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Union Street. 226 4679. Sir Julian. a bit crispy round the edges at the best of times, has taken to openly slandering Guns N‘Roses and U2 with scant regard forthe possible financial recriminations. However, the life force generated by that
Barrowland should soothe those frazzled nerves and ensure a mellow dash through those glittering pop masterpieces he throws up from time to time. No support because Julian’s hogging the stage for two ‘ hours. I The Australian Doors Pavilion Theatre. Renﬁeld Street, 332 1846. 7pm. SOLD f OUT. Once you’ve stated the obvious— they‘re Australian, they ape The Doors— 4 there‘s nothing much else to be said. For ; aspiring time-travellers everywhere.
I Strollercoaster Strathciyde University Union, John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £4. Students and guests. See preview.
I The Passkeepers RGs, Queen Street. 2212200. 10pm. Free. Despite making like statues, playing a set of painfully slow songs and generally assuming the stage presence of a can of beans. The Passkeepers can be utterly compelling live by dint of their unearthly, vaguely folk-tinged mantras. Seek out.
I The Kinky Hoovers Fixx II, Miller Street. 2212568. 9pm. Free. Well. they mustbe good with a name like that.
I Red Alert Pythagoras, Sauchiehall Street, 332 3495. 9pm. Free.
I Jimmy RIII MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 2218499.9.30pm. Free.
I Live Music Nicc'n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Four bands.
I Airstream Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. Piano-led indie-dancers on the same label as The Shamen and Finitribe. Includes a couple ofex—Feit members, Primal Scream’s keyboard player and the inevitable friendship with Steve Hillage. I Baby Doc Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The Lowdown Johns Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Bad Reputation Subway, Cowgatc, 225 6766. 10pm.
THURSDAY 29 Glasgow
I CIIII Richard SECC. Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. £19.50, £17.50. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679. A few seats left. Cliiiffff!!! Woweee! i What can we say — apart from. lend us a ﬁver will you? You’ve had the interest off these ticket sales accruing in the bank for nearly a year now. How can your fans contain themselves? What a pro — the Bruce Forsyth of this modern sound they’re all calling roek‘n’roll. He smoulders! He swings! He merits a lot of exclamation marks! Okay. I‘ll just go and lie down for a bit.
I The Australian Doors Pavilion Theatre, Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7pm. £8.50, £7.50. See Wed 28.
I The Carol Laula Band and Jane Wiedlin Old Athenaeum Theatre, Buchanan Street, 332 2333. £6.50. This is an even better pairing than The Temptations and The Three Degrees. Local heroine and popular songstress of the furrowed brow variety Carol Laula teams up with wholesome pop starlet and campaigning animal lover Jane Wiedlin for an intriguing ‘sisters are doing it for themselves’ concert tour.
I Glass Onion King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Local groovy pop combo who can shift tickets sharpish.
I Jennifer Fever Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £4. Local hoary rock combo who can shift tickets sharpish.
I A Chocolate Morning and Worldogood The Dunny, Bogle Stone, Glassford Street, 553 1638. 9pm. £2. Localdoubie bill who also recently appeared at King
Tut‘s. A Chocolate Morning are promoting a double A-side single of breezy pop, while Worldogood are sublime and broody.
I Marshal Curtis Halt Bar. Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Exuberant pop outﬁt with lavish brass accompaniment.
I Jimmy Ritt (TBC) Gallery, Argyle Street. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Larch Spooky. Fury Murry‘s. Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. 11pm.
; I On The Level Pythagoras, Sauchiehall , Street. 332 3495. 9pm. Free.
I Mother's Ruin Twa Corbies, Kilbowie
1 Road. Cumbernauld. 0236 727473. 9pm.
5 I Genesis Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place.557 2590. SOLD OUT. One ofthe ? smallest venues Genesis have played for
ten years. as they indulge their whims about taking the music back to the people. Or something. They're also taking the step of releasing a live album of their tourwhiie they‘re still on the road. That means we can tell you that they're highly likely to be playing ‘Land Of Confusion'. ‘Jesus He Knows Me‘. ‘I Can’t Dance‘. ‘llold OnTo My Ileart‘. ‘ln Too Deep‘ and rounding the show offwith a medley of‘Tonight. Tonight. Tonight‘ and ‘lnvisible Touch‘. They can‘t dance. but you knew that anyway.
I Mike Peters And The Poets OtJustice Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7pm. The ex-Alarm frontman‘s new band with more of a country-rock slant to their sound. but probably still providing plenty of opportunities to punch the airin a show of sincere solidarity.
I The Kleptomaniacs Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Accessible Edinburgh four-piece who showed their versatility on the independently-released five-track mini-album. Iii-Colour.
I The Fabulous Bambinos Bertie‘s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Wasted Days Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Spikey Dream Flowers Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 10pm.
I Touch Bannerman‘s. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. Free.
I Memphis Detour Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free.
I Betty's Hotpot St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Ryrie's. llaymarketTerracc.
i 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
FRIDAY 30 Glasgow
I CIiII Richard SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. £19.50. £17.50. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. A few seats left. See Thurs 29.
I The Chieftains Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £20. £15. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs, 227 5511. The high ticket prices are down to the fact that this particular appearance by the ever~popular folky collective is a benefit to raise money for the spinal injuries unit at the Southern General hospital.
I Snap Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £9.50 (£9 members). Students and guests. Impressive Blade Runner futurama meets earthbound student union reality fora bout of commercial house music. Will steely spacesuits and cider and blackcurrant mix?
I Gallon Drunk and Breed King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. Cantankerous Cockneys drawing
| a line from Eddie Cochrane right through
to Nick Cave with a thrilling intensity to their live performances. Buildings may collapse around them but Gallon Drunk will continue to spew rock'n‘roll brimstone.
I The Hitsville Greaseguns Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew Street. 3320691.
10pm. £3. Students and guests. Local rockabilly band.
I Candle and Beggar's Hill The Dunny. Bogle Stone. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free. Candle recently playedthe Stewart McKean Leukemia Fund gigs at King Tut‘s and make a dreamy though conventional effects-laden indie sound. I The Blues Poets MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 8.30pm. Free.
I Lost Weekend Cottiers. ilyndland Road,
i 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. Ex-Liberties.
I Angela Cameron Cottiers. I‘iyndland Road. 357 5827. 1 1pm. Free. Laidback late night session.
I One Law and Wasted Days Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £2.
I Party Boys Rocking Horse. Cathcart Road. 6490184. lilpm. £3. Ex-membersof The Alex 1 larvey Band and Nazareth at the now-renamed Outhouse.
I Kingmaker Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7pm. Remember back at the dawn of time when [.01 lost hisvoice and Kingmaker cancelled their Scottish dates thereby making our lovingly-crafted preview entirely redundant? All you slavering fans can at last use yourtickets for this rescheduled date which will no doubt be soaked in honesty. angst and youthful vigour.
I One People, Fenn. The Mutiny Strings and Two Tone Committee Melting Pot Club. Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College ofArt. Lauriston Place. 229 1442. 9pm—3am. £3.50 (£3). Anti-Nazi League benefit. A game oftwo halves. Brian. Experience of both Fenn and The Mutiny Strings suggests that they'll go down well on a bill together. both bands being inclined tolet their guitar-based music drift out across space when it tugs on the leash - in contrast to the breakneck rap of Two Tone Committee and One People‘s more laid-back style.
I Gary Hall And The Stormkeepers La Belle Angele. llastie‘s Close. behind 369 Gallery. Cowgate. 225 2774. 9pm. £4. Highly-rated country-rockers (with unmistakable folk and R&B influences too) from Preston. of all places. Keep an eye open for their two albums on the Run River label. Garage Heart and Wide Open To The World.
I Dr Octopus Subway. (Towgatc, 225 6766. 10pm. Feverish ‘octo-funk' from an Edinburgh band whose rapidly-growing following will no doubt continue to increase in numbers in the coming months.
I Reverend Brown And The Early Birds Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free. See Tue 27.
I The Very Thing Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 .50 after 9pm.
I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers‘ Close. off High Street. 557 5150. 9.30pm. Free.
I Cliff Richard SECC. Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. £19.50. £17.50. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street.226 4679. A few seats left. See Fri 29.
I The Prodigy Barrowland, Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Just about keeping their heads above the sampling hogwash that infests the chart. even though they arguably started it with ‘Charly‘. In this environment they're brutal but functional, just one portion ofa harsh rhythmic continuum.
I Shakespear’s Sister Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £5. Invest in that understated Vivienne Westwood number now - the TV cameras will be here and you want to upstage Shuv and Marcie don't you? As before, Shakespear‘s Sister are a real Stylist's
34 The List 23 October — 5 November 1992