Today’s offering comes courtesy of being included on Park Lane Archives, a compilation CD released in 2010 and comprising rare and unreleased tracks recorded at Park Lane Studios in Glasgow, not too far in actual fact from Villain Towers.

I can’t tell you much about Slide….I genuinely can’t recall them at all.  Discogs reveals that they released two singles and one album on Mercury Records in 1989, that they toured with GUN and Texas around the same time, and that the four band members were Grant Richardson (vocals/guitar), Kenny Paterson (guitar), Richard Hynd (drums) and Scott J. Fraser (bass).

mp3: Slide – Life Of Our Own

This is taken from the booklet which came with the CD;-

Slide were a 4-piece rock band fronted by Grant Richardson’s soulful vocals, who released singles and an album on Polygram, and toured with Black Crowes, Texas and Gun as well as in their own right. This is an unreleased track destined for their second album which wasn’t to be. Drummer Richard Hynd joined Texas, Scott Fraser toured with Deacon Blue and works with Craig Armstrong on a project called Winona and soundtrack work. Kenny Paterson continued at Park Lane, sowing the seeds for this album.


One thought on “SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #302: SLIDE

  1. I promoted them at Liverpool Poly Haigh Building in the late 80’s. They were supposed to be the next big thing and Mercury spent a lot of money on them to no avail. Between 86-90 I also promoted great gigs from a wealth of Scottish acts including Edwyn Collins, Texas, Deacon Blue, Friends Again, The Big Dish, The River Detectives, The Kevin McDermot Orchestra, Love and Money, Goodbye Mr. McKenzie and Eddi Reader’s Fairground Attraction …. A veritable conveyor belt of great acts

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