Winter in July’s Heartland

by Jo

A hot time, in July, and it’s a mad rush home from school to pick up the black and glittery clothes, hurl them in the boot, and zoom off to the north… well, that was the plan. Bloody roadworks. We arrived in Leeds at about 9, I guess.. a quick change and run to the venue where the SUPER Sisters of Murphy were playing. Just in time for the encore, damn. Still.. even with one half of the PA sulking, the lads still sounded more like the real thing than the real thing did on tour.. A lovely night ensued, with some fine tunes to dance to, and converse with many forum members. Memorable.. the girl (unknown) who was about to fall out of her PVC dress at the front, and Debs. Debs, who spent some time telling Mr S how she loved me and that I was amazing.. Mr S asked her if she had the right woman. Pffttt. Boys…

Next day involved all day shopping and all day breakfasts, and a mammoth getting ready session.. interspersed with the Masters football.. oh, and two new lipsticks and a pair of fishnet holdups.. very nice. I’d lost my blue spangly lippy, you see, and as it matches my dress, I really needed it.. I must be getting old. I’ve worn that dress and stockings before, but this time I got quite selfconscious about bending over. I wore my girl boxers instead of my thong.. *blush*

Off to eat, in a nice Italian place, then off to a dark dingy pub basement (where else) to talk and drink and play with likeminded people. Some of them very tall, I might add. Damn young Timothy for taking photos.. talked for ages, danced for ages. Songs that you don’t hear anywhere else. Much loved and much nostalgia. The Kendal mint cake made it.. some of Heartland was conspicuous by absence, but the remainder drank and rocked in style. Not entirely grown up, though. That would be silly.

The playlist was…

Winter In July
Saturday 15th July 2006

® = request

QB Set #1 (8-9pm)
Psychedelic Furs: Into You Like A Train
Roxy Music: Do The Strand
T. Rex: Solid Gold Easy Action
Flesh For Lulu: Subterraneans
March Violets: Turn To The Sky (12″)
Love & Rockets: All In Your Mind
Iggy & The Stooges: Gimme Danger
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: Chinese Rocks
Suzi Quatro: 48 Crash
The Sisters Of Mercy: Detonation Boulevard
Ghost Dance: When I Call
Southern Death Cult: Fatman
Rowland S. Howard & Lydia Lunch: Some Velvet Morning
The Count 5: Psychotic Reaction

Fraser Set #1 (9-10pm)
Joy Division: Digital
Theatre Of Hate: The Wake
The Sisters Of Mercy: Good Things
The Three Johns: Brainbox
Sex Gang Children: Beasts
Delta 5: Mind Your Own Business
Big Black: Model
James Ray’s Gangwar: Destination Assassination
Suicide: Ghostrider
Warren Suicide: Black Planet
The B52s: Planet Claire
Xmal Deutschland: Qual
Into A Circle: Rise
Tones On Tails: Christian Says
Utah Saints: New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84
The Sisters Of Mercy: Nine While Nine
Ghost Dance: I Will Wait

QB Set #2 (10-11pm)
Salvation: Sunshine Superman
Abba: Does Your Mother Know
Scott Walker: Jackie
Ramones: Blitzkrieg Bop
The Sisters Of Mercy: 1969
Alien Sex Fiend: Hurricane Fighter Plane ®
The Cramps: Crusher
John Foxx: Underpass
Sugarbabes: Freak Like Me
The Birthday Party: Big Jesus Trashcan
The Sisters Of Mercy: No Time To Cry
Blancmange: Living On The Ceiling ®
Blondie: Heart Of Glass ®
Adam & The Ants: Antmusic
The Only Ones: Another Girl, Another Planet ®
David Bowie: Queen Bitch

Phono Paul (11pm-12am)
New Order: Shellshock
Depeche Mode: Enjoy The Silence
Pixies: Gauge Away
The Chameleons: Second Skin
The Sisters Of Mercy: We Are The Same, Susanne
The Clash: London Calling
Stiff Little Fingers: Alternative Ulster
Zodiac Mindwarp: Prime Mover
The Cult: Love Removal Machine
The Cure: Why Can’t I Be You?
Soft Cell: Bedsitter
Killers: Somebody Told Me
The Smiths: What Difference Does It Make?
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Spellbound
Alien Sex Fiend: I Walk The Line
The Sisters Of Mercy: When You Don’t See Me
Danielle Dax: Cathouse
Specimen: Syria

Fraser Set #2 (12-1.30am)
Skeletal Family: Promised Land
The Sisters Of Mercy: Body Electric (’82 version) ®
DAF: Der Mussolini ®
Shriekback: My Spine Is The Bassline ®
Wah!: Story Of The Blues ®
Teardrop Explodes: Reward
The Sisters Of Mercy: Adrenochrome
The Cure: Play For Today
Bauhaus: Dark Entries
Killing Joke: War Dance
The Sisters Of Mercy: Heartland ®
The Chameleons: In Shreds ®
Killing Joke: Follow The Leaders
The Sisters Of Mercy: not sure what the playlist says
The Damned: New Rose
PIL: Public Image
The Sisters Of Mercy: First & Last & Always
Magazine: Shot By Both Sides ®
Visage: Fade To Grey
Joy Division: Transmission
The Sisters Of Mercy: Some Kind Of Stranger ®
Westworld: Sonic Boom Boy

See? A gathering of goths and the like is not all that is dark. The bloody pub was, though. They NEVER put the lights on, in the dark corners. Anything could happen. Mmm. All was well in Emily’s world, and no one hurt themselves this time. Breakfast was a nonevent next morning, however. Bleuurrgh.

All kudos to everyone, but especially our leader Quiffy, and Jo. Xxx