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..
(46) Endgames – We Feel Good (Future’s Looking Fine) b/w Darkness : Mercury Records 7″ (1982)
Read more about Endgames here.
(47) Finley Quaye – Your Love Gets Sweeter (The Abbey Road Version) b/w Your Love Gets Sweeter (Album Version) b/w Everybody Knows b/w Le Saint Des Delinquents : Epic Records : CD Single (1998)
Read more about Finley Quaye here
(48) Fire Engines – Big Gold Dream b/w New Thing In Cartons b/w Sympathetic Anaesthetic : Pop Aural 12″ single (1981)
Read more about Fire Engines here
(49) Foil – Reviver Gene b/w Sedate Me 13th Hour Recordings CD single (1997)
This is where I get pissed off that the old blog was so unceremoniously removed. While I can get sight of, and cut’n’paste maybe around one-third of the old posts, it turns out that the ones that mean so much are the ones I can’t track down. So it is with the original words that accompanied the posting on 14 January 2013. Words penned by Hugh Duggie, the fromt man of Foil and a dear friend of Jacques the Kipper.
Instead you’ll need to make do with this:-
Foil were a guitar-pop band from West Lothian, Scotland; Their original lineup featured vocalist/guitarist Hugh Duggie, guitarist Colin McInally, bassist Shug Anderson, and drummer Jim Anderson. The group played its first gig at London’s Underworld in February 1996 and were immediately signed by 13th Hour, releasing the single “Reviver Gene” in July; however, the song did not really receive much airplay until its re-release in November 1997. The group’s debut album, Spread It All Around, was released in January 1998. In mid-2000, Foil issued follow-up LP Never Get Hip and broke up not long afterwards.
PS : It’s the November re-release that’s been posted. Cracking indie-rock single that has huge American influences…
(50) Franz Ferdinand – Darts Of Pleasure b/w Van Tango b/w Shopping For Blood : Domino CD single (2003)
I still love this debut single. The b-sides are also hugely enjoyable and less commercial than the stuff that brought them success.
Parts 51-55 next Saturday…..