GIG072 – Carter U.S.M. / The Boo Radleys / Th’Faith Healers – Town & Country Club, 14th December 1990

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine were fab. Indie Kings who had started to break through in the charts and had a brilliant, friendly, and insane fanbase that seemed to cross genres. You had such a mix of people at their gigs, which was something that really surprised me when I first saw them on this chilly December Friday night.

I primarily knew Carter from the Indie clubs I went to and one of my immediate friends either wanted to see them, knew who they were, or were busy, so I headed down to Kentish Town’s Town & Country Club alone, wondering in the back of my mind what to expect and also whether I’d stick out like a sore thumb in my usual black garb and nail varnish (being the little goth that I was ;p).

I really shouldn’t have worried though, as I discovered as soon as I stepped off the train. The amount of goths amongst the more crustie/indie fans would give a lot of smaller goth gigs a run for their money :p

The opening act (Th’Faith Healers) were pretty solid. I was less keen on The Boo Radleys (although I will admit to quite liking ‘Wake Up Boo’ that they released several years later as the British Indie scene really started assaulting the charts – even though it was pretty much a pop song).

Carter, however, were brilliant and a fantastic final gig of 1990 🙂

Carter U.S.M. – The Only Living Boy in New Cross

Price : £6.00

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