llory Weller answers those crucial queries.
I llama? Ege Bam Yasi.
I Occupation? Long time proponent of acid (the music) and all-round good egg. ' I What? Acleed, day-glo smileys and all that? Ege. or James as he's known to his hen-house pals, claims to have been making acid even before he knew what acid was. He says that the explosive rise and abrupt demise of the acid scene did terrible damage to true acid.
I llovr is he involved? As well as composing and producing records, practically every weekend you’ll find him somewhere around the country performing, be it Back To Basics, Megadog or his home town favourite, Pure.
I llorv did he get into it? He was the bass player in a band called The Mississippi Groo'veis, rehearsing in a ‘musical commune’ up in the Highlands. Wandering into the next cottage, he discovered a band using 303 and 606 synthesizers (the foundations of acid) and was immediately hooked.
I So tvhat's be up to now? He's got a new single out called ‘Remont' that he made in collaboration with Vince Clark (or Cluck as he calls him) of Erasure fame. He’s also got a new album out shortly which- features the egg man moving away from his beloved analogue for the first time and getting into midi.
I Is that important? One of the things about acid was how it tended to be created on pretty basic analogue machines that squelched their way along the bass lines. Now though, with money from a publishing deal, he’s gone midi (keyboards and computers talking to each other) crazy.
I Will the music sound any dltiererrt? it‘s more techno than acid, really. With. access to this new technology, Ege is managing to realise music that has been in his head for years.
I to say: What can you say to a man in a chicken head?
I What not to say: Any more chicken references.
‘Remont’. the single,‘ is out now.
- The album, 'How To Boil An Egg',
will be out shortly.
llegular weekly clubs plus one-oft events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Club listings compiled by Rory Weller and Bethan Cole.
I Archaos at Archaos. l lpm—3.30am. £5 (£4). Resident DJ Derek Wallace playing a mixture of UK and American house. £1.50 Budweiser.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). A totally rammed night with residents Michael Kilkie and Scott Mackay directing the Main Room house style. while Duncan Reid and Simon Foy blow the system in Room Two. All drinks £1 before 12.30am. 20 Oct, Ministry of Sound Tour featuring Kenny Carpenter. Tommy D and Justin Berkman.
1 lpm—5am. £8 (£6).
I Bennet’s l lpm—3am. £4. Gay. Commercial dance with a Euro slant, and
I The Cathouse 10pm—3am. £3.50 (£3 with ticket). Well-respected rock- orientated night in Studio Two, with Rubber Soul in Studio One and Katch in Studio Three.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm—2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston.
I The Comer 9pm—close. Free. Robert Wilson with classic house. Drinks promos. .
I Erogenous at The Arena. 1 [pm—3am. £5 (£3). New night featuring the eclectic talents of Elias, Christian Buguzzi and Mark Ryall. All drinks £1.50.
I Exotica! at CCA Cafe'Bar. 2.30am—close. Free. ‘An evening of intoxicating grooves supplied by the inimitable and ridiculously eclectic Divine Sound System.‘ Free popcorn and drinks promos.
I Fever at Caledonian University Student Union. lOpm-late. £2. Soul, funk, disco. modern dance and handbag. Drinks promos.
I Fluid at R.G.‘s. 8pm-midnight. Free. DJs Mack and Tosh with the latest in house and garage.
I Friday at Cotton Club at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). A studenty mix of indie dance and pop. £1 bottled beer and vodka.
I Friendly Fire at The Hive, Glasgow University Student Union. 10prn—2am. £2. (students and guests only). A mixture of studenty tunes with an indie edge.
I Glamour Sees llo Colour at Club Xchange. l 1pm-3am. £4 (£3). Gay. Ms Alston with cross-dressing around the house. £1.50 bottles of Beck‘s.
I liallovre’en Ball at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—2.30am. £3 (£2.50). 27 October only. It’s what papier maché is for: the infamous Hallowe'en Ball with Jim and Kevin behind the decks.
I llelter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indieﬂOs/funk/kitsch night. Started in 1988, the night still has the original DJ. I Katch at The Cathouse, Studio Three. 10pm—3am. £3. Indie/studenty/goodtime vibes. All drinks £1.50.
I love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Commercial dance with DJ Graeme.
I Mean Streets at The 13th Note (basement). Spur-midnight. Free. The club that ably charts the history of rock and roll from Elvis to Portishead.
I lull First Anniversary at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). 20 Oct only. Spiral Tribe. aka Network 23. with a live three-hour dub set. DJ Jeff and NAI residents Larz and Shandy.
I Parklife at Rooftops. 10.30pm-3am. £3.50 (£3). The original post-mod club still playing the Bn'tpop you love. Drinks promos. 20 Oct, Parklife celebrate their first birthday. 27 Oct sees the introduction of the Parklife club card to reward regular attenders.
I Phar Out at Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). 9.30pm—late. £2.50. ‘A smokin' night of eclectic black music‘ sponsored by Dr Jives and Stussy. Deep dub and drum and bass. Resident DJ Paul Cawley isjoined every week by guest DJs Nick Peacock, Marc from R.A.D. or Colin from Bornba.
I Radio City in The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club. packed out every week. Stax, Motown. Stones. Who etc.
I Beds 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 students before midnight). Easy-going mix of disco, funk. hip hop and rap. Smart and intimate club with an affable clientele.
I Rubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio One. 10pm—3am. £3. 60s and 70s music. I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.
I Sin at Rhapsody 1 1pm—3am. £5 (£3). All drinks £1.50. Derrick and Sam Wallace playing ‘a mixed bag of heavenly house' to a principally commercial crowd. I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £7. Still keeping the momentum going. Slam is one of the few clubs in Glasgow that is working on a truly national level. Underground. upfront. technologically- minded dance music from Stuart and Orde. 27 Oct, Huggy and James Holroyde from Back to Basics guesting.
I Soundclash at The 13th Note (ground ﬂoor). 8pm-midnight. Free. Long—running listening experience based around heavy dub rhythms and quality techno.
I Stepping Out at The Voodoo Room.
1 lpm—3am. £5 (£4). girls free before midnight. The brothers Barr (Colin and Mel) host a night ofclassic disco. nu soul and house. All drinks two for one: midnight—1am.
I vaeet As at The Volcano. 11pm—2.30am. £5 (£3). DJ Alan Ronalds. the long time resident Volcano DJ with mainstream dance, rap, funk and pop.
I The Tuxedo Princess 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). No curfew. The Future management present the Future DJ team with a night of mainstream techno. Bud £1.50.
I Velocity at Strathclyde University Student Union (Reds Bar). 9pm—2am (doors close 1am). £3. Students and guests. A new hard house night with DJ Barry White.
I The Yard at Sub Club. 1 lpm—3.30am. £5 (£3). Award-winning DJ Gareth Sommerville (Yip Yap, Edinburgh) and Stuart McCorrisken (Reality Boat) with a lighter blend of house and garage. All drinks £1.
I Archaos at Archaos. 1 lpm—3.30am. £8 (£6). Resident DJ Derek Wallace playing a deeper mix of garage and house.
I Alchemy at Bar Belgos. 9pm—midnight. Free. Underground house music from DJ Brian.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. The deep club sounds of DJ Nick Peacock e! a! guiding your Saturday night.
I Bennet’s l lpm—3am. £5. Gay. Commercial dance.
I 8PM at The Tuxedo Princess. 9.30pm—3am. £7 (£5 flyer/£4 students). Techno and Italian piano house featuring regular live acts.
I The Cathouse 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 1 1pm). Sweaty rock-orientated club on two floors. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.
I Caustic at Strathclyde University Student Union (Reds Bar). l()pm—3am. Hip hop and dub reggae.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). lndie-pop/indie- dance shenanigans from Jim Downie et ul I Cleopatra’s l lpm—3am. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. 8.30pm-late. £4 (£2). 21 Oct only. Return of the hugely popular Cuban dance club with music from DJ Tchico. All proceeds to the Scottish Cuba Defence Campaign. I Cool lemon at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 21 Oct only. Another great Cool Lemon night (hopefully without customs cock ups and food poisoning bouts). Dave Clarke in the back arch and Joey Musaphia (Cover Ups) in the front. plus the inimitable Paterson and Price.
I The Corner ()prn—close. Free. Andy Young with ajazz. Latin and salsa night plus like-minded bands.
I Cream at The Arches. 10.30pm—3. £10. 28 Oct and monthly. The first of many monthly residencies by the Liverpool superclub. DJ Pierre. Graeme Park. Dave Clarke. Eric Powell, Michael Kilkie and last. but by no means least. Gareth Sommerville. Two arches, six DJs. a whole lot of fun.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. lOpm—late. £2.50. The perennially popular Divine mixes up an eclectic mix based in indie, funk and retro sounds.
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Long- established indie night with a friendly vibe. Rooftops now sports a fab new sound system and is bigger too.
I Fresh Cream at The Volcano.
l lpm—2.30am. £5 (£4 with matric card). Mellow house. garage grooves and street soul with Scott McKay.
I The Garage 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2) lO—l 1pm; £4 (£3) 1 lpm-midnight. An honest to goodness top night out with dancey sounds downstairs from Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic. I Knucklehead at Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). lOpm-late. £3 (£2.50) (includes Divine downstairs). Residents Ha‘t‘ch and Jonnie Wilkes with ‘hi-tech. open-minded dance music'.
I Mo’ Jazz With Attitude at The 13th Note (groundﬂoor). Spin—midnight. Free. ‘The Australian eclectic Watts mix a cordon bleu selection of spicy jazz funk foods for your feet and something to shake your wig to missus’. I llatural Born Clubbers at Club Xchange. l lpm—3am. £6 (£4). Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Drinks promos. 21 Oct Motiv 8. 28 Oct Michelle Gayle. I llicos 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Paul with hip hop, funk and rare groove. I Playtime at The Voodoo Room.
1 1pm—3am. £8. Kevin McKay, Mel Barr and Stevie Sleepman, opening up the back room as Room Two for disco revival sounds, keeping Room One as uptempo vocal garage.
Jenni irom Skye is at college and rates the Knucklehead
“so The List 20 Oct-2 Nov 1995