Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 02:31 pm
This weekend I headed up to Darlington, to help Lisa and Greig celebrate their wedding anniversary, by playing an assortment of music at their guests until they went away. I was warned that this could take some time (especially if I played their requests), and so it proved ...

The venue, Voodoo, was a pretty cool (and surprisingly extensive) bar in town - a single shop-front bar at street level, opening up by way of a decorated staircase to a labyrinthine series of bar and restaurant rooms, ending up at a large function room. Unfortunately, being so soon after Whitby, the dreaded Whurgy¹ took its toll on the guest list, but a number of people (and an inflatable tyrannosaur) managed to struggle through and make it to the field of balloons on the dancefloor.

The owner being a friend of Lisa and Greig's, the night went on for some time - from half eight until three in the morning - by which time all of the balloons had been burst, the inflatable tyrannosaur had been disassembled into separate body parts (some of which were disconcertingly used for guitar mime), and then reconfigured several times (watching the head drift across the ceiling with a single arm hanging below it was ... odd), and the amplifier had overheated, cut out, and been restarted with the aid of a large portable fan.

(A fair few requests, including by the hosts, hence the repeated artists.)

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
The Meteors - Wreckin' Crew
The Neon Judgement - Chinese Black
Echo & The Bunnymen - People Are Strange
All About Eve - Martha's Harbour
Queens Of The Stone Age - The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
Limahl - Never Ending Story
Was Not Was - Walk The Dinosaur ²
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Higher Ground
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care
Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)
The Last Dance - Special Little Gift
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
The Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
The Cure - Lovecats
Primus - Tommy The Cat
Westworld - Sonic Boom Boy
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
Toyah - I Wanna Be Free
Lene Lovich - Lucky Number One
Altered Images - Happy Birthday ³
Fuzzbox - Pink Sunshine
Duran Duran - The Wild Boys
Killing Joke - Eighties
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House
The Bolshoi - Happy Boy
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
The Last Dance - Dead Man's Party
Doctor & The Medics - Spirit In The Sky
The Creatures - Exterminating Angel
G Tom Mac - Cry Little Sister [Witchblade mix]
VNV Nation - Control
Neuromancer - Doctor Online
Pop Will Eat Itself - Beaver Patrol
Revolting Cocks - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
Snake River Conspiracy - Lovesong
Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
Beastie Boys - Sabotage [Landmine edit]
Therapy? - Screamager
Soil - Halo
Mindless Self Indulgence - Shut Me Up
System Of A Down - Chop Suey
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills
Faith No More - From Out Of Nowhere
White Zombie - More Human Than Human
Korn - Twisted Transistor [Dante Ross mix]
Ugly Kid Joe - Everything About You
Pearl Jam - Jeremy
The Sisters Of Mercy - Floorshow
The Mission - Tower Of Strength
Tito & Tarantula - After Dark
Wax Audio - Sad But Superstitious
Rammstein - Stripped
The Last Dance - Nightmares [Corvus Corax remix]
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock'n'Roll
Alice Cooper - Poison
Def Leppard - Animal
Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters
Queen - Flash
Cameo - Word Up
David Bowie - Magic Dance
Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men
The Ruts - Babylon's Burning
New Model Army - I Love The World
Carter USM - After The Watershed (Early Learning The Hard Way
The Prodigy - Voodoo People [Pendulum mix]
Nero - Doomsday
Killing Miranda - Discotheque Necronomicon
DJ Schmolli - We Are Axel F's New Internet Friends
Psy - Gangnam Style
Sheep On Drugs - 15 Minutes Of Fame
Grendel - Zombienation 2k5
Pendulum - Tarantula
Knife Party - Centipede
Mesh - Trust You [single edit]
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Covenant - Call The Ships To Port
Rotersand - The Last Ship (Part 1)
Warrant - Cherry Pie
Poison - Unskinny Bop
Insane Clown Posse - Jump Around
Suicidal Tendencies - Send Me Your Money
Anthrax & Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
Faith No More & Boo-YAH T.R.I.B.E. - Another Body Murdered
Turisas - Rasputin
L7 - Pretend We're Dead
Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Guns'n'Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
The Orb feat. Alan Parker - Grey Clouds
DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
David Bowie - I'm Afraid Of Americans v1 [edit]
REM - It's The End Of The World
Bugsy Malone Cast - Give A Little Love
John Tams - Over The Hills And Far Away

¹ Whitby Lurgy - a notably infectious plague that cuts through the alternative community twice a year
² And they did
³ There was a birthday, too


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