NEW ORDER/ A GUY CALLED GERALD
Anyone who has heard A Guy Called Gerald‘s excellent single, Voodoo Ray, will know that the very idea or such an act trying to play live in the largest hall of the SECC is simply absurd. The reality was much the same, and the attempts to recreate a mechanical, dancetloor sound in a live context tailed badly.
This was in spite at some spirited vocals from both Gerald and the female
vocalist, which hinted that in the
The second band to be captured live in the Tennents Livel/List Gig OfThe Month series was New Order. who played at the SECC on 25 March. Glasgow-based
photographer Danny Barbour snapped this picture of - bassman Peter Hook. and John Williamson was there to soak up the flavour ofthe occasion. Each month this 1 year we hope to feature one live band and the work of i an up-and-coming photographer. .
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It there was any doubt beiore now, New Order have linally reached the status of pop stars, unlikely as it may seem. The evidence was there before the band even went on stage. Long term New Order tans were observing with some horror the contents of the audience (‘a Sharon and Traceys night out‘) and the expanded and expensive merchandising stall
Despite the necessary concessions to commercialism, New Orderstill come out with a lair degree or integrity intact.
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I Woodrow Wilson Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Excellent soul singer accompanied by guitar.
THURSDAY 13 Glasgow
I Gail Ann Dorsey Fury Murrys. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 (351 1. ltlpm. Excellent bassist-singer-songwriter. and while it is a well known truism that you should never trust a bass player who sings, G.A.l). is a master ofall three crafts. as her debut album. The Corporate World proves.
I Potato Five Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. lllpm. Longlasting ska band. who should be getting a new lease of life with the so called ska revival. This is the first of a few Zoot club promotionsat Rooftops.
I The Collectors La Taniere. 15Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 (3313. 9.45pm. Free. Residency. Broad range ofcountry sounds. Worth seeing.
I Just Add Water Pelican. (‘owgate . 225 4513. 'I’ight pop combo. originating partly from Australia. combiningtrumpet sax and sequenced keyboards.
I Dave Robb St James Oyster Bar. ('alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Residency.
I Texas Brealdast Ryrie's. llaymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free. Blues-rock. Residency.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
FRIDAY 14 Glasgow
I Front 242 Queen Margaret Union. University (iardens. 339 9784. 9pm. See panel.
I Big George and the Business La'l‘aniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I Shoot to Kill Ingram Bar. Queen Street. 9pm. Free.
I The Gipsy Kings Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. ('ANCFHFI).
I Gail Ann Dorsey and Very Very(‘ulmn Studios. (‘alton Road. 55b 70m. See panel.
I The Potato Five Zoot (’lub. Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 1(1pm—3am. £4. ()ne of the top two or three names on the live ska circuit. with a new 45 "l‘heJerk' due out now . Their first five singles all made ‘Single of the Week' in XML} and with the continuing rise ofska. the Spuds. who have recorded with both Floyd Lloyd and Laurel Aitken. are pretty hot property.
I Little Wolves Preservation 1 tall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after‘).3(lpm. Free. Blues-rock.
I Texas Breakfast Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Blues-rock.
I The Humprt Family Trading Post. The Shore. 553 7 164. lilpm. Free. Spoof country. Residency.
SATURDAY 15 1 Glasgow
I Ronnie Tait and Jim Condi Halt Bar. loll Woodlands Road. 332 1211). 9pm. Free. I Rough and Ready l.a 'l'anierc. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I The Grip Rock ('afe. Venue. (‘alton Road. 55" 311—73. Metal.
I Strategy Preservation l tall. Victoria Street. 22(1 38%. £1 alter*).3ilp:n. Mainstream rock.
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