Friday, October 19, 2007

Clock DVA

Clock DVA is an electronic music group from Sheffield, England. The group was formed in 1978, with two members, Adi Newton and Steven "Judd" Turner. Along with contemporaries Heaven 17, Clock DVA's name was inspired by the Russian-influenced Nadsat of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange; "dva" is the Russian word for "two". The group was originally known for making a form of experimental electronic music involving treated tape loops and synthesisers.

Saturday, 3 September 1983, "Kleine Zaal", 21:45 - 22:30

Line up

Adi Newton – vocals, electronics; Paul Browse – saxophone; Dean Dennis - bass; John Valentine Carruthers – guitars; Nick Sanderson – drums (Katie Kassoon – vocals?) (

Set list

01 City of the nights
02 Eternity in Paris
03 The secret life of the big black suit
04 Someday
05 Shake your body
06 Sister
07 Beautiful Losers

A partial recording exists: 01 - 07, 34'49"
I have a radio recording of tracks 02, 04 and 05, get them at

Other info
The Box (also on Pandora’s 1983) were Paul Widger – guitar, Charlie Collins – saxophone and Roger Quail – drums; all ex-Clock DVA.

Newton, Browse, Dennis and Sanderson went on to form The Anti Group, who played at Pandora's 84.

Carruthers would join Siouxsie & the Banshees (also on Pandora's 83) in 1985, replacing Robert Smith.

Dennis and Sanderson toured as Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet to promote his Wildweed album and as such played Pandora's 85. They are the only artists appearing at all three Pandora's Music Box editions. Sanderson joined the Gun Club in 1987 and stayed until 1992/1993. He also played in World of Twist, who played at Pandora's successor Ein Abend in Wien in 1991. After World of Twist, he joins the Jesus & Mary Chain, who had played Pandora's 85.

1 comment:

Magnix said...

Find the radio recording of tracks 1-7 here: