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Post by Doon the Water on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:22 am

A bit parochial I know but did anyone else watch it.

I think after all the arguments they ended up with a fairly good list.
Good to see The Waterboys and Snow Patrol there.

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Post by Ar aghaidh le cheile on Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:09 am

Snow patrol scottish, Mr Lightbody accent is a dead giveaway. Any other Scots bands included The Stranglers, Blur or U2.

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Post by Doon the Water on Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:52 am

Yes there was some interesting discussions on the Scottishness of some of the artists.
Rod Stewart caused a fair bit of debate. Pat Nevin semmed to be able to sort out the twisted logic.

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Post by Davie on Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:11 am

Best scottish albums I can think of would be either Alex Harvey or Nazareth

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Post by ADMIN on Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:18 am

Being as I live South of the Border I'm unaware of the results, what was the top ten?

Screamadelica anywhere?

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Post by Davie on Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:20 am

Did Jimmie Crankie get a mention?

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Post by dyrewolfe on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:06 am

Andy Stewart had to be in there somewhere! Wink

"Donald, where's yer troosers!" Laugh


Not to mention The Proclaimers...

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Post by Doon the Water on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:37 am

They actually did consider 'Chirpy Chirpy cheep cheep' due to worldwide sales!

Here are the results








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3X 1970's
Baker Street/ Gerry Rafferty
Maggie May/ Rod Stewart
Stuck in the Middle/ Stealers Wheel

3X 1980's
Dignity/ Deacon Blue
Sunshine on Leith/ Proclaimers
Sweet Dreams/ Eurythmics

3X 1990's
I'm Gonna Be/ Proclaimers
Whole of the Moon/ Waterboys
Caledonia/ Frankie Miller

X 2000's
Run/ Snow Patrol
Candy/Paolo Nutini
Take Me Out/ Franz Ferdinand


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Post by Cari on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:45 am

I thought Snow Patrol were from Northern Ireland?

Anyway, my fave Scottish album is Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds - shamelessly commercial but superb. Smile

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Post by Davie on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:48 am

That's interesting, I never really considered the Waterboys to be a Scottish band although I know Mike Scott was Scottish. An (almost) equally large part of the band's success as far as I am concerned was Karl Wallinger who is Welsh (though Wikipedia describes them as a band made up predominately by Scots, English and Irish!)

Good band though

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Post by Mickado on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:05 am

My most favourite album by a Scottish band, and a contender for my favourite album of all time is Costello Music by the Fratellis.

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Post by Doon the Water on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:21 am

This was a TV programme for a panel of music 'experts' to name a collection of 12 songs from four decades by Scottish based or born artists.
There was a strong debate re Rod Stewart as his only claim was having a Scottish father and wanting to be known as a Scot.
Some other groups were mixed nationalities but played and made their breakthrough in Scotland. [Snow Patrol/Waterboys]

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Post by dyrewolfe on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:45 am

I'm amazed Big Country didn't get a mention...or were they among the nominations?

Great to see Gerry Rafferty in there. Baker Street is one of my all-time faves.
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Post by Cari on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:53 am

Ah OK. Well I'd choose the following - and they're all Scottish artists Smile

3 X 1970's
Riki Tiki Tavi - Donovan
The Saints Are Coming - The Skids
Shang-a-lang - The Bay City Rollers

3 X 1980's
Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds
Vienna - Ultravox
In A Big Country - Big Country

3X 1990's
Good Morning Britain - Aztec Camera
Little Bird - Annie Lennox
I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Deacon Blue

X 2000's
Poison Prince - Amy Macdonald
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Wild Horses - Susan Boyle

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Post by Davie on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:02 am

Ultravox weren't Scottish!

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Post by Doon the Water on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:09 am

Wee Midge wiz though.

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Post by Doon the Water on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:11 am

dyrewolf
He's in twice.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:12 am

Agree with Hero - where's Screamadelica?

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Post by Davie on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:34 am

Doon the Water wrote:Wee Midge wiz though.

Claiming Ultravox for Scotland because of "wee Midge" is like the Geordies claiming AC/DC for Brian Johnston!

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Post by dyrewolfe on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:47 am

Davie wrote:
Doon the Water wrote:Wee Midge wiz though.

Claiming Ultravox for Scotland because of "wee Midge" is like the Geordies claiming AC/DC for Brian Johnston!

...or Scots claiming Garbage because of Shirley Manson? Wink

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Post by Doon the Water on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:54 am

I didn't 'claim it for Scotland.
I just said he was in it.

I thought he wrote it?

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Post by Cari on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:34 pm

Davie wrote:
Doon the Water wrote:Wee Midge wiz though.

Claiming Ultravox for Scotland because of "wee Midge" is like the Geordies claiming AC/DC for Brian Johnston!

Fair enough Davie, then I'll replace it with If I was.. by Midge Ure. One of his more successful solo efforts post Ultravox in the mid 1980s.

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