Records In My Life – “Brucey Bonus”

It does comtain some swearing, this short clip (YASSSS! *fist pump*), but it’s fab. Man…to be ssssoooo cock sure! Just…I don’t think I have EVER been THAT sure of ANYTHING EVER in my life! It can’t all just be down to bravado?! You’ve got to have the belief and the cojones to know you can deliver on that.

Like…how, Jim?! HOW do you do it?!

Anyway, here’s the clip. Enjoy…

Bonfire Of The Memories

It was bonfire night, 1980, and Jim recalls it like it’s 2016! (Coincidentally…my first ever visit to Glasgow was that night – Bonfire night, 2016…I had a bankside view of the Clyde from my hotel window and I could see fireworks going off all over from the view I had of the city there. It was magical!)

I left a comment on his post about the significance – for a Johnny-come-lately like myself of bootlegs and other (more official) live recordings from the time. They are like gold dust and little pockets of time travel.

Well, you guys know (those of you who may have taken some interest in the blog for a while – I dare say that’s just me! Lol) the things I have done to highlight them? The Weekend WhirliGIG being one example of my way of showcasing that stuff.

These kind of recordings are so precious to me. Had we had the technology we have now available back then? Imagine how much of this stuff would be preserved?! Still, that is part of what makes it so very precious. The fact it’s so rare, for one, and the other is capturing a band in (what is STILL) their formative years…oh, but what years! And how bloody accomplished they were already! I’m sure JIm would tell me “no”. That even then, they were still amateurish. I’d tell him to “do wan” if he did! Lol

As an example…here is a fucking BLISTERING version of I Travel from the time. And just as I imagine it sounded to his ears that night at the City Hall in Glasgow…listen to that crowd at the end of the song. And that’s in London, not Glasgow!

I’ve done it so the clip starts at I Travel…but you can always go back and listen to it all.

I’ll add a link to Jim’s FB post as well for your perusal.

Cherisse Live Instagram Drumkit Run Through

Tomorrow, Nov 6th at 3pm CST (American Central Standard Time) – which is 9pm GMT – Cherisse will conduct a live Instagram stream to run through her drumkit during soundcheck in New Orleans.

Be there or be square!

Punch Above Your Weight! Jim Kerr – Records In My Life

Lol. Yeah…I strive for that every day…don’t I, Jim? Lol.

Perhaps I do myself a disservice there? Lol. No. I know I’m in dreamland…

A great interview. And always good to have the visuals. A chance for some keen-eyed ogling 😊 Happy days!

You really are a hard man to please when it comes to “modern” music. At least you’re not saying “it’s all shit”. You at least have Thumper’s words in your mind.

Anyway…enjoy the interview peeps!