531939_460085627405260_609274809_nFollowing a number of Eighties’ Glasgow groups reforming (including James King and The Lonewolves and Friends Again), Strength in Numbers was excited to hear that the Jazzateers are getting back together for a live performance next week (as part of the Jazz Festival). They will be performing the whole of their 1983 album Rough 46 at Stereo and will also be supported by Vic Godard (backed by members of The Independent Group) performing a set of jazz standards. Although initially released on Rough Trade, Creeping Bent are reissuing the album on vinyl (which apparently will be on sale at the event). The original line-up of the Jazzateers that recorded Rough 46 will be performing on the night, with the addition of Creeping Bent boss Douglas MacIntyre on second guitar.
Meantime, here is a video of Bourgie Bourgie, as the Jazzateers were re-branded, playing two of the songs from the album. The line-up had changed by the tine of this performance, for the TV programme Switch, and has Paul Quinn on lead vocals (instead of Grahame Skinner) and Mick Slaven (on second guitar). Strength in Numbers does however recognise the drum kit – it went on to used in a number of bands, including His Latest Flame and Kite Monster.

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