I saw this sketch on Instagram of Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill and I thought it looked really lovely. I love that the artist got Mr Kerr in the, what I like to call, the “hairdresser’s bib” – this odd black scarf/kerchief thing he wore in 1982/3. They drew it well.
Kerr is a bit abstract. It’s not an exact likeness. And it also does look a little like the guy from The Lotus Eaters, but I like it. A link to the artist’s Instagram account is below.
I wish I had a modicum of this kind of talent. Alas…
Nice to see a couple of different pics from the Minds playing Bingley Hall on September 6th, 1981 as part of Futurama 3.
Does this man look sick to you? Nope! Sexy – YES! Sick, no. But he was. Poor Jim was struck by the heebie jeebies that night and also performed some “technicolour yawns”. Off stage at least…or at least out of site. But I think you can hear some of it on this bootleg of the gig (below). All things considered, it still sounds the most amazing gig.
And Jim in those goddamn boots will ALWAYS have me drooling. Drooling! Not barfing!
Ever heard of Galaxians? Nope, me neither until Field Music’s David Brewis mentioned them on the Field Music Instagram account on Friday.
A new album of theirs (Galaxians) had been released and he was recommending it for your weekend listening pleasure. He said “our Leeds compadres Galaxians (he actually tagged their Insta a/c) have a new album out! Features the finest synthesizing this side of Bernie Worrell’s most-holy ghost.”
A person leaving a comment quoted that last part with a “SOLD!” at the end of their comment.
And I was really taken by the cover art. With me still in the middle of reading Lanark, there was something of the Alasdair Gray to the album cover art. So I thought “I need to give this a listen.
And for the past two nights I have done. Wow! Not just synths. Drums! E-drums. Linn drums maybe? I’m no expert. The vocals! Wow! And the style/genre – harking back to real PROPER funk, soul and r&b. I’m not sure about the Bernie Worrell reference. I am yet to see exactly what that pertains to. All I know is – THIS is a summer album! AND IT COMES FROM LEEDS?! It’s like that constant mindfuck of knowing that Average White Band hail from Dundee. Lol. You never expect these kind of sounds to spring forth from the UK.
Anyways, I am with David Brewis firmly on this one. You could do worse things on a rainy Sunday in Glasgow (or wherever else in the world you find yourself in currently) than listening to Galaxians new Chemical Reaction album.
Spotify link below…
You can buy their music from Bandcamp also. I’ve just gone and bought the album in vinyl. Bandcamp wording is a clickable link directly to their page.
Early days for content but it will soon build. I cannot recommend this lady enough – esp. for Simple Minds content – but she has such an extensive catalogue of artists and bands she’s photographed. You name them, she’s probably photographed them!