808state live in 1988

808 State = Graham Massey, Gerald Simpson, Martin Price, Andy Barker, Darren Partington
Spinmasters = Andy Barker & Darren Partington
Biting Tongues = Graham Massey, Howard Walmsley
Hit Squad MCr = Graham Massey, Gerald Simpson, Martin Price, Andy Barker, Darren Partington
Scratchbeat Masters = Graham Massey, Gerald Simpson, Martin Price, Andy Barker, Darren Partington

Page last updated: 29-Dec-2012

December:1988

Wed 21:Dec - Graham Massey - sound engineer - Hot: 'The Final Party', A Guy Called Gerald, Hacienda, Manchester

("A celebration of the summer of '88"; DJ's Jon DaSilva and Mike Pickering.)
From "The Hacienda Must Be Built" by Jon Savage

Hacienda, Christmas 1988 Flyer

Wed 14:Dec - 808 State Live - Olivers Nightclub, Chester, England (supporting James Taylor Quartet)

Sat 8:Dec - The Other Side Of Midnight - TV Show (with Edward Barton, Graham Massey, A Guy Called Gerald and Viv - performing "Born In The North")

Thu 6:Dec - 808 State Live - On The Wire Christmas Bash, Ritz Ballroom, Manchester Boardwalk, Manchester (with A Guy Called Gerald, Tackhead Sound System and Neneh Cherry) - Review Here

"December 6th the Ritz as state 808 /a guy called gerald/Tackhead sound system for Steve barkers on the wire Xmas bash." (Graham Massey)

On The Wire Christmas Bash, Ritz Ballroom, Manchester Boardwalk, Manchester (with A Guy Called Gerald, Tackhead Sound System and Neneh Cherry) Flyer

On The Wire Christmas Bash, Ritz Ballroom, Manchester Boardwalk, Manchester (with A Guy Called Gerald, Tackhead Sound System and Neneh Cherry) Flyer

Sat 3:Dec - Snub TV (filming with MC Tunes - Dance Yourself To Death)

November:1988

Sun 20:Nov - 808 Peel Session (recording of Quadrastate album)

Sat 19:Nov - 808 Peel Session (recording of Quadrastate album)

Fri 4:Nov - 808 State Live - Acid House All Nighter, New Century Hall, Manchester (with Jon Da Silva, Mike Pickering, Mark and Steve)

October:1988

Mon 24:Oct - 808 State Live - G.M.R. Live Broadcast, "The Born Again Meltdown Party", The International, Manchester (with The Man From Delmonte, Inspiral Carpets, Dub Sex and Meltdown DJ's)

GLR Live Broadcast - The Born Again Meltdown Party - 24 October 1988 - Flyer

Sat/Sun 8/9:Oct - Spinmasters DJ - Venue Unknown (with MC Shine, Animal, Psycho)

Mon/Tue/Wed 3/4/5:Oct - Edward Not Edward recording (Edward Barton)

August:1988

Sat/Sun 20/21:Aug - Les Benetts recording (Graham/Martin producing)

Sat 13:Aug - 808 State Live - Manchester Boardwalk, Manchester, England - Review Here

808 State - Manchester Boardwalk - 13 August 1988 - Ticket

808 State - Manchester Boardwalk - 13 August 1988 - Boardwalk - Manchester - listing

Mon 1:Aug - 808 State Live - Venue Unknown, Wrexham, England

July:1988

Sun/Mon 23/24:July - Scratchbeat Masters Live - Venue Unknown, Congleton, England (includes Acid Set)

Mon 11:July - 808 State Live - Venue Unknown, Wrexham, England

June:1988

Mon 20:June - 808 State Live - Cotton Club, Wrexham, England (with DJ Gary Jay)

Sat 18:June - Biting Tongues - Dovecoat Arts Centre, Stockton-On-Tees, England (with Jinski) [last Biting Tongues gig before the reunion in 2003]

May:1988

Sun 8:May - 808 State Live - Roadrider Warehouse Party, Venue Unknown, England

April:1988

Thu 7:Apr - Scratchbeat Masters Live - Venue Unknown, Liverpool, England

"(gig on the outskirts of Liverpool in like a youth centre?)" (Graham Massey)

March:1988

Fri 4:Mar - Hit Squad MCr - Boardwalk, Manchester, England (Scratchbeat Masters with MC Tunes, The Shure Four, Spinmasters & MC Shine, plus 'Super Special Guest Stars')

"Friday 4 th march hip hop gig at boardwalk. think this is where thermo kings would be recorded." (Graham Massey)

Hit Squad MCr - Boardwalk, Manchester, England

Hit Squad MCr - Boardwalk, Manchester, England

Hit Squad MCR - Manchester Boardwalk - 4 March 1988 - NME Mention

"My first UK hip hop gig was seeing all 4 crews in the Hit Squad playing at the legendary Boardwalk, which, at the time only held 200 downstairs and was a really grimy venue. It was mad – I was 15 and sneaked in with my mate Steve, the air smelt funny, the place was seedy as fuck but playing tunes like BIG DADDY KANE Raw (awesome), FROZEN EXPLOSION Babs (psychedelic), RHYTHM RADICALS Dig the move (hard PE tribute), it was crazy. All 4 groups did their very different sets, all were “local” but otherwise varied in sex (well there was only one bird rhyming but this was 88), colour, style & swagger. The jam ended late, very late, my Mum said we would “have to talk” in the morning, I didn’t care, it had been worth every minute." Ruffmouth

January:1988

Wed 13:Jan - Hit Squad MCR record pressed (Wax On The Melt)

Sun 3:Jan - Hit Squad MCR recording (Wax On The Melt)