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.