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Spiny Norman Quartet, Sweet Mary Jane – Dublin 1992

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March 21 1992

Spiny Norman Quartet+ Sweet Mary Jane

Barnstormers

2 days after getting 140 people to see the Spermbirds, 24 turned up to witness 2 Belfast bands. They were doing an Irish tour and asked to play Dublin. The people in
Spiny Norman Quartet helped out with Warzone Collective in Belfast and in turn were very active in creating a community up there. WARZONE sprang out of the Belfast Youth + Community Group. That group was started by a gathering of like-minded people with an aspiration to find their own centre. They set about trying to obtain  funding and finally got a building. After putting a huge amount of work into it the building played host to a café, venue, rehearsal room and general hive of activity. It has been an inspiration fo many. Since then WARZONE have moved buildings twice and the group are still very active today.

 

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Wat Tyler, Thatcher On Acid, Dog Day Dublin 1992

Thatcher On Acid

April 26 1991

Wat Tyler, Thatcher On Acid, Dog Day

Barnstormers

As Sean and Ben had helped out with the Statement 12” we decided it would be a good idea if both bands did a tour of Ireland. We got them gigs in Arklow, Belfast, Dublin. They were travelling over on the Thursday and the people from Anarchy Night Café were willing to let them play.

Wat Tyler had a deserved reputation for being jokers and they were making comments straight away to the crowd. Most didn’t care but any Wat Tyler gig is a good laugh and one for people not to take too seriously. Having said that though, the way they run their band is a perfect statement in itself. Fiercely independent and always willing to help, Sean and Wat Tyler became a later influence on ‘hope’.

 

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