'Addiction' was performed during the 1980 Tour, and only one decent audience recording of this song exists from 1980-11-14 Technical College, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, UK. This date may have been the song's only live performance. The track is occasionally referred to by fans as 'Closer', 'Closer All The Time', or 'Ghost Of Modern Time'. The entire track, as well as lyrics transcribed to the best of our ability, are below.
There has been contention regarding the true name of this track. Bong Magazine Issue 24 clears this up; please see the scans below.
Daryl Bamonte recalls "Addiction" as being premiered at 1980-11-14 Technical College, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, UK:
And through faded memories, I seem to remember "Addiction" being showcased at Southend College 11/80 but I might be wrong."
Full track sample
Dates with available recordings of Addiction
There are currently 2 recordings of Addiction available.
- 1980-10-30 Bridge House, London, England, UK/Source 1
- 1980-11-14 Technical College, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, UK/Source 1
Dates where Addiction was played
To the best of our knowledge, Addiction is confirmed to have been played only once during this tour, at the below concert.
- Addiction was not played during this tour.