Back on 8 October 2011, I started a series called ‘Saturday’s Scottish Single’. The aim was to feature one 45 or CD single by a Scottish singer or band with the proviso that the 45 or CD single was in the collection. I had got to Part 60-something and as far as Kid Canaveral when the rug was pulled out from under TVV.
I’ll catch up soon enough by featuring 5 or more at a time from the archives..
(36) Copy Haho – Bookshelf b/w Desert Belle : I Fly Spitfire Records 7″ (2006)
A four-piece outfit originally from the town of Stonehaven which is just a couple of train stops south of Aberdeen in the north-east of Scotland. I saw Copy Haho as a support act at King Tut’s a few years ago and was impressed enough to buy a bit of vinyl on the night. Turns out it was their debut 7″ limited run of 500 which came out in 2006. Since then I’ve picked up a further two singles that were released in 2008 and 2009 but not their debut LP which was released in 2011
Read more about Danny Wilson here
(38) David Byrne – Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open) (extended version) b/w Leg Bells b/w Light Bath : Sire Records 12″ single (1981)
Read more about David Byrne here
(39) Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid (extended version) b/w Little Lincoln b/w Real Gone Kid (7″ version) : CBS 12″ (1988)
It is very easy to forget just how massive Deacon Blue were in Glasgow at the tail end of the 80s. The city that had just. for the first time in a generation, re-gained a sense of pride in its very existence thanks to a series of arts and cultural events that had culminated in Glasgow, to the sheer disbelief of millions of folk who only associated it with crime and grime, having been declared European City of Culture 1990. Many of the city’s inhabitants now swaggered around awash in self-belief and confidence, feelings which Deacon Blue more than any other locally based band captured and ran with.
(40) The Delgados – No Danger (kids choir) b/w The Choices You’ve Made: Chemikal Underground 7″(2000)
Read more about The Delgados here
I just want to add that The Delgados, thanks to them establishing and maintaining Chemikal Underground all that stems from that, are probably the most important and influential music act to have emerged from Scotland over the past 25 years
Parts 41-45 next Saturday…..