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Tuesday 9 August 2022

Scared to Dance


Scared to Dance was  the debut album from Dunfermline's finest band Skids which was first released in February 1979 on the Virgin label.There was a  re-release in 2005 taking the number of tracks up from 12 to 20. 

Last Night from Glasgow (LNFG) have a subsiduary label called Past Night from Glasgow (PNFC) which specialised in the re-release of classic albums mostly, but not exclusively Scottish

Scared to Dance (the 20 track version) is one of the latest ones to get this treatment and can be got from here

Vocals and lyrics by Richard Jobson, guitar and musical arrangements by the late Stuart Adamson, Billy Simpson on bass and Tom Kellichan on drums. Talking of lyrics it is the first time that I have ever seen the lyrics of Into the Valley which are somewhat different to what I thought. It remains the song that Dunfermline Athletic FC enter the field to.

I am always reluctant to trust my USB turntable with new vinyl so here is something I prepared earlier.

Ahoy! Ahoy!

Skids -Into the Valley

Skids - Scared to Dance


  1. Here's the lyrics to the song according the advert

    (Is that Richard Jobson holding the cards?)

  2. Quite funny and no that's not Jobson

  3. Even though I don’t really need another copy, I was mighty tempted to get the PNFG reissue. I picked up the 7” of Charade at a record convention held in the conference room of a Holiday Inn when I was in 8th grade and have been a fan ever since. This also began my obsession with music from your part of the world. I owe a lot to Skids.

    1. Probably don’t need to tell this was Brian.

  4. I've a copy of the original album, but it is a bit battered and bruised and so was very happy to pick up the PNFG reissue. It's well worth it as the sound quality is superb....there's a lyric sheet.....and a bundle of non-album singles and b-sides have been included.

  5. Always like to pick up little titbits on your blog about Scottish football, which I follow from afar with great affection. Didn't know about the Pars running out to Into The Valley. Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson was also born in Dunfermline but I can't envisage them (or any other team for that matter) running out to a Jethro Tull track!