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Thursday, 4 April 2019
Up until fairly recently I was under the impression that 2000's magnificent Enjoy the Melodic Sunshine on Alan McGhee's Poptones label was the first album by The Cosmic Rough Riders.
I have since discovered that they had self released two previous albums recorded in a community funded recording studio in Glasgow's Castlemilk housing scheme namely 1999's Deliverance and 2000's Panorama.
Deliverance was part of my Ballantrae holiday haul. A bit rough round the edges in places but still containing one or two great pop songs including a couple which were subsequently re-recorded and featured on their breakthrough album.
They may have recentky lost their crown as Castlemilk's finest to Gary Cinnamon but they were a splendid little band.
I'm off now to try and track down some of Daniel Wylie's solo stuff.
Cosmic Rough Riders - Ungrateful
Cosmic Rough Riders - Country Life