15 May 2012

Come Up Screaming: Big Country



"You gotta love a band whose members are uglier than you." Wallace Stroby, 1983



As promised in Comments, above is the thuderous live version of Fields of Fire at the 1983 Glasgow Barrowlands New Year's Eve Concert.

20 comments:

Wallace Stroby said...

I *still* love this band. Was listening to "The Crossing," the album from which this comes, just last week. It's aged well.

wallace Stroby said...

But it's actually "Come *up* screaming."

brohammas said...

Better yet is a band who can make a guitar sound like bagpipe.

tintin said...

Wallace- no kidding. I always thought it was Shat instead of Shout. I never could understand a Scotsman

Bro- where have you been?

M.Lane said...

How about a band that makes a bagpipe sound like a guitar?

ML
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brohammas said...

M.Lane, there is a band called Flatfoot 56 who does just that, google their song Warriors.

Tintin... I been grad-u-atin'. I now have a very prestigious and expensive degree and am currently tasked with finding a way to pay for it. Seems like I've been here before.
Have no fear, Rome is burning and I have a fiddle.

Now for ugly 80's bands who are awesome; no one beets Joey Ramone.

tintin said...

Bro- You're allowed to listen to music.

Wallace- what album was Fields of Fire on?

Anonymous said...

Tin-

I believe Fields of Fire was only released as a single in '83, though I could be mistaken--often the case.

Quite the tragic end to lead singer Stuart Adamson 2001. Between you and me, I wanted to look like Stuart--at least the hair--ugly or not.

Quite happy not to at this point.

-Patrick

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the song

So what's the book about?

tintin said...

Patrick- thanks. I had no idea about Adamson. A very sad end. There's a love version of Fields in Scotland that's amazing. I'll post it here later tonight. Adamson looked okay to me. Stroby has high standards or did back then.

Anonymous said...

How about the clothes the dancers are wearing? Yikes, can't get much uglier!

-DB

wallace Stroby said...

"Fields of Fire" was on the same album, the U.S. version of "The Crossing." I think the U.K. version had a slightly different track list.

Ben said...

Big Country passed the 25 year sniff test from the get go.

I believe FoF was on The Crossing.

Anonymous said...

He,he, a Bundeswehr tank top, I'd forgotten about them. I like the original video better, the one with Zodiacs, jet-ski's, scuba gear, ATV's and rappelling. -S

Anonymous said...

Tin-

Many thanks for the second video post. For the record, this was not the hair I was seeking.

Wallace-

I have to thank John for steering me toward your work. Likely would have found it following the paths of Leonard and Hammet, though John's mention here shortened that journey for certain.

I hope that does not constitute the internet's version of a reach-around...it did feel a bit tingly on this side after writing it.

Either way, very enjoyable.

-Patrick

tintin said...

Patrick- You and Wally need to get a room.

Wallace Stroby said...

Patrick,
Thanks very much ... I think.
Best, W.

Cathleen said...

These guys aged much better than Aha.(Remember?) I don't think they're ugly.

Anonymous said...

What is it that they shout at one point is ti the word, "Shout" is it just "Sha".. is it "Shock".. I have to sing this song and I don't know what that word is they shout.. unless it is shout.. but it's not mentioned in any lyrics anywhere yet it is in the song about 5 times..

tintin said...

Anon- Since I sing this in the shower, I usually go with Showa...