Astoria
London, UK (20.06.95)
   
   
about 30 min
vocals: Tricky, Martina, Alison Goldfrapp

      1 Ponderosa (You Tube) - not sure about the order of Ponderosa
2
Pumpkin (with Alison Goldfrapp)
      3 Hell is round the corner (You Tube)
4
Strugglin'
5
Overcome (You Tube)
6
Black steel (You Tube) (You Tube)
 
According to the website Rays Gigs this was a "4 band Glastonbury Festival showcase gig arranged by NME". The other bands were Gene, Spearhead and Cornershop. It was also broadcast on UK TV show "The Beat" (details on IMDB), which is the origin of the You Tube videos.

I'm sure about the order of tracks 2-6 from a live bootleg that I have (although it was mislabelled as a show from 1994), but I'm not sure when Ponderosa was played. Judging from Martina's outfit it was played before the other tracks, because she's wearing a flannel shirt while performing Ponderosa, which she also wore for Hell is round the corner, but not anymore for Overcome and Black Steel. So it seems she took it off.

For a long time I listed this show as from the year 1994, because that's what my live bootleg was called (Astoria, London 1994). I always thought it's strange that Tricky played one show in 1994. Now it turns out the show is definitely from 1995, because the videos are identical to my audio versions! Thank God this weird mystery is finally solved! One of the Black Steel video is also dated 1994, but I really am sure that this is a mistake.

   
 

 

 


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