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Teenage Fanclub and the Jesus and Mary Chain both have compilation albums out this year, and a Cocteau Twins reissue series is imminent. Time then to argue: Scottish bands are ace I reckon. The Cocteaus, JAMC, Belle and Sebastian, TFC, and Primal Scream would all squezze into my all-time top 20 favourite bands list. Orange Juice, Arabstrap and Altered Images aren't far behind. Anyone back me up? Am I being too nationalistic?!!??

Paul Cunningham, Friday, 27 September 2002 17:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Scottish bands are incredible - there's so much good stuff.

The ones you named, and throw in artists such as the Beta Band, Ballboy, Looper, Mogwai....

(Sean M), Friday, 27 September 2002 17:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No way - you're absolutely OTM, Paul.

I actually desperately wanted to be Scottish when I was 19 I loved Scottish Pop so much ! OK, so there's been a lot of dodgy 'white soul' (Deacon Blue, Hipsway, Love and Money and of course Hue and Cry) but oh, the guitars !

Darren, Friday, 27 September 2002 17:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

not forgetting fire engines and josef k.
weren't cocteau twins from the camden underworld tho'?

_sf_, Friday, 27 September 2002 17:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Whabout THE EXPLOITED and APB?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 27 September 2002 17:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Some others that haven't been mentioned: The Vaselines, Boards of Canada, Mount Florida, Ganger...

gygax!, Friday, 27 September 2002 17:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Aereogramme!

Matt C., Friday, 27 September 2002 17:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yay, my heritage is scottish, and I agree that there's some good music coming out of that area. All those mentioned above are great, and what about Momus?

A Nairn (moretap), Friday, 27 September 2002 18:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

does anybody know DJ Twitch and the link to his website/club?

gygax!, Friday, 27 September 2002 18:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

haven't heard altered images but apart from psycocandy the only thing i can say is: 'Must try harder'.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 27 September 2002 18:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

bay city rollers !!

brian badword (badwords), Friday, 27 September 2002 18:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Quite apart from the Bay Citty Rollers, is nobody going to mention Simple Minds, the Skids, Big Country or Wet Wet Wet? I wonder why....

On the plus side 'though there were also The Associates, Aztec Camera, Belle & Sebastian, Bluebells, Blue Nile, Delgados, Fire Engines, Alex Harvey, Josef K, Mogwai, Mull Historical Society, The Scars....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 27 September 2002 19:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, right on, Simple Minds = greatest Scottish band!

A Nairn (moretap), Friday, 27 September 2002 20:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Am I being too nationalistic?!!??"

Not at all. Many non-Scots would agree with you. James Yorkston and the Athletes - they're Scottish, I think, and damn good, too. i also like Teenage Fanclub, Jesus and Mary Chain , Belle and Sebastian, Primal Scream, Beta Band, Boards of Canada and the Delgados.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Friday, 27 September 2002 20:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

life without buildings, pastels, country teasers...

gygax!, Friday, 27 September 2002 20:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

what about bis? ha ha...

mbosa, Friday, 27 September 2002 21:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Simple Minds = GRATE. (Is that right, or am I getting confused again?)

david h (david h), Friday, 27 September 2002 21:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Mount Florida album = dull. DJ Twitch = Optimo DJ? Therefore DUD, and he's also in Mount Florida. Therefore DUD. Appendix Out are trying to capture the "moths whirring up through the haze of old folkie nights" sound of yokel Oldham. I realised tonight though, and this may be the most honest thing I ever said on ILM, and if Tom wishes (cos I wish) I will extrapolate it out into an article (tho' I'd like it to go elsewhere as I'm not sure about these FT 'departures'), anyway, I realised that there hasn't ever been a band that = my Scotland.

Not even a Scottish one.

david h (david h), Friday, 27 September 2002 21:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

link to dj twitch and optimo = www.optimo.co.uk
the first 4 simple minds LPs are incredible.
so many fantastic scottish bands...
david h, what exactly is "your scotland"? interested.

simon 803 (simon 803), Saturday, 28 September 2002 01:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

travis! (only joking)

di smith (lucylurex), Saturday, 28 September 2002 01:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

nazareth!

unknown or illegal user (doorag), Saturday, 28 September 2002 02:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

.... and of course we haven't even mentioned Andy Stewart yet!

All together now:
"Let the winds blow high,
Let the winds blow low,
Down the street in my kilt I go
And all the ladies say hello
Donald where's yer troosers?!"

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Saturday, 28 September 2002 03:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'd still take "rock & roll love letter" over anything else i've heard by these bands.

brian badword (badwords), Saturday, 28 September 2002 06:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Simon that would take a whole 2o0o words.

david h (david h), Saturday, 28 September 2002 08:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

For me the Cocteaus produced quite the most inspired music ever. Psychocandy is my favourite album and the Fannies my favourite 90s band. Stuart Murdoch is still one of the best songwriters around. Figure it can't be a coincidence so much genius comes from the one place and there must be something in the air north of the border. Forgot to mention Simple Minds earlier. New Gold Dream, what a record.

Paul Cunningham, Saturday, 28 September 2002 10:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

David Byrne was born in Scotland.

chris sallis, Saturday, 28 September 2002 16:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Simon - you will be glad to know that I started an explanation for you.

david h (david h), Saturday, 28 September 2002 17:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

PLUMP DJS!!!!

Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, 28 September 2002 17:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm actually paying to see them tonight! Paying! I haven't paid for a gig in months, I don't even like so called "dance music", and I have to fucking pay!!!!! Yeah right I just want somewhere to bang pills for the evening, not that bleep bleep rubbish, and I'm fucking paying.


hahahah I lie really.

Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, 28 September 2002 17:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i just want to say that Optimo r00lz and twitch ES EL SENOR... it's my favorite club in the world and i haven't even been to it in more than 2 years!!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 28 September 2002 18:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Haha Optimo = LCD Soundsystem. I'm staying absolutely shtoom. Anti-cool as cool statement and all that.

david h (david h), Saturday, 28 September 2002 18:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was at a party with Twitch and the Kid606 once, I was the kid in the corner.

david h (david h), Saturday, 28 September 2002 18:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

LAPSUS LINGUAE!!!

Best new band I've heard for years. Certainly the most original. www.lapsuslinguae.co.uk has a few mp3s worth having.

They knock seven bells out of each other live, which is entertaining.

Marinaorgan (Marina Organ), Saturday, 28 September 2002 22:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Three Stooges go rock?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 28 September 2002 23:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

dh if you're saying optimo indulges in some 'anti-cool as cool' thing (i don't even know what this means) i think you're mistaken. as far as i can tell they've taken to playing much racketier horrible noise in recent months because a) they like it and b) because it keeps the dance-floor somewhat free of more weak-willed enthusiasts (though twitch can come along and correct me if he'd like)

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Sunday, 29 September 2002 00:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

All I'm saying is that they'd like it if you wore a T-Shirt saying "fuck Optimo". Anti-cool as cool = LCD Soundsystem over the back. Jess to thread.

david h (david h), Sunday, 29 September 2002 08:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ha ha, laugh? i nearly choked on my DFA slipmats. david h - if you knew me, you'd know that i am possibly thee most uncool person you could ever hope to meet. optimo isn't trying to be or do anything - it is solely an indulgent way for me to play lots of records i love at extreme volume with the added bonus that i make my living from it (you gotta admit, that's about the cushiest job in the world). the fact that it is popular never ceases to amaze me but also, the fact that i get to expose 500 kids to some fucking way out music each week has to be a good thing and can only help inspire more glaswegians to try their own hand at it.

it's called having fun. remember that? i'm way to old to be part of any scene or want to partake in arch ironic anti-coolness. i do it because i love it. you are fully entitled to hate it but i KNOW that it has been a very positive force in this city.

by the way, i've never seen kid606 so you must be mistaking me for someone else. but thanks for giving me much mirth on a grey sunday afternoon.

and gygax - cheers for the spamming heads up!

twitch, Sunday, 29 September 2002 15:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

urusei yatsura
bmx bandits
the secret goldfish
future pilot aka
the proclaimers

joan vich (joan vich), Sunday, 29 September 2002 16:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the first 4 simple minds LPs are incredible

Simon, do you definitely mean the *first* 4 ? Most ILM posters on this topic mean the 4 that end with 'New Gold Dream' ie albums 2 - 5: are you actually including 'Life In A Day'?
(personally I only rate albums 2, 3 & 4 - I thought they had started to curdle on NGD, and never bothered with it.)

Ray M (rdmanston), Sunday, 29 September 2002 18:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

haha, i was just playing devil's advocate Twitch, I've never been to Optimo, I'd like to tho' I can never find anyone willing 'cos they all plod out the 'so anti-cool its cool' line, which is a bit of a false cudgel, tho' my friends rebecca and john do go, but i'd be scared to tag along. so yeh, i might actually go one of these days and stop being one of these 'the arms length of words' types. do you wear glasses? i'm sure it was you at that kid606 thing. at separate times, mind. never mind. anyway, only popped up cause I'm really interested in this: "i KNOW that it has been a very positive force in this city." what does this mean? i'm really interested to hear what you say, not in a slanty haha look at him being smug kinda way, not at all, just in a how much influence can a club night really have, i want to know what this has done, what it means kinda way? from what I know abt it (ie v. ltd) it is an IMPORTANT club night in that (haha I'm choking at this cliche too) 'anything goes' but surely it's more than that if yr making this claim. please?

sorry bout vitriol, haha, my fingers spool out a lot faster than wheezy brain can run.

david h (david h), Monday, 30 September 2002 17:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
hi, cozen!

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 22 October 2003 11:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
I suppose there have been good bands from each,(Scotland and Ireland thread) but there's an enormous amount of shite also; certainly, Manchester or Liverpool have beeen way more productive than either of these two whole countries. Discuss.

That hurt, I feel better now. I piss on your Manchester and Liverpool you steenking Eenglish peegs.

Funny reading the old posts about Optimo btw.

New great Scottish bands:

Sons and Daughters
Mother and the Addicts
The Fratellis (are they? I don't actually know)
who else?

lexurian (lexurian), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 08:44 (ten years ago) Permalink


nah, The Fratellis ur pure gash, man!

JohnFoxxsJuno (JohnFoxxsJuno), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 10:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

"i KNOW that it has been a very positive force in this city."

just to answer this four years late - i don't have a clue what i was on about.

x post.

stirmonster (stirmonster), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 12:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

What's wrong with Big Country? They managed to sound archetypically Scottish like nobody before or since has ever come close to, and "The Crossing" is one of very few cases where Steve Lillywhite did actually do an excellent production job.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 13:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

xpost - Ha ha, there was a big question mark hovering over my head when I read that too Stir, thought you'd turned into Jack McConnell there for a moment. - It's entirey true of course, but you're definately not allowed to say so ;-)

lexurian (lexurian), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 13:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Nae Ganger thread at all! That's pure shite! Awesome band. Can we start them a thread?

krakow, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 22:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

What's wrong with Big Country? They managed to sound archetypically Scottish like nobody before or since has ever come close to, and "The Crossing" is one of very few cases where Steve Lillywhite did actually do an excellent production job.

Can something be archetypal, while at the same time be something nobody before or since has done?

sonofstan, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 22:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

second the ganger love! 'hammock style' one of the greatest (not to mention sexiest) albums of all time. was lucky enough to see them once before they vanished. just gobsmackingly good...

m the g, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 23:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do you have 'Canopy', the last EP/album? If so, any good? I've always loved Hammock Style and just got Fore today finally, which has some awesomeness on it too so far.

krakow, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 23:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

tho looking at tht list... wtf happened to scottish bands :(:(:(

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (cozwn), Saturday, 5 December 2009 21:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

1. Is Funk D'Void Scottish? I never knew. Heard something great in a record shop that was apparently him (them?) but either I never tracked down the right one or it didn't sound as good at home.
2. Oh hey, Laeto! I had an album of theirs - not that one - and liked it. Wonder where it is. No idea they'd done another one.
3. Any Other City was robbed, obv

brett favre vs bernard fevre, fite (a passing spacecadet), Sunday, 6 December 2009 17:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

travis! (only joking)

I'm not. Broke out The Man Who and The Invisible Band last night. Both brimming with gorgeous melodies, inventive arrangements, wistful vocals &c.

anagram, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 09:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't really get into the third travis album.. but 'coming around' deserved a better fate than being a forgotten single-only track falling between those two albums. it's probably the best thing they did.

an error has occurred (electricsound), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 09:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

plus it has a great cover of "the weight" on the flip.

anagram, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 10:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Keep hearing this thread title to the tune of Spanish Bombs.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 11:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't figure out what Noodle Vague finds so funny

I'm losing my Vitamin C (CaptainLorax), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 18:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Idlewild winning

Sonny Uplands (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 18:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

hilarious

I'm losing my Vitamin C (CaptainLorax), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 18:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

He's a jolly fellow

Sonny Uplands (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 18:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

He was probably laughing because Idlewild beat a band a member of his family is in.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 18:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Tell you what: the Stark Palace LP (which is basically songs from their last three EPs, but fuck it) should be on that list too. Absolutely fucking superb. Should be a review floating about on Sunday.

What do you want? This ain't an egg shop (grimly fiendish), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Any love here for Dawson, Nyah Fearties or Shlebie?

MaresNest, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

if numbers 1 and 50 could be swapped in that list then it'd be a damn sight more otm

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

I started a Nyah Fearties thread years ago that is really too brief. Nyah Fearties
And there's a couple of other threads with stuff about Dawson. The "Bogshed - Kings of Swing" thread and another thread that's something like "Growing Up in Scotland".

everything, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

LJ's definitive Mogwai ranking: Happy Songs >>> Rock Action >>>> Young Team >> Government Commissions > CODY > The Hawk Is Howling > EP +6 >>>>>>>> Mr Beast

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Government Commissions gets ahead of CODY because its version of Like Herod is probably the most righteous (if not quite best) thing Mogwai have done

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Young Team > Ten Rapid > Govt Commissions > EP+6 > Cody > Happy Songs > Rock Action > Mr Beast

Dunno where to put Zidane as I've barely listened to it.

blue_eyes chrono_trigger dirty engineer glasses (onimo), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 08:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh, missed Hawk is Howling, put that near the bottom somewhere.

blue_eyes chrono_trigger dirty engineer glasses (onimo), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 08:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Young Team > Ten Rapid > My Father, My King > Govt Commissions > EP+6 > Cody > Rock Action > Hawk is Howling >>>>>>>>>> Happy Songs > Mr Beast

though not an album, 'MFMK' surely has to be in there on the basis of its awesomeness. 'cody' would have been higher, but its version of 'xmas/christmas steps' is a poor cousin to the one on 'EP+6'/'no education'. there's very little space between 'cody', 'rock action' and 'hawk', but then a big drop-off to 'happy songs'/'beast'.

never heard zidane.

you sen this, mogwai people?

m the g, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 08:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen it and can't at work but I'll take a look later, cheers.

blue_eyes chrono_trigger dirty engineer glasses (onimo), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 08:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

I still don't think Mogwai have produced an album that even touches how good they actually are as a band, or comes close to encapsulating their potential. I love everything they've released, but I don't feel any of it is particularly solid supporting evidence for my frothing-mouthed enthusiasm about them.

I like that Burning trailer a lot. High hopes for that.

What do you want? This ain't an egg shop (grimly fiendish), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

I still don't think Mogwai have produced an album that even touches how good they actually are as a band

This is completely OTM and I realise it more the older I get. Their two most concise albums really did capture SOMETHING, though. They forced themselves to be more concentrated, and they played around with electronics in a joyful, non-mundane manner.

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

young team still the best tho

Pedro Paramore (jim), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Young Team is excellent and primal and influential but it's also messy and unfocused in a way that doesn't suit their precise build-and-bust dynamic. They're a band that needs regimentation; being all over the place isn't where they're comfortable. (It's actually their biggest limitation, and the reason I don't love them as much as I used to.) There's just this sense that they threw everything together without organising the album; they're an albums band, and that album could have used a bit of fat-trimming. I'd get rid of half the tracks! The shorter half, obviously. Doesn't need that padding.

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes!
herod
tracy
rusi2i
satan

^^^bang

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

i know this isn't an album per se, but imho it was mogwai's finest moment if you treat it as one:

http://www.discogs.com/Mogwai-EP-6/master/205749

~~dark energy~~ (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

i probably rated ep+6 a bit low but again that's because it's a sprawling, unfocused document of individual moments rather than an album piece...plenty of great stuff on it, albeit not as great as the greatest young team stuff

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

it also has 'stereodee' which is great in theory, and great in practice for about 5 minutes, but then it becomes a bit of a chore. i guess the speed-garage bit at the end is your reward

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

i know this isn't an album per se, but imho it was mogwai's finest moment if you treat it as one

I can never see those three EPs as anything other than three very separate, very different recordings: documents of a snapshot of my life. I remember going out to buy 4-Satin in Edinburgh, calling in to see a friend on the way home from Avalanche on Lady Lawson Street, getting unexpectedly bongoed on his surprisingly high-quality weed, and finally getting home to listen to it some 10 hours later, and thinking it was THE SINGLE GREATEST RECORDED ARTEFACT IN HISTORY, etc. My flatmate wasn't overly impressed with the volume I was playing it at, nor with the way I couldn't stop giggling at her when she shouted at me. Happy days.

The Christmas Steps EP is the authentic soundtrack to me moving to Glasgow: just a total fucking rush. The Stanley Kubrick EP is the authentic soundtrack to me moving into a damp hovel with mushrooms growing out the walls and thinking: "Thank god for music."

What do you want? This ain't an egg shop (grimly fiendish), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

can i just say that my slimmed-down young team works beautifully as a double-side single LP

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I agree all that much with that list, but I think it was voted for by readers?

Happy that "Any Other City" is in there, if a bit too low, and very pleasantly surprised the Laeto's 'Zwoa' is in there. A fine record, very different to their debut 'Make Us Mild'. There's been a third record ('LP3') in the works for a few years now, what I've heard is great but I'm not sure it will ever get finished.

Oh, Foil's 'Never Got Hip' brought a smile to my face there, mostly for "Reviver Gene".

MichaelJLambert, Thursday, 10 December 2009 05:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

So, er ... all this chat about Any Other City being "robbed" and everything ... this is all a big joke or something, yeh? Only I listened to it today, for the first time ever, and fuck me if it won't be the last. The C86isms are OK -- sometimes surprisingly decent -- but nothing to write home about; seriously, though, those vocals! I know I'm prone to sweeping exaggeration but that might be one of the most fucking horrible noises I've ever heard in my life :o

What do you want? This ain't an egg shop (grimly fiendish), Thursday, 24 December 2009 18:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

only one of these records is actually any good

50. Lapsus Linguae - You Got Me Fraiche
49. Funk D'Void - Volume Freak
48. Dead Or American - Ends
47. We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
46. De Rosa - Mend
45. James Yorkston - When The Haar Rolls In
44. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
43. Found - This Mess We Keep Reshaping
42. Christ. - Metamorphic Reproduction Miracle
41. Laeto - Zwoa
40. Sons & Daughters - Love The Cup
39. The Delgados - Hate
38. James Yorkston - The Year Of The Leopard
37. Y'All Is Fantasy Island - Rescue Weekend
36. Foil - Never Got Hip
35. Half Cousin - The Function Room
34. Withered Hand - Good News
33. The Beta Band - Hot Shots II
32. Butcher Boy - React Or Die
31. Half Cousin - Iodine
30. Macrocosmica - Art of the Black Earth
29. Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
28. The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage
27. The Twilight Sad - Forget The Night Ahead
26. Mogwai - Rock Action
25. Arab Strap - The Last Romance
24. Aerogramme - My Heart Has A Wish That You Would Not Go
23. Idlewild - The Remote Part
22. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
21. Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastophe Waitress
20. Malcolm Middleton - Into The Woods
19. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
18. Uncle John & Whitelock - There Is Nothing Else
17. King Creosote - Rocket DIY
16. Meursault - Pissing On Bonfires/Kissing With Tongues
15. De Rosa - Prevention
14. Mogwai - Happy Songs For Happy People
13. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
12. Arab Strap - The Red Thread
11. Aerogramme - Sleep And Release
10. Mogwai - Mr Beast
9. Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
8. The Delgados - The Great Eastern
7. Arab Strap - Monday At The Hug & Pint
6. King Creosote - KC Rules OK
5. Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
4. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
3. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
2. The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
1. Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows

I am banman (cozwn), Thursday, 24 December 2009 19:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

you are both talking complete crap

happy christmas your ass (electricsound), Friday, 25 December 2009 08:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

david scott should leave scotland, he never gets any respect. i always thought it was the vocals on 'any other city' that made it anything other than run of the mill.

keythhtyek, Friday, 25 December 2009 16:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

So, er ... all this chat about Any Other City being "robbed" and everything ... this is all a big joke or something, yeh? Only I listened to it today, for the first time ever, and fuck me if it won't be the last. The C86isms are OK -- sometimes surprisingly decent -- but nothing to write home about; seriously, though, those vocals! I know I'm prone to sweeping exaggeration but that might be one of the most fucking horrible noises I've ever heard in my life :o

Why u braek hart? Any Other City is my favorite record of the decade, from Scotland or anywhere else.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 25 December 2009 16:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was talking crap; only 2 of those records then

I am banman (cozwn), Friday, 25 December 2009 17:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

just a wee joke, let's be cool

twentysomething fuck (cozwn), Friday, 25 December 2009 17:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Frightened Rabbit take a bewildering early lead
http://www.scotsman.com/CustomPages/CustomPage.aspx?PageID=81565

PaulTMA, Friday, 29 January 2010 01:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

lol at this video.

Efraqueen Juárez (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 23 September 2010 23:24 (six years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

http://thequietus.com/articles/06709-remember-remember

pure remember remember street teamed out my nut.

you've got male (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 4 August 2011 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
three years pass...
one year passes...

Anyone see that BBC2 documentary last night about Scottish post-punk? Not bad but I barely know any of them.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 16 April 2017 13:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I like Dr Cosmo's Tape Lab

afriendlypioneer, Sunday, 16 April 2017 16:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Cannot recommend Michael Train's "Kilt By Death" compilation more strongly for a thorough overview of Scottish punk and post-punk esoterica.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Turkey Bones and the Wild Dogs innit?
Mad Bad Missouri Buffalo

Stevolende, Sunday, 16 April 2017 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I enjoyed 'Big Gold Dream', didn't mind that it concentrated on the Fast/Pop:Aural and Postcard associated scenes, plenty to find interesting. Can see that it's maybe a bit narrow for general viewing.

michaellambert, Sunday, 16 April 2017 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Not bad but I barely know any of them.

― Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 16 April 2017 14:46

That made it sound like a criticism, I didn't mean it like that.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 16 April 2017 22:36 (one month ago) Permalink


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