Ref NoBSUCA/AT/1/1/2
CollectionAndy de la Tour Collection
TitleRecordings at Alternative Cabaret, 17 January 1980
Name of creatorTour, Andy de la (1948-)
Duration48 min. 11 sec.
Extent1 audio file Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF)
DescriptionAlternative Cabaret, 17 January 1980, recorded at The Elgin, Ladbroke Grove (Side B Of BSUCA/AT/1/1).
Tony Allen introduces Andy de la Tour. [01:50] Discussion of New Years' Eve and resolutions. 1979; active on assassinations (Lord Louis Mountbatten, Airey Neave). Centenary of Leon Trotsky's birth. [04:2] Margaret Thatcher's 1979; Zimbabwe. [05:20] Andy de la Tour discusses going to public school; masterbation; his nickname 'Froggy'; fellow pupil who wanted to be a hangman [09:20] [Slight drop out of audio and print-through] [11:40] Visiting his father when at public school. His father's heart attack. [12:40] [Microphone problems and feedback] [13:10] Routine about an afflication called 'resisting arrest'; mentions Jimmy Kelly, [Clement] Blair Peach (both died in 1979). [17:00] Routine about a conversation overheard on police radio after the anti-racism demonstration in Southall, 1979 (in the style of football players discussing a game) [19:20] end of routine. [19:25] Alexei Sayle starts his routine; a dedication from an audience member read out [23:55] Performs a song about The Elgin. [25:07] Discusses his grudge against Bertolt Brecht; physical similarity [30:44] End of Alexei Sayle's set [30:56] Tony Allen comperes, introduces Maggie Steed. [31:17] Maggie Steed on stage; being told tips for starting an act, starting with a good joke. Joke about being aged 9 and seeing South Pacific nine times. [34:10] The contradiction of liking glamourous shoes as this isn't ideologically correct. [35:10] Joke about men and the two biggest lies in the world. [35:48] Talking to the audience about contraception. Going on the Pill, feeling un-impregnatable.
NotesSide B of 1 sound cassette, digitised to LPCM wave 24 bit 48kHz. Digitised using Denon Cassette Deck DN-790R, Roland Edirol UA-55, and Adobe Audition CC 2014. 2016-02-15
CategoryAudio recordings
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