I know that it's hard to believe but back in the mid 80s Glasgow and Lanarkshire was the center of the UK Indie universe, or so it seemed . There was something in the water back then bands, like Soup Dragons, BMX Bandits and the Vaselines were ten a penny and everybody knew somebody whose band had appeared on the John Peel show. My claims to fame was I was going out with a girl who was best friends with the sister of the saxaphone player of the BMX bandits, who gave me weird compilation tapes of 60s American garage bands also I once had a pint and talked pish with the guitarist in the afore mentioned Soup Dragons whose brother was a member of the Dirty Dozen Scooter Club. If somebody had told me that nearly thirty years on some of these bands would still be making music and that I would regularly be served in my record shop of choice by the main man from one of my favourite of those bands I would not have believed them, no siree. Anyway, here is a track by the Pastels from not too long ago, well six years ago, it feels like less, covering another Lanarkshire band.