Kicker Jr deigns to take our own Kicker of Elves as his ‘Plus One’ and they both meet up with Chorizo Garbanzo to see They Might Be Giants on their brief European tour at the middle-sized Manchester Academy venue.


Listen here as TMBG lyrics are traded as if they were Panini Cards and then as our intrepid gig-goers reflect on quite a night of musical mayhem.

Here are some typically piss-poor photos for us to remember the night by:

And Kicker Jr’s new wardrobe…

This is our hazily recalled setlist playlist – do let us know if we missed any!

Please also note that all related posts of glum-looking audience members is all part of the joke. On you. We LOVED the gig!!!!

About kickerofelves1

Wizard-in-Chief for Trust The Wizards music podcast and blog. Guided By Voices fanatic.

3 responses »

  1. here’s the original version of Why does the sun shine? written by the same bloke who wrote Unchained Melody apparently.

  2. “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness” is from Allen Ginsberg’s Howl apparently

  3. from Wikipedia…..
    “a cephalophore (from the Greek for “head-carrier”) is a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head; in art, this was usually meant to signify that the subject in question had been martyred by beheading.”

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