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Thought all you indie fans out there should know, I am humming a tune by The Pastels.

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rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 11:04

My friend runs indie club nights and we attended the Scottish indie night on Saturday, it was brilliant and just to make you feel nostalgic, here's the playlist here

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camicazi · 28/11/2007 11:20

Ah, makes me think of those days of floppy fringes, cardigans and monkey boots!

But were Strawberry Switchblade actually trendy?? Slightly disturbed by their inclusion ...

rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 11:27

Not sure but, someone actually requested The Bay City Rollers!

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Wisteria · 28/11/2007 11:32

Strawberry Switchblade's No memory is on my MP3 player and I love them........

just looked at the playlist Rant and most of those artists are on there too. Wish I lived close, sounds like a great night!

DontCallMeBaby · 28/11/2007 11:37

Doesn't matter if it was trendy or not (actually most of that stuff definitely not 'trendy', but v cool), quite possible to get nostalgic about stuff you didn't even like at the time, but is just better than present day.

Hm, I have just realised I am 35 and STILL have a floppy fringe (dyed purple), wear cardigans (ahem, this one is from Boden) and have a penchant for boots (my DMs have elastic sides instead of laces though).

rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 11:40

It was fab, they're running an all nighter next year and thinking about putting bands on aswell. His indiemp3 site is nostalgia heaven.
When he put The Mary Chain on, I though I'd died and gone to heaven.
And I still wear my beat up DMs!

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Wisteria · 28/11/2007 11:41

deja vu from other thread now and I've got loads of work to do!

Where is the night Ranting?

DontCallMeBaby · 28/11/2007 11:42

I'm not sure what happened to my red DMs, I think they may have contracted Mould in a damp basement flat.

lol at 'Alternative rock and shoegazing may also be written about' on the indiemp3 site.

rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 11:44

Can't remember, he did tell me but, I'd had a few shandies! by then. I'm sure that they're thinking of branching out a bit though, so will let you know.

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weeonion · 28/11/2007 11:44

i actually saw steven from teh pastels yesterday in buchanan street. he was looking dazed at the window of lush. i know his good lady so she may well be getting glitter bath bombs for xmas!!

Wisteria · 28/11/2007 11:45

I found my old DMs from when I was about 16-17 the other day; fully adorned with oil painted graffiti and flowers (needless to say they'd been in a damp shed for 'a long time') but are sadly unwearable which is a shame as I'm going to see My Bloody Valentine in July and it would have been a fitting last outing for them!

rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 11:46

The Shop Assistants brought back happy memories, they were the first proper band I saw live.

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rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 11:48

Wisteria, you will enjoy MBV, I saw them a long time ago and they were good.
Earplugs might be a good option though, they're very loud

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snooks · 28/11/2007 11:54

I used to have such a crush on Stephen Pastel, sigh, those tight jeans, chelsea boots and I loved the sound of that flat singing voice. My tastes have changed slightly but y'know, I still would

Wisteria · 28/11/2007 11:54

Good point, although my eardrums used to be pretty resilient , will nick some of dps ones from his desk drawer and secret them about my person!!

Don't you think I'd just look like someone's Mum at a gig they didn't want to be at shouting "I can't hear myself think dear!!"??

DaDaDa · 28/11/2007 11:55

Strawberry Switchblade's 'Trees and Flowers' was a seminal 'twee' indie single, then they signed to a major. 'Since Yesterday' still gets a lot of kudos from pasty faced shamblers.

For 5 bonus Scottish popquiz points name the guitarist on 'Trees and Flowers'?

Wisteria · 28/11/2007 11:56

Was it will from the bunnymen Dadada?

Wisteria · 28/11/2007 11:57

Oh no - Was roddy frame

(I cheated)

rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 11:58

I was quite pleased to realise that I still fitted in at one of these things tbh, thought I'd feel all out of place.
And DaDaDa, I give up, tell me because I want to know.

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Wisteria · 28/11/2007 11:59

ooh - and I didn't know Rosie McDowell used to play guitar for Felt either!

rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 11:59

Bah Wisteria beat me to it!
Was it really Roddy Frame? Blimey.

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Wisteria · 28/11/2007 12:01

I met Roddy Frame at my exbf's flat in Leeds once but didn't recognise him at the time (even though I loved Aztec Camera), it was very embarassing!

rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 12:02

Guess you could say you were Oblivious eh, wisteria

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Wisteria · 28/11/2007 12:06

ha ha ha ha (I was for most of that period in my life if the truth be known!)

For further pop points, which famous drummer also featured on some of SS tracks?

(and it's not Phil Collins or a gorilla )

rantinghousewife · 28/11/2007 12:10

I'm stumped but didn't they have something to do with Bill Drummond (one time Bunny manager and KLF member)

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DaDaDa · 28/11/2007 12:12

Boris Williams from the Cure (I can wikipedia too Wisteria )

Did you know that(the legendary tm) Cod liked OJ and Aztec Camera?

We have a saying in our band when we talk about babies or mortgages or cake: 'conversations Nirvana never had'

This is like the reverse: 'conversations you never thought you'd have on Mumsnet'

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