Bull and Gate 1995 E-mail 1 (20080606 E-mail)

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The first e-mail concerning the Bull and Gate 1995 gig.

Good to hear from you.

I was at that gig!! I have just checked Tribute To Nothing's archive press book and the only thing I can find is a Bull & Gate show with a TTN review for August 1995. Muse was not mentioned - how things have changed!!! But I'm not sure if this is the correct show. TTN played several B&G shows between '95 and '97, and I think MUSE played at least three.

But I do know the story of the show. MUSE'S then manager Phil Korthals, asked if we could help to get MUSE a London show, following a support slot to TTN in Exeter. We obliged with the B&G show - all this before Lockjaw Records was established when TTN was still signed to Polygram subsidiary Go! Discs. The show, their first in London I think, was packed however. TTN, The Few and Muse brought decent crowds to the show, including the coach full from Exeter that Matt mentioned.

Then after Lockjaw was established in February 1997, we put out the first 'Helping You Back To Work' compilation that included 'Balloonatic'. We still have the signed agreement in our files - it must be worth something now!

Shortly after that their manager asked if we would like to sign them to the label for the release of a single. We declined as we had only just started and had such a small budget we couldn't afford to do it - we had already committed our meagre budget to other things - again, how times have changed.

That's all I can remember, but if you need more info let me know and I'll ask the TTN guys.

If you get the opportunity please say hi to Matt from me.

Cheers for now,

Jack Turner

Label Manager

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