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  • Alistair Braidwood

Scots Whay Hae’s Greatest Scottish Album…Ever!

As you’ll all know STV are currently trying to put together ‘Scotland’s Greatest Album’TM by committee and public votes. Well Chris Ward, who you have heard on the Scots Whay Hae! podcast asked me if I could put together my own album for his own podcast Seen Your Video where we could share and compare. (It’s actually more of a mix-tape as Chris rightly points out. The ‘Greatest Scottish Album’ is Hats by The Blue Nile. I could have saved them all that bother.)

You can hear the resulting chat and justifications by heading over there now, but I thought it would be quite nice, for me if no one else, to have all my songs available in one handy place for easy comparison. So here they are in video form (sending everyone a tape was just going to be too much hassle). It comprises of three songs from the 1970s, three from the 80s, then 90s and finally the 00s. I hope you approve of at least some of them:

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band: Next

The Sweet: Ballroom Blitz

The Skids: Into the Valley

The Blue Nile: The Downtown Lights

The Cocteau Twins: Pearly Dewdrops Drop

The Jesus and Mary Chain: Just Like Honey

Teenage Fanclub: Sparky’s Dream

Belle and Sebastian: The Boy with the Arab Strap

Arab Strap: The First Big Weekend

Primal Scream: Accelerator

Ballboy: I Hate Scotland

Mylo: In Your Arms

These are my selections, now tell me yours (if you like).


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