the event, with everyone crowding into the concrete bunkers for shelter, and the event finished early, probably to everyone's relief, when someone took ill from taking drugs and a helicopter ambulance had to attend. It was still windy and raining when the time came to leave the island, and I slipped, fell backwards and bashed my elbow whilst waiting by the causeway for the tide to recede. I still have a purple mark on my arm where I bashed it. see also Flickr album.


View towards Edinburgh, with Arthur's Seat prominent on the horizon, from Cramond Island, 16th August, 2014.

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014
11:44 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
The Fiend at the Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy
The Fiend, The Disturbed, In Evil Hour and Gummidge at the Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy, 30th August, 2014. I think their name is rather naff, but In Evil Hour stood head and shoulders above the other three shouty, generic punk bands at this gig. They had tuneful songs, proper singing and were much more interesting to watch. Otherwise, this was a very weird and strange night altogether. It could hardly have been more different from what I'd anticipated. Maybe it's just me, but I haven't felt so unwelcome and unwanted in a long time. I couldn't wait to get to hell out of there. Oh well, I suppose there's nothing else for it but to pick myself up, dust myself down and rejoin the battle. Tomorrow's another day. See also Flickr album.


Gummidge at the Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy, 30th August, 2014.

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Sunday, July 6th, 2014
11:42 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
'Freedom of the City' at The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
Freedom of the City featuring Andy T, Dapitz, The Sunday Punk Club, Battery Humans, Rodney Relax & N.U.S.S., The System and Oi Polloi at the Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, 6th July, 2014. I had an excellent night at the Freedom of the City gig. Just what I needed after a deeply cruddy week, though I might have preferred not to have paid £4.10-a-pint. I met a guy who remembered me from The Dissidents and gave me a photo of me at the Rose Street Hall gig in Inverness in December 1982. What were the chances of that? I really should go out a bit more often! See also Flickr album.


Andy Thorley (Andy T.) at Freedom of the City, The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, 6th July, 2014.

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
11:41 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Grand Collapse at The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
Grand Collapse, Oi Polloi and T-34 at The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, 8th July, 2014. Another tremendous gig! Oi Polloi are a pretty hard act to follow, but Grand Collapse were absolutely storming. Their drummer is phenomenal! (And I told him so, and probably gave him a bit of a beamer!) Hurray for going out! Hurray for getting pished! Hurray for gigs! Hurray for impending deafness! See also Flickr album.


Flyer for Grand Collapse, Oi Polloi and T-34 at The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, 8th July, 2014.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
5:07 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
'Remember Chernobyl' at The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
'Remember Chernobyl' featuring Chewed Up, Merrick, Down to Kill, Buzzbomb, the Happy Spastics and Constant Fear at the Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, 3rd May, 2014. See also Flickr album.


Merrick at 'Remember Chernobyl' at the Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, 3rd May, 2014.

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Friday, April 11th, 2014
11:46 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
3 Stone Monkey at Bannerman's, Edinburgh
Critikill, Babylon Dub Punks and 3 Stone Monkey at Bannerman's, Edinburgh, 11th April, 2014. See also Flickr album.


Mark Robertson at Bannerman's, Edinburgh, 11th April, 2014.

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Saturday, April 16th, 1983
11:37 pm
[rock_dinosaur]
Flux of Pink Indians at The Bunker, Sunderland
Flux of Pink Indians, The System, The Alternative, Andy T., Psycho Faction and Side Effects at The Bunker, Sunderland, 16th April, 1983. See also Flickr album.


Ticket for Flux of Pink Indians, The System, The Alternative, Andy T, Psycho Faction and Side Effects at The Bunker, Sunderland, County Durham, 16th April, 1983.

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