Tag Archives: The Skids

Record Review: The Skids – The Absolute Game [part 2]

[continued from previous post] The bonus tracks on the Captain Oi! DLX RM of “The Absolute Game” were eleven strong. The first two were the single versions of “Circus Games” and “Goodbye Civilian.” “Circus Games” was the exact same length … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Skids – The Absolute Game [part 1]

The Skids: The Absolute Game DLX RM UK CD [2008] Circus Games Out Of Town Goodbye Civilian The Children Saw The Shame A Woman In Winter Hurry On Boys Happy To Be With You The Devils Decade One Decree Arena … Continue reading

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Record Review: Skids – Days In Europa [part 2]

The bonus tracks began with the rousing “Masquerade,” which was built on the same lurching beat popular around that time in songs like “My Shadow In Vain” or “My Sharona,” but I’ll take this song any day. Once heard, it … Continue reading

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Record Review: Skids – Days In Europa [part 1]

Skids: Days In Europa UK CD [2001] Animation Charade Dulce Et Decorum Est [Pro Patria Mori] Pros & Cons Home Of The Saved Working For The Yankee Dollar The Olympian Thanatos A Day In Europa Peaceful Times Masquerade Out Of … Continue reading

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Skids Return In Crowdsource Campaign

The Skids were usually a band that I read about rather than heard, back in the day. It was not until the instance of their third album, “The Absolute Game,” in 1980, that I ever heard them on theVirgin “Cash … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance With Derek Forbes

Oh dear. I just got wind of something that should be significant for me and yet my Spidey-Sense® is tingling. And not in a good way. Longtime readers may be aware that my esteem for original Simple Minds bass player … Continue reading

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