Part 1 – Autonomy Centre, Wapping, London, E1 – 03/01/82

Graveyard Song / Tomb / Death Is In The Eye Of The Beholder / Black Mass / Pictures Of Pain / Ghost / Incest / Claws / The Corpse / Possessed


The ghouls from Milton Keynes, playing their first London date with Blood And Roses, The Witches and The Apostles.

Indebted to Chris Low for the cassette, which is a very good quality ‘crowd’ recording. Part 1 were linked to Rudimentary Peni, and indeed the two bands played together on a few occasions. Both bands were interested in the macabre and were also quite near to each other geographically. Both bands would become far more popular several years later, guess they were ahead of their time! The Part 1 E.P. is uploaded onto this site somewhere and is well worth searching out.

Photos from a different Autonomy Centre performance courtesy of Jon From Bromley.

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54 thoughts on “Part 1 – Autonomy Centre, Wapping, London, E1 – 03/01/82”

  1. I remember going to loads of Sunday night gigs here. I remember a band called ‘Faction’, with a female singer. I also remember arriving one night about 10 minutes after around 60 British Movement skinheads had attacked the place. Anyone remember that night?

  2. It may be of interest to some that this live recording of PART1 is due for vinyl release on Italian label Black Death Records shortly. Think the packaging will comprise loads of old and new Mark Ferelli artworks.

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