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Captain Sensible: Solo & Beyond... (1995)

This listing of appearances by Captain Sensible for 1995 should be considered as 'work in progress'.


* (as) Captain Sensible

Friday 29 December 1995 - The Venue, New Cross

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig was originally intended to be as support to The Phantom Chords. However, most Phantom Chords appearances were cancelled.

* (with) The Dr Spacetoad Experience

Friday 22 December 1995 - The Astoria, London

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Trying To Be Wierd, Don't Push The River, Set The Controls, My Old Mate The Coypu.

* (as) Captain Sensible / Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (band comprising Captain Sensible (guitar/vocals), Dangerous Dave (bass), Garrie Dreadful (drums), Monty Oxy Moron (keyboards))

Sunday 17 December 1995 - The Leopard, Doncaster

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, I t Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, Dozen Girls, Home, Glad It's All Over, Roll With It. encore - Wot, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2).

Comments: On stage antics between 'Love Policeman' and 'Happy Talk' included a fairly long snippet of 'Snooker Song'. A lengthy nonsensical jam was played between 'Wot' and 'Smash It Up'.

Saturday 16 December 1995 - The Talbot, Scarborough

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, It Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, Dozen Girls, Glad It's All Over, Roll With It. encore - Wot, I'm A Believer, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2).

Comments: A musical jam of about 3 minutes took place between 'It Would Be So Nice' and 'Neat Neat Neat'. On stage antics between 'Glad It's All Over' and 'It's Hard To Believe I'm Not' included a short piece of 'The Snooker Song'. 'I'm A Believer' featured Garried Dreadful on vocals and Captain Sensible on drums.

Friday 15 December 1995 - Dome, Morecombe

Comments: Gig was intended to be as support to The Phantom Chords but most Phantom Chords gigs were cancelled.

Wednesday 13 December 1995 - Queens's Hall, Bradford

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, It Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, Dozen Girls, Glad It's All Over, Roll With It. encore - Wot, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2).

Comments: Gig was originally intended to be as support to The Phantom Chords, but most Phantom Chords appearances were cancelled (they only played London on the 9th) and hence the Captain headlined this show.

Tuesday 12 December 1995 - Cas Rock, Edinburgh

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, Neat Neat Neat, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, Sally Blue Shoes, Dozen Girls, Glad It's All Over, Roll With It, Wot. encore - Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2).

Comments: Plus Gin Goblins and Glory Strummers. Gig was originally intended to be as support to The Phantom Chords, but most Phantom Chords appearances were cancelled (they only played London on the 9th) and hence the Captain headlined this show. When drum problems occurred between 'Life Goes On' and 'Neat Neat Neat', the Captain started The Monkees 'I'm A Believer' and attempted a couple of times to get Garrie Dreadful to join in, however, he was having none of it at the time and the song soon drifted off into nothing.

Monday 11 December 1995 - Front Page, Carlisle

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, Neat Neat Neat, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, Dozen Girls, Home, Glad It's All Over, Sally Blue Shoes, Roll With It. encore - Wot, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2).

Saturday 9 December 1995 - Mean Fiddler, London

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, Neat Neat Neat, Happy Talk, Dozen Girls, Glad It's All Over, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2). encore - Wot, Roll With It.

Comments: Support to The Phantom Chords. Also on the bill advertising - The Lemmings and The Queenbee's.

Friday 8 December 1995 - Fibber's, York

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, Neat Neat Neat, It Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, Dozen Girls, Home, Glad It's All Over, Roll With It. encore - Wot, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2).

Comments: Gig was originally intended to be as support to The Phantom Chords. However, most Phantom Chords appearances were cancelled and hence the Captain headlined this show. 'Neat Neat Neat' was interspersed with pieces of 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone'.

Thursday 7 December 1995 - Hippo Club, Cardiff

Comments: Gig was originally intended to be as support to The Phantom Chords, but most Phantom Chords appearances were cancelled (they only played London on the 9th) and hence the Captain was to headline this show - however, this gig was cancelled in its entirety at short notice.

Wednesday 6 December 1995 - Crown & Cushion, Bolton

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, It Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, Happy Talk, Dozen Girls, Home, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2). encore - Wot, Love Policeman, Roll With It.

Comments: A lengthy piece of keyboard improvisation preceded 'Life Goes On' whilst some technical difficulties were resolved.

Tuesday 5 December 1995 - The Axiom Centre, Cheltenham

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, Neat Neat Neat, Love Policeman, Happy Talk, It Would Be So Nice, Glad It's All Over, Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2), Roll With It, Wot.

Comments: Gig was originally intended to be as support to The Phantom Chords. However, most Phantom Chords appearances were cancelled and hence the Captain headlined this show. Advertising at the time indicated that the support was to be The Glory Strummers and Mad Carson. 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' was stopped briefly when a beer glass hit the Captain on the forehead - the Captain asked for the offender to be ejected and then the number was started again from the chorus. The set was played straight through with no encore break - supposedly because of time restraints, but possibly also as a reaction to the earlier beer throwing incident?

Tuesday 5 December 1995 - Northwick, Worcester

Comments: Gig either cancelled or never confirmed.

Monday 4 December 1995 - The Cooperage, Plymouth

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, Neat Neat Neat, It Would Be So Nice, Happy Talk, Sally Blue Shoes, Dozen Girls, Love Policeman, Glad It's All Over, Home. encore 1 - Wot, Roll With It. encore 2 - Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2), Neat Neat Neat (reprise).

Friday 1 December 1995 - Star, Croydon

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, It Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, Happy Talk, Dozen Girls, Love Policeman, Roll With It, Glad It's All Over, Croydon. encore(s) - Wot, Smash It Up (Parts 1 and 2), Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support advertised as Splodgenessabounds. Algy Ward (ex Damned bassist) attended the gig and joined the band on stage to sing vocals for 'Smash It Up' and playing on 'Love Song' and 'New Rose'.

Thursday 30 November 1995 - Royal Standard, Walthamstow

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Life Goes On, It Would Be So Nice, Neat Neat Neat, Happy Talk, It's Hard To Believe I'm Not, Dozen Girls, Love Policeman, Glad It's All Over, Home, Riot on Eastbourne Pier. encore 1 - Wot, Roll With It. encore 2 -Smash It Up (parts 1 and 2).

Comments: 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' was restarted as Captain was unhappy with the level of the guitar sound. Johnno invited on stage during the show. An audience member sang some of the vocals for 'Dozen Girls' before Captain took over.

* (with) The Dr Spacetoad Experience

Friday 1 September 1995 - Marquee, London

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Trying To Be Wierd, Don't Push The River, Set The Controls, My Old Mate The Coypu.

Comments: Support on the night may have been Astral Amoeboid.

Thursday 31 August 1995 - Greater London Radio

Set: unknown.

Comments: Toad, Monty and Captain performed 3 songs live.

Friday 18 August 1995 - Wervik, Belgium

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Trying To Be Wierd, Don't Push The River, She's Not There, Carnival Town, My Old Mate The Coypu, Set The Controls, Dance Of The Toad.

Comments: Belga Live Festival. Intended to be a Captain Sensible gig but, as he had no band together at the time, the Dr Spacetoad Experience played instead. A fairly long 'musical oddity' (including vocals) preceded 'Carnival Town'. Another band to appear at the festival on this night were Eddie & The Hot Rods.

Saturday 5 August 1995 - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Don't Push The River, Trying To Be Wierd, Mr Tambourine Man, Set The Controls, My Old Mate The Coypu, Dance Of The Toad, Blue Suede Shoes.

Comments: Advertised as Sad Lunatics Tour - 95'. This gig was played in the downstairs bar - not the main auditorium.

Friday 4 August 1995 - Spider's Web, Grimsby

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Trying To Be Wierd, She's Not There, My Old Mate The Coypu, Mr Tambourine Man, Set The Controls, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Purple Haze.

Comments: Advertised as Sad Lunatics Tour - 95'. Grimsby's all girl band Fallacy supported at this show and the Captain joined them on stage to drum on 'Pretty Vacant'.

Thursday 3 August 1995 - Fibbers, York

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Trying To Be Wierd, Hurdy Gurdy Man, She's Not There, Set The Controls, Mr Tambourine Man, Dance Of The Toad.

Comments: Advertised as Sad Lunatics Tour - 95'. 'Dance Of The Toad' assumed to have finished the set but the recording this information was taken from was cut short... so it is possible there was more.

Wednesday 2 August 1995 - Witchwood, Aston Under Lyme, Manchester

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, She's Not There, Don't Push The River, Trying To Be Wierd, Sunny Afternoon, Mr Tambourine Man, Set The Controls, My Old Mate The Coypu.

Comments: Advertised as Sad Lunatics Tour - 95'. Support on the night was from Wonky Alice. An audience member read a poem between 'Time Machine' and 'She's Not There'. 'Set The Controls' was originally started following 'Sunny Afternoon' but was aborted due to a powercut.

Tuesday 1 August 1995 - The Duchess, Leeds

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Carnival Town, Trying To Be Wierd, Don't Push The River, She's Not There, Set The Controls, Mr Tambourine Man, My Old Mate The Coypu

Comments: Advertised as Sad Lunatics Tour - 95'. 'My Old Mate The Coypu' assumed to have finished the set but the recording this information was taken from was cut short... so it is possible there was more.

Monday 31 July 1995 - The Spider's Web, Humberstanton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Having based themselves in Humberston during their advertised tour, The Dr Spacetoad Experience also attended the Spider's Web pub in Humberstanton on Monday 31 July and played a set lasting approximately one and a half hours.

Sunday 30 July 1995 - The Leopard, Doncaster

Set: It's Not Unusual, She's Not There, Don't Push The River, Trying To Be Wierd, Time Machine, Tragic Nature, Mr Tambourine Man, Set The Controls, Silver Machine.

Comments: Advertised as Sad Lunatics Tour - 95'. Support from Mr Jolly and Bedlam. A long jam with audience members followed 'Silver Machine' and ended the set.

Saturday 29 July 1995 - Adelphi, Hull

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as Sad Lunatics Tour - 95'. Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 28 July 1995 - Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Dance Of The Toad, Mr Tambourine Man, Set The Controls, Purple Haze, Sunny Afternoon, She's Not There, Paranoid.

Comments: Advertised as Sad Lunatics Tour - 95'. There was an extended jam between 'Time Machine' and 'Dance Of The Toad'. 'Paranoid' assumed to have finished the set but the recording this information was taken from was cut short... so it is possible there was more.

* as Captain Sensible or representing The Dr Spacetoad Experience?

Wednesday 26 July 1995 - Carnaby Street, London

Comments: Captain Sensible made an appearance on the James Whale TV show on 26 July (filmed on the 26th, but aired on Friday 28th). Prior to his interview he played a short piece on guitar, and following his interview he joined in with Apes Pigs and Spaceman for their last number on the show.

* (with) The Dr Spacetoad Experience

June 1995? - Glastonbury Green Futures Stage (2nd day)

Set: unknown.

June 1995? - Glastonbury Green Futures Stage (1st day)

Set: unknown.

Saturday 10 June 1995 - Cambridge (Strawberry, Fayre)

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Hurdy Gurdy Man, My Old Mat The Coypu, Set The Controls.

Thursday 25 May 1995 - Royal Standard, Walthamstow

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Don't Push The River, Trying To Be Wierd, She's Not there, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Mr Tambourine Man, Set The Controls, My Old Mate The Coypu, Dance Of The Toad.

Wednesday 24 May 1995 - Concorde, Brighton

Set: unknown.

Friday 12 May 1995 - Beachcomer, Brighton

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Don't Push The River, My Old Mate The Coypu, Mr Tambourine Man, Set The Controls, Dance Of The Toad.

Comments: Martin Newell opened the evening with some poetry reading, followed by Sex Love Buster Baby, then Martin Newell playing his own songs, followed by The Dr Spacetoad Experience sometime just before midnight.

Saturday 22 April 1995 - Royal Standard, Walthamstow

Set: It's Not Unusual, Time Machine, Trying To Be Wierd, Eight Miles High, Don't Push The River, She's Not There, My Old Mate The Coypu, Set The Controls, Dance Of The Toad.

Comments: Also on the bill - Bevis Frond?


Captain Sensible Live Performances Index
Captain Sensible - 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
1979 1978
The Damned Naz Nomad & The Nightmares The Phantom Chords
Selected Miscellany Unresolved issues Site updates


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