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The Skids

Monday, December 7th, 2009

SkidsValleyPS, The Skids

Listen: Into The Valley / The Skids SkidsValley.mp3

It baffles to this day, how ‘Into The Valley’ never even got a US release. Sure it wasn’t going to get a fair shake at American radio, but if that were the criteria, we’d have a backlog of unused vinyl, enough to fill the Great Lakes. Virgin was releasing plenty of other records of much less likely potential then as well. Whatever, such a great single. They had several, but none to top this. Not for me.

Their trademark sound didn’t take long to prove it’s worth in The States, once leader Stuart Adamsom formed Big Country. Now I did hear Matt Pinfield play ‘In A Big Country’ the other day and it sounded great.


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

 Geraldine / Glasvegas

 Geraldine / Glasvegas

Listen: Geraldine / Glasvegas GlasvegasGeraldine.mp3

Despite the colored vinyl (I hate the stuff – records should be black the way God made them), this single, well this band actually, are so good I had to be honest. I play this often. I liked, never loved, Echo & The Bunnymen – and many of the similar bands of that time. Occasionally a single would become essential. Is it fair to say Galsvegas harken back to that period sonically, I think so. That’s ok it’s been long enough now – 20-ish years. Maybe a more accurate comparison should be The Skids. Yes, The Skids. They puked up great 45’s .

The new Glasvegas single, ’Flowers & Football Tops’ is equally seminal. I’ll post it the very second a 7″ gets released.

Nice one Ollie Hodge for taking a chance on signing them. Makes everybody look good.