SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #177 : THE KINGFISHERS

In 2012, Postcards, the debut album from The Kingfishers was released on Creeping Bent, the label owned and run in Glasgow by Douglas Macintyre. This favourable review from The Scotsman newspaper will give you an idea of what it was all about:-

ANOTHER welcome vehicle for the extraordinary voice of Monica Queen who is still, 15 years on, best known for her guest vocal on Belle & Sebastian’s Lazy Line Painter Jane. Here, she indulges her love of the Postcard Records sound, backed by a crack team of Postcard alumni, including Aztec Camera bassist Campbell Owens and Jazzateers/Bourgie Bourgie guitarist Mick Slaven, but adds her own pedal steel-dappled country pop slant to a cohesive mix of originals, including the Velvets-esque Deep In My Bones, and beautifully aching covers of gems by Orange Juice, Vic Godard, Gene Clark and Captain Beefheart.

The Vic Godard cover on Postcards was Stop That Girl.

However……that was not the first effort released by The Kingfishers, nor was it the first go at a Vic Godard cover:-

mp3 : The Kingfishers – Make Me Sad

This is lifted from a split 7″ single, (with the other side featuring Wake The President, another band from Glasgow) that had been released back in 2008 on the German label Aufgeladen Und Bereit. There’s not a great deal of information available but I believe the lead vocal is provided by Sam Martin….based on this video clip I found, dating back to April 2008, and in which Douglas Macintyre is playing acoustic guitar:-

Here’s the original version:-

mp3 : Vic Godard & The Subway Sect – Make Me Sad

JC

One thought on “SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #177 : THE KINGFISHERS

  1. The Aufgeladen Und Bereit label roster overlaps significantly with that of the Creeping Bent Organisation. Back in the 80’s, Fast Product released an American compilation of Fire Engines singles called “Aufgeladen Und Bereit Fur Action Und Spass”. And the Sexual Objects put out two records on a label called Aktion Und Spass. All of this is to suggest that if Aufgeladen Und Bereit is a German label, its headquarters might be in Edinbürg!

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