28 avril 1992, Newcastle upon Tyne , Riverside
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Radiohead support Corkâ€™s Sultans of Ping FC, who had a Number 67 hit with Whereâ€™s Me Jumper?
Thom Yorke: When we first signed [to Parloophone] we hadnâ€™t a clue what we were about. So we went out on the road, and I shaved all my hair off and got really drunk every night, smoked too much. We had to cancel loads of gigs, I hit the self-destruct button pretty quickly.
Niall Oâ€™Flaherty (singer, Sultans of Ping FC): It was our first big tour. We were both nobodies, we were a little bit more somebodies than they were. Our crowd used to spit at them and give them some agro. They were very shy and likeable compared to some of those other arseholes who supported us. Like Mansun, absolute berks. But we didnâ€™t socialise, weâ€™d play the usual snub-the-support-band game.
Morty McCarthy (drummer, Sultans Of Ping FC}: I always remember the first night. Teesside Polytechnic in Middlesbrough â€“ they came in and Iâ€™ve never seen so much equipment in all my life. â€œRadioheadâ€ stamped on all their boxes. I didnâ€™t really understand what they were doing supporting us.
Niall Oâ€™Flaherty: Our roadie brought me out one night in Newcastle to listen to a song that sent him into hysterics. Maybe he should be a talent scout. That song was one of the best-selling records of the last 10 years. It was Creep.
Morty McCarthy: I felt really sorry for them when their single didnâ€™t do well I even went out and bought a copy myself, just to cheer them up, like. I remember saying Unlucky, lads! A couple of years later, I went to see Shed Seven at the Garage [London. Islington dive] and Colin came up and said Do you remember me, I supported you? Iâ€™m like Youâ€™re not going to forget the men who made a million while weâ€™re still playing toilets.