11th August 1979: Eric's, Liverpool (two performances)
With Swell Maps. Admission £1.10 for members, guests paid a bit more.
Joy Division played two shows this Saturday, a 5PM matinee for those under 18 (a tradition at Eric's) and an 8:30
02. Untitled (Gimme Your Heart/
Gimme Some Lovin'?)
04. New Dawn Fades
09. Ice Age (cuts).
Appx. duration: 30 mins. Sound quality: 7/9
One or more songs from the matinee appeared on the following bootlegs:
Thanks to Alyn Currie
for the scan
|Live Malvern/Eric's LP
Aus Grauer Städte Mauern LP
Heartbeat/Here Are The Young Men LP
Out Of The room LP
The set list below was published by iancurtis.org who appear to own either the master tape or the only copy of
the master. No other copies of this have ever surfaced.
She's Lost Control
Day Of The Lords
New Dawn Fades (instrumental)
"Interzone" features Hooky only, as Ian had a fit and had to leave the stage for a couple of numbers.
|Andrew Twambley was there:
Between 1976 and 1979 I spent my formative years living in student houses ans attending Liverpool Poly studying
law I lived with a guy called Nick Pinto whom I am friends with to this day. Nick kept a detailed diary of his
life including every gig we went to......the majority of which were at Eric's Club on Matthew Street....the home
of punk, and much more.
We had seen JD at Eric's earlier in the year but the gig on 11 August was one I specifically recall.the club was
full of trendy punks and students who generally jumped up and down. Ehen JD came on the atmosphere changed. It
wasnt the music as such but the charisma of the band especially Curtis and Hooky. People kind of stopped jumping
about aimlessly and listened and watched .it was the feeling, the experience I remember...afterwards I recall saying
to Nick, wtf was that??...it was fantastic. We have been devotees ever since
We saw them again at liverpool Uni later in the year, with The Buzzcocks, I think....but nothing will be like The
Eric's gig that summer
My girls go to school I'm Macclesfield and I find myself drawn to Ian's old house ....is at wrong?
Andrew Twambley (age 56 and a half)