(1441. 8pm. £2.50. This gig should ensure a continuing good attendance at the Vidcodromc's weekly rock night. Glasgow‘s Drunken State will be licking the wounds inﬂicted on them by reviewers of the current album Kilt By Death. Thrash band D.A.M. replace Lawnmower Deth and East Kilbride‘s Crisis complete the bill.
I The Hemingways Sealini's. 51 West Regent Street (opposite the ()deon). 331 1980. 10pm. £2. Dare 1 keep earnestly plugging the same tired old jokes about this blues-rock combo'.’ Yes I do.
I Avia Assembly Rooms. George Street 2262428. 11.45pm. £6 (£5). 1_'ntil Sun 26. Love ‘em or hate 'cm. you can‘t deny that these eclectic Soviets put on a unique aural and visual show. Their runs at the Tramway in 1989. and Glasgow‘s King‘s Theatre at this year's Mayfcst. were more successful comtninglings of rock and theatre than they had a right to be. considering their constituent parts: ska with progressive tendencies. a deadpan chorus line parodying th'e idealised collective farm worker. hilarious dance routines. all tied together with an inventiveness and humour that is way ahead of the music itself. though the songs are never less than toe-tappingly enjoyable. Sheer fttn. Miss them not.
I Hellbastard Moshpit. Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 6.30— 10.30pm. The dainty name belies the snarling thrash monster within. Recently took part in a mini-thrashfest of bands who all had ‘bastard' as part of their name.
I Makossa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £l after9pm. Reggae and African stylings.
MONDAY 20 Edinburgh
I Dread Zeppelin Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. A city holds its breath in anticipation of the arrival of the next cult from the Americas. As you'll no doubt have heard by now. Dread Zep‘s oauvrais playing a reggae version of the Led Zep songbook. The fact that they‘re fronted by Tortclvis —- imagine Elvis Presley in his most debauched Las Vegas phase — makes them an even weirder prospect. The punters will ﬂock to this one. but will Dread Zep's LP. L'n-led-Iz'd. stand repeated listening'.’
I Avia Assembly Rooms. George Street. 2262428. 11.45pm. £6 (£5). See Sttn19. l.‘ntil Sun 26.
I Bluelinger Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free. See Fri 17
I JD and The Wildcats Negociants.1.othian Street. 2256313. 945ptn. Free.
I The Cowboy Set Leadbelly's. South (‘lerk Street. 662 4731 . 8.30pm. Free.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5--7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. every night except Sunday. See Fri 17.
TUESDAY 21 Glasgow
I Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Pavilion.
121 Renficld Street. 332 1846. 7pm. £6.50. £5.50. See preview.
I The Basement Traders. Glassford Street. 552 5826. 10pm. Free. Still stuck in the middle of the road.
I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 10pm. Free. Solos and duos.
I Acoustic Jam Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9.45pm. Free.
I The Blues Band Assembly Rooms. George Street. 226 2428. 6.30pm. £7 (£6). UntilThurs 23. PaulJonesfl‘om McGuinness. Gary Fletcher. Dave Kelly and Rob 'l'ownsend — an institution. ifone
90The List 17— 23 August 1990
KNOCKIN’ 0N NICK
He has the looks of the last surviving Neanderthal man. He has a reputation as a bit of an awkward bugger, backed up by his notorious assault on a probing rock journalist. He entered a drugs rehabilitation centre in 1988 under the toll glare of media scrutiny. He can
variously’be seen as a misanthropist, a '
misogynist, an obscurantist. He is enigmatic and volatile and never dull. He is Nick Cave, one at rock’s most consistently iascinating iigures.
Cave first came to prominence in the late 19705 as a founder member of The Birthday Party, a seminal Melbourne band tamed tor their seriously unhinged bent. From what one critic termed the ‘Dionysiac excess’ of that group, Cave turned his hand to The Bad Seeds, who in 1984 released ‘From Her to Eternity’, a record that launched the career of Nick Cave as something approaching a melodramatic psychonc.
Subsequent years saw the tights, the drugs and albums with such nihilistic titles as ‘Kicking Against the Pricks' and ‘Your Funeral, My Trial’. Suspicions over the strange, twilight world of the Cave psyche were confirmed last summer when his first novel, ‘And the Ass Saw the Angel’ (released in paperback this month), was published. The book, a tale of inbreeding, religion and depravity, appeared to lay bare many oi Cave’s innermost troubles. In Edinburgh last August to promote it, he made clear his problems: ‘The image that has been
created around me is so monstrous that
it will be too much for (some critics) to be unprejudiced when they read my book!
The Bad Seeds’ sixth and latest album, ‘The Good Son’, is a smoother, less tortured version of Cave, a step back from the brutal extremes of his dabblings thus tar. Whetherthe near-civility of this latest work marks a turnaround from the poised-on-the-brink-ot-doom iatalism that has always streaked through the Cave outpourings remains to be seen. Perhaps these rare live appearances will otter a tantalising glimpse of the true nature of Cave's black heart. (Craig McLean)
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds play the Pavilion, Glasgow on Tue 21.
that has little credibility among those under 30 — wheeled out a respectably good LP earlier this year in Back for More. which stretched the l2-bar format a bit more than one might have expected.
I Avia Assembly Rooms. George Street. 2262428.11.45pm.£6(£5).See Sun 19. Until Sun 26.
I Dr Feelgood Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. ()Id friends of the Pressie llall now. and stalwarts of British R6; B. Lee Brilleaux (the only original member) and chums run through a lottd and sweaty set ofwhat they do best. First oftwo nights.
I Seven Days Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Hitsville Grease Guns Leadbclly's. South (‘lerk Street. 662 4731 . 8.30pm.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. all nights except Sunday. See Fri 17.
I James McClure Band Shelter. 7 chfrcw Court. 332 6231. 10.30pm. Free.
I Clitt Warwick and the Dolly Beads Traders. Glassford Street. 552 5826. 10pm. Free.
I Simons Minstrels. 66 Broomielaw. 204 3698. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Blues Band Assembly Rooms. George Street. 226 2428. 6.30pm. £7 ( £6). See Tues 21 . Until Thurs 23.
I Jools Holland and His Big Band Queen‘s Hall. South (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 10.30pm. £7 (£5). Until Fri 31 . See feature.
I Teenage Fan Club Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. Rescheduled from 27 .luly. The
Glasgow band that cveryone's talking about — and deservedly so. 1fthcir blissful single ‘Fvcrything Flows' doesn't figure in the ‘best ofthe year' charts. it'll bejust cause for a petition. The rest ol‘their album. A ('at/tolic [:‘dta'att'on. doesn’t quite match that standard. but it's essential none the less.
I Avia Assembly Rooms. George Street. 2262428. 11.45pm. £6 (£5). See Sun 19. lintil Sun 26.
I Dr Feelgood Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. See '1'ues2 1.
I Riverhead Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.45pm. Free. llotly-tippednew 1 local group.
I Sustainiax ('l'B(‘) Lcadbclly's. South (‘lerk Street. 662 4731 . 9.30pm. Free.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5--7pm.8-11pm. Free. Residency. all nights except Sunday. See Fri 17.
THURSDAY 23 Glasgow
I The Troubleshooters and lndignity Studio 55. Bruce Hotel. ('ornwall Street. East Kilbride. 035 522 9771 . 8pm. £2. The Troubleshooters play power pop rock. Local band lndignity demonstrate latent subversive tendencies in their name. by negating a song title ofa certain band to whom they owe a considerable musical debt (answers on a postcard).
I The Pearliishers Mucky Duck. Shotts. An unfamiliar name. but a familiar band Hearts and Minds. in fact. who have changed their name after finding out about an American group of the same name. The change of name coincides with a short Scottish tour and renewed interest from London record companies. The standard of songwriting and performing will. however. remain consistent.
I Up Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 3326231. 10.30pm. Free. Robert llodgens rocks while the nostalgic masses weep at what he‘s become.
I Seven Days and Lost Demo disco. Traders. Glassford Street. 552 5826. 9.30pm. Free. Week (ouch!) pop from Aylesbury and indie sounds from Glasgow's Lost.
I The Kim Beacon Band Outhouse. 1155 (‘athcart Road. 649 (1184. 9pm. Free. The man who would be Phil Collins returns for another of his regular R& B slots at the Outhouse.
I The Refugees l lalt Bar. 160Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Blues. country and R&B inﬂuences spur this fine little group. fronted by Fjaere Nilssen aka Feef.
I Big George and the Business The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 9.45pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 17.
I Gerry Burns Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Jam 22 Minstrels. 66 Broomielaw. 204 3698. 9.30pm. Free
I The Blues Band Assembly Rooms. George Street. 226 2428. 6.30pm. £7 (£6). See Tues 21. Final night.
I Avia Assembly Rooms. George Street. 2262428. 11.45pm. £61£5). S. c Sun 19. Until Sun 26.
I Jools Holland Queen's llal‘ :1 Street. 668 2019. 10.30pm ‘ Wed 22. Until Fri3l.
IAvalon Preservation l t t u 1‘ . Street.22638l6.9.30pm s . ' For: - local folk-rockers.
I The Fiances Negociants. Street. 2256313. 9. 15pm. Free. [)cz: "-.'1‘--'t) favourites.
I Bluetinger Rtttland No 1 . Rutland Street. 229 3402. 9pm. See Fri 17
I Delta 9 l.eadbelly‘s. South (‘lerk Street. 662 4731. 10pm. Free.
I Las Filipinas 1313‘s- Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. all nights except Sunday. See Fri 17.
FRIDAY 17 Glasgow
I Charlie Proppa Baby Grand. Flmbank Gardens. (‘haring Cross. 248 1942. Piano bar music from 8.30pm.
I Blacktriats Jazz Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Modern mainstream jazz.
I Hideaway Blues Band McSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 8.30pm. Blues/soul in regular spot.
SATURDAY 18 Glasgow
I George McKay Band ()‘l lenry‘s Bar. Great Western Road. 339 1275. l—4pm. A chance to hear inventive double-bassist leading Glasgow quartet through hisown tunes.
I Bill Fanning Orchestra Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. Glenn Miller sounds from resident band.Non-members£1.
I George Penman's Jazzmen Carnegte‘s 142 St Vincent Street. 2263833. Afternoon Dixie session.
I George McGowan Orchestra Chubby ('hesters. 178 lngram Street. 5520876. 2—5pm. Free. Drummer-led Glasgow . outfit play the classic big band repertoire. I Charlie Proppa Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. (‘haring Cross. 248 4942. Piano bar music from 8.30pm.
I Tommy Hulcup's Jazz Band Rolls Royce Club. Paisley Road. 4490684. 1.30—4pm.