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#1 Sheffield History

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 05:56 PM

THE LIMIT CLUB

THE LOCATION

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70-82 West Street, Sheffield


The Owner - George Webster (lived at Grenoside)
Assistant Manager - Gary Wilson (also member of band Artery)
The DJ - Paul Unwin
Doorman - Gary Green
Doorman - Mick Criche (later stabbed to death by his wife)
Doorman - Lew
Doorman - Lew's brother Trinny (stabbed in the stomach outside the Limit)
Glass Collector - Barry (worked in shorts a lot)

Club Regulars/Faces - Trevor "Howcher" Jones (used to have a bracelet made out of teddy bears and wore immaculate makeup), Steve Gregory, Ian Williams, Russ (tank) from Woodhouse (now lives down south)


Here's a short introduction: "The Limit, a tiny subterranean club that was pivotal to Sheffield's golden epoch of electronica (1979-1984), is no more, demolished and replaced by a Job Centre. Throughout the Eighties, The Limit hosted embryonic line-ups of local heroes as well as guests such as U2, Simple Minds and Orange Juice. Famously, Jarvis Cocker once played while still in his wheelchair."

The owner George Webster also managed the band The Q-Tips (lead singer was Paul Young !) and the band often played the Limit club.

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Toyah Wilcox



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The Barracudas Live @ The Limit

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support band to 'bethnal' - l to r Bob, Rodger, Ross wee pipe, and Uncle Ernie
this shows the original location of the stage of course, at the side, before it became the raised up seating area

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ticket for the last night ever @ the Limit Nightclub


THE LAYOUT

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:49 PM

THE CURE LIVE AT THE LIMIT

Here's a piece by the band (The Shapes) who supported The Cure at the Limit which makes amusing reading:

On to Sheffield where we support The Cure at the awful Limit club. They have just signed to Polydor, and their single Killing An Arab is doing rather well. We arrive to find that The Cure are there and although a three piece with minimal equipment, they take up the whole stage and refuse to move so much as a plectrum allow us on. The drummer in particular is a complete git, complaining that we shouldn't even get a dressing room. I get on all right with the bass player, and Dave works out a compromise with the Cure's drummer.

Their drummer will move his kit back enough so that Dave can fit his on the stage, and in return, Dave won't hammer the Cure's drummer to an unrecognizable paste. This seems to be an acceptable solution to both parties, and we go on only to find that The Cure's crew have sabotaged the lighting rig and we are forced to play under the minimal house lights. We'd done a lot worse in the past, so we got on with it and did really well with the crowd.

We load the van, and just before The Cure go on, Dave suddenly remembers he has to do something. He disappears back inside and reemerges a little while later looking somewhat flushed and suggests that we make our egress with all due speed. Apparently, he had reneged on his part of the agreement with The Cure's drummer, so the chances of further outings with them were minimal to say the least. We were just disappointed that we were not asked to join in. We do however, have a nice fight with each other on the way home, so the evening wasn't without it's little share of excitment.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:18 PM

THE MUSIC

Typical 'Limit' Tracks:

"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
"About the Weather" by Magazine
"Transmission" by Joy Division
"Into the Valley" by the Skids
"I Got you" by Split Enz
"Quiet Life" by Japan
"Life In Tokyo" by Japan
"Boys Cry" by Original Mirrors (aka the Lightening Seeds)
"Furniture Music" by Red Noise
Anything by the Jam
"Love Song" by The Damned

The Limit DJ was Paul "Legs" Unwin

The music is obviously one of the main reasons that the venue has such great memories for those who went. Some legendary and very famous bands played the venue - some of which are listed below.

Sheffield bands were no strangers to the place, and some of the major bands of the city played there from the Human League to Def Leppard to Pulp and more.


LIST OF BANDS THAT PLAYED AT THE LIMIT

*note - I'll keep working on this until I can get a comprehensive list of bands and the dates they played the venue*

B 52s (1st English Gig 1979)
Heaven 17
Death Cult
Bethnal
Bill Nelson (of Bebop Deluxe) -Early 80s
Cabaret Voltaire
Candy Paige
Chris Rea
Cockney Rejects
Def Leppard
Department S (1981 ?)
Depeche Mode - 03/02/81
Erasure - 8-12-1985
Human League (1985-1986)
Lena Lovich
Madness
Pulp
Simple Minds
The Beat
The Cure - 29/05/1979
The Cramps - 03/11/1980
The Alarm
The Jags....who? 'I got your number'
The Mekons
The Planets - 27/02/1980
The Police - 28-11-1978
The Macc Lads
The Smirks
UB40
Secret Affair
Gang Of Four
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Siouxie and the Banshees
Chas and Dave
The Meteors
The Barracudas
Paul Young and the Q-Tips
Pink Floyd (is this true - can anyone confirm ??)
Selector
Revillos
Skids
UK Subs
Death Trash
Steel Pulse
The Lurkers (May 1978)
Ultravox (21 Sept 1978)
U2 (played there 2ce in 1980)
Robert Plant (26 May 1981)
Marillion (19 Aug 1982)
Roman Holiday (19th May + 22 Sept 1983)
Generation X (Jan 1986)
Toyah - 17/04/79 & 16/08/79
The Psychadelic Furs - 03/20/80
The Comsat Angels - 29.09.85 - 29.11.85
Level 42 - 5th November 1981 (yep, bonfire night !)

Q magazine also awarded the B52's gig at the Limit on july 24th 1979 as one of the best gigs of all time !

You'll have to bear with me on this whilst I get the info on The Limit as I never once went in this place (must be the only person in Sheffield who didn't !)

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:31 PM

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Human League - Live at The Limit club - Phil Oakey and Martyn Ware singing
(still from 'made in sheffield' dvd)

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:36 PM

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:04 PM

LIST OF BANDS THAT PLAYED AT THE LIMIT:



Add "Department S", 1981 I think.

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:31 PM

Added !

Many thanks

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:50 PM

No pictures of me dancing around my handbag then ?

I was there, full hair, leather jacket, jeans, t-shirt; me an 299 Mods in Pork-pie hats, suits etc .... on came Chas and Dave (before their moment of fame), I feared for my life, the mods thought what's this *********** doing here, it had changed from Rock to Mod night, but Chas and Dave ??????

They were brilliant, got everyone on their side; hard playing, plus a lot of songs with swearing in them, an excellent night, enjoyed by all.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:06 AM

Wonderful wonderful place. I first went in in 1985, and was a regular on Saturday, and for a time Friday, right until it closed in 1992.....I even went in on a Sunday once. Its where I first fell in love with New Order, and many other musical acts that still play on my iTunes. The plastic glasses, the mank chips from the food section, the sticky floor, the puke filling the toilet sinks, and on and on I could go. So many happy memories. Absolute quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 07:33 AM

Only ever went there on a Saturday afternoon during the mid to late 90's for the breakdance challenges. Enjoyed it though.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 01:58 PM

I was a Limit regular in the early 80's,sometimes going 2 or 3 times a week!!
Musically these are the tunes I always associate with The Limit

The The - Uncertain Smile (12" Version)
Psychadelic Furs - Love My Way
Killing Joke - Wardance
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Wham - Bad Boys
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
New Order - Everything's Gone Green
B Movie - Remembrance Day
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter

& loads more.

I remember seeing Pulp live there a couple of times & also Person To Person & Pete Shelley.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 09:26 AM

I was a Limit regular in the early 80's,sometimes going 2 or 3 times a week!!
Musically these are the tunes I always associate with The Limit

The The - Uncertain Smile (12" Version)
Psychadelic Furs - Love My Way
Killing Joke - Wardance
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Wham - Bad Boys
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
New Order - Everything's Gone Green
B Movie - Remembrance Day
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter

& loads more.

I remember seeing Pulp live there a couple of times & also Person To Person & Pete Shelley.


I remember that Pete Shelly gig -wonderful - about the time of Homo Sapian wasn't it ? I too went the to Limit 2 or 3 times a week. I remeber going on Monday nights a lot I think it was free before 10pm!

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:55 AM

Used to go there in the early 80's often after taking LSD....it was frightening. That is how I came to have a biscuit for a head.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:56 AM

Used to go there in the early 80's often after taking LSD....it was frightening. That is how I came to have a biscuit for a head.



Can only remember it as a battle ground for football hooligans...............it was a place for Owls & plenty tried to take it away.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 03:01 PM

add to your list

The Sinceros (Lene Lovich backing band)
Fine Young Cannibals

I saw both these at the Limit I was a regular from 1978 onwards enjoyed it immensly
Ian Williams was a good friend of mine as well as Tank. Another guy I remember fondly was Phil Wright he and I have something in common, He met his lovely wife Elizabeth there and I proposed to my wife there in 1987. lol
The band I most went to see was Cabaret Voltaire (my fave band)

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:13 PM

Bands that played at the Limit
add The VD (Victor Drago) Band and of course, DEVO.
D-E-V-O, we are Devo

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:51 AM

Crikey - Devo played there ?

I bet that was madness !!

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:24 PM

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I remember planning to see the specials when they were pretty much unheard of, on the evening of the gig Gangsters was featured as a new release on TOTP, and the crowd was heaving, support was either Madness or Selector, madness definately headlined a few weeks later.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 07:09 PM

I'm jealous of anyone who saw all these gigs

There's nothing better than seeing quality upcoming bands at small venues

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:22 AM

Just found this site today and homed in on the Limit section immediately! I was a regular from the very early 80's going twice, sometime three times a week from Rotherham. Many great times had ...

One for your list was "Death Cult" on 15th September 1983 (source: http://www.cultcentr...Tours1983.html). I was a big Southern Death Cult fan at the time and they had supported Bauhaus in Sheffield then split up. Ian Astbury then formed Death Cult with Billy Duffy (which later became "The Cult") and I went to see them at the Limit. I saw them many times over the years, but this was a gig that I remember fondly as the venue wa small and they hadn't become a "big" band at that point so it felt kinda personal. They were still had a very unique sound, unlike their later music which just sounded like any other rock band (which is fine if you like that sort of thing).

Can anyone else remember when Fosters lager first came over from Australia? On the layout picture marked "Stella Bar" I'm sure I remember it selling Fosters. I'm talking earlier 80s...

Keep up the good work!

Cheers
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:41 PM

Added !

p.s thanks for joining Sheffield History - I hope you like the site

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 05:53 AM

The greatest club in the world, nights out in town were never the same after it closed.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 03:48 PM

Just found this site today and homed in on the Limit section immediately! I was a regular from the very early 80's going twice, sometime three times a week from Rotherham. Many great times had ...

One for your list was "Death Cult" on 15th September 1983 (source: http://www.cultcentr...Tours1983.html). I was a big Southern Death Cult fan at the time and they had supported Bauhaus in Sheffield then split up. Ian Astbury then formed Death Cult with Billy Duffy (which later became "The Cult") and I went to see them at the Limit. I saw them many times over the years, but this was a gig that I remember fondly as the venue wa small and they hadn't become a "big" band at that point so it felt kinda personal. They were still had a very unique sound, unlike their later music which just sounded like any other rock band (which is fine if you like that sort of thing).

Can anyone else remember when Fosters lager first came over from Australia? On the layout picture marked "Stella Bar" I'm sure I remember it selling Fosters. I'm talking earlier 80s...

Keep up the good work!

Cheers
Nobsworth (aka Nobby for those that might remember me lol )


Don't think they played the Limit - it was the Octagon autumn 83 and the Leadmill a year later - for £50p - still have the ticket! You may be right though :unsure: Remember Doctor and the Medics in 86ish - when one of the backing singers collapsed on stage - sweat dripping of the roof - madness.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:25 PM

Don't think they played the Limit - it was the Octagon autumn 83 and the Leadmill a year later - for £50p - still have the ticket! You may be right though :unsure: Remember Doctor and the Medics in 86ish - when one of the backing singers collapsed on stage - sweat dripping of the roof - madness.

Sorry to disagree but they DID play at The Limit. Ian asked me the way to the dressing room (which I didn't know so I directed him to the little door at the side of the DJ box). I also went to see them at the Octagon and have some photos of Ian on stage at the Leadmill. I was a very big SDC/Death Cult/Cult fan...

I also used to go to Retford Porterhouse and that was the first time I saw Dr & the Medics - what a band, eh. Apparently Clive breeds giant snails nowadays..takes all sorts. lol

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:35 AM

Came across this at home from 1981. What better way to spend a Sunday night!

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:22 PM

THE MUSIC

Typical 'Limit' Tracks:

"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
"About the Weather" by Magazine
"Transmission" by Joy Division
"Into the Valley" by the Skids
"I Got you" by Split Enz
"Quiet Life" by Japan
"Life In Tokyo" by Japan
"Boys Cry" by Original Mirrors (aka the Lightening Seeds)
"Furniture Music" by Red Noise
Anything by the Jam
"Love Song" by The Damned

The Limit DJ was Paul "Legs" Unwin

The music is obviously one of the main reasons that the venue has such great memories for those who went. Some legendary and very famous bands played the venue - some of which are listed below.

Sheffield bands were no strangers to the place, and some of the major bands of the city played there from the Human League to Def Leppard to Pulp and more.


LIST OF BANDS THAT PLAYED AT THE LIMIT

*note - I'll keep working on this until I can get a comprehensive list of bands and the dates they played the venue*

B 52s (1st English Gig 1979)
Heaven 17
Death Cult
Bethnal
Bill Nelson (of Bebop Deluxe) -Early 80s
Cabaret Voltaire
Candy Paige
Chris Rea
Cockney Rejects
Def Leppard
Department S (1981 ?)
Depeche Mode - 03/02/81
Erasure - 8-12-1985
Human League (1985-1986)
Lena Lovich
Madness
Pulp
Simple Minds
The Beat
The Cure - 29/05/1979
The Cramps - 03/11/1980
The Alarm
The Jags....who? 'I got your number'
The Mekons
The Planets - 27/02/1980
The Police - 28-11-1978
The Macc Lads
The Smirks
UB40
Secret Affair
Gang Of Four
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Siouxie and the Banshees
Chas and Dave
The Meteors
The Barracudas
Paul Young and the Q-Tips
Pink Floyd (is this true - can anyone confirm ??)
Selector
Revillos
Skids
UK Subs
Death Trash
Steel Pulse
The Lurkers (May 1978)
Ultravox (21 Sept 1978)
U2 (played there 2ce in 1980)
Robert Plant (26 May 1981)
Marillion (19 Aug 1982)
Roman Holiday (19th May + 22 Sept 1983)
Generation X (Jan 1986)
Toyah - 17/04/79 & 16/08/79
The Psychadelic Furs - 03/20/80
The Comsat Angels - 29.09.85 - 29.11.85
Level 42 - 5th November 1981 (yep, bonfire night !)

Q magazine also awarded the B52's gig at the Limit on july 24th 1979 as one of the best gigs of all time !

You'll have to bear with me on this whilst I get the info on The Limit as I never once went in this place (must be the only person in Sheffield who didn't !)



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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:32 PM

just found this site, reading through it brings back some great memories.

used to go up on a monday night and to some of the concerts, saw quite a few of the ones listed , but theres one missing.
The undertones, what a night, still the best concert i was ever at, they played teenage kicks about 10 times for an encore.
pretty sure it was a thursday night and that they'd just done their top of the pops debut.

another memory that stands out was the human league in 85 ish playing the limit as a rehershal for a tour. i was stood next to Lee Chapman and Gary Megson who really enjoyed themselves.

and dont you remember 'i am a fly' by wire, it was played every time i was there.

Gary Peacock
Stanley tools apprentice 77-82 and limit regular

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 11:23 AM

Also:
Modern English & Wasted Youth 25.11.80
Modern English 11.5.82

Also:
Modern English & Wasted Youth 25.11.80
Modern English 11.5.82
Joy Division 5.7.79
Killing Joke 9.12.80
I have the Furs down as 19.3.80

A57

just found this site, reading through it brings back some great memories.

used to go up on a monday night and to some of the concerts, saw quite a few of the ones listed , but theres one missing.
The undertones, what a night, still the best concert i was ever at, they played teenage kicks about 10 times for an encore.
pretty sure it was a thursday night and that they'd just done their top of the pops debut.

another memory that stands out was the human league in 85 ish playing the limit as a rehershal for a tour. i was stood next to Lee Chapman and Gary Megson who really enjoyed themselves.

and dont you remember 'i am a fly' by wire, it was played every time i was there.

Gary Peacock
Stanley tools apprentice 77-82 and limit regular



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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:43 PM

I first started drinking in the limit when I was 15(1985). It was an amazing place and sadly missed.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:39 PM

Heres some info on the new Book about Sheffield's musical past and its fans experience of it. Its called 'Our Generation: the Punk and Mod children of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster 1976-1985.

Contact rotherpunk@aol.com for more details and where to purchase it.


'Our Generation' is the unique and very first account of the Punk generation of Sheffield and the local region told by the author and over 150 different and varied voices of the era. From the pre - Punk days and all the way through the summer of hate of 1977 Punk and beyond, the story takes in the many classic gigs, the clothes worn and searches for Identity, the groups formed and broken, the fans, the records, the violence and laughs along with many photos, flyers, rare tickets and memorabilia of the era. The books main focal point is the Punk explosion and its effect on the local youth, but also takes in Mod revivalists, 2-tone fans, New Romantics and passing anecdotes from some of the many well known Punk groups who have played at famous local venues such as Doncaster Outlook, Sheffield Limit club, Rotherham Windmill and Sheffield Top rank. Meetings with some of the most noted Punk generation musicians such as Joe Strummer, Paul Weller and Sid Vicious are also refreshingly told by fans in their own words.

This story is about a time of euphoric excitement and life changing experiences when a proportion of our local youth cast caution to the wind and found themselves in the middle of the most explosive, controversial and influential musical revolution since pop music began...this is Sheffield's experience of that time...the story of 'Our Generation'



The book is 444 pages and full of many fantastic Rare and exclusive photographs from private collections, along with countless unique memories and experiences from those who were there at the time. Includes words from Charlie Harper (UK Subs), TV Smith (The Adverts), Jo Callis (The Rezillos), Simon Hinkler (Artery) and many more musicians, fans, Punk Rockers, Mod Revivalists, New Romantics and Post-Punk fans. No corporations involved…this is a 'Do it yourself' Punk Rock production and the very first of its kind!

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 04:28 PM

Came across this at home from 1981. What better way to spend a Sunday night!


Though I never went on a Sunday evening I remember applying for the Sunday Club membership 'cos The Professionals (Steve Jones 'n Paul Cook's band of the day) were due to play but the gig was cancelled. Years later I read that there was a serious road accident involving band members while they were on tour in the US around this time so that's what probably put paid to the British tour.

Some tracks that stick out in my mind while suppin' from plastic glasses on Saturday night were Bowie's Queen *****, Iggy Pop's The Passenger, Culture Club's Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
& The Clash' Rock The Casbah with my mates arms flying all over the place on the floor.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:17 PM

Also at the Limit:

Echo & the Bunnymen (9th Oct 1980)
Teardrop Explodes (1981/82?)

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 09:59 PM

Always went on a Friday or Saturday mid to late 80's. Classic track that we all went barmy to was Vengeance by New Model Army. And anything by the Cure or the Cult always sounded better in the Limit than anywhere else. My older brother used to go early 80's and I was always jealous cos he saw loads of great bands there.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:40 PM

'Take it to the Limit' is an upcoming book by Neil Anderson about (you guessed it) the Limit club on West Street Sheffield. Its due out this October and by the sounds of it sounds very very promising with loads of previously unseen photos of some of the many bands that played there...Can't wait to buy this one...theres also a lot of Limit club memories (including a full chapter of its own and some more other stuff here and there in the book 'Our Generation' I have wrote...there are photos of Wire, Selector, Secret Affair and others playing there and some hilarious stories...you can buy Our Generation from Waterstones, WH Smith, Rare and Racy in Sheffield...Doncaster...HMV (Meadowhall and Sheffield) and online from the official website at www.ourgenerationpunkandmod.co.uk 2 great Xmas presents if you wnat to re-live those days!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:05 AM

'Take it to the Limit' is an upcoming book by Neil Anderson about (you guessed it) the Limit club on West Street Sheffield. Its due out this October and by the sounds of it sounds very very promising with loads of previously unseen photos of some of the many bands that played there...Can't wait to buy this one...theres also a lot of Limit club memories (including a full chapter of its own and some more other stuff here and there in the book 'Our Generation' I have wrote...there are photos of Wire, Selector, Secret Affair and others playing there and some hilarious stories...you can buy Our Generation from Waterstones, WH Smith, Rare and Racy in Sheffield...Doncaster...HMV (Meadowhall and Sheffield) and online from the official website at www.ourgenerationpunkandmod.co.uk 2 great Xmas presents if you wnat to re-live those days!


Looks like Neil Anderson's book is out today! 26th October 2009.

http://www.thestar.c...cess.5760630.jp

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:06 PM

I thought you might be interested in the mother of all Limit club reunions that's set to celebrate the launch of my new book on The Limit ('Take It To Limit) that hit the likes of Waterstones/HMV/WHSmiths/The Star this week and is selling like mad... It sees Limit DJ Paul Unwin returning to the decks and he's all ears if you want to suggest your fave tracks. More info below - spread the word! Neil


Press release
13 year legacy set to be The Limit for Sheffield nightlife

Trying to cram the history of one of Sheffield’s most influential club and live music venues into just one night is no mean feat.

There’s probably only one man capable of doing justice to the legacy of West Street’s legendary Limit venue – the DJ that provided the sounds for 11 years from the night it opened in March 1978.

Paul Unwin has been persuaded to return to the decks for a one-off night to celebrate the launch of Neil Anderson’s ‘Take It To The Limit’ – the newly published book that chronicles the life of the venue.

Paul Unwin said: “The Limit was open 13 years and meant so many different things to different people. What opened as the city’s first true punk venue closed as Sheffield’s first home of rave and acid house.

“Most people remember it as a true one-off. It was probably the only venue you could find where every youth culture would happily party side-by-side without tearing lumps out of each other.

“Penning the life story of The Limit is no mean feat and Neil Anderson has done an amazing job and I’m looking forward to re-creating the club’s vibe for one last time.”

If anyone has a particular track they’re keen to hear at the reunion night they should email it to Paul at: reunion@takeittothelimit.info

Here are a few of DJ Paul Unwin Limit favourites from down the years to stir up a few memories:

Iggy Pop – The Passenger; B-52s – Planet Claire; Ultravox - The Man Who Dies Everyday ( Live Version ); Japan - Quiet Life; The Long Ryders - Looking For Lewis & Clark; Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria; David Bowie - Queen *****; The Clash - Train In Vain; The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon; Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere In Summertime; Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead; Sisters of Mercy – Floorshow; Killing Joke – Requiem.
The MASSIVE Limit reunion is set to take place at Wellington Street’s Casbah (the former Wapentake Bar where the majority of Limit staff came from way back in 1978) on Saturday, November 28, from 9pm until very late and its set to play host to a few famous faces.

Tickets are £15 – admission also includes a complimentary copy of ‘Take It To The Limit’.

They can be purchased from www.takeittothelimit.info or from ticket outlets including Plug/The Casbah/The Washington/Bath Hotel or over the phone on 0114 241 3040.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

Looks like Neil Anderson's book is out today! 26th October 2009.

http://www.thestar.c...cess.5760630.jp


Neil Anderson has also contributed to this Radio Sheffield piece
http://news.bbc.co.u...000/8326894.stm

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:43 PM

I seem to remember that after a night of punk/electro whatever, the last song was often "My Baby Just cares for me" by Nina Simone, good for a last shuffle and a snog....

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:52 AM

I seem to remember that after a night of punk/electro whatever, the last song was often "My Baby Just cares for me" by Nina Simone, good for a last shuffle and a snog....


The trouble was didn't it close at 2am and the last bus was 1.30am so can' ever remember being in there at chucking out time lol

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:40 AM

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