Three weeks after the Joe Jackson concert, Iggy Pop comes to town with Toronto’s bandaged electronic mummy, Nash the Slash, in tow.
I first and finally got to see Iggy the previous year when he gave a spirited performance at Police Picnic ’81, a festival I covered in EP 15: The Boiler.
So how did this second appearance, this time at the historic Wonderland Gardens, stack up against that first one from the previous year?
Tune in dear listeners for musical scuffles, pushed buttons, and a mini lake of spilled beer.
To read the original 2011 blog entry, go to 014. (EP 20) Gimme Danger: Iggy Pop with Nash the Slash, Wonderland Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday October 27, 1982
Next on Stage: Leeds’ furious and funky post-punk innovators The Gang of Four make an indelible, unforgettable visit to London, Ontario’s Wonderland Gardens, four months after the chaotic Iggy Pop gig at the same venue.
I had been listening to the band incessantly during that 1980-83 corridor and was thrilled they were coming.
This March 1983 concert was not only my first ticketed gig of a musically busy year, it also marks the start of a new and welcome chapter in my life as well.
This podcast recalls the concert but also reflects on key changes in my social life at this time as I began my 20s and finally found my local tribe.
Special Guest Phil Robinson, who I met at this time, returns to share his memories of the gig and the party after.
Stay tuned for intensity and celebration, a lipstick covered forehead, and finding your tribe.
Read the original 2011 blog entry here ….
(EP 21, no. 15) The Gang of Four with The Hoi Polloi: I Found That Essence, Wonderland Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada, Saturday March 5, 1983