may hold new delights.
I The Kinghorns and Willard Graze Buck. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). lfthe drummer from Willard (iraze wants to collect his tenner. he should get in touch pronto.
I Nutmeg Jim Group La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 48-1-1. 9pm. Free. Apologiesif this isn't the hands proper name. hut that‘s how it. came out when deciphered.
I Deacon Blue Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. SOLD OUT. Band on stage 7.30pm. ('oinciding with the release of 'Fcrgus Sings the Blues’. the obvious choice of single from the newie. he prepared for emotions running high on these homeland dates (tonight and tomorrow ) as Deacon Blue launch into world domination mode.
I The Barrelhouse Sheiks Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. (‘alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. See 23.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Spoof country.
I Doug RiCl‘l (ilohe. \Vesl Port. 229-4553. 9pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 31 Glasgow
I Pauline Murray and Carter (the Unstoppable Sex Machine) Fury .‘viurry‘s. ()6 Maxwell Street. 221 651 l. 10.3UPm. Late Seventies early Eighties singer (rememher Penetration'.’) who never got quite what she deserved. despite a fair amount of critical approval. The new single. ‘This Thing (‘alled l.ove' is a slugof sparkling and confident pop that isn't let down hy its hanal lyrics at all . . . well.not a lot. (iive her a few months and she'll he tripping Kirsty Mac(‘o1|'s ankles.
I The Wake Bruce Hotel. liast Kilhride. Jesus wept. every time you think you've seen the last of them they pop up again for another try. Are they still on Factory? Will
Factory still have anything to do with them'.’
I And Now The World Fixx. so Miller Street. 248 285‘). 10pm. Free.
I Unique Technique La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 484-1. 9pm. Free.
I Deacon Blue Playhouse Theatre.
(ireenside Place. 557 2590. SOLD ()L'T.
Band on stage 7.30pm. See Tues 30. I The Bible Venue. (‘alton Road. 557
3073. Prohahly the hest hand on Chrysalis. ; says our (ilasgow correspondent in a most ‘ contentious statement to Proccies fans.
And they‘ve just re-re-released their finest
. song.‘(iracelands'.toprovethey'rethe tops in British acoustic-led rock.
I Dave Robb Negociants. l.othian Street.
2256313. 9.45pm. Free. SeeThurs 25.
; THURSDAY 1
I The Bible Fury Murry's. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 6511. See \Ved 3 l.
I Blew Smoke l.a 'l'anicre. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. ()pm. Free.
I Elton John Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. S( )l.D ()1 'T. See Shortlist at the front.
I Pauline Murray \‘enue. ('alton Road. 557 31173. Sec “1113].
I Edinburgh Musicians Collective ()ddfcllows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. Three as-yet-unconfirmcd (’ollective hands.
I Gave Robb St James Oyster Bar. ( ‘alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. See Thurs 25. I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Iixcellent country hand.
I Texas Breakfast Ryrie's. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free. Rhythm ck hlues.
I The Brothers Preservation l lall. \"ictoeria Street. 226 3816. 0.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Live band l lamilton Lodge 1 lotel. .loppa. 9pm. £1. Rhythm e‘v'; hlues rock.
THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET
Say good day to James Taylor. No, not THAT James Taylor, the sensitive acoustic balladeer, THE James Taylor, whose hands lly across the keys of his beloved Hammond organ like newspapers scattering down the street in a high wind. To allay any lurther contusion his Quartet is double the size at what is normally taken to be a quartet, an ensemble ol skillul jazz. soul and ass musicians (which includes Iormer Style Council drummer Steve White) who blend into a steaming hot bowl of instrumental soup.
Atter splitting his garage band The Prisoners, and lalling utterly in love with the Hammond C3 tonewheel, Taylor has been delighting live audiences and blowing away a few radio listeners with tracks like his inspired reworking ol the ‘Starsky and Hutch' theme. The Quartet is on the road again, playing Edinburgh’s Calton Studios on Friday 19 in the company at That Swing Thang. (It you buy this magazine on the day at publication you've still time to nip down to Fury Murry's in Glasgow tonight) They're saying that James's time is nigh; that right around now a whole lot at people
are going to wake up to what a lew lucky souls have been enjoying in packed and sweaty clubs as the Quartet have toured untlaggingly round Britain and Europe. In Italy they're stars already.
The JTQ do play a lot oi cover versions, but where others would just use nostalgic reverence to coast through them, this band use that as a jumping-oil point for arrangements and dynamism that bring the house down every time. (Alastair Mabbott)
I Nightlile is listed as a diary. lirst byday (in this section each of the two particular days of the Iortnight are treated as one). then by city and then by venue. Special Club nights are listed under their club name lollowed by their venue. A separate venue list lollows the diary listings. with addresses and phone numbers. NB In orderto be as accurate as possible. only those discos able to conlirm their prices and days are listed in the diary. The venue list may be consulted tor more nightlile locations— but checkwith venue. Please send inlormation ten days belore publication.
KEY: students and guestsonly;
[ND] no denims; [NT] notrainers;
[A] availahle for private hire on certain nights. please contact venue.
FRIDAYS . Glasgow
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. Rpm-midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.
I The Batcave at Henry Afrikas.
l 1pm—3.30am. £4 without ticket.
I Bennets 11pm--3.30am. £2.50. Mainly (iay with Hi-NRG music.
I Black Riot at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3.30am.£4 without ticket;£3 with.
I The Choice 1 lpm—3.30am. £4. Newcluh takes over from Pzazz. See panel.
I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3. Non-stop mixed disco sounds in the West End. (‘ome early — stay late. [A]
I Colors at Fury Murrys. £2.
1 1pm~3.30am. The merry-go-round continues. . . (‘olors move to Furys. llellraiser didn't last long did it'.’ This venue change should he a further step in the right direction for ‘the (ieezers'.
I Crash at the (‘otton Club.
1 1pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2.50with ticket). A wide mixture of music will he played by DJ David Ross. a hit different from normal disco material. Look out for drinks promotions every week.
I Cross-section at Peggy Sue’s. 10.30pm-3am. £3. African. reggae. ska. soul. soca. funk. Latin. house . .. IFollies 10.30pm-3.30am.£3.50. Chart-based disco sounds. [ND] [NT]
I Hard Rock Catle at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco.
IJoe Paparazzi llpm—3.30am. £2 (£1 students). ‘True (‘olors‘ Joe's claim. but I thought Colors had moved to Furys'.’
I Hollywood Studios 1 lpm-3.30am. £3.50. ()ver 21 House disco. [A] [NT]
I Joy at Suh ('luh. llpm—~3.30am. £3.50. The big question is will Joy have to put their prices down to compete with (‘olors at Furys'.’ [A]
I The Kraze at the Warehouse. llpm-3.30am. £2 with ticket; £4 without. Deep house. funk. hip-hop.
I Maytair 1 1pm—3am. £3.50. Over 25s night in the hallroom and Radio (‘ity at the (‘ameo Suite. See below.
I Mr D's 10pm—2am. £4. Fun atmosphere and games at Shawlands‘ one and only nightcluh.
I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £3. ‘Just ask the DJ. he'll play anything for you . . .60s. 70s. early 80s and all current pop sounds. Don't expect too much house or acid. it any at all! All drinks fairly priced and there's a friendly crowd' says the Palominos press release.
I Panama Jax10.45pm—3.30am.£3.50. Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davren.
I Peggy Sues 10.30pm—3am. £1.50.
Divorced and singles night.
I Radio City at the Mayfair. I0pm-2am. £1.50. Radio ('ity has provided an ideal alternative to student unions for psychedelic sounds — and long may it continue!
I Rallies 10.30—-3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ Roddy Stewart. [A]
I STOMP at Mardi (iras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £2.50.
I SWDS (Single . \Nidowed. Divorced. Separated club) at Rooftops. This runs on Fridays and Saturdays and plays 60s“ and 70s' music. Memhers£l (£5 tojoin): non-members £2.
I The Adventures ol Tin Tin at the Mission. 10pm—4am. £2. Winners of the worst name ofall time award. A ‘fun time'one presumes.
I The Amphitheatre l0pm-—~-1am. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. [A] [ND] I Buster Browns 1 lpm—3.30am. £2.75; half price drinks and admission hefore midnight. Chart and dance music. Airnsat over 20s atmosphere. Buster Browns‘ Under-18s disco. Hpm~l 1pm. Very popular with the early teens. [A]
I Cate St James (’luh 25 Disco Fri and Sat Rpm—2am. £1 members: £2 non-memhers. Membership £2. A wide range ofpop sounds played to a relaxed. friendly crowd. [ND] [NT]
I Chaplins at Finshury Park's Night Club. 11.30pm—6am. £2. Free hefore midnight. the middle floor of Finshury is nowopen serving snacks throughout the night. Dancing upstairs. [A] [NT]
I Edgars 10pm—«4am. £1 hefore 11pmz£2 before midnight; £3 after. Quirky interior with plenty of dark corners. Also lidgars has prohahly the most expensive air conditioning. very cool. [A]
I Freedom Express at Wilkie l louse.
l 1pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). impressive international array of sounds. See panel. I Grindlay Street Union Rpm—1.30am. (‘heap drinks galore. usually husy. hut lacking anything to lift it out ofthe identikit student mould. [A]
I Millionaire‘s 10pm—6am. £2. (£1 hefore midnight). Mostly but by no means exclusively gay cluh with a predominantly Hi-NRG soundtrack.
I Outer Limits at ('oas‘ters. 10.30pm—4am. £2 till 1 1pm; £3 after. Very popular conventional disco. [A] [NT]
I Potterrow 8pm- 1 am (Happy 1 lour 8.30-9.30pm). Students Free; guests £1 . Good selection of alternative sounds hut go easy on the draught heers if you've any engagements on Saturday. [S]
I Reggae Club at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection in town complements a good skank atmosphere.
I The Renaissance at Bermuda Triangle. 10pm—3am. £1.50. lndie sounds heing played to increasingly large crowds. Music also on the upswing despite an over-reliance on the ‘jangly‘ side ofthings. I Rock Night at Madisons. 9pm-—3am. £1 before 1 1pm; £2 after. Busy andpretty much what you‘d expect.
I Spanish Harlem Under 185 at Wilkie House. 7—1 lpm. £1.50. More sophisticated music for a young clientele. See panel.
I Teviot Row 7pm—2am. Four hars. two discos and live hands. Not for the faint-hearted. [S]
I Underground at the Venue 9pm—4am
52 The List 19 May— 1 June 1989