Ed Banger reforms the Nosebleeds
posted by davidt on Thursday June 14 2001, @07:00AM

Phill writes:

70's Manchester punk legends 'Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds' have reformed and are playing The Witchwood in Ashton-U-Lyne on Sunday 24th June. Ashton is 8 miles east of Manchester city centre.

Morrissey started his singing career by joining and performing (albeit for a very short lived moment) with a new look Nosebleeds before meeting Johnny Marr and forming The Smiths.

Incidently, Ed Banger (original singer with Slaughter and the Dogs) was one of several Manchester music legends to appear on a recent Granada TV documentary entitled 'I swear I was there'. The programme coincided with the 25th anniversary of The Sex Pistols first Manchester gig on 4th June 1976 and focused on the impact that gig had on those who were present. A total of 32 people were said to be in attendance, at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, amongst them Morrissey, Howard Devoto and Pete Shelly (who formed the Buzzcocks) Barny and Hooky (Joy Division, New Order) Mark E Smith (The Fall) Tony Wilson (Factory Records, Hacienda) Paul Morley (Journalist and ZTT Records) and John the Postman (dont ask!).

All of the above appeared on the programme - with one notable exception. Steven Patrick Morrissey. Coincidental or not, The Smiths last ever Manchester gig (and I swear I was there!!) was at the Free Trade Hall - the Lesser Hall being a small room upstairs.

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    I Swear I Wasn't There (Score:1)
    Sounds great wish i was there well sucks to be me I hope Moz shows up though.
    leedoggpimp <[email protected]> -- Thursday June 14 2001, @08:24AM (#12911)
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      Well I Wonder (Score:0)
      Did Morrissey ever record any material with the nosebleeds? Might there be any live recording of one these shows?
      Anonymous -- Thursday June 14 2001, @08:10PM (#12941)
      question? (Score:1)
      Is that the period when Moz had long hair?
      I once read an article where they compared his picture with that of Andy Cairns (singer from Therapy) ... and the similarity was striking ;)
      Vincent <[email protected]> -- Friday June 15 2001, @03:29AM (#12947)
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      • Re:question? by Puppet on string (Score:1) Saturday June 16 2001, @06:33AM

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