Zodiac Mindwarp’s “Tattooed Beat Messiah” was an album I listened to quite a bit when it released back in 1988, and on-and-off for a few years afterwards. It’s actually an album I rebrought myself about 15 years ago and, whilst I don’t listen to them very often any more, it does get the occasional airplay here.
I was really pleased I managed to see Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction first time round (as such) as they split in the mid-90’s, but later reformed, produced new albums and started touring again. I’ve no idea what their new stuff is like though. All i can say is that it was great seeing tracks like “Prime Mover”, “Back Seat Education”, and “Tattooed Beat Messiah” live.
The other notable thing about this gig was the support bands. Now both were very good for starters (with support bands being quite hit and miss sometimes) and whilst I never heard of Doctor Rain again, the other support band went on to some great things in their own right and was one that I’ve ended up seeing a number of times over the years – Terrorvision.