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Friday 26 November 2021



2021 Charity Shop Purchases 92 - APB - Three

It has been pretty mellow here all week so time to up the ante.

Cancer Research across the road from Oxfam on Victoria Rd had much fewer CDs  but a better selection. It would have been even better if the guy in front of me had not bagged about twenty.A lot of good stuff but unfortunately I had most of those worth having. I still came away with a couple though.

A possible first for CCM as we feature a band from Ellon, Aberdeenshire. APB were a post punk band founded in 1979 who first came to my attention via the compilation boxset Big Gold Dreams;A Story of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989.

Formed in 1979 the band consited of Glenn Roberts (guitar and backing vocals), Iain Slater (bass and vocals) and George Cheyne (drums). More info on the band can be found here

Three comes from Red River Records and was released in 2007. I'm not sure if this is older material or whether it is stuff from their earlier years.Coincidentally, or perhaps not, the original line-up detailed above played a couple of one off shows in New York (where they were popular on the club scene) and Aberdeen in 2006.

Whichever is the case it is a terrific bouncy record and one that puts me in mind of Franz Ferdinand

APB - Bad Tempered Spinster

APB - Less



  1. A million billion times better than yesterday's tracks!

  2. Didn't know they were from Ellon! I guess these guys must have been at Ellon Academy at the same time as Evelyn Glennie.

  3. I feel sure I should remember these guys as from my neck of the woods and must be about the same age. Probably played at some student gigs back in the day. Sound and look a bit like Franz Ferdinand.

  4. The name rings a bell yet I have no memory of ever having heard them before. But I love these tracks! Yes - agree with you and Alyson about Franz Ferdinand.