Sunday, 17 January 2010

HEY YOU!... WE'RE THE BLUSH

Another band who cropped up on the local music scene around 1980 was The Blush, a polished pop act who played guitar based tunes in a similar style to The Pretenders & Police.
The line-up was - JEFF DORAN, guitar - STEVE DUNCAN, bass - EDDIE ROBERTSON, guitar and STEVE AUNGLE, drums.
The Blush made a demo tape containing 5 original tracks, but the general opinion of it was that it didn't quite hit the mark, lacking the punch of their live sets. They then recorded another track of theirs called "Hey You", which wasn't on the demo tape, but captured their sound better, and this is the one below for you to give a listen to. A lively wee tune with a typical early 80's vibe.
Steve Aungle later went on to work with Billy Mackenzie, ironically, after rejecting an offer to team up with The Associates back in '78!
Photos by Camera Ken.


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6 comments:

  1. think we put this track on the "Dundee compilation" cassette that we (AAGA) put out in the early 80's ,I recognised it instantly !

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  2. "Steve Aungle later went on to work with Billy Mackenzie, ironically, after rejecting an offer to team up with The Associates back in '78!"

    Mercenary, no ethics whatsoever. Billy was a great singer.

    Vex as usual has to get his tuppence worth in.

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  3. It wasn't music reasons Steve Aungle didn't team up with The Associates in 78. It was because the band were rehearsing 3 times a week in Edinburgh, and Steve couldn't manage through with that schedule, living in Dundee at the time.
    And it's because of the Dundee Compilation we can hear The Blush track today.

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  4. Hey Anon
    "Vex as usual has to get his tuppence worth in"
    I was only commenting on the post , I thought that was the point , to give more information , thats all the info i had ! dont get the dig at me....but what the fuck

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  5. hi there my dad is Eddie Robertson and he does not have any recordings of The Blush only a copy of the single they made,he's not in contact with Jeff either,if anyone has any pictures or any of there old demo's,i would like it of someone could get in touch with me about sending some to me,cheers.
    Mike.

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  6. My brother Steve was the bassist ;-)

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