Today is a very exciting day! I get to hear the long mystical Glasgow Apollo gig that SM did in September of 1981. I am really looking forward to this one. I have already heard just a little bit of it (In Trance As Mission and some of Changeling) and I plan to devour the rest shortly, even if only as a brief taster.
I’m sure someone will end up putting it up on YouTube and when they do, I’ll share it here.
Until then…I’m off for a listen and a TARDIS trip! Jim…in them boots! Sweet baby Jesus and the orphans! 💕💕💕
UPDATE: OMG – ‘Seeing Out The Angel’ and ‘Sons and Fascination’ are both WONDERFUL at this gig! So…I am going to post one song here.
Firstly…Jim’s post late last night/early this morning re: the first Simple Minds gig on this day in 1978. I posted on the SMO FB visitor wall saying about making a “pilgrimage” there…to stand on the “hallowed turf”.
I looked up Satellite City to see the main site was once Green’s Playhouse and then later the Apollo. Upstairs was another venue, originally called Clouds, it was renamed Satellite City.
When I looked on Google Maps for the location earlier…I didn’t zoom out on the image…only just this evening did I do that to see…I had already viewed the “hallowed ground” with my own eyes back in November 2016! And in a further twist of irony, look what stands there now!
This was a picture I took of it back in 2016. LITTLE DID I KNOW the history of it then.
It kind of blew me away knowing I had been standing outside it some 14 months previous without even knowing the significance. All I thought at the time when I saw it was, “Oh, this is neat…an Aussie pub in Glasgow. Bloody Aussies! They’re everywhere these days! Lol”