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Hallowed beings In the ‘altematlve’ pantheon, The Fall are made llesh at Glasgow Oueen Margaret Union on October 4 and Edinburgh Coasters on October 7. Their lack at commercial success belies both their inlluence and their status as one oi Britain’s most consistent singles bands, with gems like ‘Flery Jack’ and ‘The Man Whose Head Expanded’ to their credit. Under the orchestration oi the enigmatic and learsome Mark E. Smith, The Fall have developed an intense, compelling hard rock style, repetitive percussion and rockabilly twang much to the lore.

events and is named after the JAMC’s debut LP ‘Psycho Candy‘ released this very week! For feedback, great pop tunes and a Bad Attitude. The Jesus and Mary Chain are currently reigning supreme. Pity they‘re not the future of rock and roll though.

0 The Apes in Control The Star Social Club, 44 Carlton Place.


0 The Long Ryders The Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. Doors open 7.30pm. £4.

MONDAY 7 Edinburgh

0 Desolation Angel La Sorbonne, Cowgate.

O The Fall Coasters, West Tollcross. 9.30pm. £4. (See panel).

0 The Heaters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free (to be confirmed).

0 Mr Rock ’n' Roll Jailhouse, Calton Road, 10.30pm. Free.



0 Fruits ol Passion plus White Bombay Bicycle Club in Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street. Jangly pop types. The Fruits reappearing in their native town, no doubt with fewer guitar solos and more strident females vocals. Support band White are brand new, rather flavourful and possibly worth seeing as they have a weird heavy metal/dance/pop crossover mish mash sound and the most handsome and charismatic rock

The new material, premiered on the current tour, makes much use of Brix Smith’s smooth tones, the perlect toil to husband Mark's monotone sneer, over unprecedentediy melodic material country-blues accoustic slide guitar is employed on one oi the tracks on the preview cassette. The alleged drabness that has put so many oil The Fall seems to have been superseded by songs (l) at buoyant tuneiulness. This might be the time to be converted. You might not get another chance. (AM).

singer to come out ofGlasgow in . . .oh ages!

0 Coduct oi Pldgeons Fixx Bar. Miller Street. Very strange and weird one man show full of idiosyncratic pop tunes.


0 Val Ooonican Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £5.50, £4.50. (Children and OAPs half-price). No guitar histrionics here; nor does Val revive a flagging show by threatening to hurl himself off the PA stacks. Take junior along to see how a pro does it.

o Plague oi Fools Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 24 Hours Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 9pm. Free.



0 Texaco Swing Fixx Bar, Miller Street.


0 The Chieftains Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £4, £3.50. 0 Rent Party Napier College, Sighthill Court. 9pm. £2.50. 8-piece jive band from Southend. Strong horn section, powerful bluesy lead singer.



0 Slouxsie and the Banshees plus The Scientists Barrowland Ballroom.

0 The Flaming Mussolinis Strutz. Totally unheard of band from CBS stable. Might well be worth seeing.


0 APB Club de France, Coatbridge. Aberdeen’s funksters still here after threatening all year to go to America where they are better appreciated. Please clap loudly to shut them up.


0 David Cassidy Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm onstage 8pm. £8.50, £7.50, £6.50. [try to be charitable to those who really can’t help themselves, but Cassidy even in his heyday reeked of cash-in, and nowadays well, to be categorized as sub-Wham! is sinking truly low. God intended David Cassidy records to be played back-to-back with the Cramps at Gothic discos. In this context it‘s such a waste.

0 The Armoury Show Coasters, West Tollcross. 9.30pm. £4. (See panel). 0 Dead on Arrival Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 The Great Hoax La Sorbonne, Cowgate.

O Makossa Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9.30pm. Free. I quote, from one in the know; ‘They’re quite good, really, for a reggae band.‘



0 The Untouchables Strathclyde University, 90 John Street. Crazy West Coast (of US) ska-band with brilliant artwork. Don‘t miss it unless you‘re not a student.

0 The Crows Strutz. This band used to be First Priority who sounded a lot like The Banshees. I wonder who they sound like now?

0 Rosles Home Shadows, 73 Bath Street.


0 Festiva Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 10.30pm. Latin American goodtime stuff.

0 Makossa J ailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. (See Thursday 10). o Siouxsle and the Banshees Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £5.50, £5. (See Glasgow, Thursday 10).

O Tarzan’s Milkmen Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9.30pm. Free.



0 The Waterboys Glasgow University Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens. Mike Scott’s quaint forest folk back for more epic tunes.

0 The Armoury Show Glasgow University GUU , University Gardens. Will Richard Jobson ever act like a normal human being? Will he ever learn to sing? Will the Armoury Show ever make a decent record? Will you go to this gig? Probably not.


0 Fast Breeder Jailhouse, Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

0 The Government Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Energetic blues-rock. Have supported Blues ‘n’ Trouble at times.


SUNDAY Edinburgh

0 Fruits oi Passion Hoochie Coochie Club. West Tollcross. 10.30pm.




Glasgow 0 24 Hours Shadows, 73 Bath Street.





0 Spear oi Destiny Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £4.50, £4. Large and devoted following, but gung-ho image mixed with limp songs make a pretty weak mixture.

0 Tom Waits Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50. (See panel).




0 The Osters The Fixx Bar, Miller Street. Wimp pop.


0 Hits oi the 608 Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. Onstage 7.30pm £5, £4. For everyone that‘s been watching ‘Ready, Steady, 00’ this should be a treat. Appearing are The Searchers, Swinging Blue Jeans, Dave Berry and Herman‘s Hermits. 0 Blues 'n' Trouble Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

Latest in the present wave oi American guitar bands to gain widespread attention over here, The Long Ryders ruse traditional country elements into their rock-based sound. Much ol the publicity solar on this tour has centred on the debt the band owe to the seminal Gram Parsons, mainly due to Long Ryder Sid Grittln’s recently-published biography oi the man. This current interest in all new American rock trom the Byrds-y REM to the very wondertul Husker Oii could result in The Long Hyders being dismissed as just another trendy group oi no-hopers, but i would reckon their appearances at Glasgow Oueen Margaret Union (5 October) and Edinburgh Oueen’s Hall (6 October) to be worth leaving the armchair lor. (AM).

18 The List 4— 1 7 October