Tag Archives: Mel Gaynor

Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 37]

As 1995 crept towards 1996, huge sea changes were afoot for Simple Minds. First of all, the band’s September 13, 1995 stop in Glasgow featured one Derek Forbes strapping on his bass for “Waterfront” and “Love Song.” The band had occasionally … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club 10-18-13 [part 4]

After the plateau that “This Fear Of Gods” through “Love Song” delivered, it was time to come back to earth. “See The Lights” is a great choice to nudge the concert into the home stretch since their biggest US hits … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club 10-18-13 [part 3]

By this time the event kicked into high gear for me. Next they peeled the awe inspiring title track from “New Gold Dream” off of the set list like green poker players telegraphing their hand. If the band were letting … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club 10-18-13 [part 2]

This tour not only brought Simple Minds back to US shores for the first time in over a decade, it also let Americans experience the band with backing vocalist Sarah Brown. She was their first backing vocalist since Annie McCaig … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ 9:30 Club 10-18-13 [part 1]

This had been a long time coming. It had been over a decade since I had last seen Simple Minds, at the exact same club, interestingly enough. In 2002, during a rough period in my life professionally, I drove the … Continue reading

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