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Party Day: Memories

Memories I Will Always Cherish

1 in 12 Club, Bradford

Leeds University

The Back Catalogue

A Yankee At King Arthur’s Court

A Few Memories Worth Cherishing

Here are a few of the moments that bring a smile to my face each time I think of the fun and hard times with the band: Although there were many and quite a few ‘lost’ nights amongst these times - it was a joy to be had.

Party Day needs You

"I can only stay a while"

Let’s not forget the first rebirth in interest of this band, when in the summer of 1994 from the land of stars and stripes, Marc Berger came a calling.

As he put it, as I was in the country at the time, it would’ve been rude of me not to go to Barnsley to seek out this band that he much admired (pictured here, L to R: Carl, Marc, Martin and Greg), down the local. And Marc actually jammed with them, and he knew more about the song structures than they themselves remembered!

Marc was later instrumental in the production and design of the two ’official’ bootleg CD’s of extra material (no longer available).

Party Day - enjoying ale with Marc Berger #topmain1

[Party Day Website - went on line as of 1999, and updated 'Aug 02' (both on Geocities), now here as from October 2010]

Party day: Athena, PIAS recordings

1 in 12 Club Bradford

This venue became a favourite of the band, as the played there on three occasions:

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So what of the back catalogue? Well check out the Auction section, which shows abay and similar sites that Party Day records have been sold on. New homes for little treasures.

As for video, if you’ve seen the 2015 News, then you'll know one such video did exist of the Party Day ‘in transition’ in December 1984. (Can’t thank you enough Dean for this). But I still don’t know what happened to the video recordings of their gigs at La Phonographique in Leeds and Queens Hall in Bradford. Although the quality was crap, there might be something to salvage  . . . or not.

The Back Catalogue

Leeds University

Gig listing for the band supporting The Chameleons and Getting The Fear - mid 1985 as the band were in transition.

A Yankee At King Arthur's Court

After Marc, the planet rotated around the Sun for a few more years and then appeared Strobelight Records. . . the first inklings of an afterlife for the band . . .

Sadly, this song was never recorded, but a demo version of its intro section appeared on the bootleg CD ‘Splitting the Atom, Shelling the Pea’ . It’s title for the CD was ‘Matter’.