Tuesday, 22 February 2011

ARRIVAL PLAY THE CAFE CLUB - 1980'S

Here's Dundee heavy metal merchants, Arrival, blasting out their stuff at Café Club Bar.
I don't know much about these guys and couldn't find anything substantial about them on the net, but when I dipped into past Retro comments, I found out their guitarist was John Curran and their drummer, Kipper, was the son of local jazzman, Jimmy Deuchar.
If anyone else has more Arrival facts, then drop the gen into the comments.
 
Photos by The Bear.

27 comments:

  1. Is that Danny McAfee with the mic?

    Good pic of the interior of Cloisters, those stairs and walkways were rather dangerous when you'd had a few. And I liked a few.

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  2. Talking of heavy, metal great documentary on Thin Lizzy last night BBC4
    And the Dundee connection?
    They took the name from a cartoon robot in The Beano "Tin Lizzie"

    Kaye Rang

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  3. Cloisters was a brilliant pub! I remember watching Scotland v Uruguay there in the 1986 World Cup. It must have been one of the first pubs in Dundee to have the TV projected onto large screens!

    It then became Cafe Club, then it burned down!

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  4. It is Danny McAfee on Vocals. Him and John Curran are still performing with Led Zep tribute band The Levee Breakers.

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  5. Were Arrival featured on an episode of Taggart?

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  6. Again, consulting Retro's past comments, apparently members of Arrival became The Heat, and it was they who were on Taggart.

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  7. Bit of plagiarism with the name. Arrival had been a one hit wonder band with a song called Friends in 1970. Obviously no relation.
    The biggest pity about Cloisters burning down was what replaced it on that site. Abertay should be ashamed of the scabby eyesore they put up there. But then,they have a long history of building scabby eyesores which continues to this day.

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  8. Rumbled by John

    ;-)

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  9. Heavy metal, top of the class,
    Stuff the media up your arse!

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  10. Wasn't Steve Duffy the bassist for Arrival? Or was that Leaf? My memory is very foggy.

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  11. mr graham (mandys bro') was the bassist always seen in a red white and black bikers jacket and white bassies, as was the fashion.
    the bear

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  12. That a decent crowd in front of Arrival as well. Must have had a following then? Is the singer a taxi driver now?

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  13. and are you a social worker iggy ?

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  14. RIP Kipper. Fantastic drummer and a great guy.

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  15. Cross reference to Street Urchin - Danny was their singer too

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  16. Wasn't aware Kipper passed away. The last I heard he moved to the States. Sorry to hear this if true. As you said, he was a really nice guy.

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  17. Danny McAfee or Golden Fawn as he was known made me a braw pair o specs when he was in the bifocal business.

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  18. Well he wants to try them himself when driving that taxi , Mr McGoo mair like

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  19. True , Ive been a "passenger"

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  20. Seemingly the journey is more fun than the arrival

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  21. Watty, can you expand on what happened to Kipper? He was my boyfriend for many years and when I last heard from him a couple of years ago, he was well and living in Las Vegas. Thanks.

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    1. Hello, I'm an Italian journalist, I'm looking for information about Steve (aka Kipper). I'm trying to know more about his life in Dundee, because as you surely know his father was a very appreciated Italian songwriter - but with a very incomplete biography. It would be great to be able to talk a little bit about Steve with you. If you want you can contact me at this mail 28settembre1934@gmail.com. It would be really important to me and your contribution would be vital for my research.
      Hope to hear from you.
      All the best,
      Lucilla

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  22. Mr Graham (Gary) here of the red and black leather jacket , Steve Duffy played with Leaf, I joined then the band became - Arrival - then - The Heat ....... great days lots of laughs and too much bevvy :-)

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  23. I was there that night. Played it myself the week after.

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