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Postby james73 » Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:33 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:
The Modern Fossil wrote:Andy Cameron's 1978 hit ::): "We're on the march with Ally's Army"
I think at the time Mr Cameron resided in Glasgow....


:) I forgot about that shite. Did they not have B A Robertson* (Big nose & a chin bigger than Jimmy Hills) doing the music and that guy called 'Christian' now what was he all about? This should almost be a topic on it's own.

*think he's called Eddi Reader nowadays of Fairground Attraction fame


No, that was the 1982 World Cup song "I have a dream" which included
John Gordon Sinclair doing the lead "vocals" ::):




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Postby james73 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:31 am

partickular wrote:Forgot to say re: Hipsway. Can't say for sure whether they were from Glasgow, but in the song 'Tinder', which was also used for a MacEwans lager ad IIRC, (but not the same one as the balls being pushed ap the hill), there is a line :- "at seven in the morning, tinder all my money, on the great western road". (any excuse to dig out all my 80s albums.... :oops: )


Hipsway had a (minor) hit with 'The Honeythief' and I remember 'Tinder'
so that's more than one "hit" :D




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Postby Pgcc93 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:13 pm

Hooray! James 73 is our pedant of the week. ::):

Well done that man. here's your £5 prize that can be redeemed in the 99p shop! Spend wisely :wink:
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Postby DickyHart » Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:15 pm

The pound shop in argyle street is doing some great gnomes for a pound each, you get some of them with your fiver!!!
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Postby duncan » Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:10 pm

dazzababes wrote:I remember there were a few "not so nice" comments about them sprayed on walls around the west end. I think one was along the lines of "My mother says kill the Gyres". It was taken seriously enough to be reported in the Scottish Sun.
I always assumed it was a bit of self-promotion, but i recently found out who the grafitti terrorist actually was. ::):


here you go:
http://www.duncancumming.co.uk/photos.cfm?photo=171
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Postby mr sad » Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:21 am

'Easterhouse' were an English band although they were named after that Utopian scheme. Win were from Edinburgh and were, in a previous incarnation, The Fire Engines.

Anyone recall The Silencers, The Big Dish, Sideway Look.....No?
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Postby DickyHart » Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:45 pm

The silencers are still on the go. I loved the big dish, don't remember sidways look though
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Postby dee » Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:34 am

LULU whit happend tay hur.were is she nhooo !!!
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Postby DickyHart » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:58 am

She's back on tour is she not??
Hey here a band who you all may or may not remember 'Love Decree' better known as the Chinheads from a mcewans lager advert, the song was called 'Something so real'

I met their manager through a friend, cant rememember his name, but he was a proud scientologist, and kept trying to convert us.
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
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Postby Fossil » Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:21 pm

oooh you make me want SHOUT
at least she kept her accent :wink:
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Postby Pgcc93 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:59 pm

There was a few pics of her in the tabloids this week looking rather tasty for 50 something Bint........Grrrrrr :wink:
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Postby Blackheathboy » Wed May 30, 2007 12:05 pm

Ronnie wrote:What about Gun? Or Easterhouse?
I think the only claim to fame of Gun was that they managed to find three Glasgow guys who were over six feet in height!

The Beat Poets?
Sneaky Pete?


Easterhouse were from Manchester. They just liked the name.
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Postby Blackheathboy » Wed May 30, 2007 12:11 pm

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Postby lynnski » Wed May 30, 2007 12:40 pm

Inspiral Carpets were from Manchester!!!!! Jings! I've been trying to track down that song by Win for years now, although I didn't know the name of the band. Here's the ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb9_yeEY ... ed&search=

I think I vaguely remember the Gyres graffitti.

Gun had 2 'hits', their version of 'Word Up' and their 1st single whose name escapes me now........and one of them is now in El Presidente, and some of the others are recording under a different name.

Hipsway, The Blue Nile and The Silencers all had a few hits each, one of the Silencers (Cha) recently died, they had a benefit concert for him in the ABC.

Remember 'Inside' by Stiltskin? Another advert song, this time for some brand of denims, young lassies eyeing up a scantily clad buff young man swimming in a lake.

The Fire Engines, who became Win, (although I didn't know that) are enjoying a wee revivial of sorts, along with the BMX Bandits, as bands like Franz Ferdinand are naming them as big influences, also (i think) The Vaselines?

Remember The Pastels? Kinda twee, sorta Belle & Sebastian-ish indie stuff, if memory serves me well.

The Big Dish...........rings a bell, wasn't one of them somebody that Patsy Kensit boffed? Or was that Big Country? (who started out as punk band the Skids, remember 'Into The Valley'??)

Hmmm, me brain's fried now!!


*EDIT** They're on mYspazz!!

http://www.myspace.com/freakytrigger
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Postby Mark N » Wed May 30, 2007 12:53 pm

The Pastels passed me by at the time, but I bought a compilation of theirs a couple of years ago and think a lot of it is great. I especially love the way the male singer seems to decide from time to time that he can't be bothered to sing in tune; i.e. on some songs he sings properly but on others it's just a tuneless drawl which by rights ought to sound awful, yet somehow seems completely right!
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