30th June 1977: Rafters, Manchester
Generation X, Warsaw and the Worst (or Fast Breeder)
Generation X were originally scheduled to play at The Oaks, Chorlton on this night but the venue was changed
to "Archies" - a new club at Rafters Manchester.
This concert is often confused with 31 May 1977 Rafters gig where Warsaw supported
Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers.
Kevin Cummins tells us he saw Warsaw at both of these concerts but he only photographed them at Generation X
on 30th June. Those photos are sometimes miscredited to the Heartbreakers gig on 31 May. Additionally Mark Johnson's
Ideal For Living book incorrectly listed the Johnny Thunders gig as 30th June.
This was Steve Brotherdale's first gig
There is some confusion over whether The Worst or Fast Breeder were on the bill that night. Some sources say
The Worst while Peter Hook's Unknown Pleasures ... book states "A running order squabble with Fast Breeder
led us to meeting a pre-Factory Alan Erasamus for the first time ...". It seems that the two bands shared
at least one band member and The Worst apparantly had a song called Fst Breeder, so it's easy to see how this confusion
arose. If you know for sure please let us know!