Phil Smudge was there: I was 16 just out of school. I paid on the door, the only other thing I can say
about the night was it was electric for a pub gig and Rat Scabies from the Damned was there stood at the bar memorized.
Melanie Couldrey sent us these memories: I'd seen them on Something Else on TV the week before - first
time I'd heard them - so knew it was going to be good but still I was shocked at how strongly they hit me. Very
intense, very intoxicating, especially for someone who hadn't been to that many gigs. The two songs that I recall
particularly are Insight, where there seemed to be some kind of weird visual sparking effect from the guitar, and
Atrocity Exhibition, which felt like the whole experience for me in one song. "This is the way, step inside":
ok I will! I went off to uni a week later and spent the whole first term telling anyone who'd listen that they
needed to go and see Joy Division.