Tuesday, 23 February 2016
I recently purchased 1981's Sister Feelings Call by Simple Minds for 50p in a community thrift shop in Ballantrae, South Ayrshire.
This gave me a long awaited opportunity to finally posting The American which along with Chelsea Girl are pretty much my favourite Simple Minds songs.
Staring out as Johnny and the Self Abusers, the Minds are from Toryglen a pretty rough and sadly neglected area of Glasgow quite near Hampden Park.
Toryglen's other main claim to fame is as the star of an advert for the Sony Bravia
Despite the name it is a safe bet that any Tory would not last long were they ever foolish enough to enter Toryglen
Simple Minds - The American
Simple Minds - Chelsea Girl