i- I Modern Electrics Third Eye Centre. 346—354 Sauchichall Street. 332 7521. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Electric and acoustic music by various modern composers played by Array Music from Toronto. who have performed works by a range of composers from Reich to Zappa. I Battle ot the Bands Napoleons. 128 Merrylee Road. 637 5238. 2pm. All money made on the door going to charity. Watch as The RB McBride Band. Rumour Red. The (ireat Divide. The Whole Earth. Southern (‘ross. Instant Fish and Swing compete for the Napoleons trophy. I Angel Heart Minstrels. 66 Broomielaw. Local rock act. building up to a gig inthe Winter Gardens later in the month.
I Lixx Rock (‘ity. Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. A mild affection for Lixx. after hearingtheir
debut Blast Furnace IiP and meetingtbem
a few months later. isn't something I'm
ashamed of. Capable rock ofthe (slightly)
I The Arrangement 1 Ialt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Colorblind James Experience and God's Little Monkeys Calton Studios. (,‘alton Road. 556 7066. God's Little Monkeys make a ﬂying return to Scotland with an idiosyncratic style that could be labelled ‘folkabilly‘ (why not'.’). But the anticipation is saved for the very wonderful Experience. whose blend of country. jazz and a singer with a wit sodry that it could only have been spawned in Death Valley.
I Primal Scream Moray Ilouse Student Union. IIolyrood Road. 556 8455. 9pm—Iate. £4. Students and guestsonly. Sec Thurs 30.
I Wrathchild Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Moderately large name on the metal circuit.
I Terminal Bondage Globe. West Port. 229 4341 . 9.30pm. With a name like that.l
_ I “A lazy [oping thing” I h L.l l . The G1rl Who Waves at Trains “Sighs across shimmering summerfields” “A poignant, tranquil experience” \\.\ , “Warm and lush in a woody kind of way” “Rich beyond your wildest dreams” . “Clear ideas and affectionate feelings” I\ri‘i“:‘l]IlII “k Available On 7.” 12' (‘1) Single And (iztsseile. _——_~ A -— »—_J
leave it to you to judge whether to go along.
I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Popular folk-rock group.
I Little Wolves Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Rhythm‘n'blues.
I Erasure SECC‘. Finnieston Quay. Information 031-556 1212. credit cards 031-557 6969. See Sat 2.
I Colorblind James Experience and God's Little Monkeys Rooftops. 92 Sauchichall Street. 332 5883. 10pm. See Sat 2.
I Frankie Bones The Choice. Royal Exchange Square. Not to be confused with Frankie Knuckles. Mr Bones isthe Brooklyn-based. ex-graffiti artist. DJ whose four-tracker [.ooney Tunes as The Bonesbreakers. has just been released in this country on XL Records. Greatly excited by the huge acid all-night parties down south. he might be a little frustrated by the quieter Scottish scene.
I The Grip and The Thin Men Mayfair. 490 Sauchichall Street. 332 3872. 10pm.
I Richard Marx L'sher I Iall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. One of the less welcome imports from the Americas. I'm bound to say if] let my true feelings show. The last slice of mush-by-numbers was a songthat Dickie claimed his friends ‘begged' him to put on the album. Are you sure thcysaid ‘on'. Richard?
I Venom Moshpit. Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. They‘ve been playing thrash since before it had a name. and as ifto thrust the point further home. they play under such charming soubriquets as Black Bastards from Hell and Bastard Sonsof Satan when they don't want to be recognised.
I Kobayashi Maru Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. With a name like that. the sort who go to all-night showings ofSrar Treks I—V.
I Naked Seed Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Sal Paradise St James Oyster Bar. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Post-Dylan singer/acoustic guitarist.
I Live Music Oblomov‘s. North Bank Street. The Mound. 2200054. Free.
MONDAY 4 Glasgow
I Marillion Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601. Marillion's baptism of fire: can they cut it without the impressive figure of Fish. especially so soon after his solo tour? Or will they (ouch) flounder?
I Venom Moshpit. Rooftops. 92 Sauchichall Street. 332 5883. See Sun 3.
I The Last Divide Preservation I lall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I Guilty Party Oblomov‘s. North Bank Street. The Mound. 2200054. Free.
I Johnny Sunbeam Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Adroitly performed adult pop.
I Fiaere Nilssen St James Oyster Bar. (‘alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Swedish-American folk singer.
I Natalie Cole Forum. £9.50. £9. £8.50. £8. See Preview.
TUESDAY 5 Glasgow
I Alice Cooper SECC. Finnieston Quay. Information 031-556 1212. credit cards 031-557 6969. £13.80. An important tour for Alice. we're told. as he's dispensed with the make-up for the first time. Wot.
no gimmicks. we asked. No gimmicks. they said. Does that mean he‘s got ridof
the Rambo-on-steroids lead guitarist as well'.’ Still. when Alice launches into the opening chords of ‘I'nder My \Vheels' . his fans don't need any trickery to get them going.
I The Volunteers and Southern Cross Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street.22l 5729. Sounds roughly in the region of’I‘he ('ramps from \Vigan's Volunteers and rock ‘with a bit ot‘country‘ from the locally-based Southern ('ross. ()h. and the Demo Disco.
I The BB McBride Band Napoleons. I28 Merrylee Road. (i37 5238. 9.30pm. Free.
I Deal Heights Cajun Aces \Vilkie l louse. ('owgate. lidinburgh‘s adept cajun-ists have been missed on the live scene. and here they are. doing a special charity benefit.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. See Tues 28.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Spool country.
I LOS Supremos St James Oyster Bar. ('alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. See Tues 28.
I Hoakie Finoakie Oasis. Victoria Street. 8.30pm. Southern Ilillbilly.
I SE Rogie and Fiab Noakes l leni'y \Vood IIaIl. (‘laremont Street. 226 3868. 8.30pm. Doors open 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Piano and bar. See Preview.
I The Volunteers and Fluth Ellis Finsbury Park. South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. 9pm. £1. A (‘rampsy band from \Vigan join forces with melodic hard rockers from
34 The List 24 November — 7 December 1989