With just under a week to go before the release of the new Field Music offering, Flat White Moon, the Brewis brothers look back through their musical output over the past 16 years with Uncut magazine.
In the canon of Simple Minds work, some songs get forgotten about…lost…overshadowed or under-appreciated.
In making a choice for this week’s MMM, I wanted to choose a track that was topical. I was thinking about the weather and the time of year and with it being “Blue Monday” today, I thought this neglected gem needed a bit of a highlight.
Not sure on the details of this clip…would seem to date, by Jim’s clothing, style, hair cut, etc, to be around 2005. It’s a truncated version…but I like it. Sir is being quite emotive…
Lyric of the day
Song: Underneath The Ice
Album: Black And White 050505
Year of release: 2005
Words: Jim Kerr
Simple Minds feature article in Q Magazine Special on Depeche Mode and The Story of Electro-pop from 2005.
I will be scanning the complete magazine in the next couple of days and sharing it in sections. I will put “Phase One” of the magazine up shortly.
The magazine has really great features…but of course I just bought it for the picture of Jim Kerr in the white suit. I mean…
*THE* white suit.
Thought I’d lost this clip. Yay!
Simple Minds on the Jonathan Ross Show from 2005. They perform Stay Visible off the “Black & White 050505″ album. There’s a better copy of that up on YT already, but thought I’d put this full clip up, including Jonathan intro-ing the guys in the green room (quite funny) and a “4 Poofs and a Piano” short tribute performance of Don’t You (Forget About Me).