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Talking of Simple Minds got me thinking of some of my favourite Scottish bands of that era.... so for no apparent reason here are 5 classics:-

Ultravox (when they were important - John Foxx on vox)



Goodbye Mr MacKenzie (where Shirley Manson of Garbage first appeared) - The Rattler is their biggest hit, but this is a classic:



Simply brilliant band, should have "broke" America, one of Nirvana's favourites, but not as much as another of the MacKenzies, the bassist was Nirvana's roadie.... the great Teenage Fanclub



The sublime Primal Scream... here is a lesser known beauty....



another Creation act - the brilliant JAMC

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Loved a bit of Big Country.

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I can always count on you....
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great idea auto, just put some primal scream and tennage fanclub on my ipod yesterday.

not sure about brilliant but always liked this
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Another bunch I never had a soft spot for! Del Amitri....

Another unsung band of real note - The Vaselines

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You want cheesy, wee fella?

I could've put Runrig...

Wet Wet Wet?
The Proclaimers?
Texas?
Deacon Blue?
Travis?

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I could've put Runrig...
about the second most drunk i have ever been was a night out with runrig in aberdeen, random random night but good laugh.

just found this reminds me just how many fantastic scottish bands there are and have been

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scottish_musicians

bit of shirley
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Interesting list as well...

http://www.spaced-out.org.uk/forums/...php/t7984.html
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just caught the last song of this lot in glasgow last year supporting u2
seemed like they put on a good show

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You went to a U2 gig? Auto will be along to sneer in a minute.
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You want cheesy, wee fella?

I could've put Runrig...

Wet Wet Wet?
The Proclaimers?
Texas?
Deacon Blue?
Travis?
wet wet wet were a crime against humanity, proclaimers are so crap as to be legends, texas and deacon blue have some good songs and i always thought travis were underated and a bit unlucky in the charts

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You went to a U2 gig? Auto will be along to sneer in a minute.
my wife is u2 insane you dont even want to know what she paid for tickets!

that said even if last year was pretty crappy a few years ago i saw them in glasgow and it was an awesome gig
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my wife is u2 insane you dont even want to know what she paid for tickets!

that said even if last year was pretty crappy a few years ago i saw them in glasgow and it was an awesome gig
I'm gutted I haven't had the chance to see them this time round. Maybe someone will treat me to a trip to see them in Munich or Amsterdam for my 40th. (Hint, hint wifie)

I only started liking them after seeing their Live Aid set...how's that for a double thread diversion!
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I'm gutted I haven't had the chance to see them this time round. Maybe someone will treat me to a trip to see them in Munich or Amsterdam for my 40th. (Hint, hint wifie)

I only started liking them after seeing their Live Aid set...how's that for a double thread diversion!
nicely twisted back to the original thread.

i'd go see em soon if i were you as they are definately showing their age now and not nearly as good a show as a few years ago
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wet wet wet were a crime against humanity, proclaimers are so crap as to be legends, texas and deacon blue have some good songs and i always thought travis were underated and a bit unlucky in the charts

I liked Travis. No, I have no shame. And I saw Deacon Blue supporting SM a year or two back in Newcastle. They went down a storm.
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