September 11th and 12th 1998
Pictures by Anne Ward
Just got back from the second night at the Borderline in London, and although we were all really excited about last night, tonight just blew yesterday out of the fucking water.
They came on earlier, so they did more songs, and (despite some problems with Martyís gear), they just soared, Marty especially. Grind and Cortez The Killer were just EPIC.
Hereís the set list;
- Constant In Opal
- Shadow Cabinet
- Almost With You
- (Marty changes a string, so Steve does truncated solo versions of Lifeís A Gas and Into My Hands)
- The Night Is Very Soft
- My Little Problem
- Under The Milky Way
- Green Green Grass of Home (really! Only about a minute of it though)
- A Month Of Sundays
- 10,000 Miles
- (Marty has more problems with technical stuff, so Steve does a solo minute or so of Femme Fatale)
- Hotel Womb
- Cortez The Killer
Merrick's first night review
Iíve just been to the Steve and Marty gig at the Borderline in London, and it was absolutely brilliant. Steveís plane didnít get to London until half past six, and the gig was supposed to start at eight, and Steve had to teach Marty Louisiana before they came on. With all of this they came on late, and a few songs were dropped from the set.
Sorry this isnít an especially in-depth review, but itís late and Iím tired, and anyway Iím sure someone else will do all that stuff. hereís the set list;
There was an encore on the set list of Myrrh and Cortez The Killer, the Neil Young song, but they didnít have time for these.
- Constant in opal
- Shadow cabinet
- My little problem
- Almost with you (Steve got very reluctant about this one to start with, but we all talked him into it. He said it would be the last time ever. Yeah right, like the church Ďlast albumsíand Ďlast gigsí).
- A month of Sundays
- (Lifeís A Gas, the T.Rex song, was on the list here, but they dropped it)
- Under the milky way
At this point they realised they were running out of time, and dropped Donít Look Back, The Night Is Very Soft and 10,000 Miles)
- Hotel Womb
Cheers to everyone who went on Friday - I thought it was brilliant. Marty/Steve both relaxed and happy to be there. A really fun time....and I could talk about the Church without people raising their eyebrows and shuffling from foot to foot impatiently. What a nice change!
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