GIG 028 – Claytown Troupe / Wurlitzer One / Helter Skelter – Marquee, 12th September 1989

Claytown Troupe are another band that I used to see a fair bit and was always surprised they didn’t make it bigger than they eventually did. They got a string of great support slots (The Cult, Wonderstuff, Jesus Jones, etc), got their videos played on TV, but for whatever reason didn’t break out beyond gaining a loyal following.

They were damn fine live.

This was the second time I’d seen them (previously they were the opening act for The Rose of Avalanche at ULU – GIG 007) and they impressed me even more the second time round, headlining obviously suited them.

They also helped me get a A* in English as I wrote up a really atmospheric gig review as part of my coursework that the teacher obviously enjoyed. Wish I still had a copy of that as it’d be fun to reread!

Unfortunately neither of the support bands on this occasion left a lasting impression.

Claytown Troupe – Prayer
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