Saturday, 8 May 2010

JIH - THE SHADOW TO FALL LP - 1986

Jih, is local singer, Grant McNally, plus a team of musicians who varied & changed, most of which having a strong Dundee connection.
This album "The Shadow To Fall" is also closely linked to The Associates, with band members, Howard Hughes and Steve Reid playing on this recording.
In fact, Billy MacKenzie has shared material with Grant (and vice versa), both having sung each others songs. Billy also sang backing vocals on Jih's singles, as well as doing some production work. Billy's brothers, John & Jimmy, have also been involved with the band.
Grant did seem to favour local talent too when it came to performing live.
Regarding the album, it received a favourable review in Cut magazine back in Feb 1987, which is what's on display above.
Although there are quite a lot of melodic songs on the album, I've opted for a track (below) called "This Is My House", which is just a little bit edgier!
 
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3 comments:

  1. The Historian9 May 2010 at 11:43

    Nice tune.

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  2. jesus listen to the farthog bass

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  3. this is my uncle grant, nice picture,lol

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