Friday, November 16, 2007

Rose of Avalanche

Formed in Leeds, early 1985, the original line up was a group of school mates, raw and wanting to take over the world with one chord songs. The name was a representation of the power and beauty of the songs. At this stage there was no drummer, just a beat box. From an early stage The Rose of Avalanche picked up a Goth tag from the UK's music press. It was some way off the mark, but it's understandable:
The Rose came from Leeds in the mid 1980's (along with the Sisters of Mercy, Mission, March Violets, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Salvation, and the Skeletal Family in near by Bradford). They started off with the standard Goth drum machine backing, and their first two singles have swirly art work covers. (

Friday, 11 October 1985, "Mini Box", 21:45 - 22:25

Line up
Phil Morris – vocals; Paul James Berry – guitar; Glenn Schultz – guitar; Alan Davis – bass; drum machine (Mark Thompson joined the band on drums shortly after this gig

Set list

No recording is known to exist according to the Rose of Avalanche site.

Other info

Article from festival booklet

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