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Album reviews of Scottish artists from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s. Along with Artist interviews from Scotland's golden era of music. With insights to their work, songs and stories behind the music.

Made in Scotland: Album reviews and Artist interviews of the 1980s, 1990's and 2000's Dougie Smith

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Album reviews of Scottish artists from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s. Along with Artist interviews from Scotland's golden era of music. With insights to their work, songs and stories behind the music.

    JIM McCULLOCH PART 1: The BMX BANDITS, THE SOUP DRAGONS, SUPERSTAR, GREEN PEPPERS

    JIM McCULLOCH PART 1: The BMX BANDITS, THE SOUP DRAGONS, SUPERSTAR, GREEN PEPPERS

    Jim McCULLOCH PART 1: Jim is one of Scotland's most iconic singer-songwriters with a career that's spanned over 30 years with bands such as the BMX Bandits, The Soup Dragons, Superstar, Green Peppers and Snowgoose. During this time Jim has also worked on several solo projects and has a delightfully beautiful new album out now called 'When I Mean What I Say'. Which is available from Violette Records as a 10" E.P. In this episode we chat with Jim about his very early days of busking in Glasgow, the birth of The BMX Bandits, the whirlwind the was The Soup Dragons, touring America with INXS, his stunning work with Superstar and Green Peppers. Its a wonderful journey to listen to with some cracking songs and stories along the way. A must listen if your a fan of Scottish pop culture and like a rollercoaster of a story. 


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    THE BATHERS PART 3 (The Finale) The Chris Thomson interviews... We speak about The Marina Trilogy, Pandemonia album and Twitter followers Q&A. Not to be missed if your a Bathers fan.

    THE BATHERS PART 3 (The Finale) The Chris Thomson interviews... We speak about The Marina Trilogy, Pandemonia album and Twitter followers Q&A. Not to be missed if your a Bathers fan.

    THE BATHERS PART 3 (THE FINALE) The Bathers are one of Scotland's most iconic band's. The vehicle for singer-songwriter, Chris Thomson, they are sometimes referred to as "the best-kept secret in Scottish music" and have released seven albums. Initially active between 1985 and 2001, then reformed in 2016. In this final episode we chat with Chris about his song writing process, The Bathers new album 'Sirenesque' due for release 2022, a potential follow up album, our final Q&A's from our listeners, Friends Again reunion gigs? Chris's stunning work on the Starless projects with the legendary Paul McGeechan from Friends Again and Love & Money, an EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE of a Bathers classic and so much more... Enjoy you wonderful people and please leave a review on Apple/Spotify/Google etc.... 


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    THE BATHERS PART 2: The Chris Thomson interviews... We speak about The Marina Trilogy, Pandemonia album and Twitter followers Q&A. Not to be missed if your a Bathers fan.

    THE BATHERS PART 2: The Chris Thomson interviews... We speak about The Marina Trilogy, Pandemonia album and Twitter followers Q&A. Not to be missed if your a Bathers fan.

    PART 2: The Bathers are one of Scotland's most iconic band's. The vehicle for singer-songwriter, Chris Thomson, they are sometimes referred to as "the best-kept secret in Scottish music" and have released seven albums. Initially active between 1985 and 2001, then reformed in 2016. In these episode we cover Chris's early works with Friends Again, then morphing into the lavish and lush sound of The Bathers, one off projects in the form of Bloomsday. Chris let's us in on behind the scene's stories of his career to date and we chat about future plans and new releases coming next year. A very exciting time ahead for Chris and all The Bathers fans. EPISODE 2 covers The Marina Trilogy, Pandemonia album and Q&A from our twitter followers. Enjoy!


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    THE BATHERS PART 1: The Chris Thomson interviews... We speak about all things Bathers, Friends Again, Bloomsday, new music and future plans. Not to be missed if your a Bathers fan.

    THE BATHERS PART 1: The Chris Thomson interviews... We speak about all things Bathers, Friends Again, Bloomsday, new music and future plans. Not to be missed if your a Bathers fan.

    The Bathers are one of Scotland's most iconic band's. The vehicle for singer-songwriter, Chris Thomson, they are sometimes referred to as "the best-kept secret in Scottish music" and have released seven albums. Initially active between 1985 and 2001, then reformed in 2016. In these episode we cover Chris's early works with Friends Again, then morphing into the lavish and lush sound of The Bathers, one off projects in the form of Bloomsday. Chris let's us in on behind the scene's stories of his career to date and we chat about future plans and new releases coming next year. A very exciting time ahead for Chris and all The Bathers fans. EPISODE 1 covers early days. Enjoy!


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    The Jesse Rae Story PART 2. Scotland's Funk Ambassador.

    The Jesse Rae Story PART 2. Scotland's Funk Ambassador.

    The Iconic Jesse Rae is Scotland's pioneer of Funk music. Having worked with some major artists across the world within the industry of funk including Bernie Worrell, Nairobi Sailcat and Michael Hampton from Parliament / Funkadelic. Jesse also worked closely with the American producer Roger Troutman founder of the band ZAPP who helped spearhead the funk movement and heavily influenced West Coast Hip-Hop. Part 2 of the interview kicks off right where we left Jesse in Part 1, in 1985 with the release of his Scottish P-Funk album "The Thistle". A wonderful insight into Scotlands Funk Ambassador with some very interesting stories on Jesse's award winning videos and friends. BONUS at the end of the interview with Jesse treating us to some new music. Enjoy everyone and thanks for listening, please leave. review, it would be really helpful and appreciated. 


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Jesse Rae Story. Scotland's Funk Ambassador.

    The Jesse Rae Story. Scotland's Funk Ambassador.

    The Iconic Jesse Rae is Scotland's pioneer of Funk music. Having worked with some major artists across the world within the industry of funk including Bernie Worrell, Nairobi Sailcat and Michael Hampton from Parliament / Funkadelic. Jesse also worked closely with the American producer Roger Troutman founder of the band ZAPP who helped spearhead the funk movement and heavily influenced West Coast Hip-Hop. He has also penned some memorable chart-topping songs during his career. Sporting his traditional Scottish highland outfit's and a 6ft claymore, Jesse is a force of funk nature. In this episode, we start back in Jesse's early days of the mid-'70s with his journey from Scotland to America and his time with the Space Cadets and Strange Parcels. His chance meetings with Bernie Worrell and his love for funk. All this accumulating in 1985 with the release of his Scottish P-Funk album "The Thistle". A wonderful insight into Scotlands Funk Ambassador.


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Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Richard from Cambridge ,

Richard Kenden

It was wonderful to hear Chris Thomson reminiscing the early Bathers albums together with bringing us up to date with what he has been doing in recent years. Can’t wait to hear the new album. An excellent podcast with great music from the best band to come out of Scotland. For those who love The Bathers this will be a real treat & for those unfamiliar with their music, give it a try. It will blow your mind!
Any chance of speaking with The Blue Nile or Belle & Sebastian?

Seaside Scott ,

Chris Thomson

These episodes with Chris have been excellent. Good chat and excellent use of the music.

Made In Scotland 80's ,

Funk Warrior

Great interview with Jesse Rae, living the funk! Great stories and behind the scenes chat on his video work

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