U.K. Subs 1997 Tour Journal by Nicky Garratt

Day 7

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01. A Massive Return
02. Set List

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01. Day 01
02. Day 02
03. Day 03
04. Day 04
05. Day 05
06. Day 06
07. Day 07
08. Day 08
09. Day 09
10. Day 10
11. Day 11
12. Day 12
13. Day 13
14. Day 14
15. Day 15
16. Day 16
17. Day 17
18. Day 18
19. Day 19
20. Day 20
21. Day 21
22. Day 22
23. Day 23
24. Day 24
25. Day 25
26. Day 26
27. Day 27
28. Day 28
29. Day 29
30. Day 30
31. Day 31
32. Day 32
33. Day 33
34. Day 34
35. Day 35
36. Day 36
37. Day 37
38. Day 38
39. Day 39
40. Day 40
41. Day 41
42. Day 42
43. Day 43

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Dave is sick with a head cold so I drove the next five hours. We took a detour to check out the Arizona meteorite crater. It didn’t look as big as in photos but it was incredibly windy. We drove on through high winds and dust storms for six hours, stopping once at a truck stop for a snack. We didn’t do a sound check when we arrived in Albequerque, NM, but went to eat at a bakery. Our new roadie Kevin arrived from Milwaukee via bus and helped with the load in. He plays bass in a band called “Billy Club” which features Carl (ex UK Subs and Exploited), it was a relief to get some help.

The first band up were kind of Death metal industrial. OK I guess. The “Descendents” were playing just a few doors away on the same street, but finished early. By the time we went on the place was packed. The first half of the set went well, but halfway through a big fight broke out and the cops came. The reaction was great and the promoter claimed it was the best show to come through in years. After the show we unwound in the club for a while, Charlie left with a couple of women, the rest of us went back to the Motel at 3.00am.

Alvin & Nicky. Arizona Crater.

 

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