OMG: just found this on Orbital forum, looks like our club night was there first gig.
Although still without name, Paul & Phil Hartnoll play live for the very first time at The Grasshopper in Westerham, a ‘Bernie Inn-style’ establishment complete with carvery and big plates, located somewhere on the Kent/Sussex border. Late as usual with names and titles, the Hartnolls elect to call themselves Orbital in celebration of the M25, that dreaded stretch of tarmac that encircles the capital and which at the time plays a central role in the Rave and Acid House scene in the South East. ‘Chime’ is recorded at home in Dunton Green near Sevenoaks on skeletal studio equipment and is mastered from cassette for release on Jazzy M’s independent Oh-Zone label. There is a buzz surrounding the track and the original one thousand 12? singles sell out immediately through word of mouth. More copies are pressed up but supply cannot satisfy demand.Posted 5 years agostevestuntsMember
I’ve seen them a daft amount of times, including one of the definitely our last ever gigs, at Brixton Academy.
I managed to find myself in their dressing room at a gig in Sheffield in 1996. Very nice, friendly chaps, they gave me a beer and chatted away to me, despite the fact I was plainly gnawing my own face off. Earlier in the night I thought I’d lost my ‘supplies’, when in fact I had simply imbibed them all, so I went and found the same vendor, and bought the same again. He even gave me discount once I’d told him I’d lost the first lot 😯Posted 5 years ago
My god that brings back memories….anyone else see them at Glasto in 1994? One of the best live music experiences of my life which admittedly is a weird thing to say from a die hard guitar fan about two bald blokes with silly glasses standing behind a computer… but it was awesome.Posted 5 years agostanfreeMember
I saw them a week past Sunday In Edinburgh and strangely ‘Yodagoat’ has just posted up the above vid with ‘One big moment’ as the soundtrack.
I thought they were absolutely superb and like seeing the Stone Roses in the summer time actually felt like I was E’d up again . Its fairly annoying that todays kids pay loads of money to see the likes of David Guetta press play and wave his hands to really poor music.
God bless the Hartnolls.Posted 5 years ago
Beasties! Remember they asked crowd to stop moshing so much or they’d stop playing.Posted 5 years ago
Didn’t even realise oasis were on, wasn’t interested in indie guitar in ’94. Another highlight was the brazilian samba band in the cabaret marquee – rockin. Best glasto by miles for mestanfreeMember
I think the above is worth a watch , shows they aren’t just press play merchants. Good to see that even in a empty studio the boys are digging the music.
Without sounding like a bore , Im sure the reason that as an old gadgie I can feel the same watching Orbital , The Roses and decent DJ’s and feel Euphoric like I did E’d up all those years ago has to be the Nostalga boosting my serotonin level. 🙂
Or could be my melons being firmly twisted.Posted 5 years ago
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