So 10th February 1983 a bunch of us got in a minibus and travelled though snow drifts from Banff to Aberdeen to see the Stranglers. JJ Burnell kicked fuck out of a guy who invaded the stage and took the piss. Hugh Cornwell got stuck in too – it was a cracking gig. Hit after hit – literally. I didn’t bother my arse to go see them in Inverness. Didn’t want to sully my memory of The Stranglers
Instead I went to see Brown and Red.
A stripped down Brown Bear & the Bandits with Matt Hickman and Paul McGranaghan trying out new stuff, playing old stuff and even giving us some solo stuffs too. Excellent, magic and all rather good. Red Ronson played all the hits and Murray Netsounds bought me beers n stuff. (Ok not beer but Somersby fucking cider. Utter pish – had to head for The Market for a swift Strongbow on way home. Epic Fail Hoots) Anyway, here’s the photographic proof that I was there……….all taken with Nikon D7100.
And here are the young Largs gents with that bloke oot of Faithersin !! A wee Bella memory – ahhhhhh happy days !!