Bowie Related Features In April’s Classic Pop – Ken Scott Interview And Reissued Vinyl Review

A great interview with Ken Scott, talking quite broadly about his time producing Bowie albums Hunky Dory, Ziggy, Aladdin Sane and Pin-Ups. Also a reissue review of the Low/Heroes/Lodger/Stage/Scary Monsters 180gm vinyl albums (for those of us who still haven’t bothered/won £500 on a scratch card to “invest” in ANCIANT box set). Can’t say I agree with that final paragraph on the review. They are MOST enjoyable to listen to and that is WHY we listen to them. We don’t listen to them because they are “influential” or “career defining” – we listen to them because they are fucking AMAZING!

Back Down To Earth – And Classic Pop SM Comp!

I will try my best to catch up with all stuff and get the blog back up-to-date shortly. WHAT A WHIRLWIND it has been!

In the meantime, here’s a link to a Classic Pop magazine competition in which you can win lots of SM goodies, including a rare exclusive white vinyl copy of the Magic 7″ single. Comp closes May 1st. All you have to do is answer a “simple” question and join the mailing list for the magazine newsletter. Just click the image to enter. Good luck!


SM Comp link


Classic Pop Magazine – February, 2018 – Simple Minds Main Feature!

A big old eight-page spread inside the new edition of Classic Pop magazine – as well as a full page…if somewhat disappointingly back-handed…review of Walk Between Worlds.

Classic Pop hits some stores today…particularly Tesco supermarkets are meant to have stock. It is already available as a digital edition for £3.99 as opposed to the £6.99 print edition.

CLICK HERE to buy the digital copy.

Classic Pop Gig Review – London Palladium – Best Live Show

Ooh, very nice for Classic Pop to give them “best live show” in their July issue. It was one I was at, and it was a belter! But…lol…I do love that Jim is getting a reputation for his “dad dancing”. Quite a contrast from the awkward boy who wouldn’t dance at parties as a teen. I think he’s finally taken the “life’s too short” philosophy. And, of course, as far as he is concerned…when interviewed last year at the Ivors, we all WANT the dad dancing! Lol. Of course we do…you make us all feel capable of dancing too. Lol