Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Armoury Show

The Armoury Show was a band of the 1980s. The band was named after the Armory Show, a famous 1913 modern art exhibition in New York. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Armoury_Show)
Jobson took some time to join with Russell Webb (ex-Skids), John McGeoch and John Doyle (both ex-Magazine) to form the short-lived Armoury Show, a band whose resemblance to Big Country didn't escape notice. Waiting for the Floods is not a bad album, it's just a shame Jobson had to take such a long way 'round to get back to where he started. (http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=skids)


Scheduled
Saturday, 3 September 1983, "Kleine Zaal", 22:45 - 23:45

Line up
Richard Jobson (The Captain) – vocals & guitar; John McGeoch (The Legend) – guitar & vocals; Russell Webb (Universe) – bass; John Doyle (Doylie) – drums

Set list
01 Jungle of cities
02 Still the land remains
03 Higher than the world
04 Nineteen hours
05 Ring those bells
06 The glory of love

Recording
I have a lossless (flac) radio recording of tracks 01 - 06, 26'33". Get mp3's of them here:
http://www.wiels.nl/blog/index.php?entry=entry070713-180354

Other info
One of the key bands of Pandora's. Jobson and Webb were both in the Skids with Stuart Adamson who played Pandora's 83 with Big Country. McGeogh and Doyle were in Magazine with Howard Devoto (also at Pandora's 83). Whilst still a member of Magazine, McGeoch had played with other bands such as Generation X and the (also) Skids. After Magazine McGeogh had played with Siouxsie & the Banshees (also at Pandora's 83).


Article from festival booklet

3 comments:

Ed said...

The Armoury Show were definitely an underrated and underpromoted band. I would very much like a lossless copy of their performance.
Still, many thanks for the MP3 link.

Best wishes,

Ed Means

P@ndora said...

The recording is currently being re-seeded by Mr. Fredheadset, the head honcho of old recordings! Get it here: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=170999

Ed said...

I got it! Many thanks.