Saturday, January 28, 2006

In The Beginning

On the 22nd of November 1963 rifle shots exploded around Dallas Texas sending the brains of the 35th President of the USA all over the back of a 61 Lincoln convertible. Fortunately I was on the Queen Mary sailing home from Canada to Scotland as my father had been gold mining in Timmins, Ontario. Apart from the fact that I was only 2 years old at the time, this gives me a great alibi. Since the combined forces of the CIA and the FBI haven't pursued me I have been free to live out my life at the business end of a loud guitar.As you can see by my height deficit at this time there is no way I could have reached up to the sniper’s window in the Texas School book Depository.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Big Country At Number 4

Top 10 Best Scottish Music Acts of all time

On Burns Day Radio Clyde celebrated the Top Tartan Talent with a countdown of the Top 10 Best Scottish Music Acts of all time as voted by Radio Clyde listeners. Wet Wet Wet 22.17% Texas 12.77% Runrig 10.87% Big Country 8.05% The Sensational Alex Harvey Band 7.91% Simple Minds 4.49% Deacon Blue 3.15% The Proclaimers 2.96% The Average White Band 2.92% Midge Ure/Ultravox 2.50%

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Guitars In Progress

Well here are the pics of new guitars in progress. They will be built by Dave and Joe in Newcastle so they should sound hard as****. The body is made from the highly poisenous Korina (same as a flying V), 'get those masks on guys'. The neck pickup is a tri sonic and the bridge a humbucker made in Aberdeen. Hope to debut them at the next AFGM shows in Feb.

Tony Blair link to Big Country

I was watching the hilarious documentary on Tony Blair's attempt to be a rock star in the early seventies when a face and name from over 20 years filled my screen, Adam Sieff. Adam produced our second demo's at CBS studio in London. I seem to remember a story about him having to have 24 hour security as his father was the president of Marks and Spencers.
Before becoming Head of Jazz at Sony Music UK in 1995, Adam Sieff had already spent two decades on the other side of the music business as musician, producer and CD retailer.
In the early seventies, Adam began his musical career as guitarist in Jaded, a rock band who for a short time were promoted by future prime minister Tony Blair.
During the eighties, Adam produced records and recorded with a wide variety of artists including blues legend Alexis Korner, Italian rock superstar Edoardo Bennato,reggae band Matumbi and rockers Big Country.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

New Recruit

Backstage shenanigens from Oran Mor with Malky, Myself, Ian ,Derek, Jane, Mick and latest recruit (Scottish Footballing legend) Ally Mc Coist.Zoom in on my T Shirt and discover that I am crushing your head.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Electronic press kit

AFGM have been working with Rob Mulholland on creating an electronic press kit.Rob is an established artist and designer based in Stirlingshire.He exhibits his work widely throughout Scotland and the UK. Please check his website out at