"LIVING ROUND HERE MAKES ME WANT TO THROW UP
'CAUSE PEOPLE ROUND HERE SAY WE GOTTA GROW UP
BUT WE DON'T MIND
'CAUSE YOU AND I BOTH KNOW
LOVE IS BLIND....."
Another trip back in time today, this time to feature a song from a band that included in their line up bassist Derek Forbes, who went on to achieve success with Simple Minds, Propaganda and most recently Big Country for whom he replaced Tony Butler.
From Glasgow and originally called The Subhumans (after an article on Iggy Pop), The Subs got together in 1977. As well as Forbes they also featured Callum Cuthbertson (vocals), Kevin Key (guitar), and Alli MacKenzie (drums).
Winning a Stiff/Chiswick Challenge led to them signing a one record deal with Stiff Records (after they turned down an offer from Boring Records) who released their sole single, Gimme Your Heart/Party Clothes and it was successful enough that a follow up was in the works but they split before this materialised.
Sounding to my ears a little like Generation X covering These Boots Were Made For Walking, this is Gimme Your Heart......