The first Apples and Snakes show. Headlined by probably the then-best-known name on the live poetry circuit, supported by various alumni of Worthless Words, the writers’ collective that spawned A&S in the first place. Glenn Smith later performed under the name Markus Jahn.
In which Apples and Snakes rather cutely solicit funds for the publication of their first anthology.
Audience member Paul Steeples, taken from www.juliemyers.org.uk: I remember going to an event protesting about censorship, mainly to see Tony Benn performing with Test Department (which he did, and it was good). Halfway through the evening, Salman Rushdie got up on stage and said he had been made the subject ...
Very much an Attila-programmed night: him, one of his old Harlow mates, and his then-favourite band. Uber Blyth-fan Chris Braund was horrified, on arrival, to find that it was a seated venue and removed the front two rows of chairs to create a moshpit. Thanks for digging out the flyer, Chris.
A decade is a very, very long time in performance poetry, so this was a well-earned celebration. However, one despatch to Time Out’s letters page (24 Sep) found the show to be ‘a sickened, weakened thing’, thanks to ‘pollution by PCAs (politically correct attitudes)’. Proof that you can’t please all ...
16 April 2004
Minidisc recording, believed to be of second half of Pandemonium show at BAC, featuring Attila the Stockbroker.
16 April 2004
Minidisc recording of first half of ‘Pandemonium’ show at BAC, featuring Attila the Stockbroker, Liz Bentley, Salena ‘Saliva’ Godden , Toks Majek