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Naz Nomad & The Nightmares: Live Performances


Thursday 24 December 1992 - Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London

Set included: Who Do You Love.

Sunday 26 July 1992 - Town & Country, London

Set: Nobody But Me, Action Woman, Kicks, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, She Lied, Tonight, Down In The Street.

Comments: Support to The Damned. Naz Nomad comprised Dave Vanian, Roman Jugg, Rat Scabies and Donagh O'Leary for the two July shows. Stare also advertised as appearing on the bill for this night.

Saturday 25 July 1992 - Town & Country, London

Set: Nobody But Me, Action Woman, Kicks, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, She Lied, Tonight, Down In The Street. encore - Oh Yeah.

Comments: Support to The Damned. Naz Nomad comprised Dave Vanian, Roman Jugg, Rat Scabies and Donagh O'Leary for the two July shows.Anna also advertised as appearing on the bill for this night.

Tuesday 17 October 1989 - Subterranea, London

Set: Action Woman, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Kicks, Oh Yeah, You Must Be A Witch, Cold Turkey, Don't Do It Some More, Nobody But Me, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Search And Destroy. encore - Backdoor Man, Tonight, No Fun.

Comments: A piece of 'Baby Please Don't Go' was sung during 'Looking At You', as was a snippet of 'Happy Talk'.

Monday 16 October 1989 - Subterranea, London

Set: Action Woman, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Kicks, Don't Do It Some More, Oh Yeah, You Must Be A Witch, Nobody But Me, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Search And Destroy. encore - Backdoor Man, Tonight, No Fun.

Sunday 15 October 1989 - Leicester University

Set: Action Woman, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Kicks, Don't Do It Some More, Oh Yeah, You Must Be A Witch, Cold Turkey, Nobody But Me, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Search And Destroy. encore - Backdoor Man, Tonight, No Fun.

Comments: A ticket for this show indicates that the support act was to be Jayne County. A piece of 'Baby Please Don't Go' was sung during 'Looking At You'.

Saturday 14 October 1989 - The Leadmill, Sheffield

Set included: Action Woman, She Lied, Kicks, Don't Do It Some More, Oh Yeah, You Must Be A Witch, Nobody But Me, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Search And Destroy, Backdoor Man.

Comments: The set given above is in the correct order as played on the night. However, this seems to be just the main set. The overall running time for the show, AND the fact that the bootleg cassette that these details were taken from ends with the audience beginning to cheer just as the recording cuts out, suggests that the band may have just been returning to the stage to play an encore (which was presumably unrecorded).

Friday 13 October 1989 - University of Essex, Colchester

Set: Action Woman, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Kicks, You Must Be A Witch, Oh Yeah, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), LA Woman, Nobody But Me, Don't Do It Some More, Looking At You, Search And Destroy, Backdoor Man. encore - No Fun, Tonight.

Tuesday 10 October 1989 - Burberries, Birmingham

Set: Action Woman, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Kicks, Don't Do It Some More, Oh Yeah, You Must Be A Witch, LA Woman, Nobody But Me, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Cathouse. encore - Search And Destroy, Backdoor Man, No Fun, Tonight.

Comments: 'Tonight' was cut short for unknown reason (a band member does make a comment on the bootleg cassette that this set was taken from... but unfortunately it is unclear).

Sunday 8 October 1989 - Portsmouth Polytechnic

Set: Action Woman, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Kicks, Don't Do It Some More, Oh Yeah, You Must Be A Witch, LA Woman, Nobody But Me, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Cathouse. encore - Search And Destroy, Tonight, Backdoor Man.

Comments: Support may have been Dr Brown.

Saturday 7 October 1989 - Bradford University

Set: Action Woman, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Kicks, Don't Do It Some More, Oh Yeah, You Must Be A Witch, I Can Only Give You Everything, Nobody But Me, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), She Lied, Looking At You, Cathouse. encore - Backdoor Man, Tonight, No Fun.

Sunday 3 September 1989 - Academy, Brixton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Hawkwind 20th Anniversary all-dayer. Hawkwind headliners - other bands included: Here & Now, Magic Muscle, Magic Mushroom Band.

Thursday 9 February 1989 - Electra, Newport Pagnell

Set: Nervous Breakdown, Frenzy, Bad Motorcycle, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Runaway Boys, Action Woman, King Creole, Fever, Kicks, You Must Be A Witch, Backdoor Man, My Girl Is Red Hot, Don't Do It Some More. encore - Be Bop A Lula, Tonight, Looking At You.

Comments: Support from Thee Hypnotics.

Wednesday 8 February 1989 - Marquee, London

Set: Nervous Breakdown, Frenzy, Bad Motorcycle, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Action Woman, Runaway Boys, King Creole, Fever, Kicks, She Lied, You Must Be A Witch, My Girl Is Red Hot, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), I Can Only Give You Everything. encore - Backdoor Man, Don't Do It Some More, Home of The Blues.

Comments: Support from True Grit.

Friday 3 February 1989 - Anson Rooms, Bristol

Set: Nervous Breakdown, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Frenzy, Action Woman, Bad Motorcycle, Oh Yeah, Runaway Boys, She Lied, King Creole, You Must Be A Witch, Kicks, I Can Only Give You Everything, Don't Do It Some More. encore 1 - Fever, Be Bop A Lula, My Girl Is Red Hot, Cathouse. encore 2 - LA Woman, Backdoor Man.

Comments: Support from Loves Young Nightmare.

Sunday 4 September 1988 - Town & Country Club, London

Set: I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Nobody But Me, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Action Woman, Fever, I Can Only Give You Everything, Cold Turkey, Bad Motorcycle, Backdoor Man, She Lied, You Must Be A Witch, Oh Yeah. encore 1 - Cathouse, Tonight. encore 2 - LA Woman.

Comments: Billed as 'The Son Of Naz Nomad & The Nightmares'. Also on the bill - The Senseless Things, Hypnotics, Ozric Tentacles, Tubilah Dog, The Seers, Voodoo Child. 'Beat Girl' was on the setlist but was not played.

Sunday 23 August 1987 - Finsbury Park, London

Set: Nobody But Me, Action Woman, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Riders On The Storm.

Comments: Acid Daze. On the same bill as Hawkwind, Doctor & The Medics, Ozric Tentacles, Voodoo Child, Gaye Bikers On Acid, Pink Fairies, Pop Will Eat Itself.

Saturday 20 December 1986 - Klubfoot, Clarendon Hotel, London

Set: You Can Make It, Nobody But Me, Action Woman, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Oh Yeah, Backdoor Man, Tonight, Lucifer Sam, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, The Wind Blows Your Hair, She Lied, 2000 Light Years From Home, I Can Only Give You Everything. encore 1 - Yellow Cave Woman, Citadel. encore 2 - LA Woman, Looking At You.

Comments: Gigs advertised as 'Alice Goes To The North Pole'. Support from Pop Will Eat Itself and Flying Tractor Band. A long drum seque was used between 'Yellow Cave Woman' and 'Citadel'.

Friday 19 December 1986 - Klubfoot, Clarendon Hotel, London

Set: You Can Make It, Nobody But Me, Action Woman, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Oh Yeah, Backdoor Man, Tonight, Lucifer Sam, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, The Wind Blows Your Hair, She Lied, 2000 Light Years From Home, I Can Only Give You Everything. encore - Yellow Cave Woman, Citadel, LA Woman.

Comments: Gigs advertised as 'Alice Goes To The North Pole'. Support from Pop Will Eat Itself and Flying Tractor Band.

Saturday 22 November 1986 - Klubfoot, Clarendon Hotel, London

Comments: CANCELLED. Two shows rearranged for December.

xx April / May 1986 - Gossips, Soho, London

Set included: Oh Yeah.

Comments: Alice In Wonderland show [Established during 1983, Alice’s was held every Monday night in Gossips from 22:00 - 03.30, featured live bands and a psychedelic disco]. Because the performance was to be recorded for partial release and the band was already signed to a particular record label, Naz Nomad & The Nightmares played under a further alias, as The Spooks. 'Oh Yeah' features on 'A Pretty Smart Way To Catch A Lobster: Live At Alice In Wonderland LP' and was recorded at this is gig (precise date of which remains unknown at the moment, but bands appearing on this LP were supposedly recorded live at Gossips in the Spring of 1986... and because The Damned were touring the US, New Zealand, Australia and Japan during March and April 1986... this suggests a late April or early May date for the show).

Saturday 22 December 1984 - former Decca Records warehouse, South London

Comments: The second Magical Mystery Trip organised by by The Alice in Wonderland night club - billed as 'Trip To Fairyland'. [The magical mystery trips involved buying advance tickets to an unknown and totally secret event. On receipt of the tickets, the trippers were given only a time and meeting place. On arriving at the rendezvous, the trippers awaited further instructions delivered by a member of the Alice In Wonderland entourage]. This particular event is sometimes reported as including a performance by Naz Nomad, but this performance seems to have actually been an appearance by members of Dr & The Medics, Boys Wonder and Roman Jugg (playing as The Cockroaches)... though some other reports suggest that Roman Jugg was not involved.

Saturday 7 July 1984 - Scala Cinema, Kings Cross, London

Comments: Film festival that was supposedly to include a live performance by Dr & The Medics and Naz Nomad. However, a contributor to this site wrote "It was an all-nighter film show, screening 60's cult movies such as 'Barbarella', 'The Trip' & The Monkees' 'Head'. The only band to play that night were Dr & The Medics; the magazine Sounds had wrongly stated that Naz Nomad would be playing. I was there that night and at the ticket office was a roughly daubed sign that said 'Sounds got it wrong - The Damned are not playing tonight'." Dave Vanian did however perform with Dr & The Medics on stage dressed in his Naz Nomad garb. Additionally, after the Dr & The Medics set, Captain Sensible (though not part of the Naz Nomad Damned spin-off... another regular at the Alice in Wonderland club) apparently stumbled onto the stage, picked up a guitar and announced he would like to perform 'Happy Talk'. He didn't get a chance as the audience boo-ed him off, augmenting their vocal disatisfaction with various drinks containers and half eaten kebabs lobbed in his direction.

Monday 30 January 1984 - Gossips, Soho, London

Set: Nobody But Me, Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, Citadel, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Gene Genie, Last Train To Clarkesville, Wild Thing, Smash It Up, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Alice in Wonderland club night [Established during 1983, Alice’s was held every Monday night in Gossips from 22:00 - 03.30, featured live bands and a psychedelic disco]. The contributor to this site that gave the set for the night stated; 'Tiny venue, tiny stage, absolute chaos'.

Monday 9 January 1984 - Gossips, Soho, London

Comments: Intended show at the Alice in Wonderland club night [Established during 1983, Alice’s was held every Monday night in Gossips from 22:00 - 03.30, featured live bands and a psychedelic disco]. However, this show was cancelled due to Rat Scabies having other commitments on this date.

Friday 20 May 1983 - The Greyhound, Fulham

Set: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye, I'm A Believer, Kicks, Nobody But Me, Last Train To Clarksville, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Evil Hearted You, She Lied, Citadel, Wipeout, Wild Thing, jam (song excerpts including Hey Bo Didley). encore - Born To Kill, Smash It Up (part 2). encore - Love Song.

Comments: Billed as 'The Nightmares - featuring Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Roman Jugg and Alfie Noakes on bass'. Support from The Volcanoes. A break in the recording that this set is taken from, suggests that there may have been a further encore break between 'Wipeout' and 'Wild Thing'... but this may just have been the time when Rat Scabies switched to guitar to play 'Wild Thing'.

Saturday 30 April 1983 - The Greyhound, Fulham

Set: unknown.

Comments: Billed as 'The Nightmares - featuring Rat Scabies, Dave Vanian, Roman Jugg & Grimm'. Support from The Styli.


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