I Nailan I-Ialt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Instrumental music on fiddle and accordion with friends.
I Alan Taylor Star Folk Club. Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 8pm. £1 .51). One of England‘s fincstand enduring singer/guitarists in the intimate. sometimes sentimental. ‘confessional' style.
RIDAY 12 Glasgow
I George McGowan Trio with Linda Fletcher Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Residentdrummer‘s band with singer and guests.
SATURDAY 13 Glasgow
I The Big Bands Riverside Club. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. 1—5pm. Two big bands, enthusiasts and friends. over the afternoon.
I Ron Moore. Rikki Fernandez La Taverna. Lansdowne Crescent. 33‘) 7 128. 9.3(1— 12 midnight. Free. Music in the bar.
I Duncan Whyte’s Jazz Band Studio One. (irosvenor Itotel. Byres Road. Afternoon.
I George Penman’s Jazzmen Iiatstand. St Vincent Street. Afternoon.
SUNDAY 14 Glasgow
I Paisley Arts Jazz Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1011). l2.3(l—2.3()pm. Bar. Free. Today Easy Street.
I Harpin and Barr Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Piano and bass.
I Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shufflers Bonhams Wine Bar. Byres Road. 357 3424. Lunchtime.
I Frank Bolan Quintet The Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. £1.51) (£1). 1.3(F—5pm. Tron‘s weekly jazz scene.
Glasgow I Bobby Wishart llalt Bar. Woodlands
Goodbye Mr long and potted ST ' history from their ll I Bathgate in the early Eighties,
the release of their current major label debut, Goodbye Mr MacKenzie.
been vocalist Martin Mefcalfe and drummer, Kelly, with Rona Scobie and keyboards for the successful independent singles, The Rattler and live shows. When The Rattler reached the top ten of the independent charts in label would secure their signing, after a legendary gig at Fury Murrys in
by every A&R man in the world.
At this stage a period of reflection
no record deal. Around this time, a much heavier programme of live work uncertainties that surrounded the earlier gigs, and helping to provide a
MacKenzie have a
formation in through three independent singles to
The constant factor in the band has
Shirley Manson joining on vocals and Face to Face, and the accompanying 1986, it seemed inevitable that a major Glasgow, which seemed to be attended saw a change of management, but still was instigated, ironing out some of the following forthe band, that was to help
Road, 332 1210. Evening. Leading saxophonist's jazz and fusion band.
WEDNESDAY 17 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30pm. 50p. Bar.
THURSDAY 18 Glasgow
I Ekossl Beat Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening.
The National Association of Youth Orchestras presents the first
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City Hall, Candleriggs and Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street 15—29 August, performances at 7.30pm
Opening Concert ( 1 5th) National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (City Hall); Warwickshire Schools Chamber Orchestra (18th, RSAMD); Essex Youth Orchestra and lubilo of Edinburgh (20th, RSAMD); Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra (23rd, RSAMD); Cleveland Youth Orchestra (26th, RSAMDI; RSAMD lunior Dept Orchestra 127th, RSAMD); Suffolk County Youth ()rchestratlfith, RSAMD): Last Night (29th) Fun for All the Familywith North Yorkshire Schools Concert Band (RSAMD)
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their next independent single, Face to
j Face, achieve respectable sales. The
single received next to no airplay due to the strong, but effective rape imagery. It is not a release that the band regret:
‘lt’s obviously one of our least commercial songs from the point of view of radio play,’ Kelly told me, ‘but the song didn’t have any offensive words in it-jusf words thatthe radio don’t want people to hear, or to ask questions about.‘
’lt’s more like a nasty picture than anything else,‘ Martin added. ‘It's not a nice thing to think about basically, and Radio One don’t want people to think about things like that, when they‘ve got Smiley Miley to think about.’
In the end, Face to Face was the track which attracted Simon Potts, managing director of Capitol Records’ new UK operation to the band.(He had never heard The Rattler.) Since signing the band have toured with the Primitives, the line up being completed by Fin(bass) and the legendary Big John Duncan(guitar), after having toured with Aztec Camera in January. More touring takes place to promote the single with a gig at The Mayfair, Glasgow on 14th.
’We see ourselves first and foremost as a live band,’ said Kelly, ‘and now we've got the opportunity. In the last year, our managerjusf went out and dug us up more gigs, so everything just snowballed from there. Playing live was always what we wanted to do. The response on the Aztec Camera tour was good-but I think it was twice as good on the Primitvestour.’
Goodbye Mr MacKenzie, the single, has already made inroads on the bottom end of the charts, and presents the more commercial side of their nature. See them live lorthe lull story.
I The Rock listings this week covers both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Edinburgh Festival rock events have been included in these listings. See also the Rock Previews section in the Festival Preview part of the Magazine.
FRIDAY 12 Glasgow
I The Crows Rooftops. ()2 Sauchiehall Street. 322 5883. 11131)an'I‘het‘rows now find themselves in a difficult situation: a respectable Scottish follow ing. but unliker to be able to expand it greatly without the help of a major deal. They have also been about for quite a longtime. which doesn't help. The recent American interest in the band may be their best hope.
I Steve Diggle and F.0.C. 'l‘he Venue.4‘)ll Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. Ill.3llpm. FlagofConyenience. now with the highlighted Steve Diggle. do not seem to be the best suited act for what is Usually a heavy metal night-but then who knows'.’ I Come Ahead l.a 'l‘aniere. l5 l'ox Street. 221 4844. 9pm Free. Another l.a'l‘anicte band provide tonight's complement of live
I Fatala Venue. Calton Road. 557 31173.
I The Critter Hill Varminls Fringe Club. 'I‘eviot Row. Bristo Square. 2265138. Midnight.
I The Charge [.ord l)arnley. West Port. 2294341. lllpm. Free.
I The Block Brothers Preservation l lall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after‘).3()pm. I Bluelinger ( ‘avern. Cowgate. 226 5641.
‘ SATURDAY 13
I Critterhill Varminls I lalt Bar. 161) Woodlands Road. 332 12 11). ()pm Free. Their second gig at the llalt since supporting the Proclaimers on their last tottr.
I Billy Forbes l .a 'I‘aniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844, 3pm Free. RegularSaturday afternoon entertainment.
I Loose But Tight l.a 'I‘anierc. l5 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm Free.
I Amampondo Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. 22o2427 8. 11.45pm. £5(£4). liight musicians. dancers and acrobats from the ’l'ranskei homeland in South Alrrca. Amampondo stir up an intoxicating poly rhythmic brew on a huge array of percussion instruments. 'I'heir success in the HST) l-estiy al has meant a lengthy run this time around. so be sure to catch them at some titne in the next few
I Strategy l .ord l)arnley . West Port. 22‘) 4341. lllpm. l-ree. Probably very closeto the l'.urovision panel's idea of what heavy rock sounds like.
I Texas Breakfast Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 o3l3. 9pm. Free. Much lighter touch than you might expect from a two-guitar blues rock group. Reminiscent of Ry (‘ooder in places.
I The Peristalsis Brothers ( 'afe Biarritl. I~'t'etlerick Street. 225 5244. 9pm. Free. "The best of sw ing’. and they backed tip the great Van Morrison at life Aid. Need we say more‘.’
I Bo'Weevil Preservation I lall. Victoria Street. 22(1381o. £1 after“).3llpm.
I The Max Torque Band ( 'avern. ( ‘tm-gate.
SUNDAY 14 Glasgow
I Goodbye Mr.Mackenzie Mayfair. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9pm. 'I‘wice re-scheduled this is their first gig in (ilasgow since their support on the Primitives tour a few months ago. Always an interesting live hand. there is every reason to hope that they will have received a timely confidence boost with the release of their eponymous debut single on Capitol Records. A rather wonderful creation it is too ..
I The Burden Blues Breakers l .a 'l'aniere. l5 l'iox Street. 221 4844. 9pm Free. Regular Sunday performers.
I Lashkara I’ortobello low it llall. 7pm. L3 (1.2 under- 12s). Bhangra. Ifrdu gha/als. l lindi and Punjabi pop.
I The Grand Union Orchestra ()ueen's l lall. South ( 'lerk Street. (168 2111‘). 8pm. 1.5 (£2.50). This lo-strong group could sit quite comfortably in the jazz listings. but their eclectic pool of inﬂuences from Africa. South America and the Caribbean must include something for everyone. The first part of their show is the premiere ofa piece entitled ‘I5reedom ('alls'. the second is designed primarily for dancing. finjoy. I Amampondo Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. 22(12427 8. 11.45pm. £5 (£4). See Sat I3.
I Strategy Soundcheck Rock Club Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £1.51). See Sat 13.
I Billy Jones [.ord l)arnley. West Port. 2294341. lllpm. l‘ree. Edinburgh‘s ever-popular singing and songwriting solo roek‘n'roller.
70 The List 12— 18 August 1988