. Glasgow 0 Love And Money The Subclub. Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. Don’t miss this as reports of their university gig last month were glowing in the extreme!
o Blubbery Hellbellies The Mucky
Duck. Shotts. Overweight and
proud of it! Country and Western.
‘ - Bomb Party and Rip Strip Strutz.
f. M; s
If I say that Champion Doug Veitch is a sort of “Scottish, country and western, cajun dub reggae‘ sort of artist, most people will undoubtedly say ‘What?’ Sadder still, a greater percentage of the population will say ‘Who?’ at very mention of the name. which is something that Champion Doug wants to start putting right at his first ever Scottish gig at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on February 15.
His particularbrand of
music is odd in the extreme, blending a
j strong Scottish accent which is music to my ears with a sweet blend of
country caiun pinned down with traditional reggae into a subtle, humorous and soothing groove. His partner/producer in this delicious exercise is dub reggae ace the Mad Professor, without whom, Veitch wouldn't have discovered the original reggae tracks he used in two excellent singles ‘Not the Heart‘ and ‘Jumping into Love‘.
Veitch‘s main loves are making records, which he does every time he has enough money and African music. Doug says that the reasonslornot
I having played Scotland before are mainly because of the size of the band, an eleven piece affair complete with perucssion, steel guitar 3 and fiddle. Mostodd, but not as odd as
the fact that the Champ still manages to
fit in a day job amongst all this activity — cleaning windows. When asked what
' his favourite wish would be he said,
. ‘ForAfrican music to be chart music in
'1 fifteen countries. Its a bit
3 depressing to know that an album of
. African music can sell 100,000 copies
in France and only live thousand in
5 Britain, but I can only hope that if we
' keep on going, that things might change. The otherthing I'd like is well . . . neverto have to clean another window.’ (Andrea Miller)
Spikey Leeds indie outfit are supported by Edinburgh‘s controversial. but now toned down (in name at least) Rip Strip.
0 Gypsy's Kiss Shadows. Free.
0 Blues ‘n’ Trouble and Deja Vu Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Edinburgh‘s celebrated blues combo are still doing a commendable number offree gigs. This should be loud. sweaty and ass-gripping. Single Fine. Fine. Fine out now.
0 John Martyn Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. See Folk section.
a Hanacanteen Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. African and reggae-tinged pop. two brightly-clad female singers having fun.
SATURDAY : Glasgow
0 Cabaret Voltaire Glasgow University’s Queen Margaret Union. This rare Scottish appearance from The Cabs has yet to be confirmed at time ofpress. ifyou are a student check at the porter‘s box.
0 Blues ‘n' Trouble Edinburgh University Students' Union. Chambers Street. 8pm. See Friday 7. Neither free nor for anyone who isn‘t a student or signed-in guest.
0 Charge and Crosstalk Jailhouse. Calton Road. Free. Charge doing their regular Sat afternoon sessions. mainly covers ofold heavy rock classics. starting at 2pm. and Crosstalk at about 10.30pm.
0 Motley Crue Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £5.50. £4.50. On the glam end ofthe heavy metal spectrum. very much what you‘d expect. A dose of National Service would do these boys the world of good.
0 All That Jazz Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate. All I know about this lot is they‘re not a jazz band.
SUNDAY 9 3
0 John Martyn Pavilion Theatre, Renfield Street. 332 1846. Glasgow‘s own unpredictible blues/hippy artist returns to a favourite venue ofhis.
0 Mirrors Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10pm. Free.
. _ MUSIC. LIST.
Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
. 0 Feargal Sharkey and The Fruits of t Passion Barrowlands.
0 Fat Sam's Band Preservation Hall.
Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. 1 O Warp Factor 10 Jailhouse. Calton
Road. 10.30pm. Free.
Strangers and Brothers and Strip Glasgow University Queen Margaret Union. Students and friends only.
0 Guana Batz Strutz. Psychobilly nonsense.
0 Garrison Shadows. Free.
Edinburgh ? 0 Avalon (To be confirmed)
Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2 9pm. Free. Folk-rock.
' WEDNESDAY 12 3
0 News from Nowhere De Quincey‘s. Quite. Free.
0 Alice House Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. 0 We Free Kings The Place. Victoria
Street. Punk folk? Three Scots. an
FRIDAY 14 9
Irish accordionist and a Burmese violinist whipping up a Poguesy storm. Looks like it could be worth going.
0 Liza Scott and East Coast Bock Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. A run through some rock and country-rock classics.
0 Skanga Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Varied material woven around black rhythms.
0 Cochise Shadows. Free.
. Glasgow ' 0 John Peel Roadshow Featuring
MONDAY 10 5
0 Blues Brothers Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Blues-rock. Lot of fun.
0 Feargal Sharkey Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm.
£5.50. £4.50. Not as essential as a
visit to see the Undertones would
; have been. but the Man With the
Golden Larynx is still in fine fettle and should be great live. One ofthe best white male voices of the last ten
— i 0 Tube Snakes Preservation Hall.
‘I suppose if people are used to seeing fairly dull, introspective hands, when presented with something that's a bit brash, maybe they're not sure what to make oi it.‘
Jo Callls is reflecting on his band SWAth (Sealed With A Loving Kiss) all
I set to release a mini-LP of loud,
' Old-timers will remember him best as
one of the leading lights behind Edinburgh’s legendary Bezfllos
More recent years saw Jo
as a member of The Human League in their most fruitful period, when Dare
2 was at the front of half the record j collectionsinthe land
And the conversation turns to Scotland, specifically Edinburgh, in 1986. ‘ln the Rezlilos days there was
o Screenplay Jailhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
; 0 News From Nowhere The Halt Bar. 5 Woodlands Road. Gettingabout j aren‘t they'.’ Free.
0 George McGowans Swing Orchestra Glasgow University Union. Authentic swing from a big band for students and friends.
0 Champion Doug Veitch Assembly Rooms. George Street. £3.50. First
' Scottish appearance for ‘The
Undisputed King ofCaledonian
, Cajun Swing‘. Recommended. See
5 0 The Crows Wilkie House. Cowgate. f Tipped to be very big. The Crows
rose from the ashes of First Priority.
2 New single.The Sun Wentln.saidto ,
3 sound like ‘The Sisters Meet The i Furs Uptown’. Probably worth a listen as well.
0 Tube Snakes Edinburgh University ;
SIGNED, SEALED, ELIVERED . . . g is
5 Students Union. Chambers Street.
i 8pm. Students and guests only. 0 Avalon Jailhouse, Calton Road.
were a lot of bands, a lot of places to
play; there was a definite scene, which
generallyalot more happening.There f
; there isn’t now...lt needs someone to ;
draw attention to the fact that
All right then, here goes: SWAth
energetic and above a” fun, pop music. i made their debut in late December at
the Hoochie Coochle Club, previewing
material from the
forthcoming record. The standout
track is Stomp, Stomp, a glam anthem
which will have Adam Ant quaking in his boots. No Shame comes bearing a guitar line straight from Gary Glitter. ‘Pretty raucous,’ says Jo with a twinkle. ‘Not forthe faint of heart.’ I advise you to get hold of a copy. (Mab)
The List 7—20Jan 21