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Saturday, 31 December 2022
Friday, 30 December 2022
Records yesterday, gigs today.
This year I only attended a measly nine gigs.
Three were folky/family events - Sharon Shannon - Celtic Connections - Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium (7/10), The Fureys - Pavilion Theatre (5/10) and Phil Cunningham's Christmas Concert - Royal Concert Hall (8/10)
I also attended the LNFG Annual Birthday show at Stereo where I saw Vulture Party and Domiciles who aren't really my sort of thing at all (6/10)
That leaves 5 which I will put in some sort of order
5 - Constant Follower - Glad Cafe - October 8/10
This was the second time I had seen them this year. Whereas they were very good and had added a female singer (whose name I did not capture) to accompany Stephen McCall I wasn't as blown away as the first time I saw them.
4 - Hanging Stars/ Gerry Love - Stereo - October 8/10
This gig would probably have scored higher had I been in time to see Gerry Love's full set. I enjoyed the Hanging Stars who not surprisingly concentrated on their latest album Hollow Heart but thought that there set could have been that wee bit longer. Also no encore which was a surprise.Ava, as you would expect was the highlight
3 - Constant Follower/ Mt Doubt - Stereo - March 9/10
This was the first time I saw them at a quarter full Stereo and they were mesmerizing . Four guys sitting in a row plucking acoustic guitars and bass with the almost whispered vocals of McCa. Stunning.
Support from Mt Doubt or more accurately Leo Bagary in one of his last shows as/with the band. He gave it his all despite the poor attendance. I shall keep an eye out for his new adventures.
2 - Broken Chanter/Raveloe - Glad Cafe - April 9/10
A terrific show which I reviewed here
I was at the CCA a couple of years ago for the launch of his debut album Broken Chanter. It was a sit down show and a pretty sedate affair.
This one a belated launch show for Catastrophe Hits was a different beast altogether. The band and the crowd were totally jumping and David's patter was flowing. Raveloe was much quieter and reflective but I would certainly go and see her again.
1 - Rose City Band - Broadcast - September 10/10.
This was the first time I had been to Broadcast and was there to see Rose City Band for the first time.It was on a Sunday ,the day after the Manchester Psych Fest with a few stragglers having made it up north - review here
I am a big fan of the band who play some brilliant Psychedelic Americana as a side project by Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo's Ripley Johnson. They have released three albums to date all of which are must haves. Songs from all three featured with a tight band and some terrific guitar and piano playing.
At the time I called it as my gig of the year and that still stands
Thursday, 29 December 2022
Usually at this time of the year us Bloggers like to provide best of the year lists of records, gigs etc
This year I have bought more records than I have for a long time - probably about 50 in total. A mixture of those I get via my Last Night from Glasgow subscription, some new ones, some re-issues, some charity shop purchases and some gap fillers in my collection.
All of which got me in a bit of a tizz when trying to come up with a top five from 2022. Here goes:
5 - James Edwyn and the Broken Band - Highlights of the Lowlights (LNFG)
Some Glasgow based Americana from a sextet who have been on the go since 2013 with two previous album releases LNFG
4 - Robyn Hitchcock - Shufflemania (Tiny Ghost)
The first every Robyn Hitchcock album that I have bought upon release
Recorded in locations around the world over the pandemic era, SHUFFLEMANIA! offers up 10 gloriously ingenious new Robyn Hitchcock songs in just under 40 minutes - a “proper pop album” as nature intended. Songs like “Midnight Tram To Nowhere” and the optimistic, album-closing “One Day (It’s Being Scheduled)” are state-of-the-art Hitchcock, manifesting his signature wit, miraculous gift for melodic craftsmanship, and striking humanity in a world gone mad.Bandcamp
I have a ticket to see him in March for a concert rescheduled from last year.
3 -The Poems - Young America (PNFG)
The first vinyl release from an album which has attained mythical status since its original release in 2006 and featuring some well kent faces from the Scottish music scene LNFG
2 - The Hanging Stars -Hollow Heart (Loose)
This one came very close to topping the charts .The fourth album by the London based country band and the first to go down the Psychedelic Americana route which is fast becoming my favourite sub-genre. A band championed by John Medd Loose
1 - Constant Follower - Neither Is, Nor Ever Was (Shimmy Disk)
A Stirling based group led by Stephen McCall this first came my way via a promotional plug. The album quickly sold out on its original release in 2021 and I got in early to ensure that I got a copy of the re-issue earlier this year. Since then I have managed to see them live on a couple of occasions and will be keeping an eye out for subsequent releases Bandcamp
Wednesday, 28 December 2022
As Swiss Adam said yesterday we currently find ourselves in those strange days between Christmas and New Year. There appears to be no concept of time far less dates or an awareness of whether it is Tuesday or Thursday. God help you if you have a bin day scheduled. Having said that there is probably little to no change of the binmen actually turning up on the allotted day.
There is also no concept of meal times or of eating proper food. You find yourself raiding the fridge at strange hours to come up with a strange concoction of leftovers which need eaten before they go off.
Yesterday over a lazy and late brunch we were listening to two anthologies which seemed to capture the mood nicely.
Tomorrow's Wednesday, right?
Tuesday, 27 December 2022
Monday, 26 December 2022
Today is Mrs CC's birthday - the day after the Baby Jesus as she used to tell our nephews when they were much younger and more gullible.
We will probably do very little today other than eat and drink, watch rubbish telly and listen to music which sounds like a pretty good plan to me.
I'd like to thank her for putting up with me for yet another year particularly as she sees a lot more of me now that I am retired.
Here are a few of her favourite tunes.
Happy birthday xx
Saturday, 24 December 2022
It's Christmas Eve and anyone who has been following this Blog for any period of time should know the drill by now.
It has now become traditional that I feature the greatest Christmas record ever made namely Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift to You on this day. Indeed, even the late great Townes Van Zandt has had to stand aside.
Can I take this opportunity to wish all of you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
Eat, drink and be merry and I hope that Santa is good to you and brings you lots of records.
See you on the other side.
Friday, 23 December 2022
Thursday, 22 December 2022
It was not well received.
Bunch of Philistines unlike the readers of CCM who of course all have exquisite taste.
Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Like JC who posted a beautiful heartfelt tribute yesterday I first heard of the death of Terry Hall by text late on Monday night - in my case via almost similtaneous messages from a pal and my brother.
About a month ago following the death of Wilco Johnston JC commented here that The sad thing is, the ages of so many of the musicians who the likes of you and I looked up to, admired or indeed worshipped, means that reading obituaries is going to be an ever-increasing habit in the months and years ahead.
Now this is probably true but it didn't stop the death of Terry hitting many of us like a ton of bricks. 63 for goodness sake, that's no age at all.
It does mean however that he was an artist that we were privileged to grow up with and to see evolve over the years. If they had done nothing else the multi racial approach of the Specials and Two Tone has assured their place in history.
Terry Hall of course did so much more. From the Specials to Fun Boy Three to The Colour Field and many, many more interesting and innovative collaborations.
The legacy he has left can by gauged by the many tributes on the right hand sidebar and much more importantly by the music he has left us with.
Rest easy Terry.
Tuesday, 20 December 2022
Following my very first tentative steps towards housekeeping in early November anothe two CDs have finally bitten the dust . At this rate this exercise should be just about completed by the year 2525. There is a songtitle in there somewhere.
As before they have been copied to the harddrive in the unlikly event that I have an epiphany and decide that they are worth saving after all.At least I may have a potentially neverending theme series on my hands.
The first to go is Lovers a 2003 album by Australian band The Sleepy Jackson which I picked up in a local charity shop in 2014. It seems from my post shortly after purchasing this that I was reasonably impressed with this one. Not that impressed though as I have never knowingly listened to it since.
Moloko was a name I was familiar with but not necessarily the music. Things to Make and Do was purchased for 50p in St Andrews as far back as 2013. My post at the time had Jury's Out as a heading. Well after an inordinate period of time the jury has finally returned with a Not Proven verdict.
Back to charity they go!
Monday, 19 December 2022
I'm going to see The Dream Syndicate live in March with support from fellow Paisley Underground band The Rain Parade!
About a month ago I got a couple of e-mails advising that tickets were going on sale for a show at the Hug and Pint, Glasgow on 11th March 2023. I duly logged in at the allocated time but was not successful. I then phoned Ticket Scotland to find it was sold out. Hardly surprising really given that the Hug and Pint has a capacity of only 120 which is ridiculously low for a band of their calibre.
Step forward a couple of weeks and I was in town. Walking under the Hielanman's Umbrella I stopped for a look in Ticket Scotland's window. They had a board up with a list of forthcoming concerts which included those which were sold out. Dream Syndicate were on the board but not listed as sold out.
It was a bit of a long shot but I popped in to see if they had any tickeds. They had two (probably returns) and one was duly purchased!
I've seen Steve Wynn on a number of occasions but not The Dream Syndicate so I'm really looking forward to it given that they now play that Psychedelic Americana that I'm becoming increasingly fond of.
Sunday, 18 December 2022
The final instalment in this series is somewhat of an anomaly.
Yes I have a vinyl Four Top -Greatest Hits and a CD Four Top -Greatest Hits and they are the same but different.
The vinyl copy is the original from 1967 on the Tamla Motown label and has 16 tracks . The CD version pictured below is from 1987 on Motown and includes 12 of the above tracks but in a different order. It is a strange state of affairs when the vinyl copy has more than the CD one
Saturday, 17 December 2022
A bit more straithforward last week with a resounding win of 6-1 by Townes over Guy Clark with their respective versions of To Live is to Fly. Only Alyson was rowing against the tide.
The overall score is now Townes 7 The Rest 1. Interestingly, it was nearly 6 -2 the week before as regular Friday night commenter Spence voted for Loretta by John Prine at 01.28 am on Saturday morning. As the post was scheduled for 08.00 and I was safely tucked up in bed it wasn't counted. So get in early.
It is beginning to get tricky now. I've still got plenty of songs by Townes that I don't have covers of and a few covers but not the Townes originals. I'll see how I get on but may put out a call for help shortly.
Courtesy of the compilation Poet - a tribute to Townes Van Zandt I've managed to come up with a cover of If I Needed You by Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel fame.
It's a no-brainer for me this week - it's Townes all day long.
Others,of course, may choose to differ
Next week's cover will be on Friday as opposed to Saturday
Friday, 16 December 2022
There was a time in the mid to late 90s when I thought that Wilco were probably the best band on the planet. This was in no small part due to the 1996 release Being There and 1999's Summerteeth.
After the sacking of Jay Bennett they became to move on from their alt country roots - gradually at first and then more rapidly. It took me a long time to come to terms with anything after Yankee Hotel Foxtrot although more recently I have picked up one or two of their later albums and explored them with a more open mind to see what I have been missing.
I can usually find one or two songs that I like but struggle with the whole album. All that has changed, however, with the release of their latest album Cruel Country earlier this year on their own dBpm label.
It is a monster double album with 21 tracks over 77 minutes,. Described on their Bandcamp page as the band's exploration of the genre they have often been defined by but, until now, have not fully embraced.
Pitchfork give it a score of 7.2 saying that Wilco embrace a simple, buoyant approach that hearkens back to Jeff Tweedy’s earliest work. They go on to describe Cruel Country as an album title that cuts two ways, the “country” referring either to a nation or a musical genre. The duality is deliberate, as Wilco are grappling not only with America's tumultuous present but also the band’s fraught legacy with country music.
It's not clear whether this album is a one off or whether they will revert back to releasing more stuff like this. Hopefully the latter please as this one is a belter.
More of this please
Thursday, 15 December 2022
As part of an occasional and long term project I have gradually been acquiring vinyl copies of what I consider to be the essential David Bowie albums.
I have made reasonable progress this year with the acquisition of Diamond Dogs, Space Oddity and Low taking my total of vinyl studio albums to 12. By my reckoning the only missing ones that I still require are The Man Who Sold the World, The Next Day and Black Star. I may also pick up Pin Ups in the unlikely event of finding it cheap.
From 1977 Low is Bowie's 11th studio album and is the first of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno and Tony Visconti (the others being "Heroes" and Lodger).
It is not a singles friendly album with only Sound and Vision really coming into the radio friendly category. It is a short album with two radically different approximately 19 minute sides. Side 1 has seven reasonably accessible avant pop songs including the two below. Side two is more ambient and electronic with just the four tracks.
Critics were mixed at the time but it has since come to be recognised as one of his best with a number considering it as his greatest artistic achievement.
I'm more of a Hunky Dory or Young Americans man myself.
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
While chatting to head honcho Ian Smith I mentioned that I was familiar with the solo music of Katie Crutchfield in her Waxahatchee guise but knew nothing about Jess Williamson. Ian immediately became even more enthusiastic than usual and started waxing lyrical about her solo stuff. He told me that I really must give her fourth and latest album 2020's Sorceress on the Mexican Summer label a listen.
Naturally I took up his recommendation and boy I'm glad that I did. Doing some reading there are lazy comparisons out there to the likes of Angel Olsen, Kacey Musgraves and Lana Del Ray. Exhalted company but she deserves to be listened to in her own right
Clashmusic sum the album up nicely as mixing withcraft with country-western twang and dreamy pop -folk ballads Sorceress is an expansive,magical listening experience.
A physical copy is high on my wish list
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
Much more important than that he was a mentor to the likes of Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt who were busy learning their trade in the less salubrious areas of Houston.I wonder if he has a Townes cover out there somewhere. Townes has certainly covered Lightnin'
The album is excellent as you would expect. Heck- given the time of year I am even throwing in a Christmas song. Don't say I'm not good to you
Monday, 12 December 2022
I was running slightly late due to a family meal when I went to see The Hanging Stars at Stereo in October. I got there in time to catch the last couple of numbers by the support act only to find that it was Gerry Love. I'm still kicking myself.
To make up for that I have acquired a copy of Electric Cables by his (other) band Lightships which was first released in 2012 on Stephen Pastel's Geographic label. It has just been re-released to celebrate its 10th anniversary and is available here. You can also get a digital copy at Bandcamp
The Guardian in a 4/5 review wrote fans of Gerard Love's work with Teenage Fanclub will sigh contendedly at how Fanclubesque this album is. Every element is in place: Love's diffident, uninsistent voice; quirky arrangements where the expected guitar is replaced by something else – a flute, a keyboard; those little repeated instrumental hooks that pick their way through a whole song; the autumnal mood, part regret, part contentment; that glorious way with a melody. Love's songwriting is wholly distinctive.
This is the man who wrote Sparky's Dream and Ain't That Enough for heaven's sake.If you like the Fannies (and who doesn't?) this album is as essential as the rest of them. Buy it!
Craig at Plain or Pan has just written a great article about a show that Gerry put on in Irvine recently. I wish I'd been there.
Sunday, 11 December 2022
Saturday, 10 December 2022
Last week's low scoring contest nearly saw the first defeat to Townes losing 3-2 to John Prine with their respective versions of Loretta prior to a very late vote from Ernie for Townes.
Therefore the overall score still remains Townes 5 The Rest 0 or maybe more realistically if we count the two draws with The Postman and Nanci Griffith the score readsTownes 6 The Rest 1. (I'm going with this one from now on in).Will he still remain unbeaten by the time we get to 10? Stay tuned and keep voting to find out.
This week Townes is up against fellow Texan singer songwriter Guy Clark . Indeed Townes was very close to Guy and his wife Susannah or in fact extremely close as this Guardian article alludes to.
Susannah Clark wrote the sleevenotes to the compilation album Poet -a tribute to Townes Van Zandt .She writes that Townes phoned her at 8.30 every morning and that this morning 8.30 came and the phone didn't ring.
I'm going for Townes and not just because Guy Clark was the rudest artist that my friend Tom ever promoted.
Others, of course, may choose to differ.
I've just noticed that all five artists mentioned above are sadly no longer with us
Friday, 9 December 2022
About a month or so ago I attended a small record fair in a pub called Phillies in the Shawlands district in Glasgow's South Side. It takes place on a Saturday every month or so with two or three vendors.
One is a chap called Gordon better known as Uncle Wald to music lovers on Twitter. He is ages with me and a lover of much of the same types of music as me.
One act that we both like is Graham Parker and the Rumour and on recent visits Gordon has helped plug the gaps in my vinyl collection. It is widely accepted that it is pretty much essential to have the first five albums from the band which were released between 1976 and 1980.
On a previous visit earlier this year I came away with Heat Treatment leaving 1979's Squeezing Out Sparks as the only one to get. I'm pleased to say that that gap was subsequently plugged a few weeks back.
It was voted album of the year in the Village Voice's Pazz & Jopps critic poll with Rolling Stone later ranking it at number 334 in its list of the top 500 albums of all time. It's very good but maybe not quite that good.
Thursday, 8 December 2022
The other day I finally got around to acquiring a vinyl copy of Two Hands the 2019 album by Brooklyn band Big Thief on the 4AD label.
And what a terrific album it is too. Hearing the song Not on vinyl highlights what a great writer and singer Adrienne Lenker is. It is a truly astonishing song and one of the best that I have heard in recent years.
Two Hands was their fourth album and in February this year they released their 5th Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You again on 4AD. It is a double album and as you would expect it is brilliant. However it is maybe a bit ambitious and over long at just over 80 minutes. Unfortunately it is also pretty expensive.
For the second album in a row Adrienne Lenker comes up with a bona fide classic in the shape of the album's opener Change .Perhaps not quite in the same league as Not, but brilliant nevertheless. What a special talent she is
Wednesday, 7 December 2022
That's the backlog of charity shop purchases finally cleared. It looks unlikely that I will hit the ton for 2022 but you just never know.
What is does however is that it gives me a chance to concentrate on some other stuff. On the latest Bandcamp Friday I purchased a download of Portents the latest album by Californian but now Glasgow based singer songwriter A Wesley Chung which was released on Storm Chasers Ltd.
He first came to my attention in 2018 with the release of his album Neon Coast. A brief bio courtesy of Sofarsounds.com tells us that he is an American songwriter/musician based in Glasgow, Scotland.He is previously known for his indie/folk bands The Great Albatross and Boris Smile, while his upcoming solo material ventures deeper intp alt.country and the sounds of his native California. In other words right up my street.
I'm not familiar with his previous bands and some further exploration is clearly required.
As Portents is brand new here are a couple from Neon Coast for your listening pleasure.If you like what you hear, and let's face it you would be foolish not to, pop across to Bandcamp and chuck a couple of quid in his direction.
Tuesday, 6 December 2022
2022 Charity Shop Purchases #82 - Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up
As part of what is loosely called research I did a search for previous Primal Scream posts and it seems that I have picked up some stuff by them in 2019 and 2020. Nothing in 2021 with Give Out But Don't Give Up just sneaking in under the wire for 2022.
From 1994 and on the Creation label it is one that is not uncommon in charity shops but I have never had the urge to pick it up before. I suspect the reason that I went for it this time round was down to having just read Tenament Kid, the autobiography of Bobby Gillespie.
Another reason that I have not bothered with it before is that the brilliant The Original Memphis Recordings from 2018 which I have featured here before is on the vinyl shelves.
You can't improve on perfection but I quite enjoyed it. Most of you will be familiar with it and the fact that it is a fairly radical shift from it's predecessor Screamadelica with its country rock and blues feel. It is also good to see the late great Denise Johnson get a mention as part of The Scream Gang as opposed to being airbrushed out which seems to have been the case in 2018 when she does not get a mention in the documentary or the booklet accompanying the album.
Monday, 5 December 2022
2022 Charity Shop Purchases #81 - Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts in Snow
Admiral Fallow formed on 2007 but could hardly be described as the most prolific band out there, To date they have only released four albums - Boots Met My Face (2010), Tree Bursts in Snow 2012), Tiny Rewards (2015) and The Idea of You (2021). They are all worth waiting for.
I've now acquired three out of the four the latest being the CD version of Tree Bursts on the Neettwerk label from my now nearest charity shop on Battlefield Rd. My previous nearest one on Cathcart Rd is now a greengrocers.Tiny Rewards is the one I've still to hunt down
The band are led by Louis Abbot and Sarah Hayes who I saw doing an acoustic set in the Some Great Reward record shop when I purchased their latest offering.
Back to Tree Bursts and here is Louis explaining the title The title refers to the sound and the image of an artillery shell exploding into a cluster of snow-drenched trees... I'm also astounded by the sheer volume of gun related violent crimes throughout the world but in particular in the U.S. The lyric from 'Tree Bursts' was inspired by the idea of the effect that losing friends through violence, in particular during times of war or conflict has on young men and women. They are "the leaves that fall louder than backfire, all orange and halloween red .I'm glad he cleared that up for us.
One which I feel will benefit from a few more listens but in the meantime here are a couple of tunes to be going on with.
Sunday, 4 December 2022
Apologies - this one has appeared here recently. Well just over a year ago in fact. I had something else in mind for today but was behind with my posts so needed something quick and dirty. The Drive-By Truckers certainly fit that bill.
From 2020 The Unraveling is Paterson Hood's blistering assessment on Trump's America. For a native of Alabama it was a pretty brave thing to do. In years to come people will look back with incredulity and ask did that really happen. In the UK they will say that's America for you and then remember Johnson and Truss (and probably Sunak too,it is early days).
I'd lost interest in the DBTs by around 2010 which coincided with the departure of Jason Isbel. They were also pursuing a more rockier path which was really not my thing.
This album however struck a chord and was very much a return to form.Unfortunately I was pretty disappointed with the follow up The New OK.
I bought the album on vinyl after hearing a few songs. The CD came along later unbelivably as part of a four for a pound offer in a Dingwall charity shop.
Babies in Cages and 21st Century USA have appeared here before and are both extremely powerful songs.I was tempted to feature them again but there are plenty more to choose from.
I think Paterson has got the history right.
Saturday, 3 December 2022
A low scoring round last week saw Townes defeating Steve Earle by 4 votes to 1 with their respective versions of Delta Momma Blues.
Townes is still absolutely romping the overall scores by 5 to the Rest's 0 (or 5.5 to 0.5 if you count Nanci Griffith)
Last week Ernie was extolling the virtues of Steve Earle's cover of Loretta. However I had other plans. I'm now going to post a chunk of a post from September 2013
I had the privilege of seeing Townes live twice before his death on New Year's day 1997.
The first time was at Glasgow's King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and the second was at the County Hotel in Perth.
My pal and I decided to make a night of it and booked into the hotel. Imagine our excitement when we learned that Townes was staying in a room down the corridor.
One beer led to another leading to my pal "accosting "Townes with the demand that he "play Loretta Townes, play Loretta."
To his credit he duly obliged but being somewhat traumatised he forgot the words!
Still a total genius though
The question is would another hero of mine John Prine forget the words if he was in a similar situation? I suspect not. As you would expect Mr Prine applies his usual brilliance to the cover. However, for me, it was always going to be Townes and not just for the sentimental reasons above.
Others, of course, may choose to differ.
Friday, 2 December 2022
2022 Charity Shop Purchases #80- The Bluebells -Young at Heart (CD Single)
Glasgow 80's Indie Pop band The Bluebells have experienced something of a renaissance over the last couple of years.
They were originally active between 1981and 1986 when they had three hit singles in the UK.They enjoyed a revival in 1996 when Young at Heart was used in a Volkswagen TV advert . It reached number one in the UK singles charts with the band temporarily reforming to appear on Top of the Pops.The CD version is what I am featuring today and it also includes their other two previous hit singles plus Brendan Behan's The Patriot Game
There were a number of other brief reunions to play at festivals, etc prior to Young at Heart achieving a greater accolade than being number one. Yes, the band are featured playing in the Winter Gardens at Glasgow's People's Palace in the last ever episode of Still Game.
Last Night From Glasgow launched their Past Night From Glasgow offshoot in 2020 with a re-release of their album Sisters from 1984. They are scheduled to release a new album The Bluebells in the 21st Century early next year.
Mrs CC and I saw them put on a tremendous show at the CCA around this time last year and have tickets to see them at Oran Mor in February.
Without further ado here is some jingly jangly pop music to ease you into the weekend.
Thursday, 1 December 2022
2022 Charity Shop Purchases #79 - Belle & Sebastian - Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant
Like R.E.M. if I see anything from the back catalogue of Belle & Sebastian in a charity shop that I don't have I will pick it up. If you come from Glasgow like I do this is much easier than in most places.
I think that the only album of theirs that I have actually bought in a record shop and paid full price for is If Your Feeling Sinister and it probably is still my favourite . Since then I have managed to pick up another seven of their albums with three EPs thrown in for good measure.
My latest acquisition is Fold YOur Hands Child ,You Walk Like a Peasant named after some graffiti Stuart Murdoch saw written on a toilet wall. It was their fourth album and was released in 2000 and was their last on the Jeepster label.
It is slightly more democratic than some of their earlier albums in that Murdoch is happy to share lead vocals with Isobel Campbell and Stevie Jackson. Having said that for the two songs I have chosen he sings lead on one and duets with Jackson on the other.
Eight down, three to go