New Order - Live Woolwich London April 1987
This was the first time I ever saw New Order live and in my home town, well my part of London. It was a warm up gig I believe for a bigger date in London the following week.
I bought a copy of the gig on tape from a small ad in the back of the Melody Maker. My first proper gig and my first bootleg rolled into one. I lost the tape years ago and have been attempting to track in down online for ages.
At last I found a copy of it here :
Its a recording from the crowd and as I listened to the gig for the first time in best part of 20 years I could still remember the between song banter. Barney being rather cutting about South East London, the great ad lib in the middle of Face Up, the storming version of Temptation.
It was an great gig and New Order encored with a version of Atmosphere when they never did encores of played Joy Division songs.
To top it off they then played a rare Velvet Underground song "
Do The Ostrich" one of only seven times they played the song.
4 Way of Life
5 Your Silent Face
6 Every Little Counts
8 Face Up
10 Bizarre Love Triangle
13 Do The Ostrich