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I Charlie and Her Sheepdogs Lord Damley. West Port. 229 4341. Afternoon. Free. Residency. Country-inﬂuenced rock'n'roll.
I Live band Lord Darnley. West Port.229 4341. 10pm. Free.
SUNDAY 13 Glasgow
I Wolisbane Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883, 10.30pm. See Frill.
I Capone and The Bullets Vidcodromc. 33/39 York Street. 221 0441. Glasgow‘s much-loved ska favourites. highly spoken of around the country as well.
I Dam Moshpit, Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073.7.30—11pm. Live band in popular weekly thrash metal club.
I Bluelinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 8.30pm. £2.50. Rock‘n‘roll-inﬂuenced pop group with an impressive CV of band and session work. Also appearing on Mon 14 and Tues 15.
I Woodrow Wilson Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 . Excellent locally-based soul singer.
I The Tex Fillet Five Trading Post . The Shore. 553 7164. 8pm. Free. Spoof country.
I Captain Scarlet Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
MONDAY 14 . .. Edinburgh
I Gavin Friday and Phranc Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. See panel. Much was written about Phranc. the ’averagc all-American Jewish lesbian iolksinger‘ — and former hardcore musician — when she toured her Fol/(singer LP over here a few years ago, but hardly a dicky-bird since. She's now on Island. alongside Friday. with a new LP. 1 Enjoy Being a Girl. Turn up in time for her. but ifyou miss hershe and Friday will be back on Mon 28.
I The Beautiiui Suit Oblomov‘s. North Bank Street. The Mound. 2200054. Free. One Of the best young bands in Edinburgh. Their simple. melodic pop went down especially well on a sunny day under the trees in The Meadows.
I Biueiinger Platform One. Rutland Street, 225 2433. 8.30pm. £2.50. See Sun 13.
I The Bootsie Tootsie Blues BandZ Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 2263816. £1. Rockln’ blues.
I Johnny Sunbeam Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Residency. Musicianly adult pop. adroitly executed. A fine future in drinks commercials?
I lan Foster St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Dylanish folk I Seven Eleven Oasis. Victoria Street. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. Rock and blues classics.
I The Bainmates Napoleons. 128 Merrylee Road. 637 5238. 9pm. Free. See Fri 11.
I Eyes 01 Rita and SWAT Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £1 . Plus demo disco.
I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar.l60 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Tuesday nigh residency that has been running longer than this magazine.
I Blueilnger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 8.30pm. £2.50. See Sun 13.
I The Bootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1. Rockin' blues.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian
Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Residency. Spoof country.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Wide range of covers from blues-based band. I Noakie Finoakie Oasis. Victoria Street. 8.30pm. Free. Southern Hillbilly.
WEDNESDAY 16 Glasgow
I Slice. Hearts and Minds. Carol Laula. Farewell Parade and Cahn and Cahn Fixx Bar, 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 8pm. Free. Short twenty-minute acoustic sets featuring members ofeach ofthe bands. as well as being Carol Laula‘s first gigin Glasgow since disbanding Touch. An independent single is due shortly.
I Fuzzbox HMV. 72 Union Street.22l 1850. 4.30pm. Personal appearance to promote the new LP.
I Naiian Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Another long-running residency.
I Chaos UK. Lip Cream and Gauze Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. £3 advance.£3.50 on door. The Bristolian thrashers are supported by two examples ofJapanese hardcore. Could be interesting.
I Fuzzbox John Menzies, Princes Street. 2266214. 12.30pm. Personal appearance to promote their new LP. Big Bang.
I Woodrow Wilson Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Excellent soul singer. accompanied by guitar and
I The Booze Brothers Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8pm. Free.
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Gavin Friday and The Man Seezer. Venue, Edinburgh, 14 and 28 Aug. Erstwhile member at Dublin’s Virgin Prunes, a group he iondly recalls as ‘surreal expressionist meets punk meets God knows what’, Gavin Friday has swapped his skirt tor a set at achineg melodramatic songs, teamed up with a legendary New York producer and released an album that can stand alongside any this year in ‘Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves’.
‘The Prunes never took music by the neck,‘ he says at his old group now. ‘I rejected the nonmusicality of that and immersed myseli in old music like Jacques Brel. Piai. Brecht and things like that. I wanted to be more articulate.’
Having concentrated on painting alter the Prunes’ demise, and having acted as MC ior Dublin’s Blue Jaysus club, Friday joined up with his classically-trained collaborator, The Man Seezer, and set oil on a journey into a burlesque tradition where iigures like Dagmar Krause and Kurt Weill cross paths with Tom Waits and Marc Almond.
Giving a wide berth to ‘sound merchants’, Friday sought a producer who was ‘more oi a traditionalist, somebody who produces an album more like a movie — what people really regard as old-iashioned’. He took on American producer Nal Willner (whose records in recent years have included all-star tributes to Kurt Weill. Thelonious Monk and the music from Walt Disney iilms), who ilew over to Dublin tor a iew weeks to discuss the album, and assembled a sympathetic New York-based crew that included two
THURSDAY 17 7 Glasgow
I Worldwide The Cotton Club. 5/7 Scott Street.3320712. 10pm.CANCELLED. I Baby’s Got a Gun Bruce Hotel. East Kilbride. Hometown gig for the punks who got the Tin Machine support slot at Livingston.
I Del Amitri Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See panel.
I Elephant Noise. Sharlot and The Rogues and Shadowland Pelican. Cowgate. 225 5413. We made a bit of noise ourselves about Elephant Noise after seeing them in action last autumn. but since we haven‘t had the chance to see them much since then we can only hope that their blend of post-Smiths pop and screaming guitar solos sounds as good now as it did then.
I The Barrelhouse Sheiks Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 . Plus support.
I Fjaere Nilssen St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Residency. Swedish-American folk singer.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Proficient and adaptable country band. I Texas Breakiast Ryrie‘s, Haymarkct Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free. Residency. Rhythm & blues.
I Seven Eleven Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 6569. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. Blues and rock classics.
I The Famous Other Band Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. Midnight.
members of the Tom Waits band.
The live shows can’t reproduce the Iushness oi the LP, but Friday and the Man Seezer are joined by a cellist and a multi-lnstrumentalist. Live, as on record, he’s keen to stress his sell-deflating side.
’You have certain people, you might call them the doom and gloom merchants, and l iind that sometimes it's all a bit heavy-laden. They don’t turn around and go. Ach. shut up, c’mon, no one is that luckin’ depressed. Even Leonard Cohen takes the piss out at himsell. And that’s what annoys me, the preciousness at these so-called Dark People.’
One thing he's determined to avoid is ending up a cliche, the way the Prunes did.
'li there was one thing I did dgllberately decide when I decided to get back into making records. it was that I wasn’t gonna iorm a band, and I don’t know who we’re going to work with but I feel like the writing is dealing in different areas. I’m sure that when we go to collaborate with musicians they could be irom a totally diiterent world. The next record will not be “Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves” part two.’ (Alastair Mabbott)
“The List 11- 17 August 1989