poster supplied by Mick Mepham. photo source http://magmamusic.org
Signed poster supplied by Peter Houghton
Geoff Peckham….I was there that night. I was knocked out by Magma. They’d thrown away the rule book. The singer (Christian Vander?) even sang in his own made-up language. The perfect antidote to Eurotrash!
Terry Pack….I was at that one, too. Magma were amazing. I got to meet Keith Christmas during the 1980s. He lived in Kingston near Nick Magnus, with whom I used to write songs around that time.
John Wilde…. I was there also, Greatly impressed by Magma and the singing in tongues.
Mick Mepham….. They’re my favouritest band in the whole world! Saw them in ’73 supporting someone I can’t remember, then this one and loads subsequently. They’re still going and are utterly awesome (I don’t use that word lightly). The language Vander wrote is called Kobaiian and it suits the music well. The best drummer I’ve ever seen (apologies to all others) and some of the most intriguing music ever. They wipe me out whenever I see them, though I don’t think they play here anymore so I haven’t witnessed a gig for several years now. Have a look at their show at the Trianon in Paris on their 30th anniversary. Excellent! etc etc sorry …..babbling now. Esperanto were also a really good band and Keith Christmas too. Ahhhhh those were the days hahahahahahahha …..
John Wilde… Excellent gig. Wish I had this poster Mick.
Terry Huggins… Magma are still around aren’t they? Their last album, Félicité Thösz, was only released a couple of years ago.
Peter Fairless… Still putting out CDs, Terry
Mick Mepham… Magma were and still are my favourite band. Awe-inspiring live and good recorded. They’re still pretty big in Europe. Too “out-there” to be commercial but a great band. Hurrah!!John, I’ll send you a copy…..
Phil Thornton… another gig I was at ! – both bands were great !! – not that I understood it all, but I still knew it was great !
Tony Court-holmes… that is a very worrying photo.
Peter Houghton… That was a great night both bands played great set’s and I was introduced to the amazing Keith Christmas and i went out and brought his Brighter Day Album
Alan Esdaile… I remember seeing him live and the track Robin Head.
David Alan Roberts… Sadly, I declined to go to a Magma gig when at university: financial constraints forced me into selecting the gigs I could attend! Of course, friends of mine who attended the gig wouldn’t shut up about how good, goofy and original they were…to my chagrin. Circa 1974, this was. However, a few years earlier, I remember being totally spellbound by Keith Christmas’ acoustic guitar technique at the (fairly) well-known Les Cousins club in Soho. He was a solo performer at that time.