Not technically a Scottish act, but given they were fronted by Sean Dickson, the ex-frontman of Bellshill band The Soup Dragons, it seems churlish not to offer up the one, and in my view rather superb, single I have of theirs, from 1999:-

mp3 : The High Fidelity – 2Up/2Down

Wiki advises:-

Sean Dickson started the group when High Times magazine asked him to record a track for a cannabis-themed covers compilation album, Hempilation: Freedom Is NORML. Their debut album, Demonstration (2000), was recorded largely in Dickson’s bedroom, with Adrian Barry (bass), Paul Dallaway (guitar) and Ross McFarlane (drums). The album was later augmented with a number of orchestral arrangements recorded in India.

Musically, the record comprised experimental dance-pop songs, and was described by The Guardian as “an expertly composed pastiche of psychedelic pop”. Their single “Luv Dup” reached #70 on the UK Singles Chart in July 1998.The band recorded a number of sessions for John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show, introducing the use of the omnichord, a vintage synthesiser, with which they performed a number of songs including a version of “Silent Night”. Peel shared the band’s enthusiasm for the instrument, and when they gave him an omnichord as a 60th birthday present it led to Peel co-writing and performing on one of the tracks on the band’s second album, 2001’s The Omnichord Album. He co-wrote the track ‘Pig might fly’ about his wife.

I just had to track that down for you……

mp3 : The High Fidelity – Pig might fly

Oh my……another one that was ripped off later on and turned into a hit…..

mp3 : Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood



  1. Music for a skating rink. Definitely hear a little sunshine in a bag on ‘Pig’, although I’d of taken care not to name it after my wife…

  2. Wow – blast from the past.

    I had 2 singles by them (‘Luv Dup’ & ‘Come Again’) but never heard anything else. Wasn’t even sure of they released an album. Haven’t listened to/thought about either in lord knows how long. Might have to try & dig them out after listening to ‘2 up 2 down’.

    The similarity to the start of ‘Clint Eastwood’ is quite something.

  3. Sean here , actually Adrian & Ross are both from Glasgow too Paul from Birmingham
    Thanks for including these
    I make records as Hifi Sean now
    And yes Damon completely ripped this track off

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