11 Sep 70
Cobra Bora Pacific (808:98 mix)
In Yer Face (Facially Yours Remix)
90 and Don Solaris
did you get into 808:
I saw Pacific on ITV's Chart Show and was immediately hooked.
Months later I heard a recording of 90 without knowing it
was 808state. I thought it was awesome stuff. When Pacific
came on I then realised who it must be. I immediately went
out and bought my own copy. When I then heard Olympic a
year later I knew this band was special and from then on
I had to collect all their previous releases and promos
(special thanks to Ian Peel - Outside World magazine).
I then became a Tuesday night recluse listening to 808's
sunset radio show with the thrill of hearing their new material
for the first time.
Live gigs attended:
Seen 808 too many times to mention. Most memorable performances
- G-Mex Manchester
Christmas 1993 -Supporting Madness- First time I saw 808
live, we then left as Madness came on (You should have
seen there faces)
- The awesome
Megadog events at Manchester Academy including New Years
Eve at Manchester Apollo and Stoke University.
- Don Solaris
release party at Castlefield arena.
Park outdoor gig, Manchester (1998)
Festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton
Festival, Cornwall Steve's gig report
- Not forgetting
Middlesex University when I met the band for the first
- Mass Brixton
(2000) Steve's gig report
Manchester (2002) Steve's
prized 808 possessions:
Autographed Bombadin CD, Joyrider Sure Is Pure remix 12",
Collection of 808 radio shows and interviews.
wanted 808 item:
The next 808state album.