Sunday, 14 April 2013

Yeah Yeah Noh - New Merlin's Cave, London 1/12/1985


Yeah Yeah Noh return to live action this year with two London shows in May and June. The first is part of the Oddbox Weekender on Sunday 5th May at the Victoria, Dalston. The second is to be held at 229 in Great Portland Street, Central London, on Saturday 22nd June to celebrate the release of Scared To Get Happy - a 5cd Nuggets-style box set charting forgotten heroes of cult indiedom 1980-89 - in the same month.

Following the success of their homecoming Leicester show last December, the group have been squandering monies accrued on fast cars, wild women, drug-fuelled recording sessions and regular seances to summon up the spirit of former Legs & Co governess Flick Colby. The group are seeking choreographical guidance to perfect the Wamble - a new dance craze in the vein of the shimmy undertaken on a yacht in stormy seas which they'll be encouraging fans in attendance at upcoming shows to perform.

If you can't wait until then, or are unable to make the shows, but are hungry for more YYN live action, here's a set from winter 1985 to tide you over.

Here we find the beat combo mid-tour promoting their debut (and so far only) album Cutting The Heavenly Lawn Of Greatness...Last Rites For The God Of Love having not long returned from a gig in Sneek (where?), Netherlands, their only gig on foreign soil to date (and for that matter, fact fans, only their second gig outside England - they played Bangor University the previous October). Derek Hammond is on fine inbetween song banter form to a small audience who don't really show their appreciation until the dying feedback of Blood Soup.

Barely a month on from this gig the group announced they were calling it a day, most of the members going on to live a life of austerity in a Himalayan commune for the next 25 years, until the allures of the rock 'n roll lifestyle tempted them back into the limelight.

She Said She Said
Stealing In The Name Of The Lord
Another Side To Mrs Quill
Married Miss New Jersey
Crimplene Seed Lifestyle
Starling Pillowcase
Prick Up Your Ears
Temple Of Convenience
Blood Soup

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