1981-06-27 Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex, England, UK

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Notes

This date has a complete soundboard recording available to download below. Playback performances of New Life and "Shout" were also filmed before the live set. Excerpts of each were broadcast on the following episode of "20th Century Box":

Robert Marlow said in Jonathan Miller's 'Stripped' biography:

"[Daniel Miller] struck me as painfully shy [...]. But the bloke who ran Crocs, who was a bit of a ducker and diver, wouldn't pay Depeche Mode. They'd pulled a lot of people in there, so Daniel apparently pulled him over the bar! I just can't imagine it, because Dave was always ready to give someone a dig, but Vince swears it's true!"

Apparently, Tony Mayo of Naked Lunch suggested to 20th Century Box that they should feature Depeche Mode on the same episode as them.

The Three Laws was the support act.

Set list

  1. Television Set
  2. Dreaming Of Me
  3. Big Muff
  4. New Life
  5. Boys Say Go!
  6. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  7. The Price Of Love
  8. Just Can't Get Enough
  9. Photographic

Sources

  • Source 1 is the complete soundboard recording. This transfer has significant equalization and destructive noise reduction applied to it, as well as some noticeable wow & flutter.
  • Source 2 is the complete soundboard recording, without post-processing and a better known lineage for the transfer. Unfortunately, it is encoded as 320kbps MP3, but you may prefer this version's sound compared to Source 1.