good rrrglrt out. New songs like Kiss ln'l'he Rain and \Vrld love are also rapidly taking them away trom early comparisons with another known and loy ed(ilasgow band.

I DinosaurJunior‘l’lre Revue. 344

(iallow gate. 552 4o01. 10pm. A band sinking under the weight oi theirow n press coy er'age‘.’ \Vho know s'.’ The liye pcrlormancc should tell it the hype rs tobe t‘L‘llLWed.

I Marino's Men 1 lall Bar. 1(yll\\'oodlands Road. 332 1210. ‘lpm. l't'ee. Residency.


I The Dan Blocker Experience Mtrsic nos. Victoria Street. 220 1‘1 15. 9.30pm. l-ree. See 'I hurs3.

I The Impotent Trout Negociants. l.othiarr Street. 225 (i313. 0pm. l'i‘cc. .lokcy country.

I Live band ( aycrn. (‘ow gate. 220504 I. l'ncorrlirmcd.



I The Right Stuff The Sub ( lab. 22

Jamaica Street. 248 4600. 1030an Recent big money signings to Arista. who must have dey eloped substantially l‘rom their uncertain beginnings last year.

I Crooked Rose Bar Luxembourg. l‘171’itt Street. 332 l l 11. 10pm. Free. See Saturday.

I The Crows The Rev uc. 244 ( iallowgate. 552 4olll. 10pm. Still maintainingtheir large diet otgigging. w hich suggests there are still people w ailing to hear it.

I Loose Cut l.a 'l‘aniere. 1515ox Street.221 4844. (1pm. Free.


I DinosaurJr Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. See listen!

I Rich Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 (1313. 9pm. Free. See ‘l‘hurs 3.

I The Brothers l’resery ation llall. Victoria Street. 22o 3810. 9pm. Free. Residency. I Live band Cavern. ('ow'gate. 226 5641. l'neonl'ir'med.

I Billy Jones Lord l)arnley. \Vest Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free. See ‘1'hurs3.



‘I actually once said to our drummer. Martin. and I don't think he agreed with me, that we are quite like a Scottish/celtic version or the Gratelul Dead. In other words, we take our inlluences lrom country, blues and the lyricstend to be vaguely intelligent. .. and when it comes down to it we are a rock and roll band.‘

The man speaking is Jimme O'Neill, lrontman and one part at the Silencers' songwriting partnership. While the aspirations to the Gratelul Dead remain more than dubious. the band are back in the public eye with a new single, Answer Me (which may be lamiliar lrom the recent Tennents Lager ad) and a Scottish tour, which is one at the lirst to be sponsored by the Tennents Live scheme.

In addition, the band have completed work on their second album, A Blue For Buddha, which shows a more contident band at work than that which made the patchy debut album, A Letter From St. Paul. Apart lrom the single, tracks like the acoustic title track and the authentic blues sound at The Real McCoy, seem to benelit lrom the lack at a name producer (the LP was largely sell produced), allowing the songs more room to breathe.

Jimme again: ‘We were initially inlluenced by the Smiths- not in terms ol music, but in the idea at let‘s get a guitar band together. And maybe the combination of that with our own

inlluences made the lirst album sound the way itdid.‘

‘I think the new album is more like lour guys playing together. The lirst album was all songs that were written in a room. that had never been played live belore we recorded them. I still think it is a great collection or songs, but I think this album is songs plus more deliberate atmosphere. In a way it is also more acoustic, it's not quite so contrived. . .‘

As previously noted, the song to watch tor it you are going along to any at the gigs is The Real McCoy, and it is one which Jimme reckons to be typical ottheir new approach: ‘The song probably came about lrom me coming back to Glasgow. And I was listening to a lot ol Van Morrison at the time, and I went to see him in Glasgow. Istill think it is the closest we have ever come to a real three minute pop single. We always realised it could be like that, but we also tried to give it something identiliably Scottish in terms at the lyrical content, a real down home type at quality. We still want to do that and make our records sound good on the radio as well.’

Well, whether that is compatible with the Gratelul Dead 1 don‘t know, but the Silencers are back with some good new songs, and some black and white images at Glasgow on their record sleeve, which worked lor someone else I could mention. See listings lor gig details. (John Williamson).


I Nightlile is listed as a diary lirst by day(in this section each ol 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 tollowed by lheirvenue.

KLY: students and gtteslsonly':

INDI no denims; INT] no trainers:

|.'\] avail tor private hire on certain nights.


I The Alhambra 31 \Valet‘loo Street. 221 3260. Spin -midnight. l-‘ree. Resident 1).] with the latest sounds.

IThe Batcave at Henry .-\lrikas.

llprn 3.30am. £3. Your DJ Mel Barr has established the Bateaye y ery w ell on l‘ridaysbut . . . (to be continued! ). l.ookat Sunday's!

I Bennets 1 lprn 3.30am. £2.50. Mainly (iay with lli-NR( i music.

I Cleopatras 10.30pm 2.30am. £3. Non-stop mixed disco sounds in the West land.

I Cotton Club 1 1pm 3.30am. £3. Special drinks promotion with vodka and lager Slip.

I Ecstasy at Sub (’lub. 11pm—3._‘l(lam. £3.50. Interesting tact No 428: The name ‘licstasy ' is taken from a class A drug ( as heroin isl which all the young tremliesare dropping at acid house clubs in London. Luckily this hasn't catrght on up here yet. I Follies 10.30pm— 3.30am. £3.50. ("hart-based disco sounds. IND] [N'I'I

I The Gun Club at Joe Paparazzi. 10.30pm late. £3. Fortunately this isno relation to the ( iun ( ‘lub which l‘ury Murrys gas e the boot to a cotrple of months back.

I Hard Rock Carte at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco.

I Hollywood Studios 10pm 3am. £3.5u. ()ver 21 llottse disco.

I Knightsbridge SW1 1 1pm 3.30am. ()y er 21 night with DJ liddie (ioldberg. IND]


I Maylair l lprn ~3am. £3.50. ()ver 25s night in the ballroom and Radio ( ~ity at the (‘ameo Suite. See below.

I Mardi Gras 10.30pm 3.30am. £3 with ticket. Shal't- drinks promotionsas well. A mixture ol Acid house and chart sounds. [Al

I Palomino ClubUpm 3am. £4. Disco sounds.

I Panama Jax 10.45pm 3.30am. £3.50. Soul and mixed chart music with resident l).ls. 'I‘ommy Arnold or Raymond l)ayren.

I Pzazz 10.30pm 3.30am. £4. Mixed sounds.

I Radio City at the Mayfair. 10pm 2am. £1.50. (iroovy psychedelic revivalist club (aren‘t they all'.’). \Vell worth a visit. bttt it can seem like a Stephen l’astel lookalike competition at times.

I Rallies 10.3tL3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ Roddy Stewart.

I Rooftops £2.50. Acid hotrse at Rooftops. £1 all drinks.

ISavoy l lpm—3am. £3.50. ()ver21s' night in (ilasgow's largest disco. [A]

I SWDS Club (Single. Widowed. Divorced 6t Separated) at Disco Viva. lllprn 3am. Membersonly'.

I Warehouse 1 lprn 3.30am. £3 with ticket: £4 without. Blend ol 1 louse and Commercial Soul. [A]

IWhizz at the Sub('lub( 14- 18s night ). 7—1 lprn. £2. The popular under lss‘ night

has a name now and is on Fridays as wellas Saturday's.

I Young and Fresh at Mardi (iras. 7 11pm. L'ndet‘ lSs‘ disco.

IZico's 10pm~3anr £3. (‘har't based disco sounds.

I Zoom —the acid house ball at l-‘ury Murrys 11pm— 3.30am. £3.50. Has anyone else noticed this club'sremarkably similar name to the lamous Slioorn clubin London‘.’


I The Amphitheatre 10pm 4am. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. llall price before 11pm. lzxcecdingly popular mainstream disco, 11.30pm. |.-\]|.\'D|

I BusterBrowns 1 1pm 3.30am. £3.75; hall price drinks and admission belore midnight. ('hart and dance music. .-\irnsat over 20s atmosphc re. Blister Brow ns' l'nder- lSs disco. Spin- 1 1pm. Very popular with the early teens.

I Cate SlJamest‘luh 25 Disco Hi and Sat 8pm 2am. £1 members; £2 non—members. Membership £2. A wide range ol pop sounds played to a relaxed. tr'iendly crowd. [ND| |N’l'|

I Chaplins at l'insbury l’ar‘k's Night ( 'Iub. 11.30pm (ram. £2. ('haplins now throws its doors open to the pay ing publiclor entertainment into the early hours. l’eoplc retaining their old memberships can still get tree admission. |.'\ | | NT]

I Cinderellas Rockerlellas ‘lpm 3am. £3 bcl‘ore 1 1pm; £3.50at‘ter'. (iet caught in a time warp Rocky llorrortribute withthe usual nonsense that goes with it. £2 rlyotr have a ticket. [ND] |N'1‘|

I Edgars 10pm 4am. £1 betore 1 1pm; £2 bet'ore midnight;£3 alter. ()uirky interior with plenty of dark corners. Also lidgars has probably the most expensive air conditioning. very cool.

I Goombay Beat at Barbados Suite ((‘oastersl. 10pm 3am. £2. Well established club but has a Sham oi) reggae pick up atmosphere and a bland music selection.

I Millionaire's 10pm (ram. £2 (£1 belot'e midnight). l-riendly gay club with lli-NR(i sounds supplied by 1).] '1 am.

I The Main Club at The Mission.

10pm - 4am. Soul. hip-hop etc. £2.

I Outer Limits at (‘oastcrs 10.30pm 4am. £2 till 1 1pm: £3 alter. Very popular conventional disco. [A] INT]

I Potterrow Spm- lam ( l lappy' 1 {our 8.30-9.30pm). Students l‘ree; ( iuests 50p A lively rnght with an alternative soundtrack.

I Reggae Club at Shady ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection in town complementsa good skank atmosphere

I Spanish Harlem at \Vilkie l lottse.

10pm 3am. £2. Features a lot more acid house than prey iotrsly btrt still one ot'the city's best clubs and well worth a trip (ouch!)

I Teviot Row Spm 2am ( l lappy' l lotrr

9- 10pm). liither an ‘uninlribited'student disco or something close to a ltrrnbling lTesh exchange. depending on your taste. isl

I Zenatec 10pm-— 3.30am. t‘ree bel‘ore l0,30pm; 50p before 1 1pm; £1 beiore 11.30pm; £3.50alter. 'l'he aptly -named ‘Beat the (lock. All drinks are halt price before 1 1.30pm.



I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street . 221 3260. Spin-midnight. Free. Resident 1).]

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