Just a quick post, but felt like posting some classic eighties scottish indie.
From Perhaps, which may be the most underrated scottish record of the eighties.
Associates -‘Breakfast 12″.’ mp3
The Fire Engines were a big influence on many scots bands, perhaps most notably Franz Ferdinand. I will post the split single that both bands did here at some point…
Fire Engines -‘Candyskin.’ mp3
OK so Psychocandy is the definitive scottish record of the eighties, but let’s not forget that there were some fantastic records afterwards too.
Jesus and Mary Chain -‘April Skies.’ mp3
I’ve posted this before, but it had to be part of this post. Just sheer class. Post-punk meets indie. Oh yes, oh yay…
Josef K -‘Sorry For Laughing.’ mp3
Their second single on the legendary Postcard label, and my favourite song of Edwyn Collins’ ultra-cool scottish heroes.
Orange Juice -‘Blue Boy.’ mp3
Later covered by Teenage Fanclub, the Pastels, still going in 2007, are fantastic. I met Stephen Pastel earlier this year, the most down to earth and shy musician I have ever met.
The Pastels -‘Nothing To Be Done.’ mp3
A huge influence on Nirvana, who covered this and two of their other songs, the Vaselines might well be Scotland’s answer to the Velvet Underground.
The Vaselines -‘Son Of A Gun.’ mp3
If you like these tracks, seek ’em out, goddamit!