25th May What’s Going On Review

25th May were one of the great lost bands of the 1990’s. Not that you’d think so from this review from Select magazine in Dec 1991. Note that If? are also reviewed, plus The Moonflowers. Strong month all round

Carter USM getting props in the Guardian

Original piece here – https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/oct/18/carter-the-unstoppable-sex-machine-usm-fruitbat-jim-bob Cult heroes: Carter USM – wagers of pop’s cultural wars Les ‘Fruitbat’ Carter and Jim ‘Jim Bob’ Morrison bought back indie’s anti-establishment rage with their searing social commentary and mockery of squeaky-clean pop Get Carter … Jim ‘Jim Bob’ Morrison and Les ‘Fruitbat’ Carter in 1991. Photograph: Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images… Continue reading Carter USM getting props in the Guardian

Stagedive Massive

Oi oi Love how the roadie just pushes one of them FUCKING hard. Great band, great venue. Whether or not it’s a shame you can’t do this type of thing at gigs is probably 50/50. Senseless Things greatest moment and also

Wonder what they are doing now?

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/dec/03/slaves-to-the-rhythm-30-years-of-hardcore-ravers-in-pictures   Some good photos in there.  Note in the Astoria one you can just see a listing for the mighty PWEI in the background.    


Shout to all the Whirly Crew.   Ony those that haven’t been knock it. Remembering the club that began in 1981 as a collaboration with the Association of Humanistic Psychology to encourage “anyone who enjoys dance as a means of self-expression”. Source: Why I Felt Loved at Whirl-y-Gig, London’s Longest-Running Club Night | VICE | United… Continue reading Whirl-y-Gig

Utah Saints -New Gold Dream – Leeds Town Country Club 21st Aug 1993

Utah Saints (Feat. Andrew Eldritch) – New Gold Dream – Leeds Town & Country Club 21 Aug 1993 We love the Utah Saints, and we love Leeds.  We didn;t even know about this gig until recently. Here is a nasty quality rip of New Gold Dream from the Utah’s 1st album And the ticket from… Continue reading Utah Saints -New Gold Dream – Leeds Town Country Club 21st Aug 1993


[youtube=http://youtu.be/RAPdOHf20t4] We love a bit of 90-92 indie here at 88to98 as well.  In honour of Jon Fat Beast who tragically passed away last week, here’s a video of Carter USM in their glory days.  With loads of stage diving around the 19 min mark