1st tindersticks Concert ever was in september 1992 (updated)

the 1st tindersticks concert ever was not The Powerhouse gig on 02.12.1992 (Supporting Kick Asteroid and Surrender Dorothy (who later became Sleeper)) but was a gig in The Borderline, London, on 25th or 26th September 1992 (supporting Ed Kuepper and the New Imperialists)

see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheehan-family/2726495314/in/set-72057594072141572

… as Neil & Stuart remembered lately.

 

the 2nd tindersticks ever was then on 7th November 1992 in the Old White Horse (London):

source: original artwork, photographed at the botanique exhibition 2001, brussels

and the 3rd was:

Saturday 28 November 1992 or Sunday 29 November 1992
All Nighter 1992
Scala Theatre, London, UK
line-up: Stereolab Tindersticks Huggy Bear Moonshake The Hair And Skin Trading Co Mambo Taxi

and some memories from Neil Fraser on that gig:

I do remember that gig…it was a long night. A byline regarding that show…there was a review of us from the Scala gig in the Melody Maker (or Sounds, not sure which now) with a photo of me and Stuart. I had a ‘proper’ job at the time and my boss, who saw the photo, basically asked me to make a decision between my job and being in a band – I was taking some time off work due to tindersticks commitments – I think I made the right choice.

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New Tindersticks’ Album will be recorded this summer in France

according to this interesting interview in the Daily Post:

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/leisure/entertainment-news/2011/05/20/tindersticks-set-for-first-liverpool-gig-55578-28745940/

“Over summer Stuart, with David Boulter and Neil Fraser (co-founders of Tindersticks) plus additions Dan McKinna and Earl Harvin, will be working on a new album at Stuart’s French home studio, but it’s unlikely to be released before autumn.”

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Some new “old” insights into the post-Curtains time & the original band-line-up split

Insight into the post-Curtains time & the original band-line-up split can be found in the newly published liner notes on Can our Love & Waiting for the moon on the official websites discography.

Check it out here in full:

http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/discography/

 

some points:

tindersticks had been together for almost 10 years. Six people, all equal. Even when it wasn’t. We were a financial disaster. We were told to split the band. Make members employees; claim their wages against tax. So we split down the middle. Me, Dickon and Stuart. Mark, Al and Neil. This was supposed to help. But it just divided us.”


“The problems started during the making of “curtains” five years before. Everyone was to blame in different ways. The fact was we were bored. We’d gone from being six very strong people, pushing forward, to becoming this machine, just ticking over. It began to feel there was always one or more of us not believing, detached. … Simple Pleasure was made out of the need to change. We should have had the guts to end it there. What followed with Can Our Love and Waiting For The Moon were failures. Some wonderful music and great songs, but as whole pieces of work, they fail. And trying just wasn’t fun anymore. The magic had gone.”

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Neil Fraser speaks in an interview about the Film Scores Boxset, Upcoming Live Concerts and more historical things

Check out here this month’s edition of ‘You and the Night and the Music’ with Adrian Arratoon (also known as “aad” on the official phorum) on  Different Class Radio. This episode includes at the end a long & detailed interview with tindersticks guitarist Neil Fraser.

 

 

Some interesting points about the forthcoming “film scores” live shows:

  • “we are working on a new album”
  • “it’s gonna be … like an hour and 20 minutes long … there are scenes of films we’ve done soundtracks for … not in a chronological order”
  • “The films will be projected behind us … on a stage with the movie screen behind us”
  • Who’s gonna playing live?: “Me, Stuart, Dave the original three … then Dan Mckinna, Earl Harvin … the  sort-of core Five … and there’s Terry Edwards … and Andy Nice … and a violin player, called Howard.”

Neil also talks detailed about touring & playing live in the past and now. Also about the mysterious box of matches called “tender stick” which became tindersticks as band-name in the end. About the Barbican gig in 2006 and the end of the original line-up. And in the end about football, his family, musical background, music industry, Vinyl releases and other interesting things like him studying chemistry at university.

 

UPDATE: the setlist from Istanbul (11-04-2011)

1 Ma Soeur
2 La Passerelle
3 Les Gateaux
4 35 Rhums Opening
5 Train Montage 1
6 Friday Night
7 White Material Opening
8 Bus Vision 1
9 Children’s Theme
10 Yellow Dog
11 Trouble Every Day
12 Killing Theme
13 Maid Theme
14 Train Montage 2
15 Renes Death
16 Pusan Snow
17 Horse Dream
18 The Black Mountain
19 The Otherside of the World
20 Attack on the Pharmacy
21 White Material Closing
22 Tiny Tears
23 Rumba

 

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