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Eventually i'll write something about every show. If you were at any of these shows and remember anything in particular about it we'll add it to this page. ..

1993
26/02/93: Nitro Puppy / Ish / I'm Being Good - the Richmond, Brighton.
andrew, dave, drum machine.
So this would've been our first gig. Probably about the 3rd or 4th time i'd ever played a gig in my life. Dave played bass and we had a drum machine, which, at the time, we thought sounded pretty cool. In retrospect we probably sounded like Godflesh or something. yowch.

12/05/93: Trumans Water / Pram / I'm Being Good - The Madeira Hotel, Brighton.
andrew, dave, simon, drum machine.
And then a couple of months later down the line our second show, which was supporting Trumans Water. I can't remember much about it. Simon Joined on Bass and Dave played 2nd guitar.

29/06/93: PLANKTON LABEL NIGHT: Scaredy Cat, I'm Being Good, Comet Gain, Santa Pod, The Square Root Of Brain, Sement, etc - Monarch, Camden.
andrew, dave, jase, drum machine.
Simon had been in Italy for about a month so we drafted in Jase to play the bass. The only way he could make it to the show was in Square Root Of Brain's van. So, Square Root Of Brain turned up in their van with all their keyboards and synthsizers and stuff and took the slot just before ours on the bill, but then proceeded to spend about 45 minutes plugging all their stuff in and by the time they'd played their set and gotten off stage we had enough time for no soundcheck and 2 songs. We managed to make those 2 songs suck as much as possible though. we couldn't hear a damn thing, i think i was playing through a 10 watt practice amp and dave was playing through the pA and Jase was playing through a huge bass amp and no-one could hear the drum machine. i remember looking over at dave and he'd GONE, he'd edged off the stage and was playing his guitar from a dark corner near the toilets.

26/08/93: Voodoo Queens, Comet Gain, I'm Being Good - Concorde, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon, drum machine.
For some reason we kept ending up on the same bill as Comet Gain. This was the first such occasion. Simon got off the plane from Italy that day and saw a poster for the show so he came along and played drums. We still had the drum machine running but he clattered around over the top and it sounded wild (at the time).
The only other thing i can remember is Prick Decay came to see us and spent the entire duration of Comet Gain's set right in front of the stage screaming abuse at them.

01/10/93: SINGLE LAUNCH NIGHT: I'm Being Good, Ballast - Racehill, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon, drum machine.
During the day Ralph gave me a lift up to london and we picked up the singles from the pressing plant and then we drove back to brighton and put them in some sleeves and went to the gig. Somewhere along the line Ralph managed to get a wasp fly up his trousers and sting him on the ass.

05/10/93: Oil Seed Rape, I'm Being Good - Fisherman's, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon, drum machine
I seem to remember this being a good gig for us. We still had the drum machine and clattering drums at the same time thing going on. Oil Seed Rape were another drum machine band. I rember watching them and thinking it was time to ditch the drum machine.

05/11/93: I'm Being Good, Square Root Of Brain - SOAS, London.
andrew, dave, jase, drum machine. (no simon)
Simon was really ill so we did this one as a 3-piece. I hired us a van over the phone and then Ralph and me spent all afternoon walking around trying to find the place we'd hired it from. We got to the gig about 7.30, which was a little late. Square Root Of Brain were freinds of Jase's and had booked the gig. We were under the impression that they were headining and they had a huge following in London who were all going to be there, we also maybe underestimated the size of the venue. Another thing i should point out is that week we'd had our single played on John Peel a couple of times, so spirits were high. When we got the venue the first thing we saw as we walked in the door was a poster saying 'INDUSTRIAL NIGHT! I'm Being Good with support from The Square Root Of Brain', which got us kind of worried because we didn't think we could really get away with headlining ANYWHERE at that point, which, it turns out , was a pretty accurate assumption. Anyway, so we walk into the venue and it's BIG, like, Nirvana had played there recently, that's how big it was. And then the next thing we notice is that Square Root Of Brain have already set up and just finished soundchecking and the entire stage is strewn with keyboards, cables, more cables, and yet more cables, and the sound man tells us we're too late to soundcheck and that the Brain's equipment took so long to set up and get working that there's no way any of it can be moved, so we'll just have to go on after them and start playing. We're pretty disoriented by all this, but then something happens: 3 HOURS. 3 Hours happen without interruption and then finally, at around 10:30pm Square Root Of Brain take the stage, and play a mammoth set in front of their flatmates in this huge empty room. One other thing; they play for AN HOUR AND A HALF.
we were young at the time, so we stuck with it until it was time for us to play at about midnight, to about 3 people, who, all credit to them, did manage to roll in broken glass at the front of the stage throughout our set. So there was, like 3 or 4 people rolling in glass, some guy in a leather jacket holding a beer maybe about 20 feet back from the stage to the right,, and a couple of Japanese girls dancing somehwere in the middle of the room. It was kinda fun, and we had this huge stage to run around on, so we didn't mind too much. I don't think the venue were too impressed, i guess they were expecting a couple of thousand people or something, which was kinda embarrasing.

06/11/93: CHOCOLATE MONK FESTIVAL: Prick Decay, Yummy Fur, Small Things, Side Mounted Scum Suckers, I'm Being Good, and a bunch of other bands - Racehill, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon. (no drum machine)
This was a really really great day. All the bands were great. This was the first time we played without the drum machine and it sounded like a proper band.
Afterwards we carried our gear across town and did a Small Things set at the malborough hotel.

08/12/93: Skinned Teen, I'm Being Good, Avacado Baby - St. John's Tavern, Archway, London.
andrew, dave, jase, drum machine (no simon)
Simon was ill again so we hiked the drum machine up on the train with our guitars. When we got there we discovered Skinned Teen had pulled out. So we ended up headlining again in front of about 6 people, most of whom turned out to be members of Huggy Bear. They seemed to like it, too. I don't remember us being particularly great or anything..

1994
05/02/94: BURROUGHS NIGHT: I'm Being Good + performance artists and stuff - Phoenix Art Gallery, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon. (no drum machine)
I'm not sure who decided we'd be an approriate band to round off this particular event, but we did it anyway. The galley was a large space with a floor to ceiling windows along one side, so the acoustic was evil, we sounded nasty. People left, like, about half the room left during the first song. Jack Sargeant guested for one song with a paper bag over his head, screaming about the dream he'd had the night before. No one there really seemed to enjoy our set except for a couple of Japanese girls were dancing. Simon was ill, but played anyway.

10/02/94: Tribute To Nothing, I'm Being Good - St. John's Tavern, Archway, London.
andrew, dave, jase, drum machine. (no simon)
Tribute to Nothing were some hotly tipped Indie band comprised of enthusiastic teenagers. I guess the modern equivalet would be 'Busted'. Their dad was their manager. TTN were kinda melodic hardcore, they weren't great. Their guest list consisted of about 70 or 80 industry people and journalists, although i don't remember there being anyone in the room for either band. I remember wondering what managers were for..

23/02/94: I'm Being Good - Basement, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon. (no drum machine)
I think we DJed and then played. Somehow we got away with it.

26/02/94: PIAO FESTIVAL: Schwartzeneggar, Mambo Taxi, Fabric, Sister George, Linus, Skinned Teen, Cee Bee Beaumont, I'm Being Good, Slant 6, etc etc. - Hammersmith (don't know the venue)
andrew, dave, jase, simon, drum machine.
For some reason we got really drunk and played really badly, although i remeber really enjoying it. We had the drum machine going as well as Simon playing the drums again, but we didn't get any of it in the monitors, so were all totally out of time with the machine. I heard a tape back after and it sounded great, a completely aryhthmic mess. Objectively though, i guess you could probably say we sucked.

19/03/94: Archers Of Loaf, Small 23, I'm being Good - Racehill, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon.
I think we'd finally ditched the drum machine, i don't recall exactly where we used it this show or not. We played okay. The other 2 bands were crap. Archers Of Loaf accused us of drinking all their beer, which, sadly, was not true.

09/04/94: Pussycat Trash, I'm Being Good, Unseen, KKKKKKKKKKKKKK - Racehill, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon (no drum machine)
10/06/94: Unsane, Mule, I'm Being Good, the Unbelievables - Richmond, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, simon (no drum machine)

SIMON LEAVES
TIM JOINS
11/09/94: PEEL SESSION: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London.
andrew, dave, jase, tim.
18/09/04: IN THE CITY, MANCHESTER: Flatback4, I Be Good (sic), some other band, i forget who exactly.. - Rockworld, Manchester.
andrew, dave, jase, tim.
21/09/94: I'm Being Good, Garner, Chewbacca - Beachcomber, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jase, tim.
09/11/94: Elevate, Penthouse, I'm Being Good - Dublin Castle, Camden.
andrew, dave, jase, tim.
JASE LEAVES

1995
01/03/94: Mazey Fade, I'm Being Good - The Falcon, Camden.
andrew, dave, tim.
13/03/95: Jacob's Mouse, I'm Being Good, The Madding Crowd - Concorde, Brighton.
andrew, dave, tim.
JON JOINS
01/04/95: I'm Being Good, Floorjacker
andrew, dave, john, tim.
ANDREW CUTS HIS HAND
09/06/95: I'm Being Good, Sexlovebusterbaby, Stucco Monument - Free Butt, Brighton.
andrew, dave, john, tim. ???
TIM LEAVES
20/06/95: Yummy Fur, I'm Being Good, Skree - Laurel Tree, Camden.
andrew, dave, john.
??/??/95: Jack, I'm Being Good - The Richmond, Brighton.
andrew, dave, john.
25/09/95: Deluxx, Unconvinced, I'm Being Good - Laurel Tree, Camden.
andrew, dave, john.
06/12/95: Mazey fade, I'm Being Good, Overhang - Free Butt, Brighton.
andrew, dave, john.

1996
JOE JOINS
21/03/96: Mountain Goats, New Bad Things, I'm being Good - Beachcomber, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jon, joe.
02/09/96: Kodiak, I'm Being Good - Free Butt, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jon, joe.
27/11/96: I'm Being Good, Macnorton 4, Jack Sargeant - The Lift, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jon, joe.
JOE LEAVES
07/12/96: SINGLE LAUNCH: Small Black Pig, I'm Being Good, Delicate Vomit, Death Star - Broken Doll, Newcastle.
andrew, dave, jon.

1997
26/05/97: MELTING VINYL FESTIVAL: Mogwai, Magoo, CeeBeeBeaumont, I'm Being Good, The Male Nurse, betty Davis And The Balconettes, Trout, etc - Brighton.
andrew, dave, jon.
SAM JOINS
25/06/97: I'm Being Good, Macnorton 4, Lure Luxx - Free Butt, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jon, sam.
JON LEAVES
26/10/97: Pram, I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx - Night & Day, Manchester.
andrew, dave, sam.
27/10/97: I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx - The Fenton, Leeds.
andrew, dave, sam.?????
29/10/97: I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx, Purple Bajenga Ensemble - Edinburgh.
andrew, dave, sam.
30/10/97: Sleater-Kinney, I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx - 13th Note, Glasgow.
andrew, dave, sam.
31/10/97: I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx, Lazarus Clamp - Fleece & Firkin, Leicester.
andrew, dave, sam.

1998
18/04/98: Donkey, I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx - The Albert, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam.
??/??/98: I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx - Hope & Anchor, Islington.
andrew, dave, sam.
21/09/98: I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx, Clarence Palmer - The lift, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam.
22/09/98: I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx, Clarence Palmer - The Fenton, Leeds.
andrew, dave, sam.
23/09/98: I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx, Clarence Palmer, GMC - 13th Note, Glasgow.
andrew, dave, sam.
24/09/98: I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx, Clarence Palmer - Edinburgh.
andrew, dave, sam.

1999
03/03/99: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, ??? - Cumberland Arms, Newcastle.
andrew, dave, sam.
04/03/99: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, Rauschen - Royal Park, Leeds.
andrew, dave, sam.
05/03/99: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, Max Tractor - Dublin Castle, Camden.
andrew, dave, sam.
06/03/99: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, Deepkiss 720 - Lift, Brighton..
andrew, dave, sam.
07/03/99: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good - The Pits, Kortrijk, Belgium.
andrew, dave, sam.
08/03/99: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, Moon - Democrazy, Ghent, Belgium.
andrew, dave, sam.
10/03/99: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, Lure-luxx - La Zone, Liege, Belgium.
andrew, dave, sam.
30/03/99: Not Bit Of wood, I'm Being Good - The Albert, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam.
??/??/99: Penthouse, I'm Being Good, ??? - Upstairs at The Garage, London.
andrew, dave, sam.
01/07/99: I'm Being Good, Ninety-Nine, Lure-Luxx - 13th Note, Glasgow.
andrew, dave, sam.
02/07/99: Rothko, I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx - 13th Note, Glasgow.
andrew, dave, sam.
23/07/99: Rothko, I'm Being Good, Lure-Luxx - Comedy Pub, Bristol.
andrew, dave, sam.
24/07/99: I'm Being Good, Horses, Alan - The Lift, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam.
19/9/99: Melt Banana, I'm Being Good - The Pressure Point, Brighton (formerly the Richmond)
andrew, dave, sam.
01/10/99: Sea Scouts, I'm Being Good - The Lift, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam.
22/12/99: I'm Being Good, Trophy Girls - The Lift, Brighton.

2000
05/06/00: stormandstress, North Of America, I'm Being Good - the Cluny, Newcastle.
andrew, dave, sam.
06/06/00: stormandstress, North Of America, I'm Being Good - the Pack Horse, Leeds.
andrew, dave, sam.
07/06/00: stormandstress, North Of America, I'm Being Good - Bunker's Hill Inn, Nottingham.
andrew, dave, sam.
08/06/00: stormandstress, North Of America, I'm Being Good -Hope & Anchor, Islington.
andrew, dave, sam.
09/06/00: stormandstress, North Of America, I'm Being Good - Hanover Centre, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam.
11/06/00: North Of America, I'm Being Good, Mildred Pierce - Les Instants Chavries, Paris, France.
andrew, dave, sam.
14/06/00: North Of America, I'm Being Good, - A Big Hole Under A Motorway Somewhere Near Milan, Italy.
andrew, dave, sam.
21/06/00: 11/06/00: North Of America, I'm Being Good, some German Red Hot Chilli peppers cover band - Mainburg, Germany.
andrew, dave, sam.
22/06/00: North Of America, I'm Being Good - Berlin, Germany.
andrew, dave, sam.
23/06/00:
24/06/00: North Of America, I'm Being Good - Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt, Germany..

andrew, dave, sam.
07/07/00: I'm being Good, Diesel Vs. Steam, Bilge Pump - Leeds
andrew, dave, sam.
08/07/00: SLAMPT FESTIVAL: Red Monkey, I'm Being Good, Avacado Baby, etc..
andrew, dave, sam.

2001
JUSSI JOINS
05/02/01: Dianogah, I'm Being Good - The Lift, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam, jussi.
23/02/01: Blue Minkies, I'm Being Good - The Racehill, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam, jussi.
07/03/01: I'm Being Good - The Volks Tavern, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam, jussi.
16/07/01: 05/02/01: I'm Being Good, Extra Man, Clare/Paxon/Reid - The Lift, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam, jussi.
19/07/01: Clearlake, I'm Being Good, 100 Pets - The Core Club, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam, jussi.
27/07/01: I'm Being Good, The Oedipus, Ursa - The Free Butt, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam, jussi.
12/08/01: I'm Being Good, Bemsha Swing - TheLift, Brighton.
andrew, dave, sam, jussi.
29/08/01: I'm Being Good, The Oedipus, The Knockouts - Bull & Gate, Kentish Town.
andrew, dave, sam, jussi.
SAM LEAVES

2002
31/01/02: I'm Being Good, Baron Samedi, Cat On Form - Free Butt, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jussi.
02/02/02: Penthouse, I'm Being Good, ??? - The Spitz, London.
andrew, dave, jussi.
??/02/02: Bobby Conn, I'm Being Good, ??? - The Spitz, London.
andrew, dave, jussi.
15/03/02: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, Baron Samedi, Cat On Form - Free Butt, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jussi.
16/03/02: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, Selah - Boy's Head, Peterborough.
andrew, dave, jussi.
17/03/02: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good - Leeds..
andrew, dave, jussi.
18/03/02: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good, , Bilge Pump, Selah - Bunker's Hill Inn, Nottingham.
andrew, dave, jussi.
19/03/02: Trumans Water, Penthouse, I'm Being Good, The! Lights! Alive! - The Garage, London.
andrew, dave, jussi.
20/03/02: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good - ???, Antwerp, Belgium..
andrew, dave, jussi.
21/03/02: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good - ???, Brussels, Belgium..
andrew, dave, jussi.
22/03/02: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good - Occi, Amsterdam.
andrew, dave, jussi.
23/03/02: Trumans Water, I'm Being Good - ???, Kortrijk, Belgium.
andrew, dave, jussi.
01/06/02: THINGS THAT MAKE ME TICK: I'm Being Good, Miss Pilgrim, Montana Pete, Pine Forest, Know Point, Avant Gerda, the Rebel, etc.. - The Spitz, London.
andrew, dave, jussi.
07/06/02: Oxes, I'm Being Good, Cove - Free Butt, Brighton.
andrew, dave, jussi.
10/06/02: Oxes, I'm Being Good, ??? - Leeds, Royal Park.
andrew, dave, jussi.
11/06/02: Oxes, I'm Being Good, ??? - West Port Bar, Dundee.
andrew, dave, jussi.
12/06/02: Oxes, I'm Being Good, ???, ??? - Barfly@13th Note, Glasgow.
andrew, dave, jussi.
17/06/02: Oxes, I'm Being Good, Lapsus Linguae, Foe - ???, London..
andrew, dave, jussi.
ANDREW'S HAND FINALLY GIVES OUT
TOM JOINS
ANDREW GOES TO JAPAN
JUSSI LEAVES.
29/03/03: Cat On Form, I'm Being Good, etc - Betsy Trotwood, London
andrew, dave, tom
16/05/03: Noxagt, Zu, I'm Being Good - The Spitz, London
andrew, dave, tom
CTCL NIGHT w/M WARD, PART CHIMP, and McCLUSKY
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