Saturday, 8 May 2010

JIH - FAT SAMS - 1988

Here's a couple of tasty items from a Jih gig that took place at Fat Sams in June 1988.
The 2 top-notch photos show Grant McNally at the mic, with a band mostly made up from members of Better Backwards.
Underneath is a wee review of this very gig which appeared in local magazine, Street Life.
Big thanks to The Bear.
So after a bit of deliberation in the comments as to who the backing musicians are in the photos, we seem to have settled for this line-up...
Neil Forbes, sax - Anth Brown, guitar - Barry Gibson, drums - Jimmy MacKenzie, bass and Jill & Jen McGrath, backing vocals.

36 comments:

  1. The saxophone player was Neil Forbes who had previously played with The Grip. I had forgotten he played at the same time. The two backing singers were Jill and Jen McGrath.

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  2. i saw knobby mcnally at the hammersmith tube stn last sunday, after the stooges gig, he was wearing very silly boots. fants

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  3. I'd forgotten all about Jih. Thanks for bringing them back! Whats Knobby up to these days anyway? Haven't seen him in Dundee for years. Isn't he a social/drugs worker or something?

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  4. Fants (fanta?)did you talk to him or was he apparition like,cos I was told he had odeed fatally, but it might have been Minced Pigglet who told me but others have also said he had died but maybe Vince had told them too. well I'm glad he is still with us as long as there's no comeback tour 8) only kidding Grunt. the question I want answered is who is the bass player.

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  5. no doubt it was knibbler, mouth breathing wi winklepickers on, dave mcdonald was with me and confirmed.

    ther's some youtube footage o him singin and playin a telecaster, he's got flowin broon locks and looks a right state. fez sent me the link. fanta

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  6. Bear
    The Bass player is Mike Brown

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  7. It's The Buffler on the drums too.

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  8. that's not Mike Brown in that picture, it's Anth Brown on guitar, but the bass player looks more like a McKenzie.

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  9. jill and jen mcgrath, fantastic :) whatever happened to them?

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  10. Ha! Barry Gibson looks about 12 years old. Nice Dave Gahan hairdo Barry!

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  11. Honestly bear its Mike I should know I was there playing the drums

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  12. Wasn't one of knobby's claims to musical fame that he has a minor part in 'The Great Rock n Roll Swindle'? He's in a scene outside a nightclub and goes up to a bouncer (who would later play Pete Beale in 'Enders) and asks 'wheres the toilets mate?' if memory serves. J.

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  13. I think he can also be spotted in Brackin' Gless.

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  14. knobby liked to be called iggy, when i first met him, summer 78, he had recently won a pogoing comp at butlins, ayr.
    spent hogmany 78/79 lyin next to his stinkin hoofs in his mum's hoose in fintry, wi all hendrickx farting and pappering his kex in the same bed.

    fanta

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  15. Cresta(Fantas'Sunday name),is Dave McD still with my cousin Bernice?
    Barry (buffer) definitly not Mike this guy is almost normal looking and his axe is expensive an alambic or something similar that boy King from level42 model 8D

    ps Fanta your three in a bed wi fez n knobs :- me thinks the lady(you) doth protest too much xxx

    the bear

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  16. It's definately Mike Brown, contact Perth College and ask him.

    Barry

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  17. Hi Bear,

    Do you mean Bernice O'Rourke? If you do, I knew her as a friend. She used to go out with Zippy when I used to hang out with him. I've been married to Jo for 11 years now, got two bairns and still live in London.

    By the way, I'm with Barry on the is it or isn't it Mike Brown debate.

    Dave McD

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  18. Is the bass player Jimmy Mac?

    J

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  19. it is jimmy mac barry ,i think mike left the band..... more sense than me or you ...cheers anth

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  20. by the way barry,do you still have that drum kit...nice

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  21. Anth, your a star (even though you're in boo hooray :D )
    hi Dave McD do you Know if Bernice stayed dansaf or did she come back hame.
    cheers
    the bear

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  22. I think she lives back in Dundee now.

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  23. Wish that photo was in colour. What the hell is Mike Brown wearing?

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  24. Hmm maybe give mike a call anth i really don't remember Jimmy playing with the band but hey i had forgotten Neil Forbes had played the sax with us too.
    Yeah still got those drums got some nice snare and cymbals now though
    Barry

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  25. Mike's wearing Anths body and Anths body is wearing A Blue t-shirt and jersey knit tie-died hareem pants in mauve and orange nae keks or socks and a pair of knobbies auld bates
    fashin gooroo

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  26. Bass player is definitely a young Jimi Mack. I knew him well...

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  27. So,...is Knobby dead or alive?

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  28. interesting stuff about JIH, but as I remember they only played about 3 gigs. The real BB who seem to only mentioned in the passing here, made countless appearances, locally, and far and wide and even had 4 songs broadcast on the telly. Anyone remember them?

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  29. Last I saw Grant McNally he dropped into the Seagate Studio for a nosy back in February this year. Adding my tuppenceworth to the great bass player debate, definitely looks like the late Jimmy MacKenzie there. I remember thinking those backing singers were seriously hot back then, seeing those photos now, I still do :-)

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  30. grant mcnally is alive and kicking,he is my uncle,he is living in london and is still playing. He used to be a social worker/drug worker and travelled the world working for charities and lecturing as an expert on drug use and blood borne viruses at Universities and at conferences here is his facebook page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731911267#!/profile.php?id=731911267&v=info

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  31. Thanx for the update.
    Delighted to find out he is still musically active. Nice one!

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  32. nice one cresta, mince piggot! is he he finished with his psychiatric evaluation yet? (yeah right!)and by the way everyone it's mike and anth in jih! hi barry, how you doing?

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  33. Baz fae the Cutty10 March 2011 at 07:25

    We believe he has...what's it to you?

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  34. "NO BAZ"!: ) i'm only teasing you. (thinks, not difficult at all! :) me and "mince go back a long way. i remember "very clearly"! ( as one would.)there was that time back in 83 when i gave him some mushrooms. and we went down to littlewoods.(wow, member that guys?) groovy times, by far! fiona shaw and cath spears out of "it" times. anyway vince lost a "grip" of reality. (surprise, surprise!) succumbed to the treachery of "the littlewoods planter". baz, that things they put plants in....... anywow! after the big plant pot had finished eating him. (somehow?) poor old vince tried to make it to the bogs on castle street, but what with the 2;30pm traffic flow. it simply just didn't happen! steve pounder and myself were in "stitches"!(thank his god he had a jacket to hide the "wet patch". meanwhile on the way back up to my place at step row. vincie boy only goes and get's all amorous (baz that means gay to the likes of you) so i disregarded his intentions, not because he was a friend, but, because i just did'nt fancy him... he's just not my cup of tea baz! but hey! you feel free brother! give vince my love, and tell him i forgive him.cheers. balls!x

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  35. vince if you happen by. let's have a laugh, like we used to!call me (anything you want.)

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  36. hi steve this is elaine who was ur sisters friend just wondering how all the family are lost touch would like contact my email address is elainethomson53@yahoo.com please contact if u can thanks

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