GIG 210: Terrorvision / EMF / Joyrider – Brixton Academy, 21st May 1995

I’d really enjoyed seeing Terrorvision in October ’94 (GIG 188) so when they announced a date at Brixton Academy (one of my favourite venues) I quickly snapped up a ticket. It was a Sunday evening and Angela, Alex, Mike R, Oli, Surfer Boy and myself all headed down south of the river to the gig.

We missed Joyrider but did manage to catch all of EMF’s set. I quite enjoyed EMF’s first couple of albums (Shubert Dip from 1991 – which included the massive single ‘Unbelievable’ – and 1992’s Stigma) but hadn’t listened to them so much recently. They were ok live, which was a bit of a disappointment as I was hoping they’d be great. I’m not sure if I saw them live again but they are apparently really good live so I sadly either got them on a bad day or else wasn’t in the mood for them on this occasion.

Terrorvision had been great the previous time I saw them but managed to wrack it up a notch and were superb… certainly staking their claim to be one of the best live bands I saw in 1995… from the moment they opened with “Alice What’s The Matter” to finishing the end of their main set with “Pretend Best Friend” and both of their encore tracks “Some People Say” and “Oblivion”.

Certainly left Brixton bouncing 🙂

Terrorvision – Oblivion
Price: £9.50

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