A fitting tribute for Ted.
Due for release on February 22nd on the Cherry Red Records label is a 5 CD box set of the best of Scottish music released on independent record labels from for first stages of punk in 1977, through to the modern mainstream in 1989.
It’s an impressive and extensive list of acts to come out of such a small country, and a number of them go on to find major commercial success – none more successful than “our” Simple Minds – then not quite fully formed and under the original moniker of Johnny And The Self Abusers. The song that features is Dead Vandals (of the two songs that JATSA commercially produced, this is the one I prefer – even though Saints And Sinners by its pace adheres more to the punk ethos).
Below is a review in the most recent issue of Record Collector magazine. The review is very good. At the end of the post, you find a “taster” playlist on Spotify as to what’s to come on the box set.
With just over a month to go until they are back playing at Oran Mor – Caezar have two radio slots coming up this week – see below (or view the band’s various social media) for details.
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Time to get back to work. Wearecaezar will be live on the Diana Schad show this Wednesday 9th Jan from 10pm on Pulse Radio 98.4Fm and the the Brian Byrne show on Friday 11th Jan from 6pm on Camglen Radio 107.9Fm, full band in session for Brian’s show. This follows a few days rehearsals for our up and coming home town gig at Oran Mor on Friday 15th Feb. Hope to see you all there . Joe & JJ X
A beautiful treat for Christmas. Cherisse’s tour diary with Jim recorded in Sconny Botland. I get Christmas in Scotland after all 🙂
Thank you Simple Minds for being the most amazing band in the world. And to Jim for being…beautiful.
And thank you to everyone who comes to visit this crazy fangirl’s blog. Here’s to bigger and better things in 2019.
Well, it would appear Sir’s boots are not the ONLY thing Simple Minds related up for auction! So is this penguin sculpture, co designed and created by Fiona Sutherland.
Can’t imagine it is going to be cheap!
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Rock legends @simplemindsmusic took some time out of their busy touring schedule to meet the penguin they sponsored as part of the @maggiespenguinparade – Tiaki The Blue Penguin from New Zealand visits Dundee. The eighties supergroup have even signed the penguin ahead of the auction of all 80 penguins at the new @vadundee on Monday 24th September #simpleminds #maggiespenguinparade #vandadundee #vadundee
Time for part two of the Story of Scottish Pop – the radio programs aired on BBC Radio Scotland, presented by Vic Galloway. This time – Scottish Rock.
BBC Radio Scotland “Classic Albums” host Davie Scott talks us through New Gold Dream, with input from Jim Kerr, Bruce Findlay, and “rent-a-gob”, Paul Morley (among others).
And…there’s not even a single mention of the bath…even though Jim’s lyrics are discussed quite heavily. (Yep…the old Prip is slowly returning…ever happy to ogle) And you KNOW what I was visualising when we all had to use our imaginations for the visuals of their debut TOTP appearance? That bloody white suit and those black boots. The dyed hair. The pasty make up. Sadly, no nipples on display. Perhaps the BBC didnae allow such FILTH to be aired on a Thursday night? *sigh*
Anyway, you can access the podcast HERE – fairly short at around 23 miniutes in length. Roughly Side A of NGD itself. Enjoy!
UPDATE:- I got to thinking…why just sit about imagining it when you can watch it?! Here we go! Mr Snake-Hips on TOTP! HEY, JIM! SHOW US YA NIPS! Lol