Sunday, January 21, 2007

Venue Flyers

We've mentioned the illustrious history of The Venue in New Cross before. Here's some documentary proof that the place really was a top live venue in the 1990s, before it became more or less exclusively for cover bands. The flyer on the left is from 1994, when bands including The Godfathers, Shed Seven and Revolutionary Dub Warriors played there (I admit to being at the latter). The flyer on the right is, I think, from 1992 and is more impressive with US bands Belly and Sebadoh, the latter supported by TV Personalities and Cornershop. Anyone got any more old flyers?


10 comments:

John Eden said...

I've got some old NMEs here - I'll have a look!

bob said...

Once again, you seem to be blogging my mid-1990s life... I was at that Revolutionary Dub Warriors gig, although, to be honest, I can't remember hardly anything about it, as I was a little worse for wear. Highlights of the venue at that time were a series of On-U nights, around '94/95: Little Annie, African Headcharge, and Gary Clail. (I'm not 100% sure about Clail, might be mixing it up with an AFA benefit in Walthamstow Town Hall.)

--Bob

Anonymous said...

It's the nature of the period that my memories too are very vague. Of Revolutionary Dub Warriors very little remains in my brain, but strangely I can distinctly remember going through to the pub like bar at the front of the Venue on this night and dancing to 'Let me be your fantasy' by Baby D. Neil

Iain said...

Oh, man, I wish I'd been there to see
Sebadoh in '92. The Venue is still largely wasted, I think. Good news though, Sebadoh, with original circa '92 line-up is re-forming, touring america, hopefully Europe, and possibly recording. Maybe they will return to New X, but it's unlikely.
Maybe we should email Lou & ask. http://www.loobiecore.com
He responds, I've emailed him before.

Brockley Nick said...

Love to say I'd seen Suede or Oasis play there, but the best gig I can remember seeing was, err, Credit to the Nation.

Transpontine said...

Think I was at Credit to the Nation too, was it with Chumbawamba

Inspector Sands said...

How did I miss this when it was originally posted? I used to collect these, but I might have thrown them out, I'll have a look.

In the meantime, I think I'm going to cry for a lost Venue...

amanda said...

I saw some great bands there around 1994...Moose, Hair and Skin Trading Company..brilliant times!

Nick said...

I have been uploading loads of flyers to this facebook site.
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=125551254127044

Nick said...

More Venue (or Harp Club) flyers here:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=125551254127044