Ever wondered about those two blurred beauties photographed in action on the covers of Love Song and Sons And Fascination (and no, I don’t mean Jim and Charlie. Lol)?
Well, I can tell you they are two 1960s American classic cars. One is a red 1969 Plymouth Sport Fury and the other is a black 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood. I think we can agree that these beauties are as much the stars of the cover art of these releases as much as Simple Minds are themselves, no?
You can read more about the Love Song/Sons And Fascination cover art by visiting the Dream Giver info page HERE
The YouTube clips below show the cars in their glory. Obviously not the EXACT ones on the covers, but the same makes and models. The cars aren’t the same colour but it’s such a fab/naff advert for the Plymouth and PETULA CLARK sings the blooming jingle! And just being able to hear the sound of the Cadillac engine – OMG…pure car p0rn!
Thanks to MX for the additional information on the cars.
Happy Friday, people!
Numbered and sign by both Malcolm Garrett and Roger Cleghorn. Limited to a run of just 53 copies. You better be quick if you want a copy!
Thanks for the heads up, MG! Really looking forward to this! Awesome!
Check the link to Bandcamp for more info – HERE
Also, here’s a review of the album from Electronic Sound magazine, reviewed for the first run early last year.
Not sure it’s any good at all. Dunno…
Art imitates life – some days are fab, some are not. Sometimes you have to swim against the tide to get to where you want to go…
And all that shit.
Something wonderful and unexpected happened over the Easter weekend. It was quite lovely and I was pretty overwhelmed by it to be honest. But, as with the usual kind of thing that happens in my life…the enthusiasm bubbles over and I go a bit… “anorak” on people…
Despite the “anorak” in me though, I asked a really stupid question and probably ruined what was an otherwise potentially wonderful thing.
It just seemed like a really lovely thing. And there was an email exchange with it and now I seem to have lost those emails this morning. Like I accidentally deleted them or something – because they have just DISAPPEARED.
What will be will be, I guess.
No one else would be bothered much – but for me, it was a BIG thing and it made me so happy. Another thing that seemed ssooo intangible but for a fleeting bit of time it appeared tangible, only to disappear.
A ghost. An apparition. A figment of my imagination. Blossom petals in the wind…
When I wanna call out what would I say?
I don’t wanna be here anyway.
Still searching tonight.
I am just a sad and lonely pervert…
It started last night with another piece of “art”…
And then there was joy in the post this morning. This man and the music he helps to make is the biggest bit of sunshine Glasgow has.
I held off buying the 40 Silver vinyl edition and then when it was being sold at a reduced price, I was never quick enough to grab a copy before it sold out. I had been watching several on eBay…biding my time. Some were being sold with some cosmetic flaws to the packaging but the price wasn’t in any way reduced so I just kept waiting…
In the end I got it for £24 with free postage and it seemed a pretty pristine copy. No cosmetic damage and still new and sealed.
As for the photos of Jim – these are ones I have been coveting for some time. Taken in April, 1982, Virginia seemed to have the most wonderful photo session with Jim in Kensington Gardens that day. I never really ask her anything about the photoshoots. One) I know she’ll never really remember much, and two) I don’t want to drive the poor woman crazy going on and on and on AND ON about Jim. 😂😂😂😂😂
She already endures so much from me as is.
Anyway, I actually better wind this post up now! There’s a Minds Music Monday post to come. Worry not!
Glasgow is ALWAYS sunny with a bit of Jim Kerr around ❤️😊