1986-07-19 G-Mex Festival, Manchester (from Royal Command Performance bootleg)

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Post 18-Feb-2006 11:26

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The Smiths
G-Mex Festival, Manchester
19th July 1986
Source: Royal Command Performance bootleg > CD-R > EAC WAVs > FLAC
Confirmed as non-MP3 derived, by Tau Analyzer 1.2.
Torrent created on 30th January 2006
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A pretty poor recording of this gig, which I've cobbled into some kind of
order from the Royal Command Performance bootleg. A far-from-complete version
with bad editing and too much treble.
According to PassionsJustLikeMine, a soundboard recording of this gig exists.
01. Bigmouth Strikes Again
02. Vicar In A Tutu
03. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
04. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
05. Ask
06. I Want The One I Can't Have
07. Is It Really So Strange
08. Shakespeare's Sister
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Notes from PassionsJustLikeMine.com
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19 July 1986
G-Mex Festival, Manchester
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Panic
Vicar In A Tutu
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Ask
I Want The One I Can't Have
Cemetry Gates
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Is It Really So Strange?
Shakespeare's Sister
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Queen Is Dead
/I Know It's Over
//(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians
//Hand In Glove
The Smiths appearaed at the "Festival Of The 10th Summer", celebrating 10
years of punk. They co-headlined with New Order and other bands included A
Certain Ratio, The Fall, Cabaret Voltaire, Pete Shelley, The Worst and Wayne
Fontana. The concert turned out very well, it received positive reviews. The
set was the same as in Newcastle two days earlier, minus "Never Had No One
Ever".
"Panic" was played with an extended drum intro. After "Vicar In A Tutu",
Morrissey said "I hope the pressure of having to actually stand on your own
two feet isn't too painful", something that might not have endeared him to
the portions of the audience who were not there to see the Smiths. In "There
Is A Light That Never Goes Out", Morrissey didn't sing the repeated title
chorus at the end as he does on the "The Queen Is Dead" album. Before "Ask",
which was yet unreleased, he announced "Thank you, you're very kind... this
is a new song, 'Ask'." "Shakespeare's Sister" was introduced as "... a song
about a boiled egg". In that one Morrissey repeated "Throw your skinny body
down!" when he should have been singing "Throw your white body down!"
Morrissey sang the alternate first verse of "Stretch Out And Wait" as it is
heard on the "The World Won't Listen" compilation, the one that goes "All
the lies that you make up, what's at the back of your mind? Your face I can
see and it's desperately kind, but what's at the back of your mind". He also
sang the slightly different "Ignore all the silly codes of the day". "That
Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" was played with a new extended outro. Morrissey
walked around with a board saying "The Queen Is Dead" during the performance
of that song. In "I Know It's Over", he sang the slightly different "the
knife wants to cut me". Before the final song, "Hand In Glove", he just said
"Thank you, you've been very kind". He changed shirts a few times during the
set.
BOOTLEGS
A great sounding radio broadcast of this gig is available on an untitled cd-r
bootleg. The whole gig is featured minus "The Boy With The Thorn In His
Side", "Is It Really So Strange?" and "Rusholme Ruffians" which were dropped
to make the whole thing fit inside a one hour radio broadcast. The outro to
"The Queen Is Dead" was also cut before the end, although very little is
missing.
A very bad recording with the exact same track listing is available on the
vinyl bootleg "Heavy Horses". The track listing seems to hint that this was
also produced from the radio broadcast, but the sound is as bad as the worst
audience recordings possible. It is also circulated nowadays on fanmade CD-Rs
under the title "G-mex".
A different and undoubtable audience recording is also available on the
"Royal Command Performance" double-LP bootleg. This one also sounds poorly.
It lacks "Panic", "Cemetry Gates", "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side", "The
Queen Is Dead" and "Hand In Glove" ("Frankly Mr Shankly" is included, tagged
at the end of "Vicar In A Tutu"). The only reason one might be interested in
this version is the inclusion of "Is It Really So Strange?" and the "Rusholme
Ruffians" medley, both removed from the radio broadcast mentioned above. The
set is paired with another from the Smiths final concert on 12 December 1986
at the Brixton Academy. This version has been transfered to fanmade CD-Rs and
is now circulated as such.
An 'official' cd version of "Royal Command Performance" has even fewer tracks.
Besides the missing ones listed above, it also lacks "Stretch Out And Wait",
"That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" and "I Know It's Over". Fortunately the CD-Rs
in circulation were made from the LP version with most songs, and not this
'official' cd version.
All recordings above are available on the usual file sharing networks in MP3
format. However, the soundboard version is also at this point in time the
scarcest version in circulation.
Two different audience recordings of the complete gig have been seen on
bootleg tapes. However these are not yet circulated on fanmade cd-r or MP3.
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