:: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 ::

The Absolute Game

Interesting chat in the pub last night with my mate Dave, who is co-author of a new web-site Jock 'n' Roll which is seeking to find the greatest Scottish pop singles of all time.

A wide-ranging conversation brought up long forgotten bands like Champion Doug Veitch, The Wilderness Children, Bourgie Bourgie and many others.

He had already asked me for my top ten before the site went live, so here it is, with only minor changes.

  1. Jesus and Mary Chain – Never Understand.

  2. Associates – Party Fears Two.

  3. Skids – Into the Valley.

  4. Orange Juice – Blue Boy

  5. Cocteau Twins – Pearly Dewdrops

  6. Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream

  7. Big Country – Fields of Fire

  8. Primal Scream – Loaded

  9. Aztec Camera – Oblivious

  10. Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You

Not quite making the cut were Belle and Sebastian with Lazy Line Painter Jane and Camera Obscura with Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken.

The actual top ten at the moment (and the top 50 are listed and updated weekly) is as follows:

1 (1) The Associates—Party Fears Two (1982)
2 (2) Aztec Camera—Oblivious (1983)
3 (4) The Skids—Into The Valley (1979)
4 (3) The Blue Nile—Tinseltown In The Rain (1984)
5 (5) Franz Ferdinand—Take Me Out (2004)
6 (7) Big Country—In A Big Country (1983)
7 (6) Jesus and Mary Chain—Never Understand (1985)
8 (10) Orange Juice—Rip It Up (1983*)
9 (8) Deacon Blue—Dignity (1987)
10 (18) Trashcan Sinatras—Obscurity Knocks (1990)

Fair enough, except for Deacon Blue! Some artists like Teenage Fanclub are suffering from having voting spread over several singles, with no obvious one to concentrate on.

Anyway, if you have your own opinions go to the site and vote!

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