November 29 1988
Fugazi, Three Ring Psychosis, Moral Crusade, N.O.W.
Fugazi agreed that it would be a good idea to travel to Ireland and play a gig. I booked McGonagles. Some recent Sunday afternoons had been spent there, seeing various British bands that the Warzone people from Belfast had brought over to play. Warzone got George Curran and some friends of his to book McGonagles when bands were travelling over. They booked the venue and helped out on the day. Bands that travelled over to play these gigs included Carcass, Joyce McKinney Experience, Bolt Thrower, The Instigators and the wonderfully named (and aptly for many) Dreadful.
Alan, Fergus, Paddy, Richie and I went about getting bands to play with Fugazi and putting posters up in record shops. We plotted the whole things out and tried to get a varied line-up of bands for the evening. We even did up a press release promising “a night of musical mayhem”. When it came to the issue of money Jabs asked how much the venue was to hire and the cost of P.A. and posters. He then said the band wanted a door price of £3 so we did the figures and said if there were 180 people at the gig the band would get £200.
On the night there were a few less but we put some money together and gave the band £200. They were happy and little did I know it but this was the start of something regular.
4 thoughts on “Fugazi, Three Ring Psychosis, Moral Crusade, Not Our World -Dublin 1988”
Still have fond memories of this gig – turned me onto a whole load of stuff I’d never heard of before. Thanks 🙂
Niall – we are working on a cover of “Not Our World”… I am pretty sure I remember the chords but I need the full lyrics, can’t remember them all. (It’s been a while). Any chance you could help us out?
Sorry Ivan, only seeing this now, Ive mailed you
Great music never dates. Someone asked me the other day what my top 5 gigs of all time and this actual gig made the cut straight away. Also Big thanks for posting 89 gig on YT – just got taken down a time tunnel to a place I thought lost.