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Happy Valley

New York City, NY, United States

September 10, 2006

Show notes

Arthur Baker’s “Return to New York”. Ash’s first gig back as the original three piece following Charlotte Hatlerley’s departure in January 2006. The band debuted two new songs, “Ritual”, known as “Roulette” on the set list at the time (and formerly “Keep It In”) and “Comet Tempel 1” known as “What is the Meaning?” at the time

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Set list

  1. Orpheus
  2. Girl From Mars
  3. A Life Less Ordinary
  4. Goldfinger
  5. Ritual
  6. Comet Tempel 1
  7. Burn Baby Burn
  8. Kung Fu

Ash bassist Mark Hamilton said of the show

“We were going to record it but Lance our sound guy forgot to press record. Doh! We do have a bunch of pics that’ll go up on-line once we’ve sorted through them. The show went great”

“We tried out 6 of the usual set list tracks to show that it ain’t a problem reverting back to 3 live. Obviously we’re missing backing vocals at the moment but we’re thinking of ways round that. Rick might even take some vocal lessons to see if he can do it. For me it’s near impossible, if I open my month the hand stops moving and the bass stops. I guess it’s like rubbing your belly and patting your head. Some people can’t do it…”

“Tav and Strangey (our Agent) both said they didn’t miss the other guitar. We were pretty anxious before hand but once we got going it was great. The small crowd, seemed to have a great time and it was a pretty great atmosphere. We played 2 new ones, “What is the Meaning?” and “Roulette” (formerly “Keep It In”). It was good playing the new stuff.”

“It was a huge weight off our shoulders and we’re looking forward to playing again soon.”

“We’re gonna announce another ‘party’ show very soon. It’ll be in NYC again as that’s were we’re recording / living. We’ll be back in the UK and Ireland in the Spring.”