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Postby ramor69 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:55 am

Endgames had a minor hit with Waiting For Another Chance, I had their
album Building Beauty. :oops:
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Postby theduke » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:29 pm

ramor69 wrote:Endgames had a minor hit with Waiting For Another Chance, I had their
album Building Beauty. :oops:


I remember a song, "Shouting out for love", I thought it was by a Glasgow band called Mind Games, but seeing this post ramor69 I'm thinking maybe I got them mixed up with Endgames? The song was out circa 83, I do know the lead singer was a guy called Davie Rudden. Any info?
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:36 pm

theduke wrote:
ramor69 wrote:Endgames had a minor hit with Waiting For Another Chance, I had their
album Building Beauty. :oops:


I remember a song, "Shouting out for love", I thought it was by a Glasgow band called Mind Games, but seeing this post ramor69 I'm thinking maybe I got them mixed up with Endgames? The song was out circa 83, I do know the lead singer was a guy called Davie Rudden. Any info?


Aye End Games got themselves mixed up with aping Simple Minds.

There's a previous discussion elsewhere on Glasgow bands and Davie Rudden I am sure is mentioned.

There's a Fanny album in Mixed Up recortds BTW
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Postby Peekay » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:47 pm

Is that Govanhill Davie Rudden? He used to own/run a recording studio. If so I kinda know him.

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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:11 pm

I am one of over 1800 friends of end games.
http://www.myspace.com/endgames06
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Postby Field Marshall Shug » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:38 pm

Owen Paul.
The Scotland 82 World Cup squad.
Band Aid.
The kids from Grange Hill (Just Say No!)
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Postby MacotheIsles » Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:40 am

Does anyone remember the Glasgow Girl duo called "Strawberry Switchblade"?

Whose demise of course inspired Glasgow several-hit-wonder Don McLean to pen the greatest of his several hits.
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Postby theduke » Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:04 pm

Peekay wrote:Is that Govanhill Davie Rudden? He used to own/run a recording studio. If so I kinda know him.

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Hi Peekay, not sure if it was Govanhill, but its more than likely the same guy. I knew him from playing snooker in Reardons, when it was open in the Trongate, roundabout the mid Eighties. He was friends with a pal of mine, Mick Maguire.
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:40 am

Endgames were pretty big in the states IIRC.
"We Feel Good"
I bought that. Actually played it the other week. Haven't heard anyone else mention them for years.

My fav. obscurist Glasgow band of that period has to be James King and the Lonewolves, reputedly the hardest band in Glasgow. Their "I don't care if you live or die" was a minor hit.
They broke up for a while in the early 80's cos the bassist was in the BarL.
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:51 am

Two More
The Fruits of Passion (can't remember wot their "hit" was but they used to play it at the end of the night in Cruise [later the Roccocco] in Hamilton)
Kick Reaction "YTT"
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:33 pm

The Fruits...was it "All I Ever Wanted"?

The Scars! All About you....what a song!
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Postby Josef » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:25 pm

Cyclo2000 wrote:The Fruits...was it "All I Ever Wanted"?

The Scars! All About you....what a song!

The Scars - one hit wonders! Right you, school gates, four o' clock.

One of the best live bands I ever heard (although no showmen). The version of Peter Porter's 'Your attention please' that they used to play as an encore sent shivers up my spine every time.

Their sole album was mildly disappointing, but almost all of the singles were great. If they did have a single hit, though, I would have thought it was the wonderful Clockwork Orange-derived Horrorshow.
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