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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Rabbits of the Frightened Variety

Selkirk's finest Frightened Rabbit started out as a solo project by Scott Hutchison.
By the time 2008's The Midnight Organ Fight came along he had been joined by his brother Grant on drums and percussion and Billy Kennedy on guitar,bass and keyboards.
Critically acclaimed with The Skinny going as far as naming it the fourth best Scottish album between 2000 and 2009.
Mainly recorded in a studio on Bridgeport, Connecticut it contains songs recorded in The Diving Bell Lounge and in flats  at 38 White Street, Partick and 2 Ruskin Place off Great Western Road,Glasgow.

When I was a student, long before Frightened Rabbit entered this world, I spent many a drunken night in Ruskin Place as some of my pals had a flat there.
Happy days.

Frightened Rabbit - Good Arms vs Bad Arms

Frightened Rabbit - The Modern Leper


  1. Used to have a flat in Ruskin Place myself around twenty years ago. Only music I ever heard there was the sound of the karaoke across the road in the Western Bar. Awful stuff.


    1. The Western Bar was a pure dive.
      It's replacement looks a lot more trendy

    2. I was at a few parties in a flat on Ruskin Place 91/92 when I was living in Woodlands Rd.

      Fucking love the Frabbit apart from the third album which I could never warm to.

  2. Haven't heard any Frightened Rabbit in a very long time. 'The Modern Leper' sounds particularly good.