Classic Scottish Albums [6 Music]

Episodes

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Franz Ferdinand20180504 (6M)
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Davie Scott discovers the story behind Franz Ferdinand's self-titled debut album from 2004

The tales behind classic Scottish albums.

To complement the 6 Music Festival, taking place this year in Glasgow, we repeat highlights of a series in which musician Davie Scott reveals the stories behind classic Scottish albums.

In this episode, first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011, Davie discovers the story behind Franz Ferdinand's 2004 self-titled debut. With a certain suaveness, optimism and confidence, the band bagged the Mercury Music Prize, three top-10 singles and 3.6 million album sales worldwide. They made a bigger impact on America than Robbie Williams and Oasis combined, and did it with a lot less bluster. Their influences include Talking Heads, Chic, Pulp and Joy Division, and these combined to reach a far wider audience than your average indie band.
Take Me Out topped several 'Best of 2004' lists, and seemed never to be off the Queen Vic's jukebox in Eastenders. The NME described their music as 'intoxicating', while others compared their worldwide appeal to that of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Duran Duran.

Glasvegas20180502 (6M)
20100000 (6M)

Davie Scott tells the story of Glasvegas, the debut album released by Glasvegas in 2008.

The tales behind classic Scottish albums.

To complement the 6 Music Festival, taking place this year in Glasgow, we repeat highlights of a series in which musician Davie Scott reveals the stories behind classic Scottish albums.

In this episode, first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2010 Davie tells the story of 'Glasvegas' - the debut album released by Glasvegas in 2008.

High Land, Hard Rain20180503 (6M)
20060000 (6M)

Davie Scott focuses on Aztec Camera's 1983 release High Land, Hard Rain.

The tales behind classic Scottish albums.

To complement the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow, we repeat highlights of a series in which musician Davie Scott reveals the stories behind classic Scottish albums.

In this episode, first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2006, Davie Scott considers Aztec Camera's 1983 release High Land, Hard Rain, which blended infectious tunes and mature lyrics to create a debut with a very distinctive Scottish take on the world.

Solid Air20180501 (6M)
20060000 (6M)

Davie Scott looks back on John Martyn's Solid Air, a homage to friendship, love and life.

The tales behind classic Scottish albums.

Davie Scott reveals the stories behind classic Scottish albums.

In this episode, first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2006, Davie selects John Martyn's Solid Air. Released in 1973, The Glasgow-raised singer / songwriter's distinctive vocal style and stunning guitar playing combine to pay homage to friendship, love and life.