Last updated 7 July 2008 - audio source came into circulation
4 Aug 2014 - updated with background info

cdr - very poor - Sound 2 - 104min - 2 gen - tracks 27

The Clash returned to the Victoria Hall after previous shows there in 1978 and 1980 but sadly the only recording in circulation is a very poor one; making this one for those who were there and completists only. A sound upgrade would be very welcome as it has an interesting set list and a longer performance than most on the tour. 

Sound is muddy and distorted not helped from being an unknown number of copies off the master. It’s not awful though, some instrumentation comes through, particularly the bass but vocals are unclear and Joe’s adlibs between and particularly during songs are unclear. The sound dips a little further at the start of the second cdr.  

The night before was a unique gig (sadly no recording is in circulation); The Clash performed at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium Sports Hall , a benefit gig for the famous hospital (in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire  not Stoke-on –Trent) to raise funds for the Olympic Village next to the stadium for special sporting events for the disabled. The excellent Aylesbury Friars (favourite Clash venue) website has all the background and details including live photos and fascinating photos of Joe and Kosmo visiting a mixture of delighted and totally bemused patients in the hospital!

It was quite a night with 2000 in the audience (not known in Jimmy Saville attended!) The benefit had been planned for the original tour in May when Joe was quoted in the local press of wanting to make the event a party, the band after playing planning to go into the audience and dance to their favourite records!

Very poor.


For a Few Dollars More
London Calling
Clash City Rockers
White Man in Hammersmith Palais
Know Your Rights
Safe European Home
Guns of Brixton
Train in Vain
Call Up
One More Time
Magnificent 7
Janie Jones
Rock the Casbah
Somebody Got Murdered
Career Opportunities
Wrong Em Boyo
This is Radio Clash
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Brand New Cadilac
Ghetto Defendent
Armagideon Time
Stay Free
I Fought the Law
Straight to Hell
Police on My Back
Jimmy Jazz

Any further info / reviews

Support on some dates Southern Death Cult & Under Two Flags.
Jul 10 Fair Deal, Brixton, London
Jul 11 Fair Deal, Brixton, London
Jul 12 Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - Stoke Mandeville Hospital Sports Stadium
...Poster ...Ticket ...Poster2 ...Poster3 ...Flyer
This was a 'charity' gig for the spinal injuries unit where I was working at the time - I managed to blag myself on to the guest list when Joe came to visit before the gig! 
Jul 13 Victoria Hall, Hanley
Jul 14 City Hall, Newcastle
Jul 15 City Hall, Newcastle
Jul 17 Bradford St Georges Hall
new date - resheduled from the 11th May
Jul 18 Bingley Hall, Birmingham
On the Road with the Clash
Traxmarx - includes this gig
Jul 19 Assembly Rooms, Derby
Jul 20 De Montfort, Leicester
Jul 22 Leisure Centre, Irvine
Jul 23 Playhouse, Edinburgh,
This was the Friday night show which was apparently filmed. A second hasty date was added for Sunday after returning from Inverness.
Jul 24 Ice Rink, Inverness,
Supported by APB - i'd bought what i thought was a classy soviet 35mm camera to document the gig and only 2 pictures survived the event. the first is from the soundcheck and features mick jamimg the magnifent 7 in first album mode with the badge stall guy on drums. in the second joe's telling the wankers to stop spitting. photo 1 - photo 2
Jul 25 Playhouse, Edinburgh,
This was an extra date added at the last minute and not on tour itinery. Check recordings from this period closely as they may well exist?
Jul 26 University, Leeds
Jul 27 Arts Centre, Poole
Jul 28 Guildhall Portsmouth
Jul 30 Fair Deal, Brixton, London
Jul 31 Brighton Centre, Brighton
new date - resheduled from the 11th May?
Aug 2 Locarno, Bristol
Aug 3 Locarno, Bristol