Thursday, 15 September 2011

PARADES IN PERSON - EARLY 80S

Parades were a new wave/alternative pop act on the go in Dundee in 1981-82.
Line-up : Steve Knight, bass - Mike Knight, guitar - Sandy Chisholm, drums - Angus McFarlane, vocals.
They had a really good reputation at the time, almost everyone in agreement that they were a top notch band.
The 2 Cranked Up reviews were both caught live at the Tayside Bar - top one being their debut gig in 1981, and the lower one from 1982.
Parades sound was compared to The Associates, and there is probably a very good reason for this, because bassist, Steve Knight, used to be in The Associates. That's a picture of Steve I've put up to accompany the reviews.
There is also a mini interview with the guys when they all met up in the Tav for a chinwag.
As far as I know, Parades split later in 1982 after Steve set sights on a move to London.
You'll need to click on the top sheet to read the enlarged version.

5 comments:

  1. I remember them tuning up ALL THE TIME between each and every song. They were not bad but strangely unlovable.

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  2. I think Steve was also in Sweden Thu The Ages and The Rainmates.We really do need a Pete Frame type Dundee Rock Family tree. Who would feature most and what would be the most unlikely link?

    Hoops

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  3. Has anyone got any MP3 of this band they dont sound band would love to hear. Sweden Thru The Ages that rings a bell Billy Mackenzie helped with vocals on It helps to Cry EP from around 86.

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  4. chorus/echo/ego . superb , still dae a weddin' tho :=)

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