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Skids
Skids
were an art-punk/punk rock and New Wave band from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, founded in 1977 by Stuart Adamson (1958–2001, guitars / backing vocals / keyboards / percussion), William Simpson (bass guitar / backing vocals), Thomas Kellichan (drums) and Richard Jobson (vocals / guitar / keyboards). Their biggest success was the single "Into the Valley", released in 1979. (read more at Wikipedia)

Links with Peel

Peel was a big supporter of the band and saw them play live on at least one occasion, probably twice [1]. The track "TV Stars" recorded for the group's debut session namechecks Peel. According to singer Richard Jobson, it was made up on the spot during the session itself [2]. A live version of this was released as the b-side to the group's fourth single, 'Into The Valley'.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

Five sessions. All available on The Virgin Years boxset (CD6), Virgin (2015). #1, #2 & #3 released in 2009 as digital download and on streaming services.

'Hymns From A Haunted Ballroom' from #4 released in November 1979 as part of the special 2 x 7" issue of 'Working For the Yankee Dollar' single, where keyboards are credited to Midge Ure and production to John Sparrow.

1. Recorded: 1978-05-16. First broadcast: 19 May 1978. Repeated: 28 June 1978, 31 July 1980, 19 March 1981.

  • Of One Skin / Open Sound / Contusion / Night And Day / TV Stars

2. Recorded: 1978-08-29. First broadcast: 01 September 1978. Repeated: 25 September 1978, 17 October 1978, 27 May 1981, 09 September 1986.

  • Dossier Of Fallibility / Hope And Glory / Six Times / The Saints Are Coming

3. Recorded: 1979-02-19. First broadcast: 26 February 1979. Repeated: 09 April 1979, 19 March 1981.

  • Summer / Hang On To The Shadows / Zit / Walk On The Wild Side

4. Recorded: 1979-04-30. First broadcast: 07 May 1979. Repeated: 04 June 1979, 20 December 1979.

  • War Poets / Withdrawal Symptoms / Hymns From A Haunted Ballroom / Masquerade

5. Recorded: 1980-09-01. First broadcast: 15 September 1980. Repeated: 02 October 1980.

  • Filming In Africa / An Incident In Algiers / Circus Games / Snakes And Ladders (instrumental)

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Other Shows Played

(This list was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive. Please add more information if known.)

1978
The Skids - Into The Valley

The Skids - Into The Valley

1979
1980
Others

See Also

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