Abstract Greens Playlist on Spotify

Abstract Greens – Indie music from Edinburgh. Check out their music on Spotify. Scottish Indie and neo psychedelia at it’s best.  Share and spread the music and the love. All the best from Edinburgh!

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The Wordsmiths on Spotify

When it comes to great Madchester and Baggy Vibes from Scotland. It has to be The Wordsmiths. Originally formed in Penicuik these young lads took the legendary sound of Madchester and made it their own. Why not take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the sounds of The Wordsmiths. Now available on Spotify.

Tambourine Suicides – Midnight in the Garden of You (Single)

 

Edinburgh’s very own dedicated followers of unrequited passion – Tambourine Suicides return with a single that is aimed at rejection and loneliness. Heartbreak and romantic desperation. Nothing is more profund than heartbreak and all that entails. So rejoice and celebtrate the romantic despair that we must all suffer to realise that we are alive!

 

‘I know it’s only a dream. But your’e the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.’

 

 

Loanhead Gala Day – Various Artists Indie Compilation Album

 

Lone Head Records have released some weird and wonderful music over the years. So it was with great pleasure to put out this album with the sounds of the Scottish Underground Indie Scene.

‘If you really want to know what is going on in any city, listen to the music created by its bands and artists. It tell you all you need to know.’

This 25 track album is a great mixture of all the bands and artists that have recorded and released music on Lone Head Records since 2000. I have to say that I am so proud of all the music on this album. It brings back such happy and wonderful memories. I hope you have time to check out the songs.

‘These tracks are the authentic sound of Edinburgh, the lives and the loves of the city, the dreams and the despair, the people and the places.’

 

 

Abstract Greens – Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher Chords

I have had requests for the chords to the Abstract Greens song ‘Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher’. Well here are the chords

The song uses the Chords A B7 D Dsus4

I mostly play the chords as barre chords. You can of course also just play the open chords. On the recording I do both. But the main part is barre chords.

A                                      B7

Maggie Thatcher was a Milk Snatcher

D                         Dsus4

Or so my father said

D                         Dsus4

When I lived in Loanhead

A                                  B7

1984 she destroyed the miners

D             Dsus4

Going to school

D             Dsus4

Life was so cruel

A                                    B7

I remember you had designer hair

D                 Dsus4

Three cans a day

D                       Dsus4

You blew the Ozone away

 

This is basically how it carries on.  Listen to the track to hear the guitar rhythm for the D to Dsus4 parts.

Enjoy.

Words and music by Richard Innes Mulvey.

 

The Wordsmiths – Narcissus

 

‘I’m so comely and winsome and I’m very, very handsome…’

This is the final single that was recorded by The Wordsmiths in Spring 1991. However before it could be released the band had split and the members gone off on new directions. The original DAT tape recording was assumed to have been lost in the mists of time.  Clearing out the attic last month revealed this treasure. It took a while to get it converted to the digital formats of today, but it has been completed. It is now 22 years later than when it was recorded – but finally it is time for the legendary lost classic Wordsmiths single ‘Narcissus’ to finally be released on Lone Head Records. You can still hear the influences of some great Madchester bands – Inspiral Carpets, Stone Roses, The Dylans and The Charalatans to name a few.

It seems rather fitting that the eternal youth ‘Narcissus’ should be the final single. Narcissus never did age and neither does the classic indie sound of this single. 22 years ago it was recorded – sounds fresh and funky. Enjoy

‘Boy go out and get yourself a lover, watch her turn into your mother – I’m Narcissus.’

This is the long lost and now found legendary single by The Wordsmiths. It was recorded in Spring 1991 in Penicuik a small town 6 miles south of Edinburgh. The original DAT Tape had gone missing for over 20 years.Recently discovered and restored – here is the glorious last and final single from Scotland’s greatest ever Baggy Band. Fully restored and remastered for your total enjoyment.This was scheduled to be The Wordsmiths final farewell single. A live classic it was recorded but the band had split up by the time it was mixed and mastered. So it was never released. Until now. Released with the original artwork that would have been used by the band.
Lyrics

I’m so comely and winsome
I am very very handsome

I’m my only wish
Cause I am Narcissus

Everytime I see my reflection
I sigh in heaven

I’ll never lie
And I’ll never deceive me

I only want to be me

I’m so comely and winsome
I am very very handsome

I’m my only wish
Cause I am Narcissus

I’m sitting here
Looking so pretty
I’m alone
But’s it’s no pity

Narcissus
I’m my only wish

I don’t need anybody else
I’m in love with myself

I’m Narcissus

Boy go out
and get yourself a lover
Watch her turn
into your mother

I’m Narcissus

I’ll never lie
And I’ll never deceive me

I just want to be me

Narcissus

I’m my only wish
I am Narcissus

I don’t need anybody else
I’m in love with myself

Narcissus

I’m my only wish…

 

(c) Richard Innes Mulvey