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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

THE WILDERNESS CHILDREN ON VINYL - 1988

This was the 2nd single released by The Wilderness Children.
It was recorded in December 1988 at the Chamber Studios in Edinburgh.
Line-up - Andrea Reid - Fraser Reid - Peter Moug - Phil Davidson - Mike Kane.
The record sleeve graphics were done by Laura Anne Walker (remember the DRCU creche artwork?), and photography by Joe Jordan featured on the inner lyric sheet.
So here below is the A-side, a frisky little indie number called "Plastic Bag From Tesco's"
Thanks to Craig.

And here is the promo video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VL2QqLBISQ


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14 comments:

  1. Phil Davidson, is that Lamby?

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  2. the very one ! our "sweaty" ( always took his top as as he did get very hot) drummer , scooter fanatic and body piercer !!

    mike

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  3. The 'Children' written on the sleeve looks like Chelsea punk band logo. Good tune though.

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  4. the heavy sweating never left me all through my drumming career.good times though.

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  5. Hey Phil !
    very good times ! this single had a video to it ,we did it in the DRCU and fraser and his art college mate (robert smith look-a-like)edited it on VHS, i gave my only copy to fraser and andrea , do you have a copy ?
    mike

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  6. i'm sure i still have a copy on vhs.i'll have a look.coul;d you convert it to a useable format for me if i do?

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  7. yes , will pop down and see you soon

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  8. terrible band! thought they were 'confrontational' just by calling audiences 'c*nts', really mental, maaaaaan...

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  9. the Wilderness Children did not think they/we were 'confrontational' ! it was a fun punk rock band , we were doing nothing new! ,if we/me called the audience cunts I have no memory of it, it was the one band I was in that were usually drunk or on drugs at gigs (apart from Andrea the sensible one) , most of us did not really remember playing gigs (me phil and fraser), but it was fun, actually Andrea is most likey to called the audience cunts and she is now a head teacher so she was probably right as all teachers are.

    mike kane

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  10. oops.looks like a few wounds have been opened by this forum.we appear to have affected more people than we thought.isn't that the point of rock and roll?

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  11. someone must have liked us though.no.22 in the melody maker chart and various supports for the likes of dinosaur junior,blue aeroplanes and joe strummer and john peel airplay isnt too bad for a bunch of unoriginal plagiarising little torags

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  12. Hey. I'm looking for "The Wilderness Children".
    Sometime in the 80's, I bought a C90 cassette in the Dens Rd Market for 40p. I was going to use it as a blank but I listened to it first. There were three songs on it and I fell in love with one of them, something about a "violent little satellite".
    I cleaned it up on cubase and I'm going to do a cover of it for you-tube. I always wondered who wrote it. If you know, let me know.
    Check out my website www.scottieshow.com or you-tube "scottie dundee".

    Slainte
    Eric

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  13. Ha,
    I've just noticed the names, Mike Kane and Laura Walker. I knew these guys back in the day. Hope they're doing well.

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  14. I was looking around for stuff on the WIlderness Children. I did a couple of cartoons for them in the 80s. One for the 1988 EP. I've resurrected that here: http://onepieceaweek.blogspot.com/2010/12/oh-yeah-whatd-i-say.html.

    I found out. too, that Fraser Reid died quite recently. Note by John Miller here: http://www.myspace.com/johnmillerandhiscountrycasuals/blog/440667282.

    I worked with Fraser in Dundee when him and Andrea lived in Mid Craigie. I was working in the area then. I also did cartoons for Street Life about the same time.

    Glum news.

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