_ '. 9 Bad news on the gig front yet again in
LISTEN, it seems that Glasgow‘s
.t‘ Sugerbeat Club, who have already
brought us the delights of Billy
McKenzie/Paul Help and Bing Hitler, is
l ‘_ set It close its doors on a Thursday
" night at Cardinal Folly. Despite its
"ellorls to revive Glasgow’s
» ever-flagging live music/club scene,
' monetary pressure apparently, is on,
i with the only bright spot being the hope
i that Davy Brown and cohorts will he
3 able to setup the club at another
‘1 venue. Good luck, boys, and we’ll miss
i, you -. . .for your over-the-top
l promotions at very least. . -.
l o On the subject olglgs, LISTEN welcomes back lex in Miller Street,
I Glasgow, to its live pages . . . and not
)' before time .
s 0 Daddy Warbucks seems like this
',~ year's favourite place to hire and
promote toryoursell. . . Sunday nights
1 are booked solid up until the end of
f August featuring some interesting bands (TV Personalities, The Soup
Oragons, Certain Ratio) which promise
to out-splash Splash l, and, so the
promoter says, out-psychedelic Splash
One- he has procured an original
Sixties liquid lens light show to add to
the atmosphere. We at‘LlSTEN, of
course, are lar too youthful to
remember these things so we'll be
1 watching with interest. . .
; o Spotted in Partick last week was the
j unlikely spectacle of Nigel Hirst,
i drummer of The Painted Word dotting
about with a video camera, and it was ‘ real-and loaded. Nigel swears he has f hot lootage of Del Amitri’s lead singer i Justin Currie raking through a dustbin ‘ (looking for a new outfit, perhaps?) but who knows. On the bright, non-controversial side, congratulations are in orderto The Word on the release oi their first single, “independence Day‘ on Mother " Records . . . at last. . . o SPOTTED, and this is mega-spotted, at the Record Fair in McLellan Galleries in Glasgow a couple of weeks back was newspaper man extraordinaire Billy Sloan. LISTEN was puzzled as lo-why he was behind the stall rather than in front at it . . .
0 Could It possibly be true that Edwyn Collins, Ex-Orange Plpsqueak and general all round talent would be so mean as to drop out of Anti-Apartheid charity gig because they couldn't pay his 2800 lee? Shurely Shome Mishtake, dearies . . . but then a boy's got to keep himself in leopardskln walslcoats somehow . . .
The Oolphin Club: Out of the Blue (Watercourse, through Move). When I put this record on I guess I expected to hear some kind ofjuicy, transcendent marriage of Brian Eno and Kate Bush. What I found instead could be quite justifiably described as the New Age
equivalent ol Santana on Mogadon. Written, I believe, as music for Axis Dance Company perlormances, listening to this mini-LP dragged out of hiding long-forgotten memories of lanky blonde singers with early-70s Rodney Bewes haircuts Swingle-ing their way so earnestly through pseudo-songs of universal brotherhood. Really, any record with lines like ‘Follow the dolphins/When waves are transparent' over-restrained, tasteful music too lachrymose to deserve the name jazz, should have health warnings stamped all over it. Not having seen the dance it accompanies, l realise I can‘t judge the value ot this project as a whole, but a filling end for this record would be to break it in half in a louvred door. Talking Drums: Reassembly (Sticky). Pretend a Stranger, the single culled from this LP, is already on the Radio 1 ‘A’ Playlist and it's easy to see why, but nonetheless troublesome. Judging from this record, Talking Drums have been rushed into doing it. The shiny surfaces of the production - never before now have bands been able to sound so glossy and professional — can’t hide the well-worn structures and arrangements of the modern pub-circuit pop hand. There are good numbers on this, and if I hadn’t already been smitten by Colourbox‘s similar but superior motions I might be more hesitant about giving this record the thumbs-down. But they’re just not ready. (Mab)
0 Sport is listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL Sunday29
o Musselburgh Magnums v Strathclyde Sheriffs Meadowmill Sports Complex. Prestonpans. 2pm. Free. 0 Ayr Burners v Clydesdale Colts Dam Park. Ayr. 2pm.
o Clydesdale Colts v Musselburgh Magnums 2pm.
0 Strathclyde Sherifts v East Kilbride Pirates Lochinch. (ilasgow. 2pm. BUOWEISER LEAGUE
0 Glasgow Diamonds v Lancashire Chieftains Burnbrae. Milngavie. 2pm. Adult £1.50. Parent and (‘hild £2. Students halfpriee. OAP free.
CRICKET ' Fnday27
0 Scotland v Zimbabwe Langloan. (‘oatbridge
BENEAGLES COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP o Clackmannan Countyv Dunbartonshire 'I‘hc Arns. Alloa. 1.30pm.
0 Stirling County v Forlarshire Williamfield. Stirling. 1.30pm.
0 Dunbartonshire v Perthshire Auehenhowie. Milngavie. 1.30pm. 0 Strathmore County v Ayrshire Loehside Park. Forfar. 1.30pm.
0 West Lolhian v Fiteshire Boghall. Linlithgow. 1.30pm.
RYOEN & PARTNERS EAST LEAGUE OlVlSlONl
0 Edinburgh Accies v Stenhousemuir Newt‘ield. Edinburgh 2pm.
0 Watsonians vCupar Myreside. Edinburgh. 2pm.
0 Royal High v Heriols FP Joek’s Lodge. Edinburgh. 2pm.
0 Leith Franklin v Carlton Leith Links. Edinburgh. 2pm.
0 Fauldhouse Victoria v Kirkcaldy Fauldhouse. 2pm.
D.M. HALL WESTERN UNION
O Ayr V Greenock (,‘ambusdoon. Alloway. 2pm.
0 Kelburne V POIOC Wliitehaugh. Paisley. 2pm
0 Clydesdale v West of Scotland Titfield. (ilasgow. 2pm.
0 Ferguslie v Orumpellier Meikleriggs. Paisley. 2pm.
0 Kilmarnock v Uddingstone Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 2pm.
BENEAGLES SCOTTISH COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS o Stirling County v Clackmannan
County Williaml‘ield. Stirling. 1.30pm.
0 Forlarshire v Strathmore Country Forthill. Broughty Ferry. 1.30pm.
0 Fiteshire v Dunbartonshire McKane Park. Dunl‘ermline. 1.30pm
RYOEN & PARTNERS EAST LEAGUE DIVISIONl
o Cuparv Stenhousemuir Dufﬁs Park. Forl'ar. 2pm.
0 Forlarshire v Edinburgh Accies Bennoehy. Kirkealdy. 2pm.
0 Leith Franklin v Fauldhouse Victoria Leith Links. 2pm.
0 Carlton V Royal High (irange [.oan. Edinburgh. 2pm.
0 Heriols v Watsonians ( ioldenaere. Edinburgh. 2pm.
O.M. HALL WESTERN UNION
o Uddingstone v Ayr Bothwell Castle. Uddingstone. 2pm.
0 Drumpellierv Kelburne [.angloan. (‘oatbridge 2pm.
0 Kilmarnock v West of Scotland Kirkstyle. Kilmarnoek. 2pm.
0 Greenockv Clydesdale (ilenpark. (ireenoek 2pm.
0 Ferguslie v Poloc Meikleriggs. Paisley. 2pm.
0 Scotland V India ()ne Day International. Duml‘ries. llam.
0 Race Days 'I‘uesday. 'I’hursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for ll) raees. starting at 7.30pm. £2.20stand. £1.30ground (inc programme).
0 Race Days 'I'uesdays. 'l‘hursdays 7.45pm. Saturday 7.30pm. Shawtield Stadium. Rutherglen. £1 .50(ine programme).
0 Edinburgh Monarchs v Long Eaton Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. 7.15pm. Adults £2.60. Children. ()APs £1.30. Programme 50p.
Glasgow Sunday 29
0 Glasgow Tigers v Edinburgh Monarchs Blantyre Stadium. 7.30pm. (.‘lyde.’l:orth challenge
second leg. (ilasgow restage the postponed 2nd leg. with Edinburgh holding a slender 5 point lead from the first legin March. Adults £3.90. Children. OAI’s £1. Programme 50p.
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