We rarely had cancellations at The Buzz Club, twice I think. Each time, frustratingly, we had just got the posters done. Afghan Whigs actually cancelled a few days before the gig. And so, on 2nd October 1993 the only band on the poster who played was my own band Poise. I can’t remember why Jacob’s Mouse also cancelled, but they did.
Roger from the Falcon heard we had had a problem and so put an American band, called The Loud Family our way. In desperation I booked them. I had also bumped into Justine from Elastica, she told me they had some publishers looking to sign them and could they play The Buzz Club again. I said, delightedly, ‘yes!’.
The first time I saw The Loud Family they were sound checking at my club, they were very out of step with the current scene in the UK and my heart sank a little. Elastica arrived and we watched them for a bit, I explained to Justine that The Afghan Whigs had let us down and this was the best I could do. She didn’t seem too bothered.
And until about a month ago, that would really be all I could say about 2nd October 1993. And then, I got sent a video of Elastica’s Buzz Club performance! Filmed by Russell Gould who was one of the publishers interested in signing them. Unseen for nearly thirty years – here is ‘Stutter‘. (For full 20 minute Elastica set click here.)