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Had a look on the Wiki, and one of the setlists in October 1992 says that they played Mark of the Devil at Sussex University.

Is this in any way confirmed? Or maybe the critic in one of the articles cited below got the song wrong? 

If it really was played, it would be an awfully peculiar choice (especially since I Want You and Little Girl have been the only consistent songs of the Freaks era played after 1987) but great at the same time as it's a brilliant song. Wonder if it was (or would be) any different with Nick and Steve.



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If memory serves, i tried to confirm this myself at the time..without absolute confirmation..
However, TWO separate reviews mention it???

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I've always wondered about this too. Seems weird that it would just pop up for this one show having not been played for 6 years, and then never again. Not impossible though - they did dig out Little Girl in 1990/91 after a similar gap. Maybe they were rifling through the oldies to see if there was anything that might fit with the newer material, which it kind of does - uptempo, almost a bit disco-y. You could play it back to back with Your Sister's Clothes and it wouldn't sound totally out-of-place.

Or it could just be a mistake - maybe some smartarse in the crowd shouted out "Mark of the Devil!" and Jarvis sarkily said "OK, this one's called Mark of the Devil" before launching into Babies or something.

They obviously weren't averse to occasionally digging stuff out of the archive in this period - OU supposedly based on the chords to 97 Lovers, the Nights of Suburbia piece being recycled for Styloroc, My First Wife turning into David's Last Summer, even that bit from The Day that Never Happened ending up in I Spy. Waste not want not...

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Day That Never Happened and I Spy? Ooh, what's the link ?

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Same 'la la la la' melody used in both! I'm talking about The Day that Never Happened the song rather than the gig...

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Yeah, I assumed. Carnt even recall the melody from the song, the sound on The Beat Is The Law version isn't the best. Still chuckle that it was one of the selling points of the DVD. Unheard Pulp song, wow, what's it about? Eve Wood: Well, it's about the day that never happened, of course!

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Sturdy wrote:

My First Wife turning into David's Last Summer, even that bit from The Day that Never Happened ending up in I Spy.


 I didn't really make the My First Wife connection at first, as the Limit recording is very muffled or overblown (on vocals) at times, but when I sat down to listen to it clearly I heard the "swaying slightly, drunk on the sun" line and it all sorta came to me. Funny how that little ballad turned into an 7 minute epic 7 years down the line.

I can't say the same for The Day that Never Happened... Might have to relisten.



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The Mark of the Devil will be back...

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nrb602 wrote:
can't say the same for The Day that Never Happened... Might have to relisten.

First time I heard it, when it got to the wordless (and rather tuneless) vocal coda, I thought it sounded very much like the "lalalalala, in the midnight hour..." bit of I Spy. Having listened again today I'm not quite so sure!



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