Saturday, 13 March 2010

THE JUNKIES FLYER

This is typical of the kind of image you'd see splattered up around town on the multitude of boarded up windows, which was a common sight in Dundee in the early 80's.
The Junkies flyer - designed by Jock Ferguson.
Thanks to DD

18 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot about this band, but never saw them play live, did they do many gigs ?

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  2. Quite a few. They were difficult to avoid in the early 80s.

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  3. Wish they were still around now to put some oomph into the current Dundee band scene. Am sure the likes of Dukes Corner / DCA would love them he he he.

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  4. i think Alison is still doing the rounds :)

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  5. Aye, but she denies her punk roots!

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  6. ?????????? is that true ??? and why ? i thought the girl "done good" shame if it's all about mixing in different circles :(

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  7. Alison is indeed still playing live to large crowds , but her audience is now jazz rather than punk ,I dont think she denies or forgets her punk roots , she has just moved on and evolved as a lot of punks did , look at PIL or WIRE (not comparing Alison to these bands! just an example) people do move on and explore , Alison was one of the first Punks in Dundee that I met , her and leslie (you know who you are!) but has found her place as a Jazz singer and as far as i know doing quite well - just as well as she was a shit Bass player !!
    mike

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  8. .
    Alison and Lesley were two of the punk regulars at the Bowlin' Alley in the late 70s.

    Lesley now posts in the Dundee Forum as "Lesley G".

    http://www.dundeeforum.co.uk/

    8=)

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  9. Well, they were some fun filled days ! i remember them still like they were only yesterday : ) well a good few , obviously not all ! they were a band called the junkies after all ! alison;s on youtube under her own name . never heard about ali since 1987 . vince lost a grip of reality in 1995 . i heard he's become a dundee worthy ! ( like alfie or something .) my poor brother ! and i'm the guy with the beret and the mole , with alison and vince but above ali ! who am i ? i married sylvia archiebald 10 years ago and now live in argyll by oban with sylvia shaw and our daughter ? there's a prize for the correct answer .

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  10. here'z a question, what was the very first Junkies lineup?
    the bear

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  11. fanta, ali. alison, sykes ????

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  12. Saw Alison yesterday walking through the town, was driving so didn't stop or peep. Still looking tasty :)

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  13. I think all wee boy punk rockers had a thing for Alison Burns.

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  14. anyway back to the junkies, steve - scaffolder, Al-ex scaffolder, gordon co pub owner,danny 'bacon'? and vince ex nurse. they used to rehearse at castlegreen in the ferry. was this the worst line up? I think so! unless you now better. :)

    the bear

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  15. im gonna blackmail alison burns :)
    only joking bloodwyn ( if yer reading this) .

    and hi to Brian Wilson too , the d.j fae the bowling alley. all those memories shouldnt be allowed for one single lassie :)

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  16. and p.s to above.

    whaurs my invite to the night oot Mr Wilson,, Lesley G x

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  17. Vince still in town and in touch with my brother Stream :-)

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  18. and as for "live".......mair like bearly alive! Caird Hall gig springs to mind! Joy

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