Category Archives: Scots Rock

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

Midge Ure Finishing The 1980 Tour With Worldwide Streaming Finale

Let it not be said that the covid-19 era hasn’t had some slight upticks in the way that live shows were handled. While nothing beats the excitement of a real concert, the painful fact is that most of the concerts … Continue reading

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“Heart Of The Crowd” Probes Fans’ Relationship With Simple Minds In Depth Over 40 Years

Phew! It seems like a year ago when I received my copy of “Simple Minds: Heart Of The Crowd – A Fan History” in late December of last year. The hefty tome was liberally illustrated with lots of full color … Continue reading

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Countess Of Fife Crowdfunding Debut Album This Month

Last Thursday, I had something a little more to be thankful for… an e-mail from The Countess Of Fife announcing a Kickstarter for their debut album as it will be produced by Jim Sutherland, who has worked with artists as … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 7]

[…continued from this post] Well, that took forever. I had to find out what was wrong with my 5.1 tuner that I was only hearing music on three of the five speakers, and it came down to the fact that … Continue reading

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Fingerprintz Are Finally On The Shiny Silver Disc…Better Late Than Never [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The next two songs were also from the “Distinguishing Marks” campaign. The winning “Remorse Code” had all of the chops to be a great single, what with the brilliant title hook being one I had not … Continue reading

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Fingerprintz Are Finally On The Shiny Silver Disc…Better Late Than Never [part 1]

Fingerprintz: Bullet Proof Heart – The Best of Fingerprintz – US – CD [2020] Dancing With Myself 3:15 Who’s Your Friend 2:19 Nervz 2:50 Tough Luck 2:48 Close Circuit Connection 2:58 Hey Mr. Smith 2:44 Fingerprince 3:08 Bullet Proof Heart … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 6]

[…continued from last post] LIVE @ ST. ALBANS [Aug. 16, 1980] The fifth disc was the primary reason why I was hot to hear this boxed set. It represented a second best chance for me to finally hear the band … Continue reading

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