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Eyewitness: ‘Nudefootballer’

I saw the Virgin Prunes once, at Queen’s University in Belfast, circa 1979. I was 14 or 15 at the time, I’m now 43 with a lifetime of going to see bands under my belt and to this day I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so shocking/anarchic/frightening/surreal! The story is this: Belfast in the […]

Eyewitness: John Phillips

Musician John Philips remembers a show in the early days: “… ahh, yes !!! Bingley Hall Stafford !! When was that again ?? I think it was 1981, and I was actually on the bill, under the stage persona of “Rok Star”, performing a song or two and playing some synthesisers and a drum machie […]

Eyewitness: Hilde

I’ve got a lot of holes in my memory about the wild 80’s, so I don’t remember exact dates and places, but I do remember I saw Virgin Prunes for the first time live at Hof ter Loo in Borgerhout (Antwerp), I guess I must have been 18, 19 or 20 (so the year could […]

Eyewitness: Tony P

Like I guess most people the Virgin Prunes happened to me almost by accident. Being young blossoming post punk/Goth wannabes in the early 80’s my friends & I had a ear for anything out of the ordinary & hearing about a band on at the Hacienda in Manchester called Virgin Prunes was too good to […]

Eyewitness: gravier ph

I’m writing to mention that an important date is missing in the performances list : 28 jan 1983 at the theatre ‘Le Palace’ in Paris. For me, this performance was an historic one because in the ’80 ‘Le Palace’ was the most famous and mythic place for parisians nigthclubbers, jetsetters and music fans and because […]

Eyewitness: Mobo460

The Virgin Prunes — I will never forget when I saw them. I believe it was the third, I know it was April, and the year was 1983. It was at the 9:30 club in Washington, D.C. Yes, it was April 3rd, because my birthday is on April 10, and The Birthday Party played at […]

Eyewitness: Derek Heffernan

I was a stand-in guitarist for a European tour in the early 80’s. Guggi was having a break from the band and Dik was in america. I rehearsed the set three weeks before the first gig… that was no mean feat, and toured France, Italy, Holland, etc. From having darts thrown at us and riots […]

Eyewitness: Andy H

I first saw the Virgin Prunes at the Hammersmith Palais in may 1985 at the all day Psychic TV festival. I was 16 and it was my first London gig. I had actually been on a bus heading to the shops in Folkestone the nearest town i could buy records from. when I met a […]

Eyewitness: Carl Griffiths

My introduction to the Virgin Prunes was a complete fluke. Having purchased tickets to the Futurama festival in Stafford, where I along with 90 per cent of the audience, were looking forward to the likes of Gang of Four, UK Decay, Bauhaus, Theatre of Hate and Bow Wow Wow, I left for home being completely […]

Records & Memorabilia

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