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IQ at Islington Assembly Hall, London – live review

Live Review

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall, London

IQ’s first ever headline show at London’s Marquee, on September 15, 1983, was supposed to be the launch party for the release of the band’s self-financed debut Tales From The Lush Attic.

However, come the night of the gig, while the band had the vinyl, they didn’t have the sleeves, with the artwork delayed somewhere down the line.

Over 30 years later, the same technical gremlins are still lurking. The free CDs that all attendees of this year’s Christmas shows are supposed to be given are stuck somewhere in the Czech Republic. “Some things never change,” singer Peter Nicholls sighs good-naturedly.

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