I'm sure that anyone who has spent any time in Leeds over the last 20-30 years will know who Cider Paul is (if not by that name). "Bandanna Man" is another alias. He used to be a permanent fixture in the Phono, and more recently has taken to hanging round with the Emo kids near the Corn Exchange.Brad wrote:I believe the recordings sucked because they were mainly from one source (who didn't obviously know how to bootleg properly) who befriended the band and then was chastised for recording the shows.
Anyhoo, a friend has known Cider Paul for many years and had the following tale to tell...
Once upon a time, back in the early-to-mid 80s, Paul was a lot more sober than he is these days, and he used to record a lot of shows. One night after a Sisters show somewhere in Yorkshire, Paul was hitching home, and happened to be picked up by the band. About halfway back to Leeds, the penny dropped with one of the band: "Oi, you're that cnut that's been taping all our shows!"
To cut a long story short, Eldritch and co marched Paul back to his flat and forced him to hand over all his original tapes. No more Sisters recordings from Cider Paul!