I was rummaging through some boxes in the loft when I came across some old gig lists for the first six months of my time as an Attraction. Back in the day, before the office provided us with printed schedules, I used to write it all out meticulously … as you can see.
The rehearsal on July 3 was the first time the four of us got together and played as a unit at the same time in the same place. It was also the day that I came up with both the name of the band (EC wanted ‘The Sticky Valentines’) and the name ‘Steve Nieve’. Later in July was the rehearsal week in Cornwall where we came up with the arrangements for Chelsea and Lipstick Vogue … and did our first ever gig on July 14.
‘Nashville’ refers to a pub in west London not the city in Tennessee.
The first US tour, was done in a Plymouth station wagon with no heater … and then into the studios on December 28 to record This Year’s Model. Other than that, not a lot happened.