spectacular special effects involving lasers. smoke machines and mirrors. The Shafiq Klub: for the best in Iii-energy Eurobcat musiquc. Cabaret. PAs most weeks. Doors open 10pm—3am. £2.
0 Callon Sludios 26 Calton Road. 5567066. Novy LefClub.
o Cinderellas Bockerleltas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266. The Surgery: 9pm—2am. Student and Nurses Night. 50p with students/nurses ID; £3 others. All drinks 70p. Dance. fun and charts. See also Tue. [A] [ND] 1er
0 Rock Club Shady Ladies. Cowgate. 9.30pm—2.30am. £1 before 10.30pm. £1 .50after.
o The Amphitheatre 3t Lothian Road. 229 7670. 10pm—3am. Krazy Party Nite. £2. Ilalfpricc before 11pm. Soap Night. Sod Off Winter Party Night. Casanova‘s Big Ball Night. Canadian Club Promotion. See Wed. [A] [ND]
0 The Blue Club Gilded Balloon. Cowgate. 225 5650. 11pm—2am. £2. Once-weekly club in this beautiful cavernous restaurant. Mixture of music including soul. 0 Buster Browns 25-27 Market Street. 226 4224. 9.30pm—4am. £2. Ilalfprice admission and drinks before 11.30pm. Generally a regulars. almost club atmosphere. DJ Ronnie McKeown (brother of Bay City Roller. Les) presents the music most nights. Thurs is the most unpredictable musically — go and state your preferences. [A] 0 Cotton Studios 26 Calton Road. 5567066. 8pm—late. Piano Bar. 0 Cinderellas Bockeriellas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266. Over 25s. 9pm—3am. Before 11pm. £1 members. £2 non-members; after 1 1pm. £1 .50 members. £2.50non-members. Double
you money vouchers on sale till 11pm. General mix ofgolden
'~ oldies. See Tue. [A] [ND] [NT]
0 Cloud ChamberThe Mission. Victoria Street. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Alternative and funk. O Flannigan's Rose Street Lane (off precinct). 226 6458. 10pm—4am. Strictly over 21s. Members only. application forms at door. The former popular Bobby McGee's has been revamped. 0 Galsbys 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. Cocktail Bar with Disco. 5 video screens. 7pm—2am. Free. 0 Madisons Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 3807. 10pm—3am. £2. Special 60p offer on spirits (including mixer). Disco and chart sounds. above average light show. Late teens but gradually moving up the age bracket. 0 Top 0' the Walk 25 St James Centre. 557 2631. 8pm-midnight. Free. Live band
O The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670. 10pm—4am. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. Ilalfprice before 11pm. Special drinks promotions night with guest appearances. Sce Wed. Start the weekend with a swing. Live personal appearances most Fridays. [A] [ND]
0 Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 2264224. 10.30pm—4am. £3. Half price admission and drinks before 11pm. Chart and dance music. Aims at over 20s atmosphere. [A]
o Callon Studios 26 Calton Road.
556 7066. Embassy Club — Soul. Jazz. Funk. 10pm—3am. New concept in entertainment; 3 DJs; Satellite TV in lounge; 16mm film and slidesin
auditorium showing Metropolis;
plus art exhibitions. [A]
Emporium. 6 Abbeymount. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). Charts. hi-energy and soul.
0 Cinderellas Rockerfellas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266. The Dance Machine: 9pm—3am. £2.50 members; £3.50 others. Over 19s. Music to get youup and dancing. See '1 ue. [A] [ND] INTI 0 Flannigan's Rose Street Lane (off precinct). 226 6458. 10pm-4am. Strictly over 2 l s. Members only. application forms at door. See Thurs.
o Gatsbys 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 5561020. Disco 7pm—2am. Free. See Thurs.
o Hoochie Coochie Club Coasters. 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. Closed till August.
0 Madisons Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 3807. 10pm-3am. Free before 11.30pm. £2 after. DJ Robert Asher with disco and chart music.
0 Outer Limits Coasters. 3 West Tollcross. 228 .3252.
Closed till August.
0 Reggae Club Shady Ladies. Cowgate. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Mostly reggae.
0 Shake The Mission. Victoria Street. 10.30pm- 3am. £2. Funk and pop. Videos.
0 Top 0' the Walk 25 St James Centre. 557 2631. Club 25 Disco on Fri and Sat 8pm—1am. £1 members. £2 non-members. Membership£2. Older mixof music 1953—1986. Upmarket disco. [ND]
0 Zenalec 56 Fountainbridge. 22‘) 7733. 10pm—3.30am. £2 before 11pm; £3 after. Intimate disco with superb lighting and
laser. Mainly chart and update
o The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 22‘) 7670. l0pm—4am. £4.
Entertain yourselfin style in Scotland's Ultimate Nightclub. See Wed. [A] [ND]
0 The Backroom Shady Ladies. Cowgate. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Alternative.
0 Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 226 4224. 9.30pm—4am. £3.50. llalf price admission and drinks before 11.30pm. Chart and dance music. [A]
o Cat's Pyjamas (ioodtime Emporium. 6 Abbeymount. l0pm—3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). Sec Fri.
0 Cindereltas Bockerleltas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266. The Party: 9pm—3am. Before 11pm; £1 members. £2 others. After
1 1pm; £3 members. £4 others. Iii-energy. funk and charts. See Tue. [A] [ND] [NT]
0 Coasters Coasters. 3 West 'I'olleross. 228 3252.
Closed till Attgust.
o The Collective Wilkic ttouse. Cowgale. 225 207‘). l0pm—2.30am. £1.50(£1). Videos and films. Broad mix including funk and soul.
0 Electric Circus 28 King‘s Stables Road. 228 3547. 10.30pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm. £3 after. IIappyIIour 10.30—1 lpm. All drinks half price. Disco and soul music.
o Flannigan‘s Rose Street Lane (off precinct ). 226 6458. l0pm—4am. Strictly over 21s. Members only. application forms at door. See Thurs.
O Galsbys 3-5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. 7pm—2am. See Thurs.
o Goombay Beat Coasters. 3 West Tolleross. 228 3252. Closed till August.
0 Hoochie Coochie Texas. Coasters. 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252.
Closed till August.
0 Kangaroo Club The Mission. Victoria Street. 10.30pm—3am.
rock. 0 Madisons The Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 3807. l0pm—3am. Free before 10.30pm. £3 after. Busiest night at Madisons. playing similar sort of music to Fridays.
0 Top o' the Walk 25 St James Centre. 557 2631. Club 25 Disco. See Fri. [ND]
o The Amphitheatre 3t Lothian Road. 22‘) 7670. l0pm--3am. £2.50. llalfprice before 11pm. Disco Night. Thrill to the best laser show in Europe. See Wed. lAl IND]
o Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 226 4224. 9.30pm-4am. £2. llalf price admission and drinks before 11.30pm. Less chart music and more soul music -- gentler Sunday atmosphere. MI
I Cal's Pyjamas (ioodtimc Iimporium. 6 Abbeymount. l0pm—-3am. £1. Disco.
0 Cinderellas Bockenellas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266. Club 87. Over 20s. 10pm—2am. Members 70p; non-members £2. See Tue.
[A] [ND] [NT]
0 The Club Coasters. 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252.
Closed till August.
0 Flannigan's Rose Street Lane (off precinct ). 226 6458. l0pm—4ant. Strictly over 21s. Members only. application forms at door. Sce'l‘hurs.
O Galsbys 3--5 South St Andrew Street. 556 I020. 6.3(H 1pm. Sec Thurs.
O Madisons The Playhouse. (ircensidc Place. 557 3807. 10.30pm—late. £2. The Man. The Pcrsuasionist. fun and laughs each Sunday.
0 Zenalec 56 I-‘ountainbridge. 2297733. l0pm—3am. £2(£1 until 1 1.30pm). The Parliament: New club night which is fast
[ 0 Cal’s Pyjamas Goodtimc £2. Broad mix offunk. pop and drawing the in-crowd.
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ot the Arms Park now spenus ms time patching up would-be Barry Sheenes. ‘J.P.R.‘. said the driver. with the familiarity ofa relative. ‘told me they've got three fatal things stacked up against them: yoof. ambition and powerful bikes.‘ They were killing London. not the lovely black beetles he drove. ‘Can‘t move for them.‘ he said.
At the Museum a hot-dog handler was doing brisk trade. Inside there
d finally got to him. It was all hurry. pushing and shoving. dog cat dog. Even when it looked as if everyone was just ambling along. in vacant or in pensive mood. they were. he said. ‘always thinking'l must have freed an expression of surprise for he pointed to a cool dude among the millions who didn't seem to have a care in the world. See that black guy. mate‘." the'driver asked. ‘He’s a worried man.‘ ‘Do you know him‘." I asked. 'Nah.‘
We travelled to the next set of traffic lights in silence but then a 750cc courier weaved past and he muttered a monosyllable. I said they seemed to be breeding like ﬂieszl had even seen one with a skateboard. ‘Terrible.’ the driver said and for what seemed no logical reason launched into a story about a hip operation he‘d had at Barts. He was better now thanks to ‘J.P.R.' It sounded like a new detergent but 1 enquired anyway after its healing properties. ‘Nah. it's not a drug. mate. it‘s the old Welsh rugby full-back. J.P.R. Williams.‘ ‘()h.‘l said. Apparently. the former darling
life and the cabbie crabbie to boot.
Idon't know about life but I’m hacked offwith London. I was there last week. threw up and came back. It‘s a disgusting place and King‘s Cross is about as excremental as you can get with commuting movers and shakers hurrying past literally legless guys begging for the price of a cup of tea beneath the electronic timetable. Litter is everywhere as is the putrid smell of gas and. thanks to the ludicrous way they have ofselling houses, estate agents‘ boards. The whole city looks like an overgrown department store in the midst ofa fire sale.
Everything is up for grabs and everyone is on the move. even the taxi driver who took me to the British Museum. All I wanted was a
reasonably private public lavatory but I told the driver I was in the midst ofdeep and meaningful research on a topic which now escapes me. In London you can play out your fantasies; I‘ve even toyed with the idea ofwearing the Liberty bow-tiel got for Christmas when I'm in town but I always chicken out. ‘Which part ofthe country are you from. mate‘." the driver asked. I told him. ‘Nice up there'?‘ It was my turn to ask a question. ‘So where are you going to move to‘." He had his heart set on the Isle of Wight which he said. lingering over the ‘oo‘. was rural. ‘Be a change from this. ' I said.
We were becalmed in Oxford Street in the rainy season. ‘Bloody right.’ he said. It was the pressure
were more people in the souvenir shops. in the plural. than at the exhibits. The loos were ticking over nicely. too. As I left schoolboys were trying to fish coins from glass banks. contributions to which. apparently. will stop the Museum from falling down. In the Museum Tavern. 1 had a Guinness and wondered what Marx. the BM‘s most famous patron, would make ofit now. Then I remembered a reading- room attendant being asked for any anecdotes about the author of Das' Kapt'tal. His memory needed prompting. ‘Ah. I remember him now. bearded fellow. whatever became of him'."
46The List 12—25 June