[quote="J i m s t e r"]
I never liked Hacienda, I played there 2 or 3 times and my mate had a residency so we could always end up there if nothing else was happening. Found it to be like the emperor's new clothes. Perhaps if I was doing something stronger than beer it would have seemed more grand? Best gig was the night after Massive Attack had played there, they left a load of beer in the dressing room which somehow survived overnight. I think they were big herbivores if you know what I mean. "Home" on Ducie Street was the better club IMHO. Guns and all that shut that scene down.
Great thread, agreed with you Jimster on the above " Home at Ducie House", fantastic club, I remember the Salford lads storming it one bonfire night throwing in fire crackers... Bouncers locked us in for our own saftey.
Manc bands - New Order are still my all time faves although I was well into James, obsessively so, saw their gigs all over the country. 808 State need a mention too. Got to admit, copious amounts of soft drugs made this scene so vibrant, breaking into the early 90's that was all that got me through the week
... Cycling went on the back burner then (although riding the Chase on a whizz comedown was an eye opener )
Dr S, spent many a happy Sunday afternoon in the Metropolitan after a big night in the city...
Speaking of Hucknall too, saw him in Central Number One bar recently and found him quite approachable, I was feeling rather "happy" though if you know what I mean so everyone's approachable
Sanderson Life, Boardman Hybrid Limited Edition No 238 (amazing but modern)
Gone but not forgotten:
98' Indy Fab Deluxe and loads more
Slowly Turning Modern - I've finally got discs !!