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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
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Two of my favourite Simple minds tunes as well.ReplyDelete
so if Toryglen is NOT the home of all weegie conservatives, how DID it gets name?ReplyDelete
Pass - ask me one on sportDelete
Can Dundee United escape relegation this year?Delete
Don't be sillyDelete
Love everything through Sparkle in the Rain. A little too long for most, I know, but a great run nevertheless. You picked some goodies, CC. Sweat in Bullet is my personal favorite.ReplyDelete
You actually found a copy of sister feelings call - all I ever see is sons and fascination with sister feelings call tagged onto it.ReplyDelete
You are spot on with your thoughts about these two, I reckon. Definitely their best work, along with the Empires and Dance LP. Where did it all go wrong?ReplyDelete
Belfast Child and Mandela Day is where it really went all wrong.ReplyDelete