I The Arrangement Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Free.
I The Steve Doherty Band Bedrock Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Former frontman of Zero Zero. one of the most popular heavy rock bands in Scotland a couple of years ago. now leading hisown outfit alongside members of 1 leavy Petting and the like.
I Hee-Haw and A Car Called James Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. An intense two-guitar Edinburgh band. lice-1 law's live dates are generally better than their new 45. Wriggllil’. The first single by Fife‘s A Car Called James is also the first release on Vinyl Villains‘ new record label.
I Bo'Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm. Rockin‘ blues.
I Silent Falls Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I The Charge Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. Afternoon. Free.
I The Kitchen Devils Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free.
I The Rootsies Duo Ensign Ewart. High Street. 225 7440. 9pm. Free. See Fri 15.
SUNDAY 17 Glasgow
I The Magic ot Motown Pavilion Theatre. 121chfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. With Jimmy Ruffin. Edwin Starrand Junior Walker and The All-Stars. Controversy over the use of the name Motown here. as none of these acts are still on the label. See panel. I The Believers Videodrome. 3.3/39 York Street. 221 0441. 9pm. £2. Competent pop/soul band.
I Danny Wilson and The Indian Givers Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6.50. ‘The Second Summer of Love’ was just the earcandy Danny Wilson needed to attract people to their Bebop Muprops LP. which owed more to Broadway and Tin Pan Alley than the usual rock circus. Their extensive band and sense of drama makes them one ofthe most intriguing bands on the live circuit. Support. Edinburgh's Indian (iivers. are better than they‘ve ever been.
I Lowell Fulston Preservation 1 tall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm. Welcome visit by the grizzled L'S guitarist who cut his teeth on some great early R&B discs. Personally speaking. a hard decision which gig to go to tonight.
I Deathwish Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30—1 1pm. Thrashers from down Soth play the popular weekly metal club.
I The Rootsies Duo Sessions (the old Cavern). Cowgate. 226 5641. 4pm. Free. See Fri 15.
I The Rootsies Duo ()asis. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. See Fri 15.
MONDAY 18 . Glasgow
I Danny Wilson and The Indian Givers Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street.332 1846. 7.30pm. See Sun 17.
I The Magic ot Motown Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 8pm. £9.50, £8.50. £7.50. With Jimmy Ruffin. Iidwin Starr and Junior Walker and The All-Stars. See panel.
I Tour de Force Preservation 1 tall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 9.30pm. Free. I The Kitchen Devils Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Ian Foster St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. 1)ylanish lolk. I Seven Eleven ()asis. Victoria Street. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. Blues and rock classics.
HE’S PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE
The Magic of Motown with Jimmy Rullin, Edwin Starr and JuniorWalker and The All Stars, Pavilion, Glasgow, Sun 17; Playhouse, Edinburgh, Mon 18. An A&R director at Motown Records once told Jimmy Ruttin, that there would never be a Jimmy Ruttin while there was a Marvin Gaye. The man to whom this thinly-veiled threat was issued uses the anecdote to illustrate ,lhis years with the record company, which he ieels never let him realise his lull potential. ‘But there is a Jimmy Rultin, and Marvin’s dead.’
He was a sex symbol with a string at hits, but was bumped olt the Tom Jones show when it was decided that a raving soulman in a tightjumpsuit wasn't the ideal follow-up to Clodagh Rodgers. A soul singer, as he reminds me, doesn’t get the respect oi a rock artist. As it to demonstrate, he takes umbrage at the biog stating ‘lor some reason Rullin was more popular in England than America’ in the Seventies.
‘I probably do go down better here than in the States’ he continues,“ but it's in the context at how you present it. In the Seventies I concentrated on this market and didn't concentrate on a lot or other places. It was my doing. I couldn’t get anything going in America at one time because Marvin Gaye was on my back. He didn't want certain other people having success. It he didn‘t like other groups and Stevie
I Carol Laula and Lezli Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 9pm. Free. Solo date for talented singer/songwriter. whose single ‘(iypsy' should be in the shops by now. In addition. Hue and Cry keyboard player Lezli is doing an acoustic set of herown well crafted songs.
I Fish Turn Human and Splash Me,l‘m Drowning Saints and Sinners. 272 St.Vinecnt Street. 221 5279. 9pm. Slightly bizarre double bill. both bands operating on the margins ofthe mainstream. yet providing some hugely promising demos. I Baby's Got A Gun Napoleons. 128 Merrylee Road. 637 5238. 9pm. Free. Hard working. noisy and melodic band who won a lot of friends during their recent support slot with Tin Machine.
I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Residency.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Rockin' blues.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free. Spoof country.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Hoakie Finoakie ()asis. Victoria Street. 8.30pm. Southern Hillbilly.
WEDNESDAY 20 Glasgow
I Babel Vic Cafe. (ilasgow School of Art. 167 Renl’rew Street. 3329797. 9pm. Free. ()ne of the more intriguing demos ofthe last year. with a strong(iermanic inﬂuence.
I Farewell Parade l-‘ixx Bar. so Miller Street. 248 2859. lllpm. Free.
I Nailan Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road.
Wonder having it, what would he think or Jimmy Rultin? Who is supposedly a sex symbol. . .
Since he lelt Motown in the early 70s, his career has not been particularly high-protile, singles with The Style Council and Heaven 17 (‘a lluke') excepted. A new version ol ‘What Becomes or the Brokenhearted‘ with Ruby Turner, overwhich Rutlin had no control, and the deletion or his records lrom the Motown catalogue, convinced him to put new songs on hold for a while and concentrate on persuading Motown to reissue a digitally-cleaned-up hits LP.
Alan or Chuck Berry and Little Richard, Ruttin has none the less had to temper his enthusiasm lor rock‘n’roll numbers on his current tour with Junior Walker and Edwin Starr, but is put out by people who are contused by his leanings. ‘It you go to Italy you expect to hear people singing opera, it you go to Ireland you expect to hear Irish jigs, so why can’t a black American sing rock’n’roll?’ he asks as he’s about to leave. I swear he hasn’t paused lor breath since he arrived.
332 1210. 9pm. Free. Folky residency.
I Slide Bruce Hotel. '1‘own Centre. East Kilbride. 9pm. Hopefully creating some interest after their support gig with'l‘exas and a very promising debut single ‘Why 1s It A Crime 1"
I Splash Me I'm Drowning and Fish Turn Human Finsbury Park. South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. Edinburgh pop bandand a combo from Newcastle that comes recommended. Also featuring the demo disco. where Fish Turn Human made their first staggering impact into Scottish consciousness.
I Carol Laula ()blomov‘s. North Bank Street. The Mound. 2200054. Former singer from Touch. now out on her own with an acoustic guitar. Stupendous voice. which. especially with the help of a sympathetic sound system. just has to be experienced.
I The Rootsies Duo Snatchers. High Street. 225 7191 . 9pm. Free. See Fri 15.
I Kevin Tait Trader Vic's. Victoria Street. 225 656‘). Free.
THURSDAY 21 Glasgow
I The Organisation Esquire House. 1487 (ireat Western Road. 334 9491 . 9pm. Free. ()ne of the first few gigs at anew West [ind venue.
I Capone and the Bullets Rico's. 2 Anne Street. (ireenock. 9pm. Scotland‘s top ska band. continuing their hard work on the live scene.
IJethro Tull PlayhouseTheatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £9.50. £8.50. Still popular enough almost to sell out the Playhouse. but do Ian Anderson's motley band of hippies have anything to say anymore‘.’ An alarming
number of ticket-holders say yes.
I Le Rue Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Contemporary cajun front the Louisiana band led by fiddler Pierre Le Rue. Worth catching. and not a museum piece.
I Fiaere Nilssen Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See Fri 15. I The Rootsies Duo Ryrie's. l laymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free. See Fri 15. I Seven Eleven Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 6569. Blues and rock classics. I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
FRIDAY 22 Glasgow
I Yamaha Band Explosion featuringThe Mighty Lemon Drops. The Highlanders. Worldwide and Strategy Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. A strange selection here — the Lemon [)rops are the most established and currently producing their best material. while The 1 lighlanders are soon to release another single from their largely ignored album (‘Children Wonder Why‘). Worldwide are easily one of the best unsigned local bands and Statcgy are an unknown quantity.
I Midnight Blue The Venue.470 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 10pm.
I Slide Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Glaswegian melodic rock band with a growing following. touring on the back of their new single on Phonogram. 'Why is it a Crime'.".
I The Mutiny Strings and The Following Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm—midnight. Two bands gaining interest from indie types.
I The Block Brothers Preservation 1 tall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Fiaere Nilssen Trader Vic's. Victoria Street. 225 6569. Free. Residency. See Fri 15.
I The Rootsies Duo (ilobe. West Port . 229 4553. 9pm. Free. See Fri 15.
I Mojo Pep (TBC) Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
SATURDAY 23 Glasgow
I Kingdom Come and Little Angels Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £6.50. A double bill ofAmerican and British hard rock bands — Kingdom Come being best known for their Led Zep rip-offs and Little Angels being best known for their tour of Secondary Schools last year. Spinal Tap. here we come.
I Eye Scream Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Recommended.
I The Kim Beacon Band Saints and Sinners. 272 St.Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm.
I The Bullet Boys Bedrock Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. American band quickly heading towards Bon Jovi status. on a very low-key tour of this country.
I Mojo Pep Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.
I Bulb Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. Afternoon. Free. Laid-back listening to digest the lunch to. I Live band Lord Darnley. West Port.229 4341. 10pm. Free. Unconfirmed.
I Love State and Raison D'Etre Videodrome. 3339 York Street. 221 0441. 9pm. £2. Love State have risen tothe status of headliners. a few weeks after supporting Hearts and Minds at the same
I Allnighter featuring Giant. Baby’s GotA Gun. The Primevals. The Crows. Drunken State and Screaming Tear Mayfair. 470 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9pm. A real
38 The List 15 — 28 September 1989