This release means so much to me because I was at the Glasgow Apollo show and it was my first experience of live music.I was 15 years old and totally captivated by The Skids music.The opening bass line of Into The Valley still,to this day raises the hairs on the back of my neck like nothing else.It was sad to see them consigned to the dustbin of music history by so-called music writers and self appointed experts.But now,a new generation is discovering their legacy and that can only be good.
Yes Jobson's lyrics could be pretentious and mystifying but,Stuart Adamson's guitar work more than made up for these minor flaws.
At the end of the show,they invited a punk onstage to sing Tv Stars with them...I can still hear the howls of laughter from the band as the guy mentioned that he'd have to take out his false teeth.
As I say,my first gig....one of many but, to this day...Still the best!
R.I.P. Stuart...Long Live THE SKIDS!