20 June 1988 – Dingwalls, Camden, London

Pete Kember – Jason Pierce – Will Carruthers – Thierry Bernardon

Mary Anne / Rollercoaster / Things’ll Never Be The Same / Take Me To The Other Side / Starship / Revolution / Suicide

Will Carruthers’ first gig. Will writes about the experience in his book Playing The Bass With Three Left Hands. Will has a Patreon where, amongst other things, you can enjoy him reading the book. Here’s part of the bit about this gig, with thanks to Will for letting me use it here.

Thierry Bernardon was a Spacemen 3 fan who had travelled from France with the specific intention of playing with the band. It didn’t work out long term, but he did play this gig and was involved in the Playing With Fire recording sessions. The live recording of this gig is a bit muddy, but the drums sound perfectly acceptable. Thierry was the main force behind the short-lived band Reverbaration, whose album Blue Stereo Music is well worth checking out.

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