Markus

Message board name:
markus

Full name:
Markus Arnold

Born:
8 March 1966 in Zurich, Switzerland

Nationality:
Pan European

Living in:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

markus

 

Favourite 808 album:
90

Favourite 808 track:
Flow Coma

How did you get into 808:
1989 upon reading the 90 album review in Melody Maker (or was it the NME?) and then hearing the album. Went to see them live in London in 1990 and hooked ever since.

Greatest moments:

  • G-Mex Turbo Rave '91 as an event in general and specifically the moment when Bjork came on.
  • Castlefield '96 gig and the after party.
  • Being appointed to do the official 808state site.
  • Being mentioned in the thanks section on the opti buk dvd sleeve and appearing in it (well, for one second, see bottom of this page).

808 Live gigs attended:

  1. 30 Jun 1990 Astoria, London, England
  2. 16 Mar 1991 G-Mex, Manchester, England
  3. 19 May 1991 Montreux, Switzerland
  4. 03 Aug 1991 Heaton Park, Manchester, England
  5. 21 Jun 1996 Castlefield, Manchester, England
  6. 23 Aug 1996 Lowlands Festival, Netherlands
  7. 24 Nov 1996 Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
  8. 06 Dec 1996 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  9. 11 Nov 2001 Circus Club, Dundee, Scotland
  10. 02 Jun 2002 Coloursfest, Glasgow, Scotland
  11. 03 Aug 2002 Castlefield, Manchester, England
  12. 16 Jul 2005 Traffic Festival, Torino, Italy
  13. 13 Aug 2006 Bloom Festival, Salisbury, England
  14. 23 Mar 2008 Hacienda Warehouse Party, Manchester, England
  15. 31 May 2008 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
  16. 25 Sep 2010 Massey's 50th, Salford, England
  17. 21 Jun 2013 Coronet, London, England
  18. 21 Sep 2013 Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands
  19. 06 Mar 2015 Leaf Festival, London, England

Most prized 808 items:
My collection of Japanese 808 State CDs and especially the Japanese 808:9Optical Laser Disc (not that I've got a Laser Disc player...)

Most wanted 808 item:
90 Poster (by Mark Farrow)

Fave other artists:

  • New Order
  • Roger van Lunteren
  • Underground Resistance

Last updated: 14-May-2015


Glasgow
With Graham at Coloursfest, Glasgow 2002

pump yer fist!
Markus at 808 Turbo Rave, Manchester GMex 16 Mar 1991.
Image grabbed from the opti buk DVD (time 07:19).
Thanks to Roger van Lunteren for spotting me.