11.30pm—oam. See Fri. [A] [NT]
I Cinderellas Bockerfellas upm—fsmn. £2.50; £2 before 11pm. Immenser popular mainstream club. l).ls Rick Baker and (iary (iloy er host the ‘biggest party in town.‘
I Coasters b.30p—10pm. £1.50. I'nder lSs. I Edgars ltlpiltwltlil‘l. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Membership forms for the suitably impressed available at the door. I Hangover Repair Club at the Kasbar. 1.30pmv—10pm. Another Weekendo afternoon club. 'l'offee-nosed argumentative drinking with the viscount and friends. Iii-house cinema. tea.colfee and hot rolls. Developing its ow n brandof house iiiusic -- Windsor 1 louse.
IThe Hooch at Coasters. 10.30pm 4:1”). £2.50. Yogi with Acid 1 louse. soul and jazz.
IJyn City from Illan. £2 ( £1 ). White Swan opens its doors to a new club with what sounds like an amazing selection of music. The club seems to hay e little todo with fashion. a lot to do with good solid enjoyment. (ioon the 14th. I don’t think you'll be disappointed.
I Kangaroo Club at The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. ‘()ne step behind the latest thang'.
I Mambo Club at ('oasters. £2. Taking over froin the ( ioombay Beat with a far superior selection of reggae and rhythm. I Metro at the .\ltisic Box. l0pm- 3am. £2. New club from the Spanish Harlem cats. so should be high in quality.
I Millionaire's 10pm bani. £2 (£1 before 12). See Hi.
I Outer Limits at ('oastcrs. 10.30pm wlam. £2 before 11pm; £3.50 after. American sprung daiicefloor and good music makes for an energetic Saturday. [N'll
I Ouentin's‘)piii--3am. £2.50. See l-‘ri. IZenatec l0pm-—4am. £2.50before 11.30pm; £4 alter. \‘erycomfortable upmarket joint. A relaxed night out. 14 Jan only: January Sales at Zenatec.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260.8—11pm. l-‘ree. (‘heapdrinksand free mixers! I The Batcaveai llenry Afrika‘s (Continued) . . . I lpm- 3.30am. £2 before 11.30pm: £3 alter. Like all good Batman stories the Batcavc now comes in parts! Look out for the various drink promotions as well. I Bennets l lpiii-«lam. £2. Mainly gay with l li-.\'R(i sounds to fit.
I Fresh 88 at The (‘otton ( ‘lub. llpm—3.30am. £3.50. (ilasgow‘s twobest DJs Segun and (’olin Barr. will be playing "liotal acid house' amd ‘Balearic beats'. Sounds fun! I Follies l lpm— 3am. £3. (‘heap drinks. I Fuddrukkers at (‘leopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £1. Anything goes tonight in the West Iind's best (well. it's only) nightclub. Presented by Bennets' 1)] Craig Davis. [A] I Fury Murrys 1 Ipm—3.30am. £1 . All drinks £1 . (‘heap drink and a wide range of music make this one of my favourite clubs! [Al I The Kennel Club at 'l‘in l’an Alley. llpm—3am. Soul club night. Beerat bilsz pint. spirits. 40p. I Knightsbridge SW1 1 lpm—3.30am. [ST] [A] I Night Shift at the Warehouse. llpm—3.30am. £3.50. House music and the soul chart. (‘anned beers all 80pand spirits 60p. I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £2. See Fri. I Panama Jax 10.45pm—3.30am. £3. Sunday Splash with resident Dls'l'ommy Arnold or Raymond I)avren. 50p lager. heavy. whisky. vodka and gin. I Battles 10.30-2am. £2.50. Discosounds with DJ Roddy Stewart. Vodka and lager 60p. For limited period only. the admission at Raffles is reduced to a measlv £1. [A] '
I Savoy l lpm —3am. £2. Sundaysat the Say oy with lager only 85p and vodka oSp. MI
I Wicked Sunday at l-'ollies. I lpm—3am. Vodka. (iin. Whisky and lager - all~lllp.
I Zico's 10pm--3am. £2. (1th based disco sounds »- but watch out for the planned 70s' night.
IThe Amphitheatre 10pm 3am. £2. llalf price before 11pm. l’opular night at leading mainstream y ciitic. IND]
I BusterBrowns 10pm 4am. £2.25. llalf price admission and drinks before 1 1pm. Worth a visit on Sunday it you’ve notbeen before.
I Cinderellas Bockerfellas 22.1atioii1y : Superlme Night. run in coniunction with Radio l’ortli and Budweiser. follow ingthc action right through till ~lam.
I Edgars l0pm--3am. £2. 'l‘rial run for drinks at (ile can‘t be bad.
I Outer Limits at (‘oasteis
10.30pni- 3.30am. £1 before 11pm; £2 after. l).ls Stuart Lewisandlames .\towbray supplying tip to the minute sounds. [N1]
I Sunday Obsession at ('inderellas Rockerfellas10pm -2ani. £2 before 11pm; £2.50alter. .S'llp drinks. Seven yearson. (‘indcrcllas pro\ ing as popular as ever for a large scale night club with a new Sunday angle. |.\'1)||T\"l']
IZenatec 10pm 3am. £2. l)iscosoundsin a relaxed setting. 15 .laii only: Last tiiglitol‘ '/.cnatec‘.s.lanuary Sales.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221
3260. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. 60s and 70s sounds. (‘heap vodka.
I Club Africa at Henry Afrika‘s.
I lpm—3.30am. £1 . \‘arious sounds.
I House and Garage Club at 'i‘in Pan Alley. llpm—3am. £1 with ticket available from the club and surrounding pubs. (’heap Schlitz and Southern Comfort.
I Jeans and T-shirl Night at Cleopatras. l0.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket). The popular .leans and 'I‘-Shirt night makcsits way west from the (‘otton (‘lub to (‘leo's. I Palomino Club UNIT—3.31mi“. £2. See l-"ri. I Savoy l lpm—3am. £2. Over 25s‘ night with cheap drinks to entice you along: lager 85p and vodka (35p. [A]
I Streetbeat at the Warehouse.
lem-- 3.30am. £4. I)avid Walters with the latest chart and beat sounds.
I Millionaire's lllpni-Jam. £2 (£1 before 12). Sec Hi.
I Duentin‘s 9piii--3am. £1 . Sec li‘ri. loJan only: a Rocky Horror l’arty Night with lots of fun and games.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 32o0. l-‘ree. Slls‘ disco sounds. (‘heap drinks.
I Club Africa at Henry Afrikas.
I 1pm 3.30am. £1. Various soundsagain. I Chinese Night at Mardi (ii'as.
l “Till-3302"". l-‘ree before lam and £2 after. Disco night for the(’liinese community.
I Country and Western Night at Rooftops. 9pm 3am. £2. Look out for live bandsplus all your favourite (‘ck W records.
I Jo-Jo‘s Gay Night at 'l‘in l’an Alley. 10.30—3am. 50p with ticket. £1 without. Litirobeat and Ill-NRO music. (‘heap vodka.
I Palomino Club 9pm--3ani. £2. See Hi. I The Shimmy Club at Bennets. 10.30pm—3am. £1. All drinks 75p before midnight. If you‘re bored on a 'l'uesday and are looking for an eventful evening. then a trip to Benncts is a must.
I Streetbeat at the Warehouse. llpm~3.30pm. £4. I)avid Walters with the latest chart and beat sounds.
I Quentin's sJinn-Sam. £1 . See l‘ri.
I The Alhambra 31 Watei loo Sticct . 221 3260. 8» 12pm. lirce. (‘1th and chart night. I Cotton Club 1 Ipni--3ani. £3. ( )ne of the best clubs on a Wednesday . designed for solid dancing.
I The Drop at the Warehouse. llpm—3.30am. £1 .50. but 5le tickets are available at Academy . (iossip and a host ofother shops. for this new acid house night.
I Go West at (‘leopatras lll.30pm—-2.30am. £2 ( £1 with ticket ). (io West young man . . . deepinto the heartol bedsit land and discoy er this great midweek club. [A]
LOOKING BACKWARDS, LOOKING FORWARDS
Nightlife writers cast a withering glance back over 1988 and state their hopes forthe New Year.
. . . In Glasgow
The year started off with a BANG! at 46 West. The only one of the year unfortunately as that night it was laid to rest. Any club that isn’t afraid to play Steinski next to REM and ABBA will always be special, sadly the Shimmy Club is the only one just now that comes near. Somewhere like it is still needed, howeverthe same can't be said for another of 88’s casualties— Eden. Eden passed away in the summer to make way for the biggest success story of the year, SLAM. This was the West End Posse's flagship, although they had two other successful clubs in Ecstasy (now known as Joy for obvious reasons!) and Blackmarket (HIP). SLAM won the pretentious poster of the year award by adding the quote from the trendy fashion (victims) style bible iD — ‘Over the past few months SLAM has revived a fading Glasgow club scene}
Some sort of award must go to KRACK as well. (Although not forthe music- what is their obsession with GREASE and WHAM I?) For nearly a year they’ve been based at Fury Murrys, some sort of record maybe?
The whole club scene proved what sheep they are twice during the year. Firstly with the 703' revival and particularly with the scourge of 1988 — ACID! During the ill fated month of September nearly everyone was going out of their way to be associated with
‘ACIEEED’ —I hated those smiley T-shirts and bandanas. By November the word was taboo and the gullible ones were denying they ever liked it.
For1989 I would like to see more original clubs and venues opening up. Clubs should try and develop their own individual style instead ofjumping on any bandwagon and hoping for quick and easy success. Lastly I hope a Jazz and Latin club opens up in the very near future! (Colin Steven)
. . . In Edinburgh
Above all 1988 was the year when Acid House went overground. Smiley leered from the windows of every bad clothes shop in town and meafmen ran amok in Lothian road screaming ‘Aciiieed’. Howeverthe explosion did have its positive side with the more aware clubs — Dream, Acid and a couple of others, realising that the relaxed feel associated with acid could be used to fuel the imagination and dent the foul cooler than-thou attitude which has for too long been inextricably linked with Edinburgh’s soul clubs.
'88 was also the year when we watched with sadness the closure of Fire Island and with relief the demise of the ‘Mad Max' theme park known as Dillinger’s. We giggled as Belaxedallweekendo hit the front page of ‘The Sun’ and bemoaned the lack of decent ‘alternative’ clubs- only the Backroom seemed to be of sound health in this field.
Hope for 1989? More cultural collision, less frigid ‘stylists‘ and more enthusiasts, War, the possibility to a new H ’n’ 8 club and above all some new venues — it’s extremely difficult to create any sort of atmosphere when
you're stuck yet again in the same old hoveL (Andy Crabb)
Saturday 28 January 8.30pm—oam at Liberty‘s, Greenside Place, Edinburgh. Get down to Liberty‘s and get down till you fall down—ortill dawn —whichever comes first. Scottish Aid for Nicaragua have organised this all-night sponsored salsa session to raise money for Edinburgh's Nicaraguan twin town, Bluefields, which was devastated by Hurricane Joan.
Prizes to be won. All night food and drink plus breakfast. Tickets from Virgin or on the door £4 (£1.50); sponsorship forms from Oxfam. For details phone 031 2201625.
Yes, there's still time for you to win a magnum of champagne courtesy of Nightlife. All you have to do is nominate your favourite club of 1988 — it can be a one-off, a weekly or monthly venture, defunct or still open. Basically anything goes. The first two people drawn from the hat, one voting for an Edinburgh club and the other for a Glasgow one, will each receive a magnum of champagne. Complete the form below and return it by 1 February when the draw will take place.
Name ...................................... .. Address ................................... .. Daytime Tel .............................. ..
Send to NIGHTLIFE COMPETITION, The List, 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE.
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