Monday, 31 January 2011

42 THE HOUSEMARTINS, His Latest Flame, Sheffield Leadmill, Saturday 1 March 1986

Took the train up to visit Craig at Sheffield Polytechnic, and catch the Northern leg of the Housemartins' "Twisting Roadshow" tour, featuring a fine support act in the all-girl poppy Scots 5-piece His Latest Flame, and a confrontational comedian compere going under the name of Porky The Poet (who later found fame under his own name - Phill Jupitus!).

The Housemartins were very impressive with a splendidly paced set, with a capella numbers of old soul and 60's staples "Caravan Of Love" and "He Ain't Heavy" next to fast and frantic instrumental numbers. Some great poppy moments as well, such as "Sheep" and "We're Not Deep" highlighted a fine set.

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