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Dates listed below are lor one-oft shows: see separate section lor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach our ohices at least one week belore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.



I Whiteout King Tut 's Wah Wah llut . St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. Groovy modish oils sounds from this Greenoek group who seem to feel that the consumption of half an off-licence each before taking to the stage makes fora better show all round. With this gigthey look set to build on their previous riotous support slots and the much-delayed release oftheir ‘Nest Big'l'hing' ‘()range ()verdrive‘ double A-side debut (see singles). It‘s an excruciatingly limited edition single. so why was Tony ()gden of World ()f'l’wist spotted clutchingtwo whole copies to his bosom recently?

I The Citizens Mandela Bar. Strathclyde liniversity 1.'nion. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. £1.50. Formerly Heaven Sent. Door price includes entry to all the union discos.

I The Joyriders Niee'n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. Free. Powerful melodic pop from cx-members of"1‘he(‘ateran.

I Then Again Traders. (ilas‘sford Street. 5526246. 10pm. Free.

I Peach County 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9.30pm. Free. Neweountry.

I The Bad Men Alehouse. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 848 7403. 8pm. The ultimate in sicko taste from a group w ho have outraged many and amused a few in the past. Lyrical ‘concerns' include the likesof Rock Hudson and the Scoohy Duo gang. Things that make you go hmmm . ..

I Panic Clubhouse. ()Id Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1.50 (advance). £2 (door).


I Shadowland Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. With the Kaleidost'ope LP warmly received. The Shadowland. of impeccable mod pedigree. are now preparing a video and rarities cassette of theirolls-influenced. Hammond-augmented sound.

I flip George And The Business Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm. Maximum bluesat maximum power. Glasgow's blues-rock guitar guru sears his way through another SCI.

I The Pact Subway. Cow gate.

I Signals Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341.

I Live music Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free.

I Makossa Shaft Club. Moray l louse Student Union. 11o1yrood Road. 5568455. lOpm—2am. £3. Excellent locally-based Makossa stir a brew of reggae. African and soul sounds and challenge you to remain in your seat.

SATURDAY 9, Glasgow

I The BMX Bandits Strathelyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. The anorak renaissance continues apaee . . . The BMX Bandits seem to be getting more popular

than ever one in the eye for the cutie detractors who said their novelty appeal would never last. Now they‘re getting favourable live reviews around this country. and are monsterhuge in Japan where there appear to be homegrown karaoke versions of the band.

I Airhead King Tut's Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See preview.

I Worldwide Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. Free. Popular local live act cnergise this newish venue.

I Elephant Noise Traders (upstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Edinburgh‘s most dedicated sons continue to plug away hardin on the ("entral Belt circuit. still looking for signs ofa discernible following. It will come. as the Woodcntops used to say.

I T McD Traders (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.

I The Outriders and The Citizens Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 1625. 8pm. £4 (£3). Raucous pub-rock-type sounds supported by ex-member of l leaven Sent. I The Sonictones llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Rockabilly. I Another Bendy Window The Maltman. Renfield Street. 332 0887. 9pm. Free. After what seems like years out ofthe public eye. polishing their sets offarmyard miniatures. embarking on brass-rubbing excursions. and completing their 500-piece ‘rustic landscape‘ jigsaw. Another Bendy Window return to much acclaim from a member of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. Whether the declaration that they had played the best gig he'd seen in three years was influenced by outside factors like alcohol. narcotics. or a gun to his head has yet to be established.

I Roundabout 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9.30pm. Free.

I Freebase Richard's Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 9pm. Free. High-energy rock.

I Zut La Chute Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Cajun. country and blues.

I Nature's Secret High Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1 .50 (advance). £2 (door).

I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.


I James Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £8. £7. £6. An intelligent. credible stadium rock band? Could be. but I‘d rather see them here than at the SECC. Whatever. this isa keenly awaited show and. judging from James‘ powerful and celebratory last tour. shouldn’t disappoint.

I Engine Madisons. Greenside Place. 10pm—4am. £3. Third visit to Madisons for the Birkenhead blues/rock trio. formed in ‘79. Generous blokes that they are. they postponed their debut gig at the Marquee last year to lend a stranded Dan Reed their equipment. And should James turn up to the Playhouse without a drumkit. who knows. they might do the same again.

I The Mourning Alter and The Crumps Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm. £2. The Mourning After will be supporting The Fuzztones in December. and it‘s easily seen why: they're a ballot manic energy shot through with faithful psychedelic organ and a singer whose rasping yelp contorts the white brat-punk vocal style one further. As their name hints. support group The Crumps play pure Cramps-a-billy.

I Charlie And Her Sheepdogs Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341.

I The Broadcasters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I Cheesegrater Tap O‘Laurision. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Thrashy.

I Jordan Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm.

38The List 8— 21 November 1991