Now THAT’S a Gig!

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The Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke and the Slits in 1978, all three at the top of their game.
Cabaret Voltaire and Gang of Four also played in London.
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In Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 Simon Reynolds says this about the gig:
The Cabs started playing live regularly… they wangled their way into the punk world, sending off tapes to New Hormones’ Richard Boon, who didn’t have the cash to release a record but gave them a support slot with Buzzcocks in March 1978. ‘It was at the Lyceum, John Cooper Clarke and The Slits were on the same bill. A complete fucking nightmare,’ recalls Kirk. ‘Full of crazed punk rockers. We got covered in spit. It wasn’t just us, though – someone threw an iron bar at the Buzzcocks,’



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