Richard Strange and The Good Missionaries – St Clements Caves 28th June 1980

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Ticket supplied by Mike Mitchell. Cutting supplied by Keith Rodway.

Keith Rodway… I’d completely forgotten about the gig with Richard Strange in the Caves. Proud to have been in the most awful band in the Universe, and our LP, Pylons, finally gets released on vinyl this autumn, 37 years after we recorded it.

Mike Mitchell… The ticket is documentary evidence…I’ve got an old envelope full of old gig tickets and this is just over of many. Sadly I don’t really remember the gig…

Keith Rodway… No, I don’t – though reading the clipping brings back fragments of memories. I do recall seeing Richard doing his thing with the backing tapes, which in those days was unthinkable and I think largely baffled older members of the audience, but I don’t recall the actual music at all. Apparently the Doctors of Madness are reforming for the heritage circuit etc

Alan Esdaile… Always like the track ‘I Won’t Run Away’

David Francis… I’ve got a copy of Deranged In Hastings.

Tony Ham… Same here, bought from Mason’s Music

Keith Rodway… Apparently they’re worth about 20 quid. I had loads of them at one time, I think I’ve got 2 left. Thanks for the missionary zeal cutting Alan. Yes, I remember the Nolans reference! I find it easier to accept worst band in the world personally! Can you let me know if you find anything else? I’m cobbling stuff together for liner notes for the LP.

Tony Ham… The Nolans quote, not written by a fan, I’m guessing!

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