Thursday, 13 September 2018

Various Artists ‎– "Second City Statik - A Glasgow Compilation" (Statik Records ‎– 01) 1980

Yes,so I went on an extended Holiday. Got a problem with that?
I'll talk about my excursion after I tap out a short synopsis of this mini-album compilation of Glasgow bands.
Winding our way further north in the British Isles from the last post on the subject ,on Carlisle.We find a mini-album of Glasgow talent.
Why Glasgow couldn't cobble together a full length LP of local post punk pop I dunno.....they're poor up north y'know, and both senses of the word, i.e. ,tight with the money they haven't got, and/or tight as in 'pissed' (the Uk version of the word, not pissed as in Angry) have we got that cleared up?....Good, so we'll begin.
Positive Noise acheived a modicum of sucess I guess, but the rest traditionally sank without trace.
Plenty...well...not plenty in this case, of raw Scottish strummy Post should have been an LP.

The last track is called 'The Long March', which my father was forced to do at gun point ,with no food, for a thousand kilometers during WW2......which smoothly gets us back on the subject of my Holiday, tracing the footsteps of pater after he got shot down over st.Nazaire in 1943.
Wanna see some pictures?.......what d'you mean NO?.....well no-one's forcing you are they?
Here's Zchivago laying on the very same wooden bed that mon pere slept (or not) on during his solitary confinement for a month in the Citadel(Then Nazi HQ) on Belle Isle.
Zchivago at the Nazi Sub Base in St. Nazaire, Wot he was bombing when he copped it:
The ashes of said Dead Dad, scattered with his crew in the War Cemetary at Pornic:
I could have bored you with more touristy shots, so be thankful!
However,If you wanna read the story of what happened to My daddy, Ted to you,on that fateful night and beyond? The relevant chapter is available to download HERE!....its not too long,so indulge me.

If you want the whole book click HERE!


A1 –Restricted Code-The New Messiah
A2 –Positive Noise - Refugees
A3 –The Alleged - 2 Out Of 3
B1 –The Alleged - Despair
B2 –Restricted Code- Seeing Much Better (With Your Eyes)
B3 –Positive Noise - The Long March


Robert said...

Thanks! Nice to see you back.

Anonymous said...

I would love to know what became of Ross Middleton after the Leisure Process...

Anonymous said...

Very cool

Anonymous said...

I read the chapter, interesting read. Is the rest of the book available, I'd read it?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hi Anonymous,...well the intention was to publish it on a website,but i will upload the rest of it and post a link here. very pleased to hear that someone is interested. Tried to get it published but the publishers all want money!!
I'll upload it all today.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I'd love to read it as well.

Jonny Zchivago said...

The Book Link :

badgerstump said...

it's what he would have wanted

Anonymous said...

That is a solid good thing you have done there to honour your dad, Jonny and I salute you for it

Jonny Zchivago said...

Thanks for your salutations...i too believe he'd probably be touched at the gesture .He wasn't one for discussing what to do with his remains post-mortem.This was the best i could come up with after having his ashes in a cupboard for 16 years!

JWishbone said...

Gee makes me nostalgic for when we used to fight fascists, rather than vote for them. Simpler times...

Thanks for posting this JZ; and thanks to your Dad too of course.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Thanks J Wishbone, keep fighting the fascists and not voting for the fuckers.....even though i'm regularly labelled a fascist/white supremacist:and racist by certain persons in these comments sections....I can take it.
Cheers from my dad.