3 0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus

3 Friends Glasgow Society of

Musicians, Berkeley Street. 221

61 12. 8.30pm.

j Edinburgh 0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. Evening. 0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816.

. Evening. 0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland.

THURSDAY 1 Edinburgh

0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. Evening. Classic songs with guitarist. 0 Brian Kellock Trio Royal British Hotel. Princes Street. Evening. Young moderns. 0 Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Straight trad band. 0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa Craig

A Hotel. Evening.


: FRIDAY : Edinburgh

0 Marc Riley and the Creepers and The Green Telescope Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. Once a member of'Ihe Fall. Riley slogs his sardonic humour round the live

. circuit once again. Look out for numbers like The Bard of Woking, and guess the sacred cow. Look out

. also for the Stonesy and psychedelic Green Telescope. o Napalm Stars Mandela Centre, Potter Row. 9pm. Students and guests only. Local band, they‘ve

i been around for years. producing material that varies in quality. 0 Heart Industry Jailhouse, Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free. Confident,

brash and young, and obviously very

much in love with Simple Minds‘ Sparkle In The Rain. In fact, Simple Minds full stop. Ifyou are too, you could have a whale of a time. 0 Erk Alors Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. 0 Stolen Toys Clownz, High Street.

9pm. Free.


0 Big Audio Dynamite Glasgow University QMU. What a pity that many of the best gigs go to students and friends-only crowds. . . Big ', Audio Dynamite, headed by Mick Jones and Don Letts are one of the only bands to emerge in the eighties with any sense oforiginality or style. Don’t miss this! i; 0 New York Plgfunkers Glasgow ; School of Art. Renegade Edinburgh l types— unusual, hysterical and worth the money. 0 Tonight at Noon Lorne Hotel. Scots Corner. A three piece synth-folk band. So there.

16The List lSApril— 1 May

I O Glpsy’s Kiss Shadows. Free. o Equinox, Hallowe’en, Real Polltlgue, l Street Child, Sense of Doubt, and

Prowess at Kirkintilloch Town Hall.


0 Big Audio Dynamite Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 7pm. Note change of venue. and see elsewhere in this issue for interview. Support act is The Chiefs of Relief. ex-Bow Wow Wow/Adam and the Ants. and MC-ing the event are the rap/rock crossover wunderkinder. The Beastie Boys.

0 CrosstalkJailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

0 Sean and Paddy Clownz, High Street. 9pm. Free. 50s and 60s rock ‘n‘ roll.


0 Lifestyle The Heathery.

O Trident The Cellar Bar, Paisley. 3pm. This is metal, folks.

O Kells Lorne Hotel. Scots Corner. Dunfermline

0 Block Brothers Warehouse. Kirkgate.

l r a ' l


While we‘re on the subject oi The Clash. which this issue we appearto be, make way forChris Dean, Martin Hewes and Paul Hookham, collectively known as The Redskins. a trio of skinhead socialists whose declared ambition is to walk like The Clash and sing like The Supremes. And, it‘s implied, to become the ultimate band if they achieve it. The Morning Star‘s lavourite group, their militancy is generally betterknownthan their music. coming to prominence as they did during the 1982 Right to Work march. Last year alone they played more than 50 benefit concerts: for families of striking miners, Anti~Apartheid and Anti-Rate Capping to name butthree. Everything, in fact,

except Red Wedge. which Chris Dean (once known as NME writer X Moore) warned was ‘going to get sucked into

; this whole cult of the personality.‘ Their love of soul music, and their

use of that form to communicate their



0 Small Businessmen Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9pm. Free.

. . ' O Passion Outer Limits. Coasters,

i West Tollcross. Personal


appearance. autographs. a couple of songs. during the disco.

1 Glasgow



0 Glen Campbell The Pavilion. Glen might not strike you as the hippest new act these days but any man famous for such classics as ‘Wichita Lineman‘. ‘Rhinestone Cowboy‘ and ‘Galveston' has got to be worth seeing. Be there or be square!

0 Steam Jenny Lorne Hotel. Scots Corner.


0 Redskins Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 9pm. £3. First night ofa two-night run. See panel.

0 Chris Rea Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £5. (See pane”.

0 The Walk Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. With line-up in flux. it‘s difficult to predict what this will be like, but the band intend to stretch out from mainstream rock. Worth a look.

0 Go FerritJailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

ideals. makes perfect ideological sense, the music of Mayfield, Cooke and James Brown being music rooted in oppression and, in Dean‘s words. challenging it by offering hope in a way that white music has lost since the folk tradition faded. Writing songs about International Socialism in a way that will be acceptable to the most diehard Motown fan and disaffected youth is an uphill struggle. and the strain often shows. Still, The Redskins keep on keepin‘ on, not with the zeal of the newly converted. but resolutely and steadfastly blazing a trail. And it has to be admitted that in Summer '84, just about the only thing that would get me out of bed in the afternoon was their frenetic Kick Over The Statues. They‘re playing two nights at Edinburgh's Hoochie Coochie Club— Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 preferring

I itto the larger, more impersonal 5 Coasters. Ifyou sweat easily, a change

i of clothing is advised. (Mab)

" wrecking crew in his litany of fun fun

0 Roadrunner Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.


TUESDAY 22 Edinburgh

0 Redskins Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 9pm. Free. See panel

0 Twisted Sister Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £5, £4. For sick muthas only! Dee Snyder. the original rock ‘n‘ roll Martin Degville. leads his heavy metal

fun! The group only The Tube dared to show. . .

o Pulsebeat Plus Jailhouse. Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free.

Glasgow 0 Lost Platoon Shadows.


j Calton Road. 9.30pm. Free. Better

than your average Jailhouse band.

i 0 Blue Monkey Experience Jailhouse, i Up-tempo. interesting. poppy I

material. swirling synth and flangers. ; Their demos had a lot ofClyde

airplay. Watch this space. 0 Zero Zero King Biscuits. Madisons,

THURSDAY 24 Edinburgh ;

g 0 Warp Factor 10 Jailhouse, Calton

; Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. 0 Hook And Pull Gang Clownz, High

l l 5 Greenside Place. £2. i

Road. 9.30pm. Free. 0 Block Brothers Preservation Hall,

Street. 9pm. Free.


0 The Go Betweens Rooftops.

§ Australian band who wrote my ' favourite albumof‘84, Springhill ; a Fair. Janeg guitars, unexpected i

dischords and unintelligible lyrics—

= 0 Blues ‘n’ Trouble The Saltmine.

what I like. anyway.

R&B at Glasgow Thursday - rockabilly club.

; o Tique Midas. Free.

: 0 Abel Ganz Shadows.

: Dunfermline

: O 7 West Johnson‘s. Pilmuir Street.

0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces and Crucial Xylophone Warehouse, Kirkgate.

I The Aces, ofcourse, recreating the

cajun sounds of the Louisiana swamplands. ,

FRIDAY 25 § Edinburgh

0 The Go-Betweens Hoochie Coochie

Club. West Tollcross. Australian

band who modestly consider themselves the best on the planet,

now on their fifth album and still

be. G0 along. You may find they’re 5 your dream group.

relatively unknown over here. Beautiful melodies and harmonies, rockier these days than they used to

0 Fund Raising Benefit for Nicaragua Wilkie House. Cowgate. 9pm. £2, £1 unwaged. Organised by the Federation of Edinburgh Workers Co-operatives, in aid of the Water Buffalo Project. to improve the agricultural productivity ofthe Bluefields region of Nicaragua. The

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