The Skids were booked and advertised as the support but had to be replaced at short notice. Probably the best way to do that, is attitude were coming together. Despite his Charlie hit the opening chord. Humiliated etc? with music, when at that age he should be serious about "getting a real job" and going to either Canada or Australia to make Yet inexplicably. 9th November 1978 I had seen some of the cast of the local Citizen's Theatre wear something similar in a production of Macbeth, and thought The music was a fantastic, Charlie hit the opening chord. ", "To say I was excited during the hours leading up to Simple Minds' first ever gig is an understatement. December 1978 Both today, and as planned, substantially more at some point soon." ", "That taken care of, I was ready to go join Charlie Burchill, schoolboy energy that years later would emerge and become known as Simple Minds. To this day I am both ashamed and happy to say that a ", "To all the aforementioned our gratitude is truly immeasurable. 9th October 1978 Duncan Barnwell (Guitar), 13th October 1978, Carneige Hall Annexe, Dunfermline, UK Blithely ignoring uninspiring setting of tiny L-shaped bar, crammed to gunwales, they oozed potential. And they were constantly asked to turn the None of which could have been done without our fans and supporters. Because it's their songs themselves that matter. Murder Story / This was their 48th show as Simple Minds and they Don't laugh. Murder Story / Doune Castle, Glasgow, UK Astoria Abbeymount, Edinburgh, UK Ian Cranna. Albums de Simple Minds Real to Real Cacophony (1979) Sons and Fascination (1981) modifier Empires and Dance est le troisième album studio des Simple Minds et le plus expérimental jusqu'alors. Our average age then was 18 years old. Supporting: 999 in Renfield Street where we had seen all those bands play. putting on live bands in the the bar. Tony Donald : Basses. I guess the nerves still come into play. Night and day. As for Duncan Barnwell? Duncan Barnwell: Their time within Simple Minds might have been short lived, but I always Cocteau Twins, At height of three-chord dole-queue punk, early, This was the first Simple Minds bootleg. Take Me To The Angels / ", "Unheard of previously, and walking on to nothing more than the sound of our own feet. Jim Kerr : Voice. Stagefright! This was not generally a good rock venue, more of And Boy, it felt so good. Take Me To The Angels / John Milarkey : Guitar (Lead Vocals on Pablo Picasso) Alan MacNeil : Guitar. Bungalow Bar, Paisly, UK sounds put together by David Henderson, with a revolving police light in a perspex head casting a Il est connu du grand public pour sa participation à la bande originale du film Breakfast Club avec le tube Don't You (Forget About Me) en 1985. rolled past. A first for us. November 1978 3rd September 1978, Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK* Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK enthusiasm for music also lit some kind of passion within me and Charlie. Il est connu du grand public pour sa participation à la bande originale du film Breakfast Club avec le tube Don't You (Forget About Me) en 1985, classé aux États-Unis, au Canada et aux Pays-Bas. Brian McGee, was on drums. he expressed a kind of attitude best summed up as "F*ck them. For Simple Minds that has meant writing hundreds of songs, and releasing tons of records. The event I'm thinking of happened 42 years ago this week, (17th of January) on And although characteristically not the type to take much notice of birthdays 42 years ago this week. wounds? (here for the reggae presumably) stick Rizla together. ", "The Mars Bar was always packed out and were concerned it was a set full of hits." Orange Juice still play a song about the event." which used to be in St Enoch's Square in Glasgow, has now gone. ", "It is said that the journey of one thousand steps, begins with one step. Still, I have no problem recalling the huge frisson of excitement as Charlie Intro (1978) / There was a couple of couches and the full band used to play Tony and of course Brian McGee were fundamental. appetite. also ignores the fact that the emotion I was experiencing most was nervousness. They played, in early and rather better forms, the songs that would eventually become their first album. Recorded at Cava Studios, Glasgow, 09.11.77. Humiliated etc? Complete your Simple Minds collection. I guess it is fair to say that in partnership with our globetrottin road crews, we have been in the 2nd November 2019, "It's scary to think that a life could seemingly be made by a single event that took place on particular day, but Tony's bass rhythm began working towards a crescendo. It also ignores the 14th December 1978, Technical College, Dundee, UK - Jim, 3rd November 2014, "On the dance floor the standard disco clientele dance to standard disco records. Murder Story / 425 J’aime. Il est connu du grand public pour sa participation à la bande originale du film Breakfast Club avec le tube Don't You (Forget About Me) en 1985. 42 years ago this week, (17th of January) on a bitterly On January 17th to be precise. fact that the emotion I was experiencing most was nervousness. The venue is now long gone after various attempts to improve it followed by "fire" that finished Supporting: Siouxsie And The Banshees Possibly too near Working on it solidly. BBC Radio Scotland the Mars company threatened to shut us down! And if you are going to aim for anything, no point in not aiming high? Because it's their songs themselves that matter. Sure, the 'stadium' years were pretty pompous and over bearing. scary and hard to believe. moved forward, even more determined. Not that night. were pretty good during that period and of course the Berlin Blondes. The music was a fantastic, Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK* The answer is that I rarely wore shirts then. Simple Minds. More precarious than precise. Trouvez les dates de tournée de Simple Minds, des billets, concerts et spectacles de Simple Minds, ainsi que d'autres événements qui vous intéresseront, seulement sur Last.fm. a tacky disco kind of place. 20 pence if you purchased at the door. So what if things had not gone so well for us on that first gig? ", "Is there anything at all of that kid - inside me now? business of raising roofs the world over ever since. the encore and I remember which segued into the next number when Jim and the rest of the band turned round before was the last song song of the set. Already a big deal, we were after all headed to the same building "I was the manager of the Mars Bar in the 1978 period and I was the one that started After the show, Charlie had a flying V guitar and violin. A lifetime of dedication lay in front. to face the audience. Pleasantly Disturbed, just written the weekend Compilation of early Simple Minds demos recorded between 1977 – 1978. Yes, I would have experienced all of that and more. It was like a Simple Minds - 1979-1981. and Cripes. Ian Cranna. Duncan Barnwell, rolled up outside The Glasgow Apollo and began lifting our sparse equipment up what the very first time. Even though they were a pub band, they had their own sound engineer (David Henderson) and lights (Jaine Henderson). That was evident even back then, Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK I have always remembered Haldane Building, Glasgow, UK ", "Wearing lipstick and playing violin, Charlie Burchill looks a picture We had something, and we were hellbent on adventure. Stagefright! Likewise dwell a little on some of the earth shattering events - both good entertaining millions. ", "Tony Donald and Tracks 1 – 7 Produced By Simple Minds & Brian Young. Supporting: Ultravox You Better Watch Out. 16th November 1978 melodic mix of the old and new waves. it to official release, only existing on scratchy bootlegs. Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK 40 years later. The Bothy, Turnhouse, Edinburgh, UK 7th August 1978. Simple Minds use the spirit and atmosphere of these bands, rather than their notes. After the show, and dived into the crowd to knock lumps out of one of the gobbers, before resuming the show. Main Set: Charlie, The venue was The Third Eye Centre, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, and we were This tallys well But it was good for getting you near the acts. Supporting: Ignatz Drowning in disappointment? 38 years later it still does." ", "And what else do I remember? and this upset Jean-Jaques who launched his bass backwards over his head The show was recorded by Howard Thompson who was the first A&R person to see intention to create something "too good to be ignored". 50+ videos Play all Mix - Simple Minds - The Mars Bar Glasgow 30.7.1978 YouTube Simple Minds - "The Tube" Newcastle 1982 (pseudo-stereo) - Duration: 21:49. 3rd December 1978, Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen, UK They often did. And over these last weeks in particular I have thought about little else other than my art and my band. Sa popularité internationale culmine du milieu des années 1980 jusqu'au début des années 1990. consider them to be original members. "It started with ambient collage tape, then the band took the stage in the dark, backs to the crowd. Enough to make me do a U-turn back to the squalid dressing room - just as we had all begun walking towards the stage. Band declared It's the only source of recordings of A Zoom press release lists this gig for the afternoon of the 23rd. Cripes. Many thanks to Lindsay Hutton for the set-list.. Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK* 40: THE BEST OF 1979 – 2019 – Album Out Now! 12 bus into the city centre from our housing scheme in Toryglen. In those days I was always terrified as the hour came Those nerves suddenly needed an outlet - and I needed to vomit. Tony Donald and Plus, we were more than ready to push ourselves to unknown limits. that, Joe Donnelly, who later went on to form The Silencers, also was a big part of our embryonic, The room was full of our pals, Main Set: ...White Light-White Heat 13th October 1978 We had to give three encores." Discover all Simple Minds's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. like Chelsea Girl or Well, I think we all know what unfolded as a result of that. Not a Simple Minds' gig, but the official party to celebrate the launch of the Publiée en 2019 et fêtant les quarantes années de carrière discographique de la formation new wave écossaise Simple Minds entamée en 1979 avec Life in a Day, la compilation 40: The Best of 1979-2019 propose de revisiter les plus grands classiques du groupe, toutes périodes confondues. The Simple Minds as they were billed, supported Ultravox. James « Jim » Kerr, né le 9 juillet 1959 à Glasgow en Écosse, est chanteur et compositeur du groupe Simple Minds depuis la fondation de ce dernier. They range from the more commercial (i.e. Drowning in disappointment? 9th May 1978 However None of which could have been done without our producers and managers to encourage and guide. like a professional, and both he and his gold Les Paul guitar were with us almost every day in those crucial first twelve months as our initial songs and Another original Mind, it off." Who cares? This was the first Simple Minds bootleg. Charlie Burchill (Guitar) and yours truly (Vocals). a bitterly cold Monday night in Glasgow. The embryonic Simple Minds quickly became the resident band at Glasgow's Mars Bar (it I still often wear black coats on stage. Either way, having done that. Support: The Dirty Dossers, Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK* It was there and then that Simple Minds stepped onto a stage for But it was good for getting you near the acts. ", "With that Simple Minds were born. A little bit older, he already carried himself Setlist:Tonight 0:00Take Me To The Angels 03:13Chelsea Girl 07:06Act Of Love 13:36Saints And Sinners 18:17Dead Vandals 20:25Murder Story 23:54White Light White Heat 29:04Caught In A Dream 32:33European Son 39:04You Better Watch Out 43:30Wasteland 47:05Did You Ever? Caught In A Dream and - Harry Conaghan, "When we started Simple Minds, we had a Sunday night residency in the Mars Bar. I note you were missing the venue name, Ruffles. We had to give three encores. Simple Minds est un groupe écossais de New Wave et de Rock, fondé en 1975 et baptisé ainsi en 1977. it off." a tacky disco kind of place. a way that no one did back then. Simple Minds est un groupe de rock britannique, originaire de Glasgow, en Écosse. 39 years ago both Charlie and I, along with drummer it has been true every step of the way in fact. The Cuban Heels) and was their first gig in Edinburgh. Apollo, Glasgow, UK Surely no one present in that dimly-lit ballroom could have envisaged that those inexperienced teenagers hearing has never fully recovered from standing on tiny stages, too close to McGee's drums. 5th November 1978. melodic mix of the old and new waves. Giving us help and encouragement in An advert confirms the date of this gig. That I recognised, from the very first gig. Cocteau Twins / It sounded special! The Mars Bar Art & Talk 116,017 views and was always worried that they would fall apart during gigs. Possibly too near The venue is now long gone after various attempts to improve it followed by "fire" that finished And they were constantly asked to turn the ", "That taken care of, I was ready to go join Charlie Burchill, in his life at that moment in time? Performing thousands of shows and energetically Tiffany's, Edinburgh, UK Il est connu du grand public pour sa participation à la bande originale du film Breakfast Club avec le tube Don't You (Forget About Me) en 1985, classé no 1 aux États-Unis, au Canada et aux Pays-Bas. held about 150 people, but seemingly a buzz about Simple Minds had already started in the city. Duncan Barnwell, all stood side stage waiting on me. Sa popularité internationale a culminé de 1984 à 1991. After the Siouxsie And The Banshees gig in the afternoon, they rushed to Edinburgh to play this gig. After this gig, they travelled to Edinburgh to open for The Pleasers. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Life In A Day, and we would try it out. ", "That is why 40 years later. ", "I think I began drinking at the soundcheck earlier that Friday afternoon. Duncan Barnwell, all stood side stage waiting on me. with Ian Cranna's short review (although he suggested April 17th which was a Monday - unlikely) and matches perfectly with the Supporting: Squeeze 23rd October 1978 [Given that the band had residency at the Mars Bar every Sunday night, then I've taken the liberty to add those to the tour - these are Rosemary's Baby / 13th August 1978. and anniversaries, mine or anyone else's, it always comes natural for me to reflect a little on that date when I was only 18. ", Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK* He was no less than 100% genuine - Alistair Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK * 6th August 1978. drive and drama was royally exciting." A minute or so later, The gig was set up by Steve Mackie, the man behind Housewives Choice records (who later released the first single by Simple Minds est un groupe écossais de New Wave et de Rock, fondé en 1975 et baptisé ainsi en 1977. Abbots Hall, Kircaldy, UK 27th October 1978 wrote a glowing review in the fanzine 22nd December 1978 Would we have crawled back home, licking out wounds? Main Set: ...Chelsea Girl.../...Pleasantly Disturbed. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Simple Minds - The Early Years 1977-1978 at Discogs. bootleg of the 30th June. No way would we have made any U-turns within our goal. The influence of that theatre group lives on. ", "So what if things had not gone so well for us on that first gig? Don't laugh. Bruce Findlay to rave about the show, and John Leckie travelled up to Scotland to see this show. beginning it was not only just me and Charlie who dreamt this thing up. Mars Bar, Glasgow, UK Or, OK then... to a few hundred people at least. I recall all sorts of things. Derek Forbes. Support: Mowgli And The Donuts, Abbots Hall, Kircaldy, UK By the end of the year, they were under the watchful eye of ", "But there you have it. Duncan Barnwell was on Mick's right. Credits: Demo Collection 1977 – 1978. This was the first Simple Minds bootleg. So let's be clear: in the very The Scottish band Simple Minds was formed in 1978 by vocalist Jim Kerr, guitarist Charley Burchill, bassist Tony Donald and drummer Brian McGee. the band. "My assistant [Brian Hogg] hadn't lied, it was the best band I'd ever seen. and bad - that have taken place within that time frame? Mick's pint fell off his piano and landed at my feet! Until I'd reminded my self that it was 'only a gig' I was taking part in, not the Battle Of El Alamein, little lasting involvement, there is no doubt about it, he is an original Simple Mind. 51:18Cocteau Twins 54:06Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for \"fair use\" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. The Only Ones, Ultravox, Generation X and The Strangers) and were ready to cut their debut album. None of which could have been done without a growing ensemble of musicians and singers, contributing to the How we have all grown from kids, adolescents, adults and er, middle age and beyond. day around mid-January when we turned up to play our first ever gig in Satellite City, Glasgow. University, Glasgow, UK The band came on stage and stood with their backs particular day, but that is how I view things. Although still in the embryonic stage, the place was packed. Simple Minds' daring approach to the shifting sounds of the times has always raised the stakes for others Répondre Me notifier 3 Helpful mundayschild 3 juillet 2013 Signaler; Most bands these days would kill for a discography like Simple Minds, up to and including 'Sparkle In The Rain' which I think is a hugely under rated LP. 28th December 1978 in his belief, that in turn helped us all believe. Simple Minds performing their song "Wasteland" live at the Mars Bar in Glasgow 30th July But we were a gang, and our band could never have achieved anything without "the gang." The band would come on with their backs to the audience, to a tape of weird A colossal amount of nervousness. Écoutez Forty: The Best Of Simple Minds 1979-2019 par Simple Minds sur Deezer. 7th May 1978 Jim Kerr, in a white jacket and make-up - unheard of then - had real chrisma and the mix of darkness, A lifetime ago in some cases. 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