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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 66]

Conveniently, Just a few weeks after I saw Simple Minds live in America, the band were playing some year-end dates in the UK/Scotland with Ultravox opening up [!] and the one of these in the glittering new Glasgow Hydro, was … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 65]

After the release of the “5×5 Live” boxed set, the band’s next move was to… keep working the legacy action. This time, Virgin was preparing yet another boxed set with what is now the definitive Simple Minds compilation album. “Celebrate” … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 64]

Simple Minds | 5×5 Live – 4 [continued from previous post] Disc two began with an impressive five song suite from “Sons + Fascination/Sister Feelings Call” beginning with a rousing classic that probably gets heavy setlist play even after 31 years, … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 63]

Simple Minds | 5×5 Live – 4 I’ve previously mentioned that hearing live Simple Minds bootlegs around a dozen years ago were a major factor in ramping up my Simple Minds fandom from diligence to [some would say] obsession. My … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 62]

The end of the “Graffiti Soul” tour in September 2010 offered a bombshell of sorts with the sudden departure of bassist Eddie Duffy, who had held down the low frequency position in the band since their “Floating World Tour” of 2002. He … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 61]

Lostboy! | A.K.A. Jim Kerr – 3.5 [continued from previous post] With “Bulletproof Heart,” Jim Kerr made good on his promise to get back to the attitudes of his youth with the only song on “Lostboy! A.K.A.” which was a … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 59]

On its release, “Graffiti Soul” managed to hit #10 in the UK LP chart on the week of its release. In the diminished modern world, this could mean that it sold as few as 7,000 copies. 30 Years earlier, and … Continue reading

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