Crime and the City Solution

(1977-1991: Sydney-Melbourne-London-Berlin-Wien)
(2011- : Detroit)

Chronology

Crime and the City Solution #3
The band @ the Electric Screen in London, 21 September 1985. Photo credit: © David Arnoff.


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups, assorted trivia and other tall tales 
related to the Australian/German band Crime and the City Solution.

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1977 (Sydney)
The year in which the band is founded. C&CS Mk I.

In 1977 in North Sydney (Australia), at a small block of flats in Berry Street, The Particles are formed by Peter Williams, Mick Smith and drummer Don McLennan. The band goes through a number of line up changes through their existance. Simon Bonney occasionally sings with the band. Don and Simon leave and form Crime and the City Solution Mk I.


Line-up #1a (Sydney: 1977 - April 1978):
Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Harry Zantey (a.k.a. Zanti/Zanteni) (guitar)/ Phil Kitchener (bass)/ Dave MacKinnon (tenor & soprano saxophone) and Don McLennan (drums)

xx-xxx-77
AU Sydney,-

Note: Several concerts.


Sydney 31-Dec-77

31-Dec-77
AU Sydney-Bondi Junction,Blondies

Note: Concert on new year's eve.

Photo: Credit NoNightSweats .






1978 (Sydney)
The year in which Simon and Don move to Melbourne. The band then breaks up.

Sydney 1978

xx-xxx-78
AU Sydney-Bondi Junction,Blondies

Review: Reproduction from a review from "Pulp" punk mag #5, taken from "Inner City Sound", a book by Clinton Walker.


Sydney Mar-78

15-Mar-78
AU Sydney-Bondi Junction,Blondies
[with The Particles]

18-Mar-78
AU Sydney-Bondi Junction,Blondies
[with The Particles]

Poster: Reproduction taken from "Inner City Sound", a book by Clinton Walker.

Note: These concerts are preceded and followed by others in Sydney.


Line-up #1b (Sydney: May 1978 - August 1978):
Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Harry Zantey (a.k.a. Zanti/Zanteni) (guitar)/ Phil Kitchener (bass)/ Dave MacKinnon (tenor & soprano saxophone)/ Don McLennan (drums) and John Murhpy.

Sydney 1978

xx-xxx-78
AU Sydney-Surry Hills,Surry Inn

Poster: Reproduction taken from "Inner City Sound", a book by Clinton Walker.

Note: Saturday night residency for several weeks.


Greg Sun replaces Phil on bass. In 1979 he would join Ian 'Ollie' Olsen's band Whirlywirld.


Line-up #1c (Sydney: September 1978 - October 1978):
Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Harry Zantey (a.k.a. Zanti/Zanteni) (guitar)/ Greg Sun (bass)/ Dave MacKinnon (tenor & soprano saxophone) and Don McLennan (drums).

06-Oct-78
AU Darlinghurst,Garibaldi's
[with the Thought Criminals and the Tactics]


Melbourne,private party

2x-Oct-78
AU Melbourne,private party

Setlist: a.o. Sick Child.

Photo 1: Screen capture taken from a film by Linda Baron shown at the Melbourne 2009 International Film Festival.

Photo 2: Credit Tanya McIntyre. Taken from "Inner City Sound", a book by Clinton Walker.

Note: One-off visit to Melbourne. On 24-Oct-78 Simon Bonney attends a Boys Next Door concert at the Tiger Lounge.


November 1978. Simon and Don McLennan come to Melbourne. They get stranded as they have no money for a return fare. CCS MKI breaks up. Simon meets Bronwyn Adams.

A new band is formed. Kim Beissel joins on alto sax upon recommendation of Mick Harvey (then in The Boys Next Door). His friend Chris Astley joins on keyboards. Not too long after, Lyndsay O'Meara moves down from Sydney and joins on bass. He would later join Voigt/465. Dan Wallace-Crabbe joins on guitar. Dan would later join The Laughing Clowns, where his cousin was the bass player. They started rehearsing in a tiny room at Dan Wallace-Crabbe's house in (inner city) Fitzroy. They rehearsed for about six months and then gigged for about six months. In total they will only do about a dozen of live concerts. A more extensive memoir, by former band member Kim Beissel, can be found @ NoNightSweats.com.






1979 (Melbourne)
The year in which the band rehearses a lot and would only do about a dozen of live concerts. C&CS Mk II.

Line-up #2 (Melbourne: January 1979 - November 1979):
Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Dan Wallace-Crabbe (guitar)/ Lyndsay O'Meara (bass)/Kim Beissel (alto sax)/ Chris Astley (organ/piano) and Don McLennan (drums).

26-May-79
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,The Seaview Hotel,Crystal Ballroom
[support for the Boys Next Door]


26-Jul-79
AU Melbourne,College of Advanced Education,recording 4 demos: "Accidental Actor", "Moments", Platform" and "Even Quiet Boys". In August 1979 Kim Beissel gives a copy of these demos to Keith Glass of Missing Link records.


01-Aug-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel
[with Pierre's World]

08-Aug-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel
[with Pierre's World]

15-Aug-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel
[with Pierre's World]

Note: A Wednesday night residency that started on the 1st of August and ended on 10th of October. "Accidental Actor", recorded at one of these shows has been released on the "Rarities" album, a tape sold by the band at their live shows during the 2nd half of the 1986.


21-Aug-79
AU Melbourne,Seaview Ballroom
[with Pierre's World]

Setlist: Broken Lands(*)/ The Jazz Song/ Fading (My Vision)(*)/ Accidental Actor/ Curiosity/ Moments(*)/ Listless Lustless(*)/ Featurette/ Sick Child/ The Promising Child/ Even Quiet Boys(*)/ Platform(*).

Note: (*) tracks released on the "Rarities" album, a tape sold by the band at their live shows during the 2nd half of the 1986.


22-Aug-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel
[with Pierre's World]

29-Aug-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel
[with Pierre's World]

05-Sep-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel

12-Sep-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel

19-Sep-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel

26-Sep-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel
[with Primitive Calculators]

03-Oct-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel

10-Oct-79
AU Melbourne,The Exford Hotel,Wintergarden Room
[with International Exiles]

Note: The Wednesday night residency continued.


xx-Dec-79
AU Melbourne,-

Note: Chris Astley was sacked and his friend Kim Beissel leaves with him. The rest got another guy in on baritone sax for this concert. After this, the band breaks up. By late 1983 Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams move to London. Only by 1985, C&CS Mk III would be erected once more.






1985 (London)
The year in Simon Bonney and Mick Harvey get together and revive the band. C&CS Mk III.

January 1985
AU Melbourne,recording 2 demos for Mute Records: "One Strip Rider" and "Adventure". Simon Bonney (vocals) and Mick Harvey (all instruments played to a click-track). Engineered by Chris Wyatt. These tracks are released on the "Rarities" album, a tape sold by the band at their live shows during the 2nd half of the 1986. Note: this demo recording could have happened as early as January 1984.


London late 1984. Ex-Birthday Party member Rowland S.Howard is recruited on guitar. After the demise of the Birthday Party in August 1983 Rowland had done basically nothing, except for guesting with Fad Gadget on stage at the Royal Albert Hall, London (on 30-Sep-83 and 01-Oct-83) in support of Siouxsie and the Banshees, joining the same Fad Gadget for the recordings of his "Gag" album in November 1983 and finally guesting at a Kas Product live concert in France in 1984. His brother Harry joins on bass. Harry had replaced Tracy Pew in The Birthday Party at several UK live concerts during April/May 1982 when Tracy was serving time in an Australian labour camp. Epic Soundtracks (a.k.a. Kevin Paul Godfrey of The Swell Maps, Red Crayola and Mute records employee) will only join on drums as of their first live gigs in May 1985. During the life span of Crime and the City Solution (1985-1991), Mick Harvey continues to play an important role in Nick Cave's Bad Seeds. He is deviding his time between Bad Seeds and Crime. As a consequence, Crime only functions around Harvey's other commitments.


Line-up #3a (London: December 1984 - February 1985):
Simon Bonney (vocals and lyrics)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Harry Howard (bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, keyboards, cello).

23-Jan-85
UK London,Blackwing studios,demoing for the "Dangling Man" EP ("Down A Path" and "Adventure"). Engineered by John Fryer. These tracks are released on the "Rarities" album, a tape sold by the band at their live shows during the 2nd half of the 1986.


February 1985
UK London,Music Works studios,recording for the "Dangling Man" EP ("The Dangling Man", "The Last Day", "At The Crossroads" and "Shaking' Chill"). Engineered by Flood.


March 1985
[UK - London, Mick Harvey records with Nick Cave the "Tupelo" single. No activity for Crime.]


April 1985
[UK- Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave. A tour for which Blixa Bargeld is replaced by Rowland S.Howard on guitar. Blixa was not available due to commitments with Neubauten (recordings for the "Halber Mensch" album). No activity for Crime.]


Line-up #3b (London: May 1985 - December 1986):
Simon Bonney (vocals and lyrics)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Harry Howard (bass)/ Mick Harvey (keyboards) and Epic Soundtracks (drums).

London 08-May-85

08-May-85
UK London,Croyden,Underground
[with Shadowland]

Setlist: At The Crossroads/ Rose Blue/ The Coal Train/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ Shakin' Chill/ Wednesday/ Five Stone Walls/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ The Danglin Man/ The Last Day.

Ad: Taken from the NME 11-May-85.

Note: Most likely, their first concert with line-up #3. They will do about 20 concerts in 1985.


London 13-May-85

13-May-85
UK London,The Marquee Club

Setlist: Trouble Come This Morning/ The Coal Train/ The Last Day/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ Five Stone Walls/ At The Crossroads/ The Dangling Man/ Rose Blue/ The Wailing Wall/ The Kentucky Click.

Ad: Taken from the NME 11-May-85.


16-May-85
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso,Tegentonen Festival
[with Shockheaded Peters, Edward Ka-Spel,..]

Setlist: At The Crossroads/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man/ Shakin' Chill/ ?/ The Last Day/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ Five Stone Walls/ The Coal Train/ The Kentucky Click.

Note: First concert on the European continent.


June 1985
[Europe - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave. No activity for Crime.]


Jun-85
UK Release of the "Dangling Man" EP (Mute).


27-Jun-85
UK Brighton,The Richmond

Setlist: The Coal Train/ At The Crossroads/ The Dangling Man/ Five Stone Walls/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ Shakin' Chill/ The Last Day/ Rose Blue/ The Kentucky Click.


xx-Jul-85
UK Woolwich,Thames Polytechnic


04-Jul-85
UK London,Hammersmith,BBC Riverside studios 2
[with Lydia Lunch & UT]

Setlist: The Coal Train/ Five Stone Walls/ The Dangling Man/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ The Wailing Wall/ At The Crossroads/ Wednesday/ The Last Day/ Rose Blue/ The Kentucky Click.


Jul-85
UK London,The Strongroom Studio,recording for the "Just South Of Heaven" album ("Rose Blue", "The Coal Train", "Stolen & Stealing", "Five Stone Walls", "Trouble Come This Morning" and "The Wailing Wall"). Engineered by Flood.


July 1985
[Europe/UK - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave. No activity for Crime.]


Sep-85
UK Release of the "Just South Of Heaven" album (Mute).


London 09-Sep-85

09-Sep-85
UK London,Harlesden,Mean Fiddler
[with Pleasure Splinter and Mehead]

Setlist: At The Crossroads/ Rose Blue/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ Shakin' Chill/ Wednesday/ The Last Day/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ The Dangling Man/ Five Stone Walls/ The Coal Train.

Ad: Taken from the NME 07-Sep-85.


London 21-Sep-85

21-Sep-85
UK London,The Electric Screen

Ad: Scan of ad.

Photo: Photo credit © Phil Nicholls .

Note: Followed by a screening of "The Man With The Golden Arm" film.


24-Sep-85
UK Nottingham,Rock City
[with Hüsker Dü]


Manchester 25-Sep-85

25-Sep-85
UK Manchester,The Hacienda
[with Hüsker Dü]

Ad: Scan of ad from UK mag.


London 26-Sep-85

26-Sep-85
UK London,Camden,The Electric Ballroom
[with Hüsker Dü and Inner City Unit]

Setlist: a.o. The Coal Train/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Kentucky Click/.. and more.

Ad: Taken from NME 07-Sep-85.


04-Oct-85
DE Moers,Arrata

Setlist: Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)(*)/ The Coal Train/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ Five Stone Walls/ At The Crossroads/ The Last Day/ The Kentucky Click.

Note: (*) track released on the "Rarities" album, a tape sold by the band at their live shows during the 2nd half of the 1986.


06-Oct-85
DE Berlin,The Loft

Setlist: Five Stone Walls/ The Coal Train/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ The Last Day/ The Kentucky Click/ At The Crossroads/ Song X (a.k.a. Riverboat).


08-Oct-85
DE Hamburg,Kir
[support by Nikki Sudden]

Setlist: Five Stone Walls/ The Coal Train/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ The Last Day/ The Kentucky Click/ She only knows one step...

Note: Nikki Sudden was backed by Rowland S.Howard (guitar), Epic Soundtracks (drums) and Christian Hartje (bass) [from Element Of Crime].


Rotterdam 11-Oct-85

11-Oct-85
NL Rotterdam,De Doelen
Pandora's Music Box Festival
[with Neubauten, The Triffids, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, ...]

Setlist: Five Stone Walls/ The Coal Train/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man(*)/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ The Last Day/ The Kentucky Click.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: (*) broadcast by Dutch Radio.


October/December 1985
[USA/Japan/Australia - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave. No activity for Crime.]


Melbourne 13-Dec-85

13-Dec-85
AU Melbourne,Central Club Hotel
[with Orchestra of Skin and Bone + Tex Perkins' Bush Oyster]

Setlist: Five Stone Walls/ The Coal Train/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man(*)/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ The Last Day/ The Kentucky Click.

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Note: First Australian tour with CCS Mk III. (*) track released on the "Rarities" album, a tape sold by the band at their live shows during the 2nd half of the 1986.


14-Dec-85
AU Melbourne,Maples Lane Warehouse,(private party)
[with Once Upon A Time and The Wreckery]

Setlist: Rose Blue/ The Coal Train/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Last Day/ The Kentucky Click.

Note: OUAT is the band of Bronwyn's brother Bruno. The Wreckery has former Bad Seeds Hugo Race and Edward Clayton Jones.


Melbourne 13-Dec-85

18-Dec-85
AU Melbourne,The Club
[with Orchestra of Skin and Bone]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


December 1985/January 1986
[AU Melbourne - Mick Harvey records the "Kicking Against The Pricks" album with Nick Cave.]


31-Dec-85
AU Melbourne,The Seaview Ballroom

Setlist: Rose Blue/ Five Stone Walls/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ The Coal Train/ The Dangling Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ Wonderland (a.k.a. Adventure)/ The Last Day/ The Kentucky Click.






1986 (London)
Most successful year for the band. They tour Australia, Europe and the US and record the "Room Of Lights" album.
At year-end CCS Mk III breaks up.

xx-Jan-86
AU Sydney,Trade Union Club

xx-Jan-86
AU Sydney,Trade Union Club


10-Jan-86
AU Adelaide,Le Rox
[with Truck]


11-Jan-86
AU Melbourne-Richmond,Tropicana Club
[with Slub]

Setlist: The Kentucky Click/ When Morning Hangs (a.k.a. It Takes Two To Burn)/ Five Stone Walls/ The Dangling Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ Wonderland (a.k.a. Adventure)/ The Last Day/ The Coal Train/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ The Kentucky Click (reprise).


February 1986
[DE Berlin, Mick Harvey records the "Kicking Against The Pricks" album with Nick Cave. No activity for Crime.]


Early 1986
[UK London, Rowland S.Howard (with his girlfriend Genevieve, his brother Harry and Epic) start recording These Immortal Souls' "Get Lost, Don't Lie" album. Recordings will take place at 4 London studios until mid 1987.]


1x-Feb-86
BE Sint-Niklaas,Zaal Panda


Aachen 16-Feb-86

16-Feb-86
DE Aachen,The Ritz

Setlist: The Coal Train/ Adventure/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ Six Bells Chime/ Five Stone Walls/ Rose Blue/ The Last Day/ It Takes Two To Burn/ The Kentucky Click/ The Dangling Man/ Down A Path (a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ Song X (a.k.a. Riverboat).

Ad: Taken from Spex mag .


Leuven 17-Feb-86

17-Feb-86
BE Leuven,'t Stuc

Setlist: Trouble Come This Morning/ Adventure/ Five Stone Walls/ The Wailing Wall/ Untouchable/ Rose Blue/ The Last Day/ It Takes Two To Burn/ The Coal Train/ The Kentucky Click/ The Dangling Man/ Rose Again.

Ticket: Original ticket.


Frankfurt 19-Feb-86

19-Feb-86
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp

Setlist: Trouble Come This Morning/ Adventure/ Five Stone Walls/ The Wailing Wall/ Untouchable/ Rose Blue/ The Last Day/ Strangers In The Night-The Peppermint Twist/ It Takes Two To Burn/ The Coal Train/ The Kentucky Click/ The Dangling Man/ Hey Sinkiller (a.k.a. Down A Path, a.k.a The Blue Room).

Ad: Xerox of ad from Spex magazine.


xx-Feb-86
CH Geneve,-

Note: Broadcast on Swiss TV.


Wien 21-Feb-86

21-Feb-86
A Wien,U4
[with Demon Flowers]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Wien 22-Feb-86

22-Feb-86
A Wien,U4
[with Demon Flowers]

Setlist: a.o. Trouble Come This Morning/ Adventure/ Five Stone Walls/ Wailing Wall/ Untouchable/ Rose Blue/ Song X(*).

Photo: Screen capture from a private video.

Note: (*) track released on the "Rarities" album, a tape sold by the band at their live shows during the 2nd half of the 1986.


25-Feb-86
DE Hamburg,Kir

Setlist: The Coal Train(*)/ Adventure(*)/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Wailing Wall/ Five Stone Walls/ Untouchable/ Rose Blue/ The Last Day/ It Takes Two To Burn/ The Kentucky Click/ Rose Again.

Note: All but (*) broadcast by German FM radio.


Århus 27-Feb-86

27-Feb-86
DK Århus,Huset

Ad: Taken from Gaffa no.26 February 1986, courtesy of Morten.


København 28-Feb-86

28-Feb-86
DK København,Ungdomshuset
"Only for the Money festival"
[with The Sandmen and Zowieso]

Setlist: The Coal Train/ It Takes Two To Burn/ Adventure/ Five Stone Walls/ The Wailing Wall/ Rose Blue/ Untouchable/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Last Day/ The Kentucky Click/ The Dangling Man.

Poster: Photo of poster.


13-Mar-86
DE Berlin,The Loft
[support by Nikki Sudden]


Mar-86
DE Berlin,Hansa Ton Studios, recording "Adventure", "It Takes Two To Burn", and "The Kentucky Click". Engineered by Flood with Sven Borman.


22-May-86
CH Zürich,Rote Fabrik


27-May-86
UK Release of the "The Kentucky Click/Adventure" 12" (Mute).


2x-May-86
NL Leiden,LVC

Setlist: The Coal Train/ Six Bells Chime/ Five Stone Walls/ Adventure/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ The Last Day/ Rose Blue/ Hey Sinkiller (a.k.a. Down A Path, a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ The Kentucky Click/ The Dangling Man.


30-May-86
NL Utrecht,Tivoli

Setlist: The Coal Train/ Rose Blue/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ Untouchable/ The Wailing Wall/ The Kentucky Click/ The Dangling Man/ Adventure/ The Last Day/ It Takes Two To Burn/ Five Stone Walls/ Hey Sinkiller (a.k.a. Down A Path, a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ Song X.


31-May-86
NL Rotterdam,Arena
[with The Go-Betweens]

Setlist: Right Man, Wrong Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ Untouchable/ The Kentucky Click/ The Coal Train/ Adventure/ The Last Day.


01-Jun-86
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Turning Point]


06-Jun-86
UK London,Hammersmith,The Clarendon

Setlist: The Coal Train/ Adventure/ Trouble Come This Morning/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ Five Stone Walls/ Untouchable/ The Kentucky Click/ The Wailing Wall/ Rose Blue/ The Last Day/ The Dangling Man/ Hey Sinkiller (a.k.a. Down A Path, a.k.a. The Blue Room).


July 1986
DE Berlin,Hansa Ton Studios: [Mick Harvey records the "Your Funeral...My Trial" album with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Engineered by Flood.] Crime records "Six Bells Chime" (for the "Room Of Lights" album). Engineered by Flood with Sven Borman.


Washington 09-Aug-86

09-Aug-86
US DC,Washington,The Complex
[with Pussy Galore and The Mourning Glories]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Note: Start of their first tour of North America. Chris Haskett and Henry Rollins [Black Flag] attend the show.


Los Angeles 10-Aug-86

10-Aug-86
US CA,Los Angeles,The Roxy
[with Radwaste and Mephisto Waltz]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


Kansas City 12-Aug-86

12-Aug-86
US MO,Kansas City,Parody Hall

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


Columbus 16-Aug-86

16-Aug-86
US OH,Columbus,Newport Music Hall

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


18-Aug-86
US NY, New York City,Cat Club

Note: Final date of their first tour of North America.


August/September 1986
UK London,The Strongroom Studios: [Mick Harvey records the "Your Funeral...My Trial" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Engineered by Flood.] Recording sessions for Crime's "Room of Light" album. Engineered by Flood.


08-Sep-86
DE Berlin,Loft

Note: Start of a 7 date tour.


09-Sep-86
DE Hamburg,Markthalle

Setlist: Trouble Come This Morning/ Adventure/ Untouchable/ Five Stone Walls/ Six Bells Chime/ No Money.. No Honey/ The Coal Train/ Rose Blue/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ Hey Sinkiller (a.k.a. Down A Path, a.k.a. The Blue Room)/ The Coal Train/ The Last Day/ The Dangling Man/ The Kentucky Click/ Room Of Lights.


10-Sep-86
DE Bochum,Zeche


10-Sep-86
DE Wiesbaden,Wartburg

Setlist: Trouble Come This Morning/ Untouchable/ Six Bells Chime/ Five Stone Walls/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ No Money.. No Honey/ The Last Day/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man/ The Coal Train/ The Kentucky Click/ Adventure.


12-Sep-86
DE München,Manege

13-Sep-86
DE Freiburg,Crash

14-Sep-86
DE Stuttgart,Röhre


September 1986
UK London,The Strongroom Studios. Recording sessions continued for Crime's "Room of Light" album. Engineered by Flood.


September/October 1986
[Europe/USA - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave. No activity for Crime.]


27-Oct-86
UK Release of the "Room of Light" album (Mute).


16-Nov-86
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Wasted Pinguins]

Setlist: Hey Sinkiller/ Adventure/ Trouble Come This Morning/ Five Stone Walls/ Six Bells Chime/ Rose Blue/ The Dangling Man/.. and more.

Note: Above tracks broadcast by Dutch radio including an interview with Simon Bonney.


Kortrijk 14-Nov-86

18-Nov-86
BE Kortrijk,Limelight
[with Cas & the Organised Crime]

Setlist: The Coal Train/ The Last Day/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ Untouchable/ Adventure/ Six Bells Chime/ Hey Sinkiller/ Rose Blue/ Five Stone Walls/ No Money.. No Honey/ The Dangling Man/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Kentucky Click.

Ticket: Original ticket.

Note: Moved from the 14th.


Kortrijk 14-Nov-86

19-Nov-86
UK London,Boston Arms
[with The Creepers and My Bloody Valentine]

Setlist: The Coal Train/ The Last Day/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ Untouchable/ Adventure/ Six Bells Chime/ Hey Sinkiller/ Rose Blue/ Five Stone Walls/ No Money.. No Honey/ The Dangling Man/ The Kentucky Click.

Ticket: Original ticket.

Review: Taken from the NME November 1986.


Berlin Nov-86

November 1986
DE Berlin,the band attends the shootings for Wim Wenders' "Der Himmel Ueber Berlin"/"Wings Of Desire" film.

Photo: Screen capture from film.

Note: Bronwyn Adams painted the backdrop for their set in one session over three unbroken days and nights, with the aid of an assistant.


27-Nov-86
SW Uppsala,Barowiak

Setlist: The Coal Train/ The Last Day/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ Untouchable/ Adventure/ Six Bells Chime/ Hey Sinkiller/ Rose Blue/ Five Stone Walls/ No Money.. No Honey/ The Dangling Man/ The Kentucky Click/ Trouble Come This Morning.


28-Nov-86
SW Göteborg,Club Vox/Errols

Setlist: The Coal Train/ Pipeline/ The Last Day/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ Six Bells Chime/ Untouchable/ Adventure(*)/ Rose Blue/ Five Stone Walls(*)/ No Money.. No Honey(*)/ Trouble Come This Morning(*).

Note: (*) tracks broadcast by Swedish radio.


30-Nov-86
SW Stockholm,KG5

Setlist: The Coal Train/ The Last Day/ Right Man, Wrong Man/ Six Bells Chime/ Untouchable/ Adventure/ Rose Blue/ No Money.. No Honey/ Five Stone Walls/ Trouble Come This Morning/ The Dangling Man/ The Kentucky Click.


December 1986. Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams relocate to Berlin @ Mick Harvey's place.


15/16-Dec-86
UK London,Kilburn,National Ballroom
[support for Jesus & Mary Chain]

Note: Support for the Jesus & Mary Chain at one of these 2 dates. Last concert with line-up #3.


December 1986. Harry, Rowland and Epic get the message that they're out of the band. They continue recording These Immortal Souls' "Get Lost, Don't Lie" album. On 12-Jul-87 TIS play their first gig as support for Sonic Youth at the Mean Fiddler, London. In the meantime Crime and the City Solution is put on hold.






1987 (Berlin)
A lost year. A new line-up (CCS Mk IV) is recruited in Berlin.
Recording of the "Shine" album.

January 1987. Simon Bonney takes a job as roadie for Scratch Acid's European tour because he has no income. Scratch Acid is an Austin hardcore band, which would in 1989 evolve into Jesus Lizard.


February/May 1987
[Europe Mick Harvey performs with the Bad Seeds for 5 one-off dates. No activity for Crime.]


July 1987
[DE Hamburg, Bronwyn Adams (then Crime and the City Solution) works on editing Nick Cave's "And The Ass Saw The Angel" novel.]


July 1987. Berlin. Simon recruits Alex Hacke (Neubauten) and Chrislo Haas (DAF and Liaisons Dangereuses) in the bar where he's working. Alex Hacke remains member of Neubauten and, just like Mick Harvey, has to devide his time between 2 bands. Bronwyn Adams (before only on the band's recordings) now also joins the live band (on violin).


Line-up #4a (Berlin: July 1987 - April 1988):
Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin)/ Alex Hacke (guitar)/ Chrislo Haas (bass)/ Mick Harvey (drums).

July 1987
DE Berlin,Hansa Ton Studios, recording "On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)" and "All Must Be Love (early version)". Engineered by Tony Cohen. Mixed by Flood. Chrislo Haas plays analog synthesiser on "On Every Train". Mick Harvey plays bass,keyboards and drums. Thomas Stern (at the time, Neubauten's soundman) joins on bass for "All Must Be Love".


Hamburg 15-Aug-87

15-Aug-87
DE Hamburg,Knopf Music Hall,Kings of Independence Festival
[with Die Haut, Nick Cave, Butthole Surfers, Swans, The Fall & more..]

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ Steal To The Sea/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain).

Note: Several hundreds of fans who were no let in cause a total riot in the streets because Jeanette Bleeker (the Bad Seeds' manager and also organiser of this festival) had sold more than double the permitted amount of tickets. The Bad Seeds played at 5 AM and could only leave the venue after police had cleared the streets. The above tracks have been released on "Kings Of Independence" video VHS.

Photo: Screen captures taken from the "Kings Of Independence" video.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


16-Aug-87
DE Bonn,Biskuithalle,Kings of Independence Festival
[with Die Haut, Crime & City Solution, Butthole Surfers, Swans, The Fall & more..]

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Steal To The Sea.


August/September 1987
DE Berlin,Hansa Ton Studios,recording for the "Shine" album ("All Must Be Love", "Fray So Slow", "Angel", "Hunter", "Steal To The Sea", "Home Is Far From Here"). Engineered by Tony Cohen. Mixed by Flood. The working title for this album was "Light". Thomas Stern joins on bass for 3 tracks. Chrislo Haas does not join.


August/September 1987
[DE Berlin,Hansa Ton and Vielklang Studios, Mick Harvey records the "Tender Prey" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Engineered by Tony Cohen.]


September 1987
[UK London,Trident Studios, Mick Harvey continues recording the "Tender Prey" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Engineered by Tony Cohen. No activity for Crime.]


November 1987
[UK London,The Strongroom Studios, Mick Harvey continues recording the "Tender Prey" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Engineered by Tony Cohen. No activity for Crime.]


December 1987/January 1988
[UK London,The Strongroom Studios, Mick Harvey assist to the mixing of the "Tender Prey" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Engineered by Tony Cohen. No activity for Crime.]


xx-Dec-87
DE Berlin,-

Note: Third and final concert with line-up #4a.






1988 (Berlin)
A year of extensive touring in Europe and North America.
Release of the "Shine" album. Recording of "The Bride Ship" album.

February 1988
[Australia - Mick Harvey continuation of the mixing of the "Tender Prey" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Engineered by Tony Cohen. No activity for Crime.]


February/March 1988
[Australia - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


On Every Train

28-Mar-88
UK Release of the "On Every Train" single (Mute).


Shine

25-Apr-88
UK Release of the "Shine" album (Mute).


Line-up #4b (Berlin: April 1988 - August 1991):
Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin)/ Alex Hacke (guitar)/ Thomas Stern (bass)/ Chrislo Haas (analog synthesiser)/ Mick Harvey (drums).

10-May-88
NL Rotterdam,-
[with Killdozer]

1x-May-88
NL Utrecht,Tivoli


14-May-88
DE Wiesbaden,Haus Der Jugend


15-May-88
DE München,Manege

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ Steal To The Sea/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Rose Again/ Three-Four/ Strychnine.


Braunschweig 17-May-88

17-May-88
DE Braunschweig,FBZ Bürgerpark

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ Steal To The Sea/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Rose Again/ Strychnine.

Ad: Xerox of ad.


19-May-88
DE München,Theaterfabrik


20-May-88
DE Reutlingen,Zelle

Setlist: a.o. Steal To The Sea/ Strychnine.


21-May-88
DE Krefeld,Kulturfabrik

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ Steal To The Sea/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Rose Again/ Three-Four/ Strychnine.


22-May-88
DE Bielefeld,PC69

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Rose Again/ The Dangling Man/ Hunter/ Steal To The Sea/ Stone/ Three-Four/ Strychnine.


25-May-88
A Wien,Messepalast

Setlist: On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ Rose Again/ The Dangling Man/ Hunter/ Stone/ Strychnine/ Fray So Slow(*).

Note: All tracks broadcast by Austrian O3 FM radio, except (*).


26-May-88
A Wien,O3 FM Radio,Music Box,session

Setlist: The Greater Head/ Stone/ Three-Four.

Note: Radio session broadcast by Austrian O3 FM.


Brussel 30-May-88

30-May-88
BE Brussel,Ancienne Belgique-Ballroom
[with Firehose]

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Rose Again/ The Dangling Man/ Hunter/ Steal To The Sea/ Three-Four/ Stone.

Ticket: Original ticket.


London 03-Jun-88

03-Jun-88
UK London,London School of Economics-Old Theatre
[with Wolfgang Press]

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ The Dangling Man/ Hunter/ Steal To The Sea/ Three-Four/ Rose Again.

Ad: Taken from the NME May 1988.


UK June 1988

04-Jun-88
UK Sheffield,The Leadmill

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ The Dangling Man/ Hunter/ Steal To The Sea.

Ad: Taken from the NME 28-May-88.


05-Jun-88
UK Newcastle,Riverside

06-Jun-88
UK Edinburgh,The Venue


11-Jun-88
DE Hamburg,Grosse Freiheit

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ The Dangling Man/ Hunter/ Steal To The Sea/ Three-Four/ Rose Again/ Strychnine.


June 1988
DE Berlin(?), recording for the "Bride Ship" album ("The Greater Head", "Stone", "The Dangling Man" and "Free World"). Engineered by David Heilman.


14/20-Jul-88
[Europe - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


14-Aug-88
NL Venlo,Juliana Park,Open Air festival

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ Three-Four/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man.

Note: Last minute replacement for Living Colour, announced to the audience just before they get on stage.


August 1988
DE Berlin, Hansa Ton Studios recording for the "Bride Ship" album ("The Shadow Of No Man", "Keepsake","The Bride Ship", "New World"). Engineered by Victor Van Vugt.


04-Sep-88
NL Rotterdam,Zuiderpark,PopPark Festival
(afternoon at 5:15PM)
[with Urban Dance Squad, Fatal Flowers,Claw Boys Claw,Living Colour,..]

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ Three-Four/ New World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man.

Note: Replacing rap act Derek B.


04-Sep-88
NL Haarlem,Patronaat
(evening)


Amsterdam 05-Sep-88

05-Sep-88
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Suicide]

Poster: Photo of poster.


September 1988
UK London, Worldwide International studios, mixing the "Bride Ship" album ("Keepsake", "The Bride Ship"). Engineered by CCS and Victor Van Vugt.


17/23-Sep-88
[Europe - Alex Hacke tours with Neubauten. He's replaced by Kid Congo Powers (Gun Club/Bad Seeds) for Crime's (one and only) east European tour.]


1x-Sep-88
PL Warszawa,Riviera Remont

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ ? / Stone/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/.. and 2 more.

Note: At a student club in the basement of a studentflat. With Kid Congo Powers replacing Alex on guitar.


16-Sep-88
SLO Ljubljana,Krizanke,Novi Rock festival 1988

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ New World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ ?.

Note: Organised by ŠKUC and released by them on a semi-official tape. With Kid Congo Powers replacing Alex on guitar.


17-Sep-88
A Ebensee,Holzstock Festival am Traunsee,Open Air Festival
[with These Immortal Souls]

1x-Sep-88
YU Zagreb,-

1x-Sep-88
HU Budapest,-

1x-Sep-88
CZ Praha,-

Note: With Kid Congo Powers replacing Alex on guitar.


26-Sep/27-Oct-88
[Europe - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


October 1988
DE Berlin, Preussen Tonstudios, mixing the "Bride Ship" album ("The Shadow Of No Man", "The Greater Head", "Stone", "The Dangling Man", "Free World" and "New World."). By CCS and Gareth Jones.


xx-Oct-88
US Release of the "Shine" album (Restless).


1x-Nov-88
US NJ,Hoboken,Maxwell's

Note: Start of the second tour of North America, lasting close to 4 weeks, but most likely not many shows were played.


19-Nov-88
US CA,Los Angeles,The Scream

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ Stone/ New World/ Angel/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Keepsake/ Three-Four/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ The Bride Ship/ Free World.


23-Nov-88
US CA,San Diego,Club Mirage

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ Three-Four/ The Dangling Man/ New World/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ Stone/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/.. and more (probably The Bride Ship/ Free World).


03-Dec-88
US IL,Chicago,Cabaret Metro

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ Stone/ Angel/ Keepsake/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ New World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ The Bride Ship/ Free World.


Naugatuck 07-Dec-88

07-Dec-88
US CT,Naugatuck,Nightshift Café

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ Stone/ Angel/ Keepsake/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ New World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ and probably also: The Bride Ship/ Free World.

Photo: Screen capture from private video.


xx-Dec-88
US NY,New York City,Pyramid Club

xx-Dec-88
US NY,New York City,Pyramid Club


xx-Dec-88
US OH,Cleveland,Phantasy Theater

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ Stone/ Angel/ Keepsake/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ New World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ The Bride Ship/ Free World.


Columbus 12-Dec-88

12-Dec-88
US OH,Columbus,Stache's
[with My Dad Is Dead]

Poster: Scan of poster.


16/17-Dec-88
[Europe - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]






1989 (Wien/Berlin)
A year with minimal activity due to Mick's commitments with the Bad Seeds and Alex's with Neubauten.
Release of "the Bride Ship" album followed by a month touring Europe.

January/February 1989. Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams relocate to Wien/Vienna (Austria).


07-Feb/04-Mar-89
[North America - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


The Shadow of No Man

03-Mar-89
UK Release of "The Shadow of No Man" single (Mute).


07/15-Apr-89
[France/Brazil - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


The Bride Ship

17-Apr-89
UK Release of "The Bride Ship" album (Mute).


03/09-May-89
[Europe - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


17-May-89
DK København,Barbue

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ The Shadow Of No Man/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Keepsake/ Angel/ Stone/ Hunter/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ Three-Four/ New World/ Steal To The Sea.


18-May-89
DK Aarhus,Huset


London 24-May-89

24-May-89
UK London,Camden,Dingwalls

Review: Xerox of review taken from Melody Maker 03-Jun-89.

Note: Without Chrislo Haas. His music is on tape.


Manchester 25-May-89

25-May-89
UK Manchester,The Boardwalk

Ad: Xerox of ad taken from Sounds 27-May-89.


Hengelo 27-May-89

27-May-89
NL Hengelo,Metropool

Setlist: Keepsake/ The Greater Head/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ All Must Be Love/ Stone/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man.

Poster: Photo of poster. Alternative poster.


Amsterdam 29-May-89

29-May-89
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Swans]

Setlist: Keepsake/ The Greater Head/ The Shadow Of No Man/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ All Must Be Love/ Hunter/ The Bride Ship/ The Dangling Man.

Photo: Credit © Orang J Goreng. Used with kind permission.

Poster: Photo of poster.


Lyon 31-May-89

31-May-89
FR Lyon,Le Truc(k)

Setlist: Keepsake/ The Greater Head/ The Shadow Of No Man/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ All Must Be Love/ Stone/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Three-Four/ New World/ Steal To The Sea.

Ad: Scan of ad.


02-Jun-89
FR Rennes,UBU

Setlist: Keepsake/ The Greater Head/ The Shadow Of No Man/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ All Must Be Love/ Stone/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Three-Four/ New World/ Steal To The Sea.


03-Jun-89
FR Paris,Rex Club


07-Jun-89
DE Heidelberg,Schwimmbad Musik-Club

Setlist: Keepsake/ All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ Stone/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Three-Four/ New World/ Steal To The Sea.


09-Jun-89
A Graz,Haus der Jugend


10-Jun-89
A Wien,Fritz

Setlist: Keepsake/ All Must Be Love/ The Greater Head/ Stone/ The Shadow Of No Man/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Three-Four/ New World/ Steal To The Sea.


Hamburg 1x-Jun-89

1x-Jun-89
DE Hamburg,Park Café

Setlist: Keepsake.

Photo: Screen captures taken from Tele 5, Offbeat broadcast June 1989.

Note: Recorded at 6 AM for TV broadcast, without Chrislo. Thomas on standup bass. No audience, except for ... the cleaning lady.


13-Jun-89
DE Dortmund,Live Station

Setlist: Keepsake/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Greater Head/ Stone/ The Shadow Of No Man/ All Must Be Love/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Three-Four/ New World/ Steal To The Sea.


15-Jun-89
DE Hannover,Bad

Setlist: Keepsake/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Greater Head/ Stone/ All Must Be Love/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ The Shadow Of No Man/ Three-Four/ New World/ Steal To The Sea.


Wuppertal 18-Jun-89

18-Jun-89
DE Wuppertal,Börse

Setlist: Keepsake/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Greater Head/ Stone/ The Shadow Of No Man/ All Must Be Love/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ Hunter/ The Dangling Man/ Three-Four/ New World/ Steal To The Sea.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Ticket: Xerox of ticket .


24/28-Jun-89
[Japan - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


05-Sep/12-Oct-89
[Europe - Alex Hacke tours with Neubauten. No activity for Crime.]


October 1989
[Brazil - Mick Harvey records "The Good Son" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


November 1989
[Germany - Mick Harvey mixes "The Good Son" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


November 1989
DE Wolperath,Conny's Studio,recording sessions for the "I Have the Gun" single, the "Paradise Discotheque" album and the "The Dolphins And The Sharks" EP. Engineered by Bruno Gebhard and Gareth Jones, with Ingo Kraus.


December 1989
[Germany - Mick Harvey mixes "The Good Son" album with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]






1990 (Wien/Berlin)
Another year without much activity due to Mick's commitments with the Bad Seeds and Alex's with Neubauten.
Recording of the "Paradise Discotheque" album.

January/February 1990
DE Berlin,Tritonus,recording and mixing sessions for the "I Have the Gun" single, the "Paradise Discotheque" album and the "The Dolphins And The Sharks" EP. Engineered by Gareth Jones.


26-Mar/01-Apr-90
[Europe - Alex Hacke tours with Neubauten. No activity for Crime.]


28-Apr-90
DE Herten,Coca-Cola-Werkhalle
(in factory ruins)
Rocknacht


13-May/17-Jun-90
[Europe - Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


May/Jun-90
[Europe - Alex Hacke tours with Neubauten. No activity for Crime.]


09/26-Jul-90
[Japan/Australia- Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. No activity for Crime.]


08-Aug-90
UK Release of "I Have The Gun" single (Mute).


Paradise Discotheque

03-Sep-90
UK Release of "Paradise Discotheque" album (Mute).


Köln 04-Sep-90

04-Sep-90
DE Köln,Live Music Hall
WDR Rocklife Rocknacht
[with Peter Blakely and Revenge]

Setlist: Keepsake/ Stone/ The Dolphins and the Sharks(*)/ All Must Be Love/ Angel/ I Have The Gun(*)/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ The Dangling Man/ Motherless Child/ The Bride Ship(*)/ Free World.

Photo: Screen captures from TV broadcast.

Note: (*) tracks broadcast by German TV on 20-Oct-90. Without Chrislo Haas.


London 05-Sep-90

05-Sep-90
UK London,Ladbroke Grove,Subterania

Review: Taken from Melody Maker 15-Sep-90.

Ticket: Xerox of ticket .


20-Sep/05-Oct-90
[North America- Mick Harvey tours with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Simon Bonney joins as lighting engineer. No activity for Crime.]


09-Oct-90
DE Köln,Rose Club

10-Oct-90
DE Heidelberg,Schwimmbad Musik-Club

1x-Oct-90
DE more dates

1x-Oct-90
CH -,-
[with Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes - acoustic]


Lille 17-Oct-90

17-Oct-90
FR Lille,L'Aéronef

Setlist: Keepsake/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ Angel/ Stone/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Motherless Child/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/ The Sun Before The Darkness.

Ad: From French mag.


Nancy 18-Oct-90

18-Oct-90
FR Nancy,Terminal Export

Setlist: Keepsake/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ Angel/ Stone/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Motherless Child/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ The Sun Before The Darkness/ Hunter.

Photo: Credit unknown.


23-Oct-90
DE München,Nachtwerk
[with Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes - acoustic]


Wien 24-Oct-90

24-Oct-90
A Wien,U4
[with Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes - acoustic]

Poster: Photo of poster.


25-Oct-90
A Salzburg,Argekultur
[with Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes - acoustic]


Praha 27-Oct-90

27-Oct-90
CZ Praha,Press club Parizska
[with Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes - acoustic]

Ad: Taken from Fakezine.


Berlin 28-Oct-90

28-Oct-90
DE Berlin,Loft
[with Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes - acoustic]

Ad: Taken from Spex magazine.


31-Oct-90
FR Paris,Elysee Montmartre
(Halloween party)


Deinze 04-Nov-90

04-Nov-90
BE Deinze,Brielpoort,Futurama Festival
[with Cranes, Afghan Whigs, Ride, etc..]

Setlist: All Must Be Love/ I Have The Gun/ Keepsake/ Stone/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ Free World.

Ad: Taken from Rif Raf magazine.

Photo: Taken from newspaper .


10/17-Nov-90
[North America - Alex Hacke tours with Neubauten. No activity for Crime.]


24/25-Nov-90
[Europe - Alex Hacke tours with Neubauten. No activity for Crime.]


05-Dec-90
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Rubberhead]

Note: Filmed for Snub TV (UK), broadcast 11-Feb-91.


Den Haag 06-Dec-90

06-Dec-90
NL Den Haag,Paard Van Troje

Review: Taken from Sounds mag 22-Dec-90.

Note: Without Chrislo Haas.


08-Dec-90
NL Den Bosch,Willem II


Groningen 09-Dec-90

09-Dec-90
NL Groningen,Vera

Setlist: Keepsake/ Stone/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/ The Sun Before The Darkness.

Poster: Original poster.


13-Dec-90
IT Roma,Evolution

Setlist: Keepsake/ Stone/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ Hunter.


Sydney 1x-Dec-90

1x-Dec-90
IT Genova,Coccodrillo

Photo: Credit Myriam Bardino ©.


Paris 17-Dec-90

17-Dec-90
FR Paris,New Morning

Setlist: Keepsake(*)/ Stone/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love(*)/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator(*)/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)(*)/ Angel(*)/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/ The Sun Before The Darkness(*)/ I Have The Gun (reprise).

Note: Filmed for a Mute film, as yet unreleased. All (*) tracks recorded by Bertrand Burgalat and released on "The Adversary" live album (Mute 1993).

Photo: Screen capture from the unreleased Mute film.


December 1990
DE Wolperath,Conny's Studio,recording sessions for "The Adversary" track used for Wim Wenders film "Until The End Of The World/Bis ans Ende der Welt". Engineered by Ingo Kraus. Mixing of the live tracks recorded in Paris on 17-Dec-90. Engineered by Thomas Stern.






1991 (Wien/Berlin)
Last year for the band. Two small tours: in the UK and in North America.

06-Jan-91
NL VARA FM,2 Meter sessie
(radio session)

Setlist: I Have The Gun(*)/ Motherless Child/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain).

Note: (*) Available from Thomas Stern's MySpace page. Recorded on a Sunday morning at 11AM, broadcast on 15-Jan-91.


Jan/Apr-91
[Germany,Berlin - Alex Hacke records with Neubauten. No activity for Crime.]


Dolphins and the Sharks

18-Feb-91
UK Release of "Dolphins and the Sharks" EP (Mute).


Glasgow 26-Feb-91

26-Feb-91
UK Glasgow,King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Setlist: Keepsake/ Stone/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ The Sun Before The Darkness.

Review: Taken from Sounds 23-Mar-91.


Leeds 27-Feb-91

27-Feb-91
UK Leeds,Duchess of York
[with Breed]

Setlist: Keepsake/ Stone/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/ The Sun Before The Darkness.

Review: Taken from Sounds 02-Mar-91.

Note: Simon Breed guests on "Motherless Child".


Manchester 28-Feb-91

28-Feb-91
UK Manchester,The Boardwalk

Setlist: Keepsake/ Stone/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/ The Sun Before The Darkness.

Ad: Taken from Melody Maker 09-Feb-91.


London 02-Mar-91

02-Mar-91
UK London,Islington,Finsbury Park,Powerhaus

Ad: Taken from NME 09-Feb-91.


17-May/21-Jun-91
[Europe - Alex Hacke tours with Neubauten. No activity for Crime.]


04/26-Jul-91
[Australia/Japan/North America - Alex Hacke tours with Neubauten. No activity for Crime.]


0x-Aug-91
US CA,Long Beach,-

Note: Third tour of North America.


03-Aug-91
US CA,Los Angeles,Club Lingerie
[with Congo Norvell]

Setlist: Keepsake/ Stone/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/ The Greater Head/ Hunter/ The Sun Before The Darkness.


04-Aug-91
US CA,San Francisco,Slim's Nightclub


05-Aug-91
US NY,New York City,CBGB's

Setlist: The Bride Ship/ Free World/ The Dangling Man/.. and more.

Note: Above tracks released on "The Adversary" album (Mute 1993).


06-Aug-91
US NY,New York City,CBGB's

Setlist: Stone/ Keepsake/ The Dangling Man/ Hunter/ The Sun Before The Darkness/ I Have The Gun/ All Must Be Love/ Motherless Child/ The Last Dictator/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ Angel/ The Dolphins and the Sharks(*)/ The Bride Ship/ Free World.

Note: (*) released on "The Adversary" album (Mute 1993).


Toronto 11-Aug-91

11-Aug-91
CAN ON,Toronto,Rivoli

Ticket: Photo of ticket.


Late 1991. The band breaks up. Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams move to Los Angeles, where they record the "Forever" solo album. During 1993/94 Simon records a second solo album "Everyman". He tours the US extensively throughout 1995. From 1996 till 1998 he's working in the US as a truck driver for the film industry, in the same period he also records a third, as yet unreleased, album "Eyes Of Blue" in Detroit. From 1995 till 2000 he's working in Los Angeles in the film industry (as grip and key grip and sometimes acting), also taking classes to become a film director. He returns to Australia in 2001 where he enlists at the Sydney film school. He moves with his family to Canberra working for the governement and studying for a PhD (in regulation/justice/diplomacy).

Former band member Chrislo Haas died in Berlin on 22/23-Oct-04, at the age of 47, from the consequences of a heart failure due to his prolonged alcohol abuse.






2010/2011 (Canberra)
Regeneration/Reformation.

2010
AU Simon Bonney announces, through his Facebook/MySpace pages, his return to the music scene, with the intention of touring with his former Detroit musicians. The purpose is to perform as well his solo songs as Crime songs. A compilation album of his 3 solo albums will be released as well as a Crime and the City Solution compilation CD on Mute Records.


04-Jul-11
UK Former Crime and the City Solution member Alex Hacke has a talk with Daniel Miller @ Mute records.


06-Sep-11
AU Simon Bonney calls Mute UK. Crime and the City Solution officially reforms.


09-Sep-11
AU Simon Bonney announces his new band with some former band members: Bronwyn Adams (violin), Alexander Hacke (guitar) and several new: David Eugene Edwards [Sixteen Horsepower/Woven Hand], Troy Gregory [The Dirtbombs/Simon Bonney band], Matthew Smith [Outrageous Cherry/Simon Bonney band] and Jim White [Dirty Three]. Also introducing Danielle de Picciotto (visuals and art).






Alex Hacke - Troy Gregory - Jim White - Bronwyn Adams - David Eugene Edwards - Matthew Smith - Danielle de Picciotto - Simon Bonney
Alex Hacke - Troy Gregory - Jim White - Bronwyn Adams - David Eugene Edwards - Matthew Smith - Danielle de Picciotto - Simon Bonney. 
Photo credit: © Coleen O'Connor.




2012 (Detroit)
The year in which the band records a new album and tours.

Reformation Line-up #1 (2012):
Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin)/ Alexander Hacke (guitar)/ David Eugene Edwards (guitar)/ Troy Gregory (bass)/ Matthew Smith (keyboards and Moog)/ Jim White (drums) and Danielle de Picciotto (live visuals and art).

Mid April 2012
US Detroit,Tempermill studio,recording new album "American Twilight".


Late May 2012
US Detroit,Tempermill studio,mixing and mastering new album "American Twilight".


04-Jul-12
US Close of the pledge project @ PledgeMusic.com initiated by the band to finance the US/European 2012 tours. In return for contributions pledgers could (depending on their contribution) pick from an impressive array of gifts: from a 35mm surrealist film titled " Sadness" to the guitar used on the "Shine" album, the original art from "Just South of Heaven", a handwritten and illustrated adaptation of "The Last Dictator", signed photographs, hand written and illustrated lyrics, backstage passes, etc.. The full list of gifts included: notebook, signed photo, personal postcard from Simon Bonney, personal postcard from Alexander Hacke, poster, DVD - Documentary ("A Lovely Day"), black tote bag in cotton with silkscreened image, track sheet (for "Goddess"), limited silkscreened tanktop, drumsticks signed by Jim White, answerphone message, silk-screened girlie t-shirt, silk-screened t-shirts, original production schedule plan (for "American Twilight"), original autographed photographs, VIP Passes for live show of choice, original lyric sheet, Skype - Troy Gregory, Skype - drum lesson, dinner with band, hand written lyrics -The Last Dictator III’ by Simon Bonney, hand written lyrics ‘The Last Dictator IV’ by Simon Bonney, hand written lyrics ‘The Last Dictator I’’ by Simon Bonney, hand written lyrics ‘‘On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)", hand written lyrics ‘“The Last Dictator II” by Simon Bonney, original photo of Detroit 1986, art piece by David Eugene Edwards, original Artwork from new album (gold), "Just South of Heaven" original painting, illustrated short story, Alexander Hacke's signed guitar (Hopff Saturn).

Pledges ranged from $10 to $1,500. The project started on May 9th 2012 and was released on July 4th 2012.
219 persons contributed.


24-Sep-12
UK Release of "An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime - Berlin 1987 – 1991" CD album (Mute).


25-Sep-12
US Release of "An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime - Berlin 1987 – 1991" CD album (Mute US).


18-Oct-12 Denver

18-Oct-12
US CO,Denver,The Oriental
[with The Howling Hex]

Setlist: The Bride Ship/ Keepsake/ The Colonel Doesn't Call Anymore/ Rose Blue/ Steal To The Sea/ I Have The Gun/ My Love Takes Me There/ Hunter/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ The Last Dictator (I-II)/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ All Must Be Love/ Six Bells Chime/ American Twilight.

Photo: Credit Tom Murphy.


Detroit 19-Oct-12

19-Oct-12
US MI,Detroit,Institute of Arts
[with American Mars]

Note: Free show.

Photo: Credit © Joel H Williams. Used with kind permission.


US Europe tour 2012

21-Oct-12
US IL,Chicago,Lincoln Hall
[with Bobby Con]

Poster: Generic e-Poster.


Brooklyn 22-Oct-12

22-Oct-12
US NY,Brooklyn,Music Hall of Williamsburg
[with Laura Ortman, Blues Control]

Setlist: The Bride Ship/ Keepsake/ The Colonel Doesn't Call Anymore/ Rose Blue/ Steal To The Sea/ I Have The Gun/ My Love Takes Me There/ Hunter/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ The Last Dictator (I-II)/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ All Must Be Love/ Six Bells Chime/ American Twilight.

Photo: Credit Josh Skuby. Used with kind permission.


Los Angeles 23-Oct-12

23-Oct-12
US CA,Los Angeles,The Fonda
[with Hecuba]

Photo: Credit © Chotda. Used with kind permission.


San Francisco 24-Oct-12

24-Oct-12
US CA,San Francisco,Slim's
[with Cairo Gang]

Photo: Credit Audrey Penven.


London 26-Oct-12

26-Oct-12
UK London,Queen Elizabeth Hall
[with Savages]

Photo: Credit Steve Asenjo.


Lausanne 28-Oct-12

28-Oct-12
CH Lausanne,Les Docks
[with Les Yeux Sans Visage]

Photo: Credit © Badalamenti. Used with kind permission.


Gent 29-Oct-12

29-Oct-12
BE Gent,Vooruit
[with Hadewig Kras]

Setlist: The Bride Ship/ Keepsake/ The Colonel Doesn't Call Anymore/ Rose Blue/ I Have The Gun/ My Love Takes Me There/ Hunter/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ The Last Dictator (I-II)/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ All Must Be Love/ Six Bells Chime/ American Twilight.

Photo: Credit © Anna G.. Used with kind permission.


Haarlem 30-Oct-12

30-Oct-12
NL Haarlem,Patronaat
[with Rats on Rafts]

Setlist: The Bride Ship/ Keepsake/ The Colonel Doesn't Call Anymore/ Rose Blue/ I Have The Gun/ My Love Takes Me There/ Hunter/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ The Last Dictator (I-II)/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ All Must Be Love/ Six Bells Chime/ American Twilight.

Photo: Courtesy of C. Ziggenpuss.

Poster: Photo of poster.


Berlin 31-Oct-12

31-Oct-12
BE Berlin, C-Club
[with Dana Schechter (Insect Arc) , Anna von Hausswolf]

Setlist: The Bride Ship/ Keepsake/ The Colonel Doesn't Call Anymore/ Rose Blue/ Steal To The Sea/ I Have The Gun/ My Love Takes Me There/ Home Is Far From Here - Hunter/ On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)/ The Last Dictator (I-II)/ The Dolphins and the Sharks/ All Must Be Love/ Six Bells Chime/ American Twilight.

Photo: Credit unknown.






2013 (Detroit)
The year in which the "American Twilight" album is released preceded by a tiny Australian tour.

ATP 17-Feb-13

17-Feb-13
AU Melbourne-Altona,Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Reception
ATP - I'll Be Your Mirror festival
[with Beasts Of Borubon, Neubauten, Pere Ubu, etc..]

Poster: e-Poster.


Australia Feb-13

18-Feb-13
AU Melbourne,The HiFi Bar
[with Sleepy Sun]

21-Feb-13
AU Sydney,The HiFi Bar
[with Sleepy Sun]

24-Feb-13
AU Brisbane,The HiFi Bar
[with Sleepy Sun]

Note: In Melbourne Mick Harvey joins the band on guitar for “Rose Blue”.

Poster: e-Poster.


04-Mar-13
UK Release of "Goddess" single (Mute).


25-Mar-13
UK Release of "American Twilight" CD/LP album (Mute).

26-Mar-13
US Release of "American Twilight" CD/LP album (Mute).


Barcelona 25-May-13

25-May-13
ES Barcelona,Primavera Sound festival
[with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dead Can Dance etc..]

Note: Crime cancel their performance.

Poster: e-Poster.


July 2013
US/AU Detroit/Melbourne,studio,recording a new album with Simon and Bronwyn in Melbourne and the rest of the crew in Detroit.



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