Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I The HonestJohns Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free.
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I The Real Sounds of Africa the Revue. 24-1 (iallow gate. 9pm. With none of the visa problems that made them have topull out of Mayfest. this should satisfy any frostrated tans.
I The Believers Fisk. so Miller Street. 24s 258‘). 10pm. Free. Competent pop soul. with a good vocalist and a couple ofdecent songs.
I The Easy Beats 1 lenry Afrika's. 15 York Street. ill.30pm. Bet you can‘t wait. ch 1’ I Certain Something l.a 'l‘anicre. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844.1)pm. Free.
I Marino's Men La 'l'aniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 48-1-1. 0pm. Free.
I Uncle Ralph Lord Darnley . West Port. [
When it comes to critical acclaim, the Wonder Stuff, who play at the Queen Margaret Union on 7 October, have probably surpassed any other band this year, with the possible exceptions of Throwing Muses and the Pixies.
Take the reviews of their recently released album, The Eight Legged Groove Machine: NME claimed that ‘lt‘s sleeve is destined to become as well thumbed as ‘More of the Monkees‘, ‘Never Mind The Bollocks‘, ‘Parallel Lines' and ‘Dare'. BM. decided that is was ‘lab, far out and as much fun as taking a bath in a tub of frozen margueritas’. Melody Maker was equally enthusiastic, deeming the album ‘a proud, pertecttriumph'.
Pop punters rule number one is always treat with scepticism the music media‘s most hyped bands until you have tried and tested for yourself. Here the Wonder Stutl do surprisingly well torthemselves, as sampled on the album, which introduces a perhaps surprising amount of variety into the scheme of things. The singles, notably Unbearable and it’s Ya Money, are those which gather the most immediate attention with their brash, abrasive and often humourous lyrics, while the mourtul, Rue The Day, may end up being the most remembered song on the album.
2294341. 10pm. Free. I Jack Hannah Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313.
I Loose Cut La 'I‘aniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 48-1-1. 9pm. Free.
I Jamie Barnes and Cochise Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10pm.
I The Tex Fillet Five and King BiscuitTime Blues (TBC) Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 2201816. Free. Home-grown country and blues.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Still more country.
I Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 22943-11. 10pm. Free. See Thurs 6.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
THE WONDER STUFF
In a live context too, the band are light years ahead of any of their contemporaries from the grebo/indie circuit. Any one of Gaye Bylrers On Acid, Crazyhead, Pop Will Eat Itself or Balaam And The Angel would die for a song like Unbearable.
it was with Unbearable that things really started to move for the Wonder Stuff. Their first single on their own Far Out Recordings label, Wonderful Bay, had won play on Janice Long, music press attention and support gigs to the likes of the Go Betweens and The Primitives. Unbearable produced the front covers and the major record deal, when Polydor signed the band earlier this year.
The signing to a major does not seem to have diluted the band's sound, and the two previous major singles, Give Give Give Me More More More and A Wish Away both made inroads on the top fifty, with the new single, It's Yer Money I'm Alter Baby making its top torty debut just in time lorthe tour.
Any band which can chart with a record that features a B-side called Astley In The Noose have got to be worthy of attention — so lorgive the grebo rock image, the couple at dodgy tracks on an otherwise excellent LP, and go and see them live . . . (John Williamson)
I Nightlife is listed as a diary first by day(in this section each of the two particular days at the lortnight are treated as one). then by city and then by venue. Special Club nights are listed under their club name followed by their venue.
KEY: [S] students and guests only;
[ND] no denims; [NT] no trainers:
[A] avail for private hire on certainnights.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street . 221 3260. 8pm—midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.
I The Batcave at lienry Afrikas. llpm—3.30am. £3. Your DJ Mel Barr has established the Batcave very well on
Fridays but . . . (to be continued!). Lookat
I Bennets l lpm—3.3()am. £2.50. Mainly Gay with Hi-NRG music.
I Cleopatras l 1pm—2.30am. £3. Non-stop mixed disco sounds in the West End. [A] I Cotton Club 1 1pm—3.30am. £3. Special drinks promotion night each Friday.
I Disco Viva 10.30pm—3am. £3.50. The Disco Viva house disco in full swing. High energy funk and chart sounds with personality DJ.
I Ecstasy at Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50. Interesting fact No 428: The name ‘Ecstasy' is also that ofa class A drugfas heroin is) which all the young trendiesare dropping at acid house clubs in London. I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. Chart-based disco sounds. [N D] [NT]
I The Gun Club at Joe Paparazzi. 10.30pm—late. £3. Fortunately this is no relation to the Gun Club which Fury Murrys gave the boot to a couple of months back.
I Hard Rock Catle at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco.
I Hollywood Studios 10pm-3am. £3.50. Over 2] House disco. [A]
I Knlghtsbridge SW1 1 lpm—3.30am. ()ver 21 night with DJ Eddie Goldberg. [ND] [NT] [Al
I Mayfair 1 1pm—3am. £3.50. Over 25s night in the ballroom and Radio City at the Cameo Suite. See below.
I Mardi Gras l().30pm—3.3(lam. £3 with ticket. Shaft — drinks promotions as well. I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £4. Disco sounds.
I Panama Jax l().45pm-3.3()am. £3.50. Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs, Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davren.
I Pzazz lO.3()pm-3.30am. £4. Mixed sounds.
I Radio City at the Mayfair. 10pm—2am. £1.50. Groovy psychedelic revivalist club (aren‘t they all'?). Well worth a visit. but it can seem like a Stephen Pastel lookalike competition at times.
I Battles 10.30—3am. £3. Disco sounds with DJ Roddy Stewart.
I Reggae Club at the Function Suite. Rooftops. 10pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy l lpm—3am. £3.50. Over21s‘ night in Glasgow‘s largest disco. [A]
I Singles Club Vamps Floor at Disco Viva. 9.3(lpm—2am. Admission by membership — contact venue for details.
IWarehouse llpm—3.30am. £3. Beatbox. £2 with ticket; £3 without. Blend ofHouse and Commercial Soul. [A]
I Zico's 10pm—3am. £3. Chart based disco sounds.
I Zoom — the acid house ball at Fury Murry‘s. 11pm-3.30am. £3.50. Has anyone else noticed this club‘s remarkably similar name to the famous Shoom club in London?
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—-~1am. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. llalf price before i lprn. lisceedingly popular mainstream disco. 11.30pm. [AIIND]
I Buster Browns 1 1pm- 3.30am. £2.75; half price drinks and admission before midnight. Chart and dance rnusic. Amisat over 20s atmosphere. Buster Browns' L'nder- 18s disco. 8pm -I lpm. Very popular with the early teens. [A]
I Cale St James ( '1th 25 Disco Fri and Sat 8prn~2am. £1 members; £2 non-members. Membership £2. A wide range of pop sounds played to a relaxed. friendly crowd. [ND] [NT]
I Chaplins at l-‘insbury Park's Night Club. 11.30pm—6am. £2. Chaplins now throws its doors open to the paying public for entertainment into the early hours. People retaining their old memberships can still get free admission. |.\"l‘]
I Cinderellas Bockeriellas 9pm—3am. £3 before 1 1pm; £3.5(lafter. 50p discount for members. All drinks8llp. [ND] [NI] I Edgars lilpm—4am. £1 before I ipm;£2 before midnight; £3 after. Quirky interior with plenty of dark corners. Also iidgars has probably the most expensive air conditioning. very cool. [A]
I Fastlane Club at Madisons. 10.30pm—4am. £2. A new soul club with acid house (of course! ). hip-hop and older stuff.
I Goombay Beat at Barbados Suite (Coasters). lilpnr—3am. £2. Well established club but has a Sham 6‘) reggae pick up atmosphere and a bland music selection.
I Millionaire‘s l0pm—6am. £2 (£1 before midnight). Friendly gay club w ith Hi-NRG sounds supplied by DJ 'l'am.
I The Mojo Club at The Mission. l0pm---iam. Soul. hip-hop etc. £2.
I Nico's 7pm—1am. Free. User 2 l s only. Nico‘s will be utilising its videotheque facilities to the full. Happy Hours 5pm—7pm to get you primed. All draught beers and spirits 70p.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. l0.30pm—--iam. £2till 1 1pm; £3 after. Very popular conventional disco. [A] [N'l']
I Reggae Club at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection in town cornplcmentsa good skank atmosphere.
I Boklto's 8pm—v3am (Happy 1 lours
8-1 1pm). Free before 1 1pm; £3 after. See Mon.
I Spanish Harlem at Wilkie l louse. 10pm—3am. £2. Eclectic range of sounds» soul. hip hop. Rot B and so forth — and a cafe to boot. Looking for even some oithc success achieved last time round.
I Zenatec 10pm—3.30am. Free before 10.30pm150p before 11pm; £1 before 11.30pm; £3.50 after. The aptly-named ‘Beat the Clock'. All drinks are halfprice before 11.30pm.
IThe Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street.22l 3260. 8pm- midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.
I Bennets llpm--3.30am. £3. Mainly Cray with iii-NRC: music.
I Cleopatras 1 lpm—2.3(l. £3. Non-stop disco sounds in the West lind.
I Cotton Club 1 lpm—3.30am. £5. I'ln’night at the Cotton Club. What more can be said? [A]
I Disco Viva 10pm— 3am. £3.50. 'l'wo floors of solid dancing with personality DJs.
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