GIG 201: Faith No More / Shihad – The Forum, 13th March 1995

Faith No More was probably my mate Nick's favourite band, and had been for years. We'd long spoken about seeing them so when they came back to London Nick, Dawn, Simon, Matt, Angela and myself ended up at The Forum in Kentish Town with high expectations. Especially as they were playing a series of 'smaller' … Continue reading GIG 201: Faith No More / Shihad – The Forum, 13th March 1995

GIG 191: New Model Army / Dub War – The Forum, 15th December 1994

New Model Army love their December gigs. Not sure why but pretty much every year they tour just before Christmas and even back in 1994 it was apparently no different. So we found ourselves, on a chilly Thursday December evening, in Kentish Town to see the Army at The Forum. This was the fifth time … Continue reading GIG 191: New Model Army / Dub War – The Forum, 15th December 1994

GIG 188: Terrorvision / Die Toten Hosen / Baby Chaos – The Forum, 31st October 1994

I'd originally seen Terrorvision back in February 1992, supporting Zodiac Mindwarp (GIG 097), back before they'd released their debut album. In 1994 they released their second album, 'How To Make Friends and Influence People', which bore a host of top 30 hits for them including 'Middleman', 'Pretend Best Friend', the massive 'Oblivion' and my favourite … Continue reading GIG 188: Terrorvision / Die Toten Hosen / Baby Chaos – The Forum, 31st October 1994

GIG 186: The Australian Doors Show / Black Fat Cat – The Forum, 14th October 1994

It'd been just over year since we'd been at The Forum watching The Australian Doors for the first time (GIG 132). Given how much we enjoyed them first time round we had snapped up tickets to see them again. The support band, Black Fat Cat I believe they were called really underwhelmed me. I'm not … Continue reading GIG 186: The Australian Doors Show / Black Fat Cat – The Forum, 14th October 1994

GIG 177: Skin / Baby Stafford – The Forum, 30th July 1994

After spending all Saturday hosting a Magic: The Gathering day for Leisure Games down at one of the local pubs (The Minstrel - my favourite local drinking haunt in Finchley at the time - sadly no longer there) Jim, Sue and myself headed down to Kentish Town to catch rockers Skin at The Forum. This … Continue reading GIG 177: Skin / Baby Stafford – The Forum, 30th July 1994

GIG 171: Nine Inch Nails / PIG / Treponem Pal – The Forum, 26th May 1994

Fresh from having finished playtesting Wraith: The Oblivion at 3am the previous night (or much earlier in the day more technically I guess) and having worked 9.30 to 6pm at Leisure Games I was back in Kentish Town to see Nine Inch Nails on the last night of their three night stint at The Forum. … Continue reading GIG 171: Nine Inch Nails / PIG / Treponem Pal – The Forum, 26th May 1994

GIG 170: Nine Inch Nails / PIG / Treponem Pal – The Forum, 24th May 1994

I'd been wanting to see Nine Inch Nails for a few years, having been blown away by their debut 'Pretty Hate Machine' and superb follow-up 'Downward Spiral' albums - not to mention the Broken & Fixed EPs. Pretty Hate Machine was rarely off my record player, and they had very quicky become one of my … Continue reading GIG 170: Nine Inch Nails / PIG / Treponem Pal – The Forum, 24th May 1994

GIG 151: The Mission / The Newcranes – The Forum, 18th February 1994

Friday night and my third concert in seven days - and the pick of the crop for me as I was getting to see one of my favourite bands again. I was surprised whilst writing this entry that I hadn't actually seen The Mission since their open air Finsbury Park gig (GIG 087) with New … Continue reading GIG 151: The Mission / The Newcranes – The Forum, 18th February 1994

GIG 140: The Damned / Freaks of Desire – The Forum, 4th December 1993

I was pleased to get tickets for this gig, as it was The Damned's farewell tour so would be the last chance to see them live. Yeah.... ok... it was their first 'Farewell' tour that 29 years later they're still on. But back on this cool December evening in 1993 we all took them at … Continue reading GIG 140: The Damned / Freaks of Desire – The Forum, 4th December 1993

GIG 134: The Almighty / The Wildhearts / Kerbdog – The Forum, 17th October 1993

A North London autumn Sunday evening and we're all huddled up and en route to for some serious headbanging action at The Forum in Kentish Town, courtesy of a trio of bands getting various levels of press at the time. Now my musical tastes, as I've mentioned before, tended much more towards to the industrial/ebm/goth … Continue reading GIG 134: The Almighty / The Wildhearts / Kerbdog – The Forum, 17th October 1993