1985-04-06 Royal Albert Hall

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steve ®

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Post 02-Mar-2007 19:22

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Royal Albert Hall, London - 6 April 1985
How Soon Is Now?
Nowhere Fast
I Want The One I Can't Have
What She Said
Hand In Glove
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Shakespeare's Sister
Rusholme Ruffians
The Headmaster Ritual
You've Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil
Still Ill
Meat Is Murder
/William It Was Really Nothing
/Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
//Barbarism Begins At Home (featuring Pete Burns)
//Miserable Lie
So here we are at the last date of the Meat Is Murder Tour. No traveling as this is home territory, but we got up there fairly early to see if we could hear any of the soundcheck. The Albert Hall used it own security at that time, which pretty much amounted to old geezers showing you how to get in, so it was pretty easy to get inside during the afternoon, but no Smiths. We did find out that they were staying at a Hotel just up the road, and that there was an after show party there. Also there were rumours that the Smiths might do something special tonight to celebrate the end of the tour ... possibly a cover version played with members of James the support band. Apparently someone had suggested Blitzkrieg Bop, which sounded fabulous!
For the rest of the tour being on the guest list meant getting a stick on patch with 'The Smith' and the name of the venue printed on it. No such common muck at the RAH ... they had properly printed up cards, which we had to pick up from a special office. These got us down to the main floor of the hall. The RAH is a dreadful venue for rock concerts. Its large and cavernous, and sound bounces around and disappears into nothing, giving a muddy, confused and thin sound. The main floor is actually quite small, surrounded by the first band of seats, and then boxes and balconies which seem to go up to heaven itself.
Paul was recording this show, so I was just there to enjoy myself. It was a bit of a strange show. There was quite a lot of anticipation beforehand as this was the big London show, and the finale of the tour. So everyone was up for a great show, but the venue conspired to dampen everyone's spirits. The sound got lost in the Gods and apart from the few people on the floor it was hard for the crowd to engage with the group ... so the show never really took off. This was compounded by the 'something special' turning out to be Pete Burns howling along to Barbarism while shaking his little booty for all it was worth, rather than the cover version we'd been hoping for.
Still ... afterwards we managed to get into the after show party. In true Smiths style this wasn't very Rock'n'Roll, with people sat around having a drink and chatting. Unusually, Morrissey didn't go straight to bed, and could be found sat in the corner with Pete Burns all night. We sat at the bar all evening, occasionally venturing over for a few words with people. Morrissey signed my guest entry card, which of course made my day ... and eventually we left ... and the Meat Is Murder Tour was over.
As I said, this is Paul's recording. His mic tends to make a more trebly recording, which the RAH exacerbated. So perhaps not the best recording from this tour.
Again this was recorded using a Sony Professional Walkman onto Metal tape. Not sure about the mic used.
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Post 02-Mar-2007 19:55 (after 33 minutes)

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thanks for another good friday
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Post 02-Mar-2007 20:07 (after 11 minutes)

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excellent story for this particular concert. You should write a book!! I would buy it in a heartbeat!!
many thanks Steve!
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Post 02-Mar-2007 20:17 (after 10 minutes)

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Ah! It's the weekly tribal gathering, with us punters lapping up the pearls of folklore falling from Old Man Steve's mouth (not to mention the recordings that go with them).
Respect, man, and a multitude of gratitude. It was a great tour of England that was!
Cheers, Jan
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Post 02-Mar-2007 20:32 (after 14 minutes)

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Today is my birthday so thanks for the gift! Of course every Friday feels like my birthday around here thanks to you Steve :)
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Post 02-Mar-2007 20:44 (after 12 minutes)

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Of course, thank you again!
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fki

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Post 02-Mar-2007 20:56 (after 12 minutes)

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Steve, thank you very much for the upload!
Today is my birthday...
..as well as mine, traveller03! :P
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Post 02-Mar-2007 21:36 (after 39 minutes)

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Steve, thank you very much for the upload!
Today is my birthday...
..as well as mine, traveller03! :P
Happy Birthday, fki! I'll raise a glass to you when I go out tonight!
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Post 02-Mar-2007 21:45 (after 8 minutes)

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thanks!
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Post 02-Mar-2007 21:51 (after 6 minutes)

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Steve - many thanks for all the Meat Is Murder tour recordings.
Looking forward to the Queen Is Dead tour!
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Post 02-Mar-2007 21:55 (after 3 minutes)

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Thank you very much Steve.
The version i had was poor.
I can't wait to hear Paul's Master.
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Post 03-Mar-2007 02:40 (after 4 hours)

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Thanks Steve ! :-)
and happy Birthday fki and traveller :-)
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Post 03-Mar-2007 06:49 (after 4 hours)

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I've always seen Barbarism Begins At Home with Pete Burns floating around the Internet which always had me puzzled. I never really bothered looking it up as to the hows and whys, but thanks for putting it all in context.
Thanks for the story and show.
Cheers mate!
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Post 04-Mar-2007 14:51 (after 1 day 8 hours)

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Thanks for this recording and all the others from the Meat is Murder tour you have uploaded.
Cheers Steve!!
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Post 05-Mar-2007 15:38 (after 1 day)

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excellent, Steve and thanks for sharing!!
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