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The Skids' Richard Jobson (2014)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages Audio, 7 November 2014

The Skids' co-leader on forming the band in Dundermline; support from John Peel; issues over Nazi imagery; the complexities of Stuart Adamson; The Absolute Game and evolving faster than their audience; recording Joy and Adamson's departure, and on his life after the Skids and Adamson's death.

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The Stranglers, Peter Gabriel, The Skids et al: Punishment Park

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 23 September 1978

IF NOTHING ELSE, at least the sun shone undisturbed for the duration of the Stranglers' long-awaited London gig on Saturday afternoon ("They're trying to strangle ...

The Skids: No Comedy, No Intellect, No Politics, No Punk

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 7 October 1978


The Skids: Scared To Dance (Virgin)

Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, 24 February 1979

PREPARE yourselves for a thorny contender. The Skids are a relatively new four-piece from Scotland who, apart from their current single 'Into The Valley', have ...

The Skids: Hope, Glory and Albert Tatlock

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 10 March 1979

SANDY MUIR looks like he's just won the pools. His head is severed in half by a cheeky, nervous grin, his hair is tidily groomed, ...

The Skids: Theme For War Movies and Romantic Losers

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 14 April 1979

THE LOCATION: Basing Street Studios, London.THE EVENT: The World Premiere of 'Masquerade', starring the Skids and produced by Bill Nelson.THE AUDIENCE: The Skids – Richard ...

Out of the Valley: The Skids Now

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 1 September 1979

THIS WAS a feature that caused me innumerable problems. Not because I didn't know what to say, but because I had too much to say. ...

The Skids: A Loser's Quest For Survival

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 1 December 1979

"I'm going to lose. It's like admitting defeat before I start. But I'm going to do as much as possible in that period before I ...

The Skids: Is This Man A Poser?

Interview by Deanne Pearson, Smash Hits, 18 September 1980

Or is glamour back to stay? Deanne Pearson investigates. ...

The Skids: The Absolute Game

Review by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 20 September 1980

BUBBLEGUM'S BACK and it sounds wonderful. In contemporary terms the Skids are to The Clash and the post-modernists what Sweet were to Slade and Bowie: ...

The Skids: Schizophrenia On Skid Row

Report and Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 1 November 1980

"I've no desire to push myself into being a media figure. I'm quite happy with my cameras and my wife and my guitars."– Stuart Adamson ...

Skids: Joy (Virgin V2217)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, March 1982

WITH THIS album (their fourth) the Skids have taken the final plunge of their career. From a pimply-faced four-piece with a great first album and ...

The Skids: Fanfare (Virgin)*****

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 3 July 1982

Skids to a halt    ...

A Wee Look Back At The Skids

Discography by Alex Ogg, Spiral Scratch, 9 April 1991

WITH AN ALBUM Jobson had forty odd minutes to indulge his Rupert Brooke fantasies, but singles saw The Skids stripped down to their basic, fiery ...

see also Armoury Show, The

see also Big Country


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