The Clean, live 1989

  • Russell Brown,

    Rockin' at Sammy's.

    The audio is a little ropey, but this version of 'Point That Thing Somewhere Else' fairly bristles.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

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  • Russell Brown,

    And the same song, from March last year in Lyttelton.

    Part One:

    And Part two:

    Twice as long!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Rockin' at Sammy's.

    I was at that gig: May, 4, '89 (I know, cos for years I had a promo poster for the gig bearing the legend "Wed, May 4, Sammy's").

    It was the first time I ever saw The Clean. My mates and I were flabbergasted, we never, ever thought we would ever see them.

    Sammy's was jammed to the gunnels, absolutely chocker. The atmosphere was, to this day, the most electric I've ever experienced at a gig, big or small, big star or cult act.

    Lee Harvey kicked off, then Chris Knox, then JPSE, then The Clean. They were as great as everyone that saw 'em in the early '80s said they would be.

    An anecdote: a mate of mine, the late Andrew Heal, was outside with the delightful Catherine Scully, nervously about to do the whole "Um, um, er, er, um...I really like you and want to go out with you" talk with her, when he heard a huge cheer, then that riff as The Clean opened up with 'Tally Ho'.
    He suddenly realised to he had to hurry up and ask her, otherwise he was missing The Clean. He blurted it out, she said "yes" and they rushed back inside.
    They were together for 11 years, until he drowned in early 2000.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    That's such a nice story, Grant.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    Radio NZ interview with Roger Shepherd talking about Flying Nun and more.

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

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