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dj set at the ica

DJ Said Liquidator, Spearmint, A Week Away, ICA, post-punk, punk, Clash, Slits, Joe Strummer, Gang of Four, Au Pairs
DJ SAID LIQUIDATOR - ICA with Spearmint and Junipers
30 September 2009 (photo by Rani McKay)

As DJ Said Liquidator, I stepped out of retirement to play a set at the ICA for Spearmint's 10 year celebration of their debut album (proper), 'A Week Away'.  I regularly did London shows with the band in the late 90s.  It was great to see them again doing such gems as 'Sweeping the Nation', 'A Week Away' and 'We're Going Out' with as much zest and panache as ever.

If the band were doing a set to mark ten years then I was going to go back further and concentrate on the year 1979 when post punk bands and new music ruled (ruled my world at least).  Perhaps I had picked up on something in the air as the most popular "Woz-at!?" songs that I played were all from that year: Flys - Name Dropping, Holly & The Italians - Tell That Girl to Shut Up and Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business.

It was a pleasure to be back.  I hope to get more work through Sean who promoted last night's gig.  If you'd like your gig, party or club night go with a "Woz-at!?", just drop me an email via the contact form on this site click here.

DJ Said Liquidator record box, Spearmint, A Week Away, ICA, post-punk, punk, Clash, Slits, Joe Strummer, Gang of Four, Au Pairs

SET LIST: ICA, London on 30 September 2009:

  1. Treatment Room - Shapes (Plug 1980) biog

  2. Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business (Rough Trade 1979) biog

  3. Flys - Name Dropping (EMI 1979)

  4. Nips - Gabrielle (Soho 1978)

  5. Holly & The Italians - Tell That Girl To Shut Up (Oval 1980)

  6. Tours - Language School (Tours 1979)

  7. Freshmen - I've Never Heard Anything Like It (Release 1979) biog

  8. Urban Disturbance - Wild Boys in Cortinas (ROK 1979) biog

  9. Girls At Our Best - Getting Nowhere Fast (Rough Trade 1980)

  10. Dislocation Dance - You'll Never Know (New Hormones 1982)

  11. Regents - 7 Teen (Rialto 1979)

  12. Stranglers - Who Wants the World? (UA 1980)

  13. Realists - I Got A Heart (Stiff 1978)

  14. Virna Lindt - Attention Stockholm (Compact Organisation 1981)

  15. Leyton Buzzards - Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees (Chrysalis 1979)

  16. Spizz Energi - Where's Captain Kirk (Rough Trade 1979)

  17. Piranhas - Getting Beaten Up (1979

  18. Orange Juice - What Presence? (Polydor 1984)

  19. Monochrome Set - Strange Boutique (Dindisc 1980)

  20. Joe Jackson - One More Time (A&M 1979)

  21. Shirley Bassey - The Liquidator (UA 1966)


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