Here’s an absolutely outstanding song from an otherwise underwhelming album:-
mp3 : Aztec Camera – Killermont Street
The closing track on Love, the record that spawned Somewhere In My Heart the band’s biggest and best known hit.
Killermont Street was the location of one of the bus stations that served Glasgow in the 60s and early 70s and in due course would be the street on which the new Buchanan Bus Station would be built in 1977. This is where a young Roddy Frame would need to make his way to head home of an evening and back to East Kilbride a journey that I’m sure saw him sitting on the top deck of the bright red bus dreaming of future days when his talents would take him all over the world.
And when that came to pass, it seems so fitting that he would see fit to pen this wonderful tribute to his adopted home city and to link it to the actual nearby town where he grew up, both of which by the late 80s were suffering as a consequence of the policies of an unsympathetic right-wing government content to see a dismantling of the traditions that had built Glasgow and its surroundings.
This one is dedicated to Drew who resides Across The Kitchen Table. We must be due a pint again soon amigo…..