Friday, 31 October 2014

Postcard from Paradise

Orange Juice pose in their Sunday best. Simon Goddard -9 years before the publication of his book: 'Simply Thrilled: The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records'- gives us the lowdown on The Sound of Young Scotland in and 8-page spread in UNCUT (Take 95) in April 2005. A "definitive guide to early '80s Scottish alternative music" no less.

Image: ©japanese forms
Original Orange Juice photo: ©Tom Sheehan

Other posts on this Uncut feature can be found at SoYS by clicking on 'Uncut' label in the sidebar.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Stephen & Frances in the park.

Stephen McRobbie (The Pastels) & Frances McKee (The Vaselines) in the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow. (circa ?)
Photo by & ©Eugene Kelly - The Vaselines via @Nippy Sweetie

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Postcard 'Factory Sit-In'

Featured above is a very interesting Postcard Records artifact.
It's a handprinted, limited-edition poster for Aztec Camera’s first gig outside Scotland. Gig which took place at Manchester De Ville’s in August 1981.
This image was sent to me courtesy of John Ashton who's selling it on eBay as well as an original Postcard brochure and a fanzine. Items which Postcard sumpremo Alan Horne sent to him 1981. Includes a handwritten cover note by Horne written on the back of a torn off brown Postcard Records record sleeve.

Anyone interested in these items can make a bid at the links below:

Aztec Camera / Jazzateers poster

Postcard Records brochure / fanzine

Image ©John Ashton



Thursday, 16 October 2014

Edwyn & Paul - Record Mirror, 1984

Two Swamplands era, young lads make the cover of Record Mirror in the july 28th issue 1984. World Class Quiffs, boys.
Big Brother is Watching You.

Image courtesy of and ©Nippy Sweetie

Monday, 13 October 2014

Josef K and Aztec Camera - Valentino's, Edinburgh concert flyer

The Only Fun In Town From Psychotic Reaction.
Josef K and Aztec Camera - Valentino's, Edinburgh August 16th 1981.

Flyer image courtesy of & ©ROL UK/PaulHaig
Original flyer image ©Kevin Low

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Happening Right Then

Image: ©Paul Groovy

Photo of Alex Taylor (shop Assistants) from Paul Groovy's forthcoming 'Happening Right Then' a150+ page hardback book. An exciting publication featuring over 200 colour and black & white photographs taken at  iconic venues such as The Living Room, Room At The Top and The Big Twang between 1983-1985 with many original photos of the Scottish music scene taken by the author himself.

Anyone who wants to help fund Paul's book can do so at IndieGo.

Many thanks to Paul for providing me with a copy of the Alex Taylor photo to illustrate this post.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Stephen 'n' Eugene

 Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines) playing live with The Pastels, circa 1987. Eugene appears on their 1989 album “Sittin’ Pretty” singing backing vocals on “Baby You’re Just You” and “Swerve”. He also appeared on their “Comin’ Through” EP in 1987, playing the autoharp and doing backing vocals.

Source :Teenage Jesus Superstars
Image : Not credited ©unknown

"This photo was taken in 1987 at "Vikki's Nitespot" in Kilmarnock. A benefit gig for the striking Caterpillar workers in Uddingston"

Received this bit of information above on the photo in an 'anonymous' comment. A big thanks to the sender. Still don't know who took the photograph though.