A Joyful Noise Unto the Creator SE17

At a neighbour's moving house sale earlier I picked up a vinyl copy of Galliano's acid jazz album 'A Joyful Noise unto the Creator' (Talkin Loud, 1992). Looking at the cover photo I thought I've been to parties on roof tops like that in the Pullens Estate off Walworth Road. And looking in more detail at the background I ...

Rave at the Crypt – St Paul’s Deptford 1988-1991

As mentioned here before, the crypt of St Pauls Church in Deptford was extensively used for gigs and parties in the 1980s and 1990s. From the great phatmedia rave flyer archive, here's a couple more to prompt your memories. Mary's House in November 1988 promised '100% pure house sounds' with 'DJ Merran and Graham Meacham'Insanity Promotions' ...

Spiritualized at the Venue: ‘Trendy Spot’ in New Cross, 1991

Came across this in archive of LSE student magazine, The Beaver, 9 December 1991. 'Baby Lemonade' reviews a gig at the New Cross Venue by Spiritualized - 'a band for the post rave 90s' no less'.  The bands at the Venue at this time were only part of the night out, as the author notes: ...

More New Cross Venue Memories

Over at the great Irish blog Cedar House Revolution, I came across some more recollections of the Venue in New Cross (see previous posts on this subject, especially comments here).Damian O’Broin recalls that he  'spent the summer of 1990 – and the one before it – working on building sites in London' and that he ...

Oasis in the Rivoli Ballroom (2005) and at the Venue (1994)

Yet more in the ongoing 'here come's everybody' saga of the Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park . Here's late period Oasis (2005) at a photo shoot in the Rivoli. The photos were taken by Zed Nelson for Mojo, who mentions that despite the venue being used so often for shoots it is actually quite a ...

Peckham Dolehouse Revisited

Tonight (Friday 3rd May) the spirit of late1980s/early 1990s London squat culture will reappear at the Peckham Palais, 1 Rye Lane SE15 with 'The Dolehouse Reunion'.The Peckham Dolehouse was a famous squat that ran from Spring 1989 to October 1990 in an empty Department for Health & Social Security building in Collyer Place off Peckham High ...