1/1/1989 What's On: On The Beat
NEC Thu 20/Fri 21 July. With ‘Disintegration’ more miserable than recent frolics and Smith’s perverse spiders and rot romanticism well to the fore, it’s ironic that the cobwebbed rag and bone shop for the album their best shaft through the heart in ages. The gig will inevitably be a stunner. Support with their more upbeat sensitivity are SHELLEYAN ORPHAN whose ‘Century Flower’ (Rough Trade) album sizes them as a PreRaphaelite Fairground Attraction meets Everything But The Girl.