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Ellis Beggs & Howard Live Bootleg CD

June 10, 2014

Love or loathe them, bootleg recordings are a massive hit with serious collectors.  There are a few good ones are in circulation of Kajagoogoo gigs from both the White Feathers and Islands tours, and also from later gigs ‘post reunion’.  What are a little more difficult to come by are recordings of the solo projects and spin off bands. Today, KajaFax is pleased to be able to showcase one such rarity – a live recording taken from the opening night of the Ellis Beggs and Howard tour of 1989.  Recorded at Birmingham’s Goldwyns Nightclub in its inaugural year, our lads graced a venue that was to become the venue of choice for both national and international stars.   Blur, Nirvana, Crowded House, Nine Inch Nails and many, many more came to Goldwyns, performing to hundreds of thousands of eager fans.  Goldwyns later became ‘The Foundry’, and in doing so morphed into middle England’s punk and indie Mecca.

Recorded in February 1989, this is a great quality audience recording that captures Simon, Nick and Austin in great form.  KajaFax are incredibly lucky to have this CD in their collection, and are excited to present both visuals of the disc and audio from that recording here for you now.  We extend a massive ‘thank you’ to the original taper who we are sure had a fabulous time whilst capturing this great gig!

 First of all, let’s take a peek at the CD itself:

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Has that wet your appetite? If so, sit back and enjoy a sample of the audio footage!  Live on stage, here are Simon, Nick and Austin – otherwise known as Ellis Beggs and Howard – performing Big Bubbles, No Troubles.



KajaFax will return in a few days with more of the very best Goo! See you soon.


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger permalink
    June 10, 2014 11:41 am

    It’s amazing what turns up!!

  2. June 10, 2014 5:29 pm

    Would love a copy of this!

  3. June 12, 2014 10:10 am

    Great 🙂 I need it by

  4. June 12, 2014 10:30 am

    I wish that no one in my surroundings not interested in Kajagoogoo and Limahl

  5. Anna permalink
    July 15, 2015 1:19 pm

    Despite the passage of time and the poor quality of the recording, they still sound great.Thanks for sharing.

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