Saturday, March 10, 2012
SATURDAY'S SCOTTISH SINGLE (Part 22)
Chris Thompson is one of the great lesser-known talents of the Scottish music scene. He first came to attention via Friends Again and has made a number of very different albums under the guise of The Bathers.
Back in 1990, he took time to form Bloomsday. This was a very talented group indeed. As well as Chris, you'd find Neil Clark on guitars and Stephen Irvine on drums - both had been part of Lloyd Cole & the Commotions. All songs on the one LP the band released in 1990 - Fortuny - are joint compositions. Oh and for good measure, the bassist on all the records was Mark Bedford of Madness.
It's a very fine record, albeit parts of it have dated a wee bit. One day I'll get round to featuring it on this blog. In the meantime here's the one 7" they released. It was on a major label too - Island Records:-
mp3 : Bloomsday - Strange Honey
mp3 : Bloomsday - Night Storm
Next up. The Bluebells. (There's no Blue Nile in this series.....I don't own any of their material)