Category Archives: Scots Rock

It does seem that the best bands are Scottish. Why I can’t say. It just is.

Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 5]

[…continued from last post] This fourth Simple Minds concert was quite a different proposition from my perspective. I boarded the bus in 1981, when the third single from “Sons + Fascination” hit the streets. From the emergence of “New Gold … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 4]

[…continued from last post] I was impressed that the concert was entering the third act and only then did the band dip into their top selling “Once Upon A Time” album for the first time! That was actually impressive to … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 3]

[…continued from last post] The familiar bass rondo that heralded “The Hunter + The Hunted” brought forth a shot of recognition from the crowd. This was one of the best deep cuts on “New Gold Dream [81, 82, 83, 84]” … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 2]

[continued from last post] When I had last seen Simple Minds, in 2013, they pulled a rabbit out of their hat by starting the show with “Broken Glass Park,” a vibrant new song I didn’t expect. This time they were … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 1]

So I have already discussed the pain and degradation of buying the tickets for this Simple Minds show earlier. I was no fan of the fact that if I wanted a block of five tickets for Simple Minds in Atlanta … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending

When news of the F•F•S album with Sparks first broke, it was only then that I thought to myself “maybe I should investigate this Franz Ferdinand?” They had stirred up a lot of New Wave Of New Wave sentiment when … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Ultravox – Lament DLX RM

In 2009, the Chrysalis Ultravox albums got what were called “Definitive Edition” DLX RMs as 2xCD packages with a few previously unreleased early mixes tossed into the blend  of B-sides, remixes, and live tracks that comprised the series. They all … Continue reading

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