Released on 10 blue vinyl in 1978, Short Circuit features performances by The Fall, John Cooper Clarke, Joy Division, The Drones, Steel Pulse & Buzzcocks – all recorded during the last nights of the legendary Manchester venue’s life.
Steel Pulse provide the smoking tips in the guise of Makka Splaff, a request to the collie man to provide ample herb for the night. JCC chips in with I Married A Monster from Outer Space & (You Never See A Nipple In The) Daily Express – unaccompanied. The Fall drop Last Orders & Stepping Out in furious fashion. The Drones are The Drones, Joy Division are punked up & Buzzcocks tear through Times Up like it’s their finest hour.
Joy Division performed under their original name Warsaw on the second night, but the track was credited to Joy Division on the sleeve as they had changed their name in January 1978.