Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
rock_dinosaur

The Alternative at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell

The Alternative, Pract:Ex, The Dissidents and Mutual Fear at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983. This was The Dissidents' last gig. The venue was in a pretty rough area near the old Ravenscraig Steelworks and our bus got bricked on the way home, but I have good memories of this gig. Drank lager...drank scrumpy...did somersaults... Did somebody spike my drink?!


Rodney Relax of The Alternative at The Chimes, Dunfermline, Fife, before leaving for the gig at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, on 8th January, 1983.


Me, Russell Wood and Stuart McGow at The Chimes, Dunfermline, Fife, before the gig at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


James Murphy at The Chimes, Dunfermline, Fife, before the gig at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


James Murphy, Russell Wood and Stuart McGow at The Chimes, Dunfermline, Fife, before the gig at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Russell Wood and Stuart McGow at The Chimes, Dunfermline, Fife, before the gig at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Russell Wood and Stuart McGow at The Chimes, Dunfermline, Fife, before the gig at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Me, James Murphy and Russell Wood at The Chimes, Dunfermline, Fife, before the gig at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Stuart McGow, Scott Thomson and David Wallace on the bus to Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Pete McDonald, Stuart McGow, Scott Thomson, David Wallace and Russell Wood on the bus to Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Pete McDonald, Stuart McGow, Scott Thomson, David Wallace and Russell Wood on the bus to Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Stuart McGow, Scott Thomson and David Wallace (hiding in a black balaclava) on the bus to Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Stuart McGow on the bus to Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Stuart McGow, David Wallace, me and Russell Wood on the bus to Motherwell, 8th January, 1983. There appears to be a postage-stamp stuck to my head; I have no idea why!


Rodney Relax and Michael McHale at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


James Murphy at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, 8th January, 1983.


David Wallace and Mark Heathcote at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Some of the Dunfermline crew at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


David Woods, A.K.A. Chips (RIP), at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Russell Wood and David Wallace at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Russell Wood, me and David Wallace at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Stuart McGow, Russell Wood, me and David Wallace at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Me at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Me and David Wallace at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Stuart McGow at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Dougie McHale, Craig Nichol, Gordon Smith and James Murphy of The Alternative at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January,1983.


Russell Wood, Stuart McGow and David Wallace at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Pete McDonald, and Effie (Aoife?) McDonald from Sunderland (?) at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Scott Thomson and Pete McDonald of Mutual Fear at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, 8th January, 1983.


Pete McDonald at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Scott Thomson, Pete McDonald and me at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983. George McEwan with red hat and Alan Christie (I think) in the audience.


Pete McDonald, Michael McHale, John Woods and me at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Me playing guitar with Mutual Fear at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Scott Thomson and Pete McDonald of Mutual Fear at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Pete McDonald, Michael McHale and John Woods of Mutual Fear at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


David Wallace at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Scott Thomson and Pete McDonald preparing to leave the stage at the end of Mutual Fear's set at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


David Wallace, Michael Laing and Russell wood of The Dissidents at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Stuart McGow playing bass with The Dissidents at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


The Dissidents at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Michael Laing and Russell wood of The Dissidents at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.


Stuart McGow and me of The Dissidents possibly failing to stir up mass hysteria at Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell, 8th January, 1983.
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