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03:00 pm: Hope and Anchor
A question for middle-aged London punks. Is the Hope and Anchor still in existence and hosting the same sort of bands? How about the Hammersmith Odeon, where I had the privilege of seeing Bob Dylan. But the high spot there was seeing Salome, with a complete breakdown of the sound system just after. They rolled a grand piano on stage and RJG held the show together in the face of true adversity. Don't know who I'm talking about? Can't say I'm surprised. A prize for the first to identify the band in question.

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From:lexin
Date:October 10th, 2003 01:00 am (UTC)
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I don't know about the Hope, but I think the Odeon is still there.
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From:lexin
Date:October 10th, 2003 01:04 am (UTC)
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Oh, and the band is "The Enid" - I've seen them at the Odeon, as well.

Aparrently, they're supposed to be playing the Astoria some time next month. Dear RJG, a lovely quote from him when I saw them once at the Bloomsbury theatre (yeah, strange venue), "They say we're a progressive rock band, but the only fairy at the bottom of my garden's me."
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From:ringbark
Date:October 10th, 2003 03:05 am (UTC)
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I was going to exclude you from the contest as the only person I was sure would know the answer without having to think at all.
A small civic hall in Yardley, Birmingham was another odd place I saw them. The venue's stage was dominated by an extremely large gong, which guaranteed a performance of The Spell, the only time I heard them play it.
There's nobody like them, but they are still sadly unknown by the masses, especially in New Zealand, where there isn't any hope that the person you talk to will have heard of them.
Do you have need of an LJ invite code - for that was the prize I planned to give?
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