Monday, 16 November 2009

AAGA - HEY WHAT'S HAPPENING - 1984

A fine example of the underground sound of Dundee from the early 80's up next.
This is AAGA performing their 1982 track, "Hey What's Happening", a bright, catchy wee groove, with a touch of edgy nervous energy!
The live line-up below is - Mike Kane, guitar - Steve Grimmond, vocal & bass - Scott Wilkie, guitar and Neal Mitchell on drums. Accompanying them on backing vocals are Soul Sisters, Audrey Krawec & Joan Woodsford.
The action was caught on film by Kevin Guthrie on location at a cosy, intimate venue in 1984.
The b&w photo above was taken around 1982.
Big THANX to Mike Kane.

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9 comments:

  1. Excellent!

    Still sounds pretty fresh... and probably the most "tuneful" thing I've seen Mike Kane play!!!

    Looks like this was filmed in someones living room!?!

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  2. Was it performed in the Meadwoside flat?

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  3. It was indeed my living room -

    mike kane

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  4. What make of guitar is that you have in the b&w photo, Mike?. Looks a bit of a brute!!

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  5. the guitar in the b & w photo is a homemade guitar , made from various bits and pieces , I ended up taking all the metal frets off and using it as a fretless 6 string guitar !
    no idea what happened to it , only used on one recorded track called "what a life"

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  6. Wow, that was amazing. I remember visiting your flat, Mike, in Constitution Road. I also remember Joan being really dead sexy. Can I say that? ;)

    Guys, too many days have passed for this to be anything other than a beautiful walk through the back rooms of our days. If you guys do meet up at the Rep, I'd join you.

    Last time I saw Jock he was doing the "did the Earth move for you, 'cause my earth was certainly moving" joke after pretending to be arse f*cked by a poor Beaver Sister fan there at the Rep, and Mike last time I was there for a meal. Actualy, I've only ever been there once for a meal, and it was lovely.

    Brian

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  7. Mike, I remember being at a gig you all did at the Wellgate Steps Theatre. Denise won a jar of Tesco value jam in your ticket lottery and blushingly walked up on stage to collect it. What was that? Was it a cassette launch or something? It was a great gig if I remember correctly.

    Brian

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  8. Hi Brian , not sure which gig at steps you mean , we played at a gig at the steps theatre organised by the council and featured 6 acts , us , the kirkton wind trio , downfield musical society ..cant remember who else ..we did the history of music in 15 mins , with slides and dance !!our friend filmed it by pressing pause when we started and record/play when we finished thus missing the whole fucking thing!
    we also hired the conference room at the steps and played to an invited audience of 50 , we provided refreshments etc.. could have been that ! also have this on cassette !
    mike

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  9. Yes, it was the invited one and it was in a conference room right enough, not the main theatre bit. Would love to hear the recording sometime.

    Have a great New Year, Mike, I'm off out now.

    Cheers,

    Brian

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