LIVE

Note: This is a listing and review of the Live performances. The time indicates the length of the known recording, which is not always the complete concert. If you have extra material, let me know.


1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1987


1980

TIME : 23 December 1980
PLACE : Heaven - London - England
SUPPORT : A Certain Ratio, Throbbing Gristle

SETLIST : 30"
 - Emanation Machine R.Gie 1916
 - Suture Obsession
 - Macht Schrecken
 - Epilept : Convulse
 - Retard
 - ?



1981

TIME : 25 April 1981
PLACE : The Crypt - London - England
SUPPORT : Nocturnal Emissions
SETLIST : 48"
 - Berufsverbot
 - Emanation Machine R.Gie 1916
 - Ground Zero : Infinity Dose
 - Stammheim Torturkammer
 - Serenade
 - "John"
 - Victim
REMARK : was released as Sterile Records cassette At The Crypt.
Next info comes from the Sterile Records page :
Nigel Ayers' interest in the altered perspectives created by mental illness led him to correspond with and later befriend members of the industrial music group SPK. This was a music group that took its early inspiration from (what turned out to be sensationalised media reports of) a socialist mental patients' collective based in Germany. AYERS: "In 1990 we were performing in a squatted railway arch in Atlantic Road, Brixton. There were riots going on at the time, a response to Thatcher's racist policing operations. The street outside was strewn with rocks and the burned out shells of cars, the end of the road was blocked by rows of policemen. We'd seen SPK perform a few weeks earlier in Heaven, a gay nightclub, where they'd turned strobe lights on in the face of the audience. Whether this was an SPK stunt, or Heaven's usual policy, I never found out. But we knew they were coming to see us in the railway arch, so in homage we'd turned strobe lights on the audience. I remember Graeme complaining in the pub afterwards that he thought he was going to have a fit. "We became friendly and they invited us to play with them at the Crypt (also known as the Cryptic One Club), a youth centre in North London, at the height of their noisy period. I recorded the show on my Walkman, and I think it's the only live recording they ever allowed to be released. If you listen carefully you can hear me and my brother arguing over whether the Walkman's switched on or not.


TIME : 16 May 1981
PLACE : Oddfellows Hall - San Francisco - USA
SUPPORT : Factrix
SETLIST : 52"
 - Berufsverbot
 - Emanation Machine R.Gie 1916
 - Ground Zero: Infinity Dose
 - Stammheim Torturkammer
 - Serenade
 - "John"
 - Victim
 - The Last Night Of Tibet
REMARK : first USA concert, Monte Cazazza made the mixing-desk recording



1982

TIME : 6 March 1982
PLACE : Brickworks - Sydney - Australia
SUPPORT : Fetus Productions

SETLIST : 65"
 - Genetik Transmission
 - Napalm / Terminal Patient
 - Post-Mortem
 - Desolation
 - Cry From The Sanatorium
 - Israel
 - Internal Bleeding
 - Chamber Music
 - Despair
 - Day Of Pigs
 - Maladia Europa
 - Wars Of Islam
 - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
 - Serenade


TIME : 9 April 1982
PLACE : Stranded - Australia
SUPPORT : Severed Heads


TIME : 17 April 1982
PLACE : The Russian Center - San Francisco - USA
SETLIST : 46"
 - Maladia Europa (The European Sickness)
 - Suture Obsession
 - Berufsverbot
 - Metall Field
 - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
 - Cry From The Sanatorium
 - ?
 - The Agony Of The Plasma
 - Wars Of Islam
 - Walking On Dead Steps


TIME : 24 April 1982
PLACE : Al's Bar - Los Angeles - USA
SUPPORT : Nervous Gender
SETLIST : 75"
 - Genetik Transmission
 - Napalm / Terminal Patient
 - Post-Mortem
 - Desolation
 - Cry From The Sanatorium
 - Internal Bleeding
 - Israel
 - Baby Blue Eyes
 - Chamber Music
 - Despair
 - Day Of Pigs
 - Maladia Europa (the European Sickness)
 - Wars of Islam
 - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
 - Serenade
 - The Agony Of The Plasma
 - Walking On Dead Steps


TIME :  25 April 1982
PLACE : Salty Dog - Phoenix - USA


TIME : 28 April 1982
PLACE : Off The Wall Hall - Lawrence - USA
SUPPORT : Micronotz
SETLIST : 57"
 - Maladia Europa (The European Sickness)
 - Suture Obsession
 - Berufsverbot
 - Metall Field
 - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
 - Cry From The Sanatorium
 - Ground Zero : Infinity Dose
 - Wars Of Islam
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Despair
 - Serenade
REMARK : released as The Last Attempt At Paradise cassette


TIME : 1 May 1982
PLACE : Walker Art Center - Minneapolis - USA
SUPPORT : Things Fall Down
SETLIST : 23"
 - Suture Obsession
 - Berufsverbot
 - Metall Field
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Despair


TIME : 2 or 4 May 1982
PLACE : Seventh Street Entry - Minneapolis - USA
SETLIST : 29"
 - Maladia Europa (The European Sickness)
 - Suture Obsession
 - Beruftsverbot
 - Metall Field
 - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
 - Cry From The Sanatorium
 - Ground Zero : Infinity Dose


TIME : 6 May 1982
PLACE : Club Cod - Chicago - USA
SETLIST : 60"
 - Maladia Europa (The European Sickness)
 - Suture Obsession
 - Berufsverbot
 - Metall Field
 - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
 - Cry From The Sanatorium
 - Ground Zero : Infinity Dose
 - ?
 - The Agony Of The Plasma
 - Wars Of Islam
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Despair
 - Serenade


TIME : 16 May 1982
PLACE : Mavericks - Boston - USA
REMARK : Sound system blew up after three songs, so show had to rely heavily on visual attention.


TIME : 22 May 1982
PLACE : Rhode Island - USA
SUPPORT : Factrix


TIME : 13 June 1982
PLACE : Danceteria - New York - USA
SETLIST : 48"
 - Suture Obsession
 - Berufsverbot
 - Metall Field
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Despair
 - ?
 - ?
 - ?
REMARK : Last gig on the US tour, played some new material which had been composed during their time in New York. Departed the US 2 days afterwards for London.


TIME : 24 August 1982
PLACE : Warehouse - Liverpool - England
SUPPORT : Room To Manoeuvre, Subtle Hints


TIME : 31 October 1982
PLACE : Heaven - London - England
SUPPORT : Stuart Moxham, Virgin Prunes
SETLIST : 40"
 - Maladia Europa (The European Sickness)
 - Suture Obsession
 - Berufsverbot
 - Metall Field
 - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
 - Wars Of Islam
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Despair


TIME : 19 November 1982
PLACE : SO36 Club - Berlin - Germany
SETLIST : 44"
 - Maladia Europa (The European Sickness)
 - Suture Obsession
 - Berufsverbot
 - Metall Field
 - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time Or Place)
 - The Agony Of The Plasma
 - Wars Of Islam
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Despair


TIME : 26 November 1982
PLACE : Dankkert - Hamburg - Germany
SETLIST :
 - Jam session with La Loora



 

TIME : 2 December 1982
PLACE : Neroberg - Wiesbaden - Germany
SETLIST : 31"
 - ?
 - Chamber Music
 - The Kult Of The Human Head
 - Wars Of Islam
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Despair


TIME : 11 December 1982
PLACE : Sala Borromini - Rome - Italy

SETLIST : 57"
 - ?
 - ?
 - ?
 - The Kult Of The Human Head
 - The Agony Of The Plasma
 - Wars Of Islam
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Despair
 - Serenade
REMARK : released as Wars Of Islam cassette



1983

TIME : 20 April 1983
PLACE : The Ace Brixton - London - England
SUPPORT : U.T., The Big Combo
SETLIST : 46"
 - Ich Klage An (Euthanasia)
 - Satori
 - The Kult Of The Human Head
 - Die Elektrischen Vorspiele
 - Hopi Burial
 - Haiti
 - In The Dying Moments
REMARK : First two tracks also appear on The Last Supper cassette.


TIME : 26 April 1983
PLACE : Electric Ballroom - London - England
SUPPORT : The Birthday Party

SETLIST : 48"
 - Ich Klage An (Euthanasia)
 - The Kult Of The Human Head
 - Die Elektrischen Vorspiele
 - Hopi Burial
 - Satori
 - Haiti
 - In The Dying Moments
REMARK : does also exist as video-tape and bootleg tape "For Artificial Eye"


TIME : 27 or 29 July 1983
PLACE : Moles Club - Bath - England
SETLIST : 42"
 - Napalm 2
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Sandstorm Method
 - Metall Field
 - Metal Dance
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power


TIME : 30 July 1983
PLACE : The Elephant Fayre - Cornwall - England
SETLIST : 41"
 - Napalm 2
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - Sandstorm Method
 - Metall Field
 - Metal Dance
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power


TIME : 7 August 1983
PLACE : Lyceum - London - England
SUPPORT : Howard Devoto, The Smiths


TIME : 25 August 1983
PLACE : Warehouse - Leeds - England


TIME : 27 August 1983
PLACE : Tin Can Club - Birmingham - England
SETLIST : 40"
 - Napalm 2
 - Sandstorm Method
 - Metall Field
 - Metal Dance
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power


TIME : 31 August 1983
PLACE : John Peel Sesion - BBC Radio - England
SETLIST : 23"
 - Metal Dance
 - Sandstorm Method
 - Metall Field
 - Will To Power


TIME : 2 September 1983
PLACE : De Doelen - Rotterdam - Netherlands
SETLIST : 45"
 - Napalm 2
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - Metall Field
 - Metal Dance
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power


TIME : 3 September 1983
PLACE : NL Centrum - Amsterdam - Netherlands
REMARK : released as bootleg "Navigare Necesse Es"
SETLIST : 13"
 - Napalm 2
 - The Sandstorm Method


TIME : 9 September 1983
PLACE : Metropol Loft - Berlin - Germany
SETLIST : 46"
 - Napalm 2
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - Metall Field
 - Metal Dance
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power


TIME : 11 September 1983
PLACE : Markthalle - Hamburg - Germany
SETLIST : 41"
 - Napalm 2
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - Metall Field
 - Metal Dance
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power
REMARK : also released as Angst Pop LP


TIME : 12 September 1983
PLACE : Zeche - Bochum - Germany
SETLIST : 61"
 - ?
 - In The Dying Moments
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - Metall Field
 - Metal Dance
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power
 - ?


TIME : 1 November 1983
PLACE : David 'Kid' Jensen - BBC Radio - England
SETLIST : 23"
 - But, Can You Dance To It ?
 - One World
 - The Shape Of Things To Come
 - The Kill


TIME : 4 November 1983
PLACE : The Tube - Channel 4 TV Studio - Newcastle - England
SETLIST : 4"
 - Metal Dance
REMARK : TV performance


TIME : 15 November 1983
PLACE : Tiffany's Dungeon - Leeds - England
SUPPORT : Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
SETLIST : 56"
 - Napalm 2
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - The Shape Of Things To Come
 - Metal Dance
 - Walking On Dead Steps
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power
 - ?


TIME : 16 November 1983
PLACE : Hacienda - Manchester - England
SETLIST : 49"
 - One World
 - The Shape Of Things To Come
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - ?
 - Metal Dance
 - The Kill


TIME : 17 November 1983
PLACE : Nightmoves - Glasgow - Scotland


TIME : 18 November 1983
PLACE : Porterhouse - Retford - England


TIME : 19 November 1983
PLACE : Tin Can Club - Birmingham - England


TIME : 23 November 1983
PLACE : Brunel University - Uxbridge - England
SETLIST : 32"
 - One World
 - The Shape Of Things To Come
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - Haiti
 - Metal Dance
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power


TIME : 25 November 1983
PLACE : The Barn - Norwich - England


TIME : 26 November 1983
PLACE : Leadmill - Sheffield - England
SETLIST : 44"
 - One World
 - The Shape Of Things To Come
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - Haiti
 - Metal Dance
 - The Kill
 - Will To Power


TIME : 1 December 1983
PLACE : The Venue - London - England
SUPPORT : Sonic Youth, Danielle Dax


TIME : 2 December 1983
PLACE : Art College - Brighton - England


TIME : 1983 (November ?)
PLACE : Spanish TV - Madrid- Spain
SETLIST : 33"
 - Metal Dance
 - One World
 - The Sandstorm Method
 - Metal Dance
 - The Shape Of Things To Come
 - Will To Power



1984

TIME : 5 October 1984
PLACE : ICA - London - England
SUPPORT : Shoot Dispute, Big Flame
SETLIST : 10"
 - Junk Funk (instrumental)
 - Will To Power


TIME : 1 November 1984
PLACE : Nightmoves - Glasgow - Scotland


TIME : 2 November 1984
PLACE : Caley Palais - Edinburgh - Scotland
SUPPORT : Republika


TIME : 3 November 1984
PLACE : Polytechnic - Manchester - England


TIME : 4 November 1984
PLACE : Polytechnic - Leeds - England


TIME : 5 November 1984
PLACE : University - Sheffield - England
SETLIST : 55"
 - Junk Funk
 - Metropolis
 - Flesh And Steel
 - Metal Dance
 - With Love From China
 - One World
 - High Tension
 - Seduction
 - Will To Power


TIME : 6 November 1984
PLACE : Camden Palace - London - England
SUPPORT : Republica
SETLIST : 55"
 - Junk Funk
 - Metropolis
 - Flesh And Steel
 - Metal Dance
 - With Love From China
 - One World
 - High Tension
 - Seduction
 - Will To Power


TIME : 7 November 1984
PLACE : Polytechnic - Leicester - England
SUPPORT : Republica
SETLIST : 55"
 - Junk Funk
 - Metropolis
 - Flesh And Steel
 - Metal Dance
 - With Love From China
 - One World
 - High Tension
 - Seduction
 - Will To Power


TIME : 8 November 1984
PLACE : Golddiggers - Chippenham - England


TIME : 9 November 1984
PLACE : Fantasy Club - Birmingham - England


TIME : 10 November 1984
PLACE : Polytechnic - Brighton - England
SUPPORT : Nurse With Wound


TIME : 11 November 1984
PLACE : Coasters - Brighton - England


TIME : 20 November 1984
PLACE : Batschkapp - Frankfurt - Germany
SETLIST : 56"
 - Junk Funk
 - Metropolis
 - Flesh And Steel
 - Metal Dance
 - With Love From China
 - One World
 - But, Can You Dance To It ?
 - Seduction
 - Will To Power


TIME : 22 November 1984
PLACE : Alter Wartesaal - Koln - Germany
SETLIST : 60"
 - Junk Funk
 - Metropolis
 - Flesh And Steel
 - Metal Dance
 - With Love From China
 - One World
 - But, Can You Dance To It ?
 - Seduction
 - Will To Power


TIME : 23 November 1984
PLACE : Markthalle - Hamburg - Germany
SETLIST : 74"
 - Junk Funk
 - Metropolis
 - Flesh And Steel
 - Metal Dance
 - With Love From China
 - One World
 - But, Can You Dance To It ?
 - Seduction
 - Will To Power
 - Seduction


TIME : 10 December 1984
PLACE : London - England



1987

TIME : 27 May 1987
PLACE : Batschkapp - Frankfurt - Germany
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey
SETLIST : 67"
 - Invocation
 - Palms Crossed In Sorrow
 - in flagrante delicto (introduction)
 - In Flagrante Delicto
 - Alocasia Metallica
 - Necropolis
 - Kambuja
 - Oceania
 - In The Dying Moments
 - Crack!
 - Dies Irae


TIME : 29 May 1987
PLACE : De Hallen Van Schaarbeek - Brussel - Belgium
SETLIST : 66'
 - Invocation
 - Palms Crossed In Sorrow
 - in flagrante delicto (introduction)
 - In Flagrante Delicto
 - Alocasia Metallica
 - Necropolis
 - Kambuja
 - Oceania
 - In The Dying Moments
 - Crack!
 - Dies Irae
 - Metal Dance


TIME : 30 May 1987
PLACE : Paradiso - Amsterdam - Netherlands
SETLIST : 71'
 - Invocation
 - Palms Crossed In Sorrow
 - in flagrante delicto (introduction)
 - In Flagrante Delicto
 - Alocasia Metallica
 - Necropolis
 - Kambuja
 - Oceania
 - In The Dying Moments
 - Crack!
 - Dies Irae
 - Dies Irae 2


TIME : 5 June 1987
PLACE : Fri-Son - Fribourg - Switzerland
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey
SETLIST : 70"
 - Invocation
 - Palms Crossed In Sorrow
 - in flagrante delicto (introduction)
 - In Flagrante Delicto
 - Alocasia Metallica
 - Necropolis
 - Kambuja
 - Oceania
 - In The Dying Moments
 - Crack!
 - Dies Irae
 - Dies Irae 2


TIME : 7 June 1987
PLACE : Theaterfabrik Manege - München - Germany
SETLIST : 78"
 - Invocation
 - Palms Crossed In Sorrow
 - in flagrante delicto (introduction)
 - In Flagrante Delicto
 - Alocasia Metallica
 - Necropolis
 - Kambuja
 - Oceania
 - In The Dying Moments
 - Crack!
 - Dies Irae
 - Dies Irae 2


TIME : 7 August 1987
PLACE : St. Andrews Hall - Detroit - USA
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey
SETLIST : 45"
 - Invocation
 - Palms Crossed In Sorrow
 - Alocasia Metallica
 - White Island
 - Breathless
 - Mouth To Mouth
 - The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice
 - Sheer Naked Aggression
 - Crack!


TIME : 8 August 1987
PLACE : Club Metro - Chicago - USA
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey


TIME : 12 August 1987
PLACE : Les Foufounes Electrique - Montreal - Canada
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey


TIME : 13 August 1987
PLACE : R.P.M. - Toronto - Canada
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey


TIME : 15 August 1987
PLACE : Cameo Theatre - Miami - USA
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey
SETLIST : 64"
 - Invocation
 - Palms Crossed In Sorrow
 - Alocasia Metallica
 - White Island
 - Breathless
 - Mouth To Mouth
 - The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice
 - Sheer Naked Aggression
 - Crack!
 - Seduction
 - Will to power
 - Dies Irae


TIME : 16 August 1987
PLACE : Respectable Cafe - West Palm Beach - USA
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey


TIME : 18 August 1987
PLACE : Stark Club - Dallas - USA
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey


TIME : 20 August 1987
PLACE : Commodore - Vancouver - Canada
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey


TIME : 22 August 1987
PLACE : The Moore Theatre - Seattle - USA
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey


TIME : 24 August 1987
PLACE : The I-Beam - San Francisco - USA
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey


TIME : 26 August 1987
PLACE : The Variety Arts Theater - Los Angeles - USA
SUPPORT : Chris & Cosey