The Big Gig (compilation)

The Big Gig (compilation)
1984(?) Broken Records (UK) (BRS 10)
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Recorded live December 10, 1983 at Hilliard Hall, Plymouth

Side 1:

  1. Against the Tide – Food for Thought
  2. The Barking Dogs – Feelin’ Alright
  3. Mark 2 – I Think I’m in Love
  4. Against the Tide – Pictures
  5. Mark 2 – You’re Always There
  6. The Barking Dogs – Just a Man
  7. The Alligator Jug Thumpers – Mama Don’t ‘Low

Side 2:

  1. The Barking Dogs – I’ve Been Falling
  2. Mark 2 – Knocking Down Walls
  3. The Alligator Jug Thumpers – Wild Cat Blues
  4. Against the Tide – God in Heaven
  5. Mark 2 – Liar
  6. Against the Tide – On and On

This is a compilation of live songs played at one concert by various bands on Broken Records (the UK one). The year was not given on the release, but seeing that it was recorded very late in 1983, then mixed down and turned into a compilation, I would go with 1984. The sound is mostly alternative rock – either keyboard or guitar driven (or both) – except for The Alligator Jug Thumpers. I think this might have been a joke band or one-off collaboration from that night that played, well, pretty much jug music. All of The Barking Dog songs are also on their New Material demo. The four songs by Mark 2 are not on either one of their 7” singles, but could be on their The Documentary release. I don’t know, as I have not heard it and cannot find much info about it online. The Against the Tide material also may or may not be on another release by them – I don’t know. I haven’t heard anything by them, either. Kind of obscure, but possibly also with some unreleased songs on it.

Missing Information: release date confirmation

One Reply to “The Big Gig (compilation)”

  1. I have all the information on these bands, the label and the songs. I founded Broken Records (UK) in 1981 and managed most of the bands on the label (there were other artistes). The Famous Gnome logo was created to honour our long standing sound engineer and producer Julian Payne, who was small in stature, but an absolute giant when it came to mixing, sound engineering and general production of sound stages and live performances. If you want to know more, I’m happy to divulge details of the history of Broken Records (UK).


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