Rolling Ayrshire/Lanarkshire Thread 2011

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Born from the nostalgia from the dumpy's rusty nuts (lol) thread for ye olde ayrshire.

If you have ever lived in Ayrshire or Lanarkshire get in here!

I've done both!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:41 (eleven years ago) link

we can rival the Chicago threads!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:41 (eleven years ago) link

XP - Ha, well chances are you saw me playing Thin Lizzy and Skynnrd songs in a very average pub band. Didn't get into the Cardiacs until I moved down to London, although I was mad on Levitation at that time. I played in and out of various Prestwick and Ayr based bands too. Sorry for the derail, maybe we can start a thread devoted to bad Ayrshire bands and talk about Foolish Hit or somesuch.

― Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday,

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:42 (eleven years ago) link

Anyone see Iron Maiden when they played Ayr in about 1990?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:43 (eleven years ago) link

Primal Scream played too, but after i had moved to hamilton.
Ayr Pavillion, had loadsa mates who went there at the weekend.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

I will postulate when I get home laters. iPhones a pain in the ass for long messages.

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday, 7 March 2011 18:48 (eleven years ago) link

YEAH! I was at the Maiden gig! That was Janik Jers debut tour so they did a club tour. What can I say? Best gig ever!

everything, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:49 (eleven years ago) link

Used to go to tons of gigs round Kilmarnock, Troon and Ayr. I will also contribute more to this later because there's too much stuff going on round here this second.

everything, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:50 (eleven years ago) link

I remember pics in the Ayshire Post showing the huge queue for tickets. I think it was one of the record shops, forget if it was the one in the sandgate or the one up near the odeon/train station.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:52 (eleven years ago) link

My friend's brother was in the Iron Maiden fanclub and acquired tickets for us through that means. I can't remember how, but I remember he did queue up for hours. The tickets were fifteen quid. I remember that.

everything, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

I saw Oasis at Irvine Beach in 95, that was a great gig. went with one of my old schoolfriends who had also moved up here. We stayed at his parents house and went to Jonesy's on the friday to see an ac/dc tribute band (Bon's Balls but they cancelled) with a couple of other friends i had stayed in touch with. At the oasis gig i met an old pal i hadn't seen in 6 years.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 18:55 (eleven years ago) link

Will be interesting to see if there are other ayrshire/lanarkshire folk on ilx.

I know Cozen is Kilwinning. MaresNest is Dalry. Everything is Killie.
Jim & Marcello are from Bothwell near me.

The renfrewshire three can start their own thread or make nostalgic posts here if they want ;)

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:04 (eleven years ago) link

Ayrshire: where even the catholics are huns.

À la recherche du temps Pardew (jim in glasgow), Monday, 7 March 2011 19:05 (eleven years ago) link

ahem

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:08 (eleven years ago) link

Maybole had the 1st LOL (as in loyal orange lodge) in Scotland. It's a grim place.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:09 (eleven years ago) link

Hey jim my mum went to secondary school in Bothwell.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

When was there a high school in Bo-tiddly?

À la recherche du temps Pardew (jim in glasgow), Monday, 7 March 2011 19:11 (eleven years ago) link

its not there now. It was run by nuns. Elmwood Senior Secondary i think it was called. My mums from Glenmavis (inbetween Airdrie & Coatbridge) and there was no catholic secondaries there (st pats was still a primary school) so this one in Bothwell was the nearest one. My mum said most secondaries were junior secondaries that you got kicked out of age 15. Elmwood used to be a private school (at least the primary was) but it got taken over by the state (hence my mum & friends being able to go)

she thinks the convent is still there.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

this would have been the 50s my mum went. School musta closed in the 70s or so.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:20 (eleven years ago) link

Right then, am I right in thinking that some local metal band supported Maiden at that gig, they had a name that was similar to Valhalla iirc.

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday, 7 March 2011 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

Also plz to list every local Ayrshire band that you can think of.

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday, 7 March 2011 19:23 (eleven years ago) link

Azrael were a local HM band who went to Prestwick Academy. I'm sure they got a gig on the bill but not certain.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:30 (eleven years ago) link

I did see Baby Chaos supporting The Wildhearts at the Glasgow Garage.

Anyone who mentions B***y C***o on this thread will get SB'd!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:31 (eleven years ago) link

Dont really need to list lanarkshire bands as half of ILM could do that easy hehe

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:32 (eleven years ago) link

Disaster for Penguins, The Longhorns (formely Pure Mania), The Termites (still together), Southern Approach (gave one member to Baby Chaos), Thee Sherbet Fountaines, Flowers in the Dustbin, Primeval Screamers, Soceitys Rejects (sic).

everything, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:33 (eleven years ago) link

Plus most of us Lanarkshire peeps were born in Bellshill probably, we know who came from there.
And I guess my hometown is technically EK and we all know which brothers came from there

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:34 (eleven years ago) link

I knew the guys in Azrael, it wasn't them, shit I wish I could remember the name.

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday, 7 March 2011 19:35 (eleven years ago) link

I liked all of the Bellshill bands but obviously Nyah Fearties/The Rootsearching Metalbashing Fearties/The Fearties/The Collaborators were the only truly good band from Ayrshire.

everything, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:35 (eleven years ago) link

Yep, the Fearties pretty much ruled.

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday, 7 March 2011 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

Don't forget the Strathaven Metal Scene (LOL) ie The almighty came from there.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

Motherwell gave the world The River Detectives & The Delgados.
Hamilton gave the world that public schoolboy from Mogwai aka Stuart Braithwate

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

I'd love to know what happened to Azrael. Did they split up after they all left school?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

No idea, I guess they probably did, nice people, I helped record one of their demos at this horrible studio I worked at for a few months in Perceton (sp?)

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday, 7 March 2011 19:43 (eleven years ago) link

dont even know where that is!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

anyone here have to go to Kames Outdoor Centre in Primary 7 for a week btw?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:50 (eleven years ago) link

it was in Mauchline

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:51 (eleven years ago) link

all the other groups had to go up Cairn Table and ours got to go in the van to the Leadhills. Which was great for me as id just moved to Ayrshire from Lanarkshire. It felt like going home!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:52 (eleven years ago) link

haha wtf
i googled azrael from prestwick and this thread was first result. I really hope a band member does the same and posts here!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 19:58 (eleven years ago) link

Perceton, deep in the suburbs Northeast of Irvine, near Stanecastle/Girdle Toll etc:

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday, 7 March 2011 20:02 (eleven years ago) link

means nothing to me. too north ayrshire

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 20:08 (eleven years ago) link

Born in Larkhall, Scotland's sectarian capital, and living right on the edge of Renfrewshire and Ayrshire, with most of my family in Motherwell and Bellshill - this thread has already opened my eyes to a local culture that has developed beyond Megabar and "the Palace."

That part of Irvine where the Magnum Centre and the beach are right beside each other is one of my favourite places in the world, it reminds me of being both twelve and being taken on days out, and being seventeen when my pals first got cars and couldn't think of anywhere fun to drive at night. I'm only in my early-twenties now so who knows what the future holds for me on those grassy knolls.

I miss being able to jump on a bus to Largs with my student ticket. Ice-cream at Nardini's, cycling round Millport, countless old people walking around - what more could you want from a coastal town?

West Kilbride has the best beaches for dog-walking but the whole area stinks of sea-weed, yes/no?

o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 7 March 2011 21:31 (eleven years ago) link

Playing Paperboy at the Magnum Centre was many a teenage boys highlight of the year.

Ugh @ the palace.

also every ayrshire beach stank of seaweed

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 21:35 (eleven years ago) link

<3 the Magnum, saw The Wonder Stuff there around '90. Also, all that weird rubber flooring.

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Monday, 7 March 2011 21:41 (eleven years ago) link

boxedjoy what age are you btw? do you know any accies fans?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 22:09 (eleven years ago) link

Blantyre.

scotstvo, Monday, 7 March 2011 22:40 (eleven years ago) link

whoa. All the lanarkshire folk are within like 5 miles of each other. Or were since I think most of you have long gone.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 March 2011 22:44 (eleven years ago) link

not as bizarre though as having been to school with someone who has the same name as MaresNest except its the other way round (no, not NestMares)

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 00:06 (eleven years ago) link

Funny to see that reference upthread to a recording studio in Perceton. Seems like there were often little shoestring studios in tiny villages. I once went to one in Ochiltree, which was basically a room in a big old house with a four track tape recorder, a couple of mics and not much else. It was run by an unusually enterprising and perspicacious (for Ayrshire) guy who used to put on tons of local shows in Kilmarnock, Irvine and Ayr with various touring bands of the time, such as the Television Personalities, The Godfathers or whoever. Then he'd open the show with his band The Salt Cellar, who were actually a pretty good trio doing the Orange Juice/Fire Engines pop-funk thing, except about 7 years too late. There was another recording studio in Killie called Shabby Road, somehow related to the Trashcan Sinatras, which might still be there for all I know. I moved out of that part of the world 15 years ago and I've only been back to visit about three times.

everything, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 03:53 (eleven years ago) link

The At War With False Noise label I suppose is technically from Killie too. (Al is from there)

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 11:05 (eleven years ago) link

XP - ooo, that *is* weird!

Shabby Rd was bought and taken over by The Trashcans after they signed to whatever label it was, smart move, they also kept the rehearsal rooms open downstairs which were okay. It was a nice studio. There was even a little studio in Dalry for a while called Heaven I think.

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Tuesday, 8 March 2011 11:22 (eleven years ago) link

majority of people who get murdered obv.

it is a pretty horrendous story.

zverotic discourse (jim in glasgow), Monday, 24 October 2011 20:31 (eleven years ago) link

I know, it's just hard to reconcile the idea of committing such a violent act upon someone you know as a person (as opposed to a stranger), it would surely make them seem more human and provide less emotional distance? This is obviously a moot point because let's face it, only a monster would have it in them to do something like this, this doesn't need any kind of "edge" to make it more chilling.

One rumour I've seen on Facebook - that source of universal truth, I know - seems to be that he's gone to meet someone in a hidden place, the way many of us gay men do after a night out, which is no doubt a very sobering thought for a lot of people out there.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Monday, 24 October 2011 21:28 (eleven years ago) link

ten months pass...

wassup everyone?

VOTE in the 1980's ROCK POLL PLEASE! (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 3 September 2012 14:39 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

anyone?

LAST DAY TO VOTE IN 80S ROCK POLL BY... (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:17 (ten years ago) link

Another couple of weeks and I'll have been an ex-pat for 20 years.

Pat Ast vs Jean Arp (MaresNest), Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:28 (ten years ago) link

having a party?

LAST DAY TO VOTE IN 80S ROCK POLL BY... (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:34 (ten years ago) link

btw are you voting in the 80s rock poll? Today is the last day to vote.

LAST DAY TO VOTE IN 80S ROCK POLL BY... (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:35 (ten years ago) link

Sure, Tupp Inn - Cumnock 7:30, see you there..!

Pat Ast vs Jean Arp (MaresNest), Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:39 (ten years ago) link

XP - Nah I'm too lazy (to vote in polls)

Pat Ast vs Jean Arp (MaresNest), Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:39 (ten years ago) link

it would only take you 10 mins!

LAST DAY TO VOTE IN 80S ROCK POLL BY... (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:44 (ten years ago) link

Missed this thread totally! i'm ayrshire too -- lots of bits of it, last one being Stewarton, home of baby chaos. That perceton studio was run by a friend of ours, too.

stet, Thursday, 20 September 2012 21:37 (ten years ago) link

I used to know a couple of people online from there. Surname Craig.

LAST DAY TO VOTE IN 80s ROCK POLL BY... (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 20 September 2012 22:03 (ten years ago) link

bothwell scarecrow fest a few weeks ago.looked even better than last year.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Friday, 21 September 2012 03:08 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...


It was hilarious trying to order Peter Brotzmann records out of Impulse! Records in Hamilton back in the late seventies. Usually you waited for the old Union Street HMV Glasgow branch to have a clearance sale and suddenly there'd they all be for 99p each. Machine Gun, Fuck de Boer, Nipples...

― Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:07 (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i got my subscription copy yesterday and usually see it in the shops a couple of days later so it must be imminent. xp

― stirmonster, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:09 (26 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It usually comes out on a Thursday but sometimes its late and obviously its late again this time. It could easily be out in Glasgow/London etc

― Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:13 (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Marcello- impulse in hamilton , was it owned then by a much younger Jim?

― Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:14 (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Can't remember who owned it except it definitely wasn't Billy Sloan.

― Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:15 (20 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Thats over 10 years it must be gone now. The bigger one in Motherwell closed too.

― Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:17 (17 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

No one could get to the Motherwell one because of the roadworks. The Hamilton one is now an Oxfam, I think.

― Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:28 (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Weird, I was trying to remember the layout of Virgin on Union Street just the other day (for no real reason), talking mid eighties, Jazz was on the 2nd floor?

― Pat Ast vs Jean Arp (MaresNest), Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:30 (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that was the one with the ticket shop in the 90s? i liked that shop. used to be great having so many record shops in the 1 area.

― Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:33 (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

didn't virgin have the jazz dept. in a separate (sound proofed) room?

― stirmonster, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:35 (6 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:36 (ten years ago) link

btw its still murder to get into motherwell via hamilton.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:38 (ten years ago) link

virgin argyll st had jazz on a mezzanine, but i don't remember soundproofing

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:41 (ten years ago) link

Just thinking of all the record shops there used to be in Glasgow in the early 90s. There was loads and it was great. If you couldn't find a cd you were after it was bound to be in one of the many shops and after you exhausted every one you went to Tower Records to pay £17 for it, lol.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:42 (ten years ago) link

stet i think stirmonster was talking about the virgin union st jazz section.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:51 (ten years ago) link

i was talking about union st. but the more i think about it it may have been the classical dept. hazy memory.

stirmonster, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:02 (ten years ago) link

one thing i've remembered about 80s Virgin Union St was the very top floor sold goth/punk clothes, and for some reason at one point they started selling expensive framed holograms. i was fascinated with them and would brave the sullen stare of the gothy shop assistant to go and look at them every week.

zappi, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:18 (ten years ago) link

in the 90s that was a brilliant shop for tshirts.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:38 (ten years ago) link

virginia galleries was betterer

stet, Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:41 (ten years ago) link

RAT Records in Virginia Galleries back in the late eighties I remember being particularly great for the SST back catalogue.

^ double album, prob'ly cost about £2

Hello, Good Evening and Expenses (Tom D.), Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:54 (ten years ago) link

I remember when the rock shop was through the back, I got the Alice In Chains - Sap ep in 1992 there I had been all over Glasgow for it and that was the last place I tried and got lucky. Within a few years it was an all dance music shop.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:56 (ten years ago) link

Three years ago, admittedly, but I'd guess the main record shopping event in Glasgow now is Oxfam Music on Byres Road.

Downloading may play its part but record shops already started closing when supermarkets started selling charts cds much cheaper and amazon/play.com type online stores do too.

xp

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:04 (ten years ago) link

I go to Monorail Music and theshopwithasillynameformerlyknownasavalanche.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:04 (ten years ago) link

Oh yeah, I should check these out when I'm next in town and have a proper chance to look round, ahem.

Best records shops for bargains ever = the one in De Courcey's Arcade and the Christian Bookshop on Great Western Road

Hello, Good Evening and Expenses (Tom D.), Thursday, 11 October 2012 15:42 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

I seem to miss every revive of this thread. Time difference maybe - I'm eight hours away from Ayrshire. Anyway, I used to go to all of those record shops at least three times a week, avoiding lectures mostly. My earliest memory of Virgin on Union St was in around 82-83. The ground floor was mostly just records. The second floor was a treat - when you came in from the stairs there was a well-known head shop with bongs, badge etc tucked over on the right. Zines, books etc were on the leftside wall. Mostly well thumbed and rarely purchased. Then 12" singles were up there. Was there a third floor at that time? That was where posters and shit like the holograms mentioned upthread were. I totally remember that also. The town centre was just insane in those days. Insanely fun and cool that is.

everything, Saturday, 5 January 2013 05:04 (ten years ago) link

happy 2013 everyone

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 16 January 2013 15:14 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

One for our Renfrewshire friends http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-21602481

Vote in the ILM 70s poll please! (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 14:43 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

New Cumnock wins Carbuncle award

... don't know why they felt the need for TWO Cumnocks tbh

Step not on a loose unforgiving stone on a pyramid to paradise (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:54 (nine years ago) link

The old one wasn't bad enough?

NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:37 (nine years ago) link

Fort William? really?

Late night with Amazing Bo (MaresNest), Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:46 (nine years ago) link

Yes, that surprised me, even Paisley was a bit harsh, it's got nice bits

Step not on a loose unforgiving stone on a pyramid to paradise (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:52 (nine years ago) link

the road leaving?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:59 (nine years ago) link

Well that's one of them

Step not on a loose unforgiving stone on a pyramid to paradise (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 March 2013 14:00 (nine years ago) link

still not found out any more details on the Hamilton guy who bit off clive mantles ear.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 28 March 2013 16:07 (nine years ago) link

five years pass...

Does anybody here know anything about a very early Nyah Fearties appearance on an Ayrshire comp cassette called something like "Free Fall"?
Would have been around 1982.
I'd love to know more about the cassette (if it existed!). Bands, song names, label, date. A scan would be a godsend...
Working on a Scotland discography 1977-84. I had just assumed the earliest NF was a couple years later. But I'd love to get them (the most Scottish band...) in.

Michael Train, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:43 (four years ago) link

Weird, I was just struggling to explain Ayrshire to some uncomprehending work colleagues of mine this very night.

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 01:03 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

I have a mate in Killie who is a huge fan of the Nyah Fearties. I asked what the proper pronunciation is and he said he hadn't thought about it. He thought it was ny ah instead of NYA.
Tom do you know?

Pfunkboy AKA (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 13:39 (one year ago) link

I assumed it was that "nyeeeeahh" noise, so "nnyeah feertees". Going to ask a pal from Lugton now

stet, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 13:55 (one year ago) link

Yes, I think stet's right there. I'm not from Lugton though.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:19 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Just found out our right back wis eccied yesterday no wonder we got a doing 😂

— Wishaw United Fc (@WishawUnited) August 9, 2021

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 08:26 (one year ago) link


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