Casnewydd, 28/1/86

O wefan Link2Wales:

28.01.1986 – Anhrefn, Datblygu play Stow Hill Labour Club, Newport (Blurt didn’t show up)

Pwt bach yma am y clwb:

According to this site, Hüsker Dü’s 23 Sep 1985 date here was the band’s first UK gig outside of London, (which casts further doubt on the accuracy of the purported 26 Jul 1985 Manchester Hacienda date. No other info available.

Lluniau o’r gig Hüsker Dü. Ddim yn berthnasol iawn, ond dw i’n hoffi Hüsker Dü, ac mae’n dangos pa mor fach oedd y llwyfan yn y clwb ‘ma.

Prifysgol Manceinion, 28/2/87

Mae dyddiadur Chris yn cynnwys adolygiad o’r gig:

Datblygu turned up from their hut in mid-Wales, a line up that is David, Patricia and a drum machine and in front of about 70 to 80 people; including bar staff and sound engineers they raised their ugly heads and peered at the unsuspecting faces. They’ve been called Kraftwerk with a hangover and their music falls into The Fall [sic] mould and I can only describe it as an experience, a spectacle actually! Both David and Patricia’s attitude seemed to be one of total disinterest, as if they were hating every second of their own performance but were unable to do anything to stop it.

Very few bands like an in-house PA and Datblygu are no exception as David continually demanded, ‘Will you turn the fucking drum machine up please.’ He repeated the line so often that fitted quite well into the song!

The Datblygu experience (my first time!) was perhaps not as long as it should’ve been for me to fully get what they were about, their set included titles such as Tymer Asprin, Mynd and the near legendary Peel favourite Casserole. Perhaps the idea was to give the audience a short sharp shock, whereas in reality it was a slow, dull uncomfortable pain – they’ll probably go a long way… if they wanted to.