[Grief] Gen's bloody cuts at Rafters

david brookes harmaline23 at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 11 00:50:09 EDT 2005

Thanks for the interesting story Mark. I'd love to hear any more memories of 
this or any other TG show you may have, do you have any idea who the guy was 
who climbed onstage during 'Very Friendly' the band seemed to usher him off 
very quickly!

P.S I think the picture on the front of the Rafters LP is a polaroid of 
Gen's bloody hand

>From: "Mark Jarvis" <markjarvis at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: grief at hollyfeld.org
>To: <grief at hollyfeld.org>
>Subject: [Grief] Gen's bloody cuts at Rafters
>Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:27:12 -0700
>Yes.. Dave, you're right.  Northampton, not Nottingham.  I have a VHS copy
>of it.
>I was at Rafters and can confirm the cuts on Gen's hand.  If you watch the
>video carefully you will even see me at the front of the stage during
>Discipline.  Well, Gen had a huge knife at that concert and prior to the
>performance TG hung out with everyone - if I remember correctly we were all
>sitting on the floor to watch the films.  They showed a couple - After 
>to Exist and Burrough's Towers Open Fire.  After the films, my friend
>Dominic asked Gen to cut him.  Gen's knife was unbelievably sharp and cut a
>deep 4 inch scar in his arm even though Gen barely brushed the knife over
>his skin.  The resulting wound bled a lot and really should have had
>After that, numerous other people got cut, all voluntarily, and Gen cut
>himself too.  If you look at the LP recording of the concert, or the CD,
>there is a comment on the back that goes something like "some of us still
>bear the scars" (sorry, I am away from home right now so I'm trying to
>recall it from memory).  I believe that the scars comment is somewhat
>related to the knife play that took place prior to the performance.
> > > By Nottingham you mean Northampton, there are also
> > > video's from Goldsmiths
> > > College and Sheffield Uni both in 1980. The
> > > Goldsmiths College video is very
> > > similar to the Oundle School footage probably due to
> > > them being 3 days
> > > apart. My favourite is the Rafters video. Genesis
> > > appears to have cut one of
> > > his hands and is in a very angry mood.
> > >
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