Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias – University of Manchester Union 13th March 1981

I only went to the University of Manchester Union to see two gigs and they were on consecutive nights in 1981. The first night being to see Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias – the spoof snuff rock band who had songs like Heads Down No Nonsense Mindless Boogie and Fuck You. They also did a country version of Anarchy in the UK and a ABBA pisstake called juan Lopez (a spoof version of the Lonely Goatherd).

As you can see the venue had gone to town on the tickets having just printed stickers to put over some old Cellar Disco tickets and not even managed to get the name of the band correct!

They were very much of their time and much of their humour would fall foul of the PC brigade these days but below is a flavour of their style…