I really hope this post will piss alot of people off. Robertson had little to do with punk except that you can hear that he was clearly influenced by it in such master pieces as this and Saint Seanne.
And it’s time to give him some cred for writing some of the most brilliant powerpop songs who’ve made it to vinyl. “…the last Flight 19, (1982), a #1 in Iceland! This track inspired a ground breaking music video directed by Brian Grant.“.
A great follow up to the Kursaal Flyers post If you ask me. And the way he look on the sleeve! Wow!
Alright On The Night
Saint Saens is the absolute masterpiece, especially if you’re from Glasgow
Provincial friends of mine
On Glasgow’s Evening Times
I just don’t have the time
To sit with you and discuss the past
The lagers we’d imbibe
The heavy diatribe
Hey pharisees and scribes
Which of us would survive the blast
Now I’m a media man
McCann and Erickson
Flat in the Barbican
Who’d wanna live in Clarkston?
It’s nice, but ey – ANGEL WITCH’s “Flight 19” is the shyte really!
Is this the same B.A. Robertson who had an album on Ardent in the mid 70’s? The origins check out.
Where I can see â€œB.A. Robertson – Flight 19 7â€³Â´s video clip ?
ItÂ´s a very interesting video clip !
Cool… This is something I never expected to find through Hype Machine.
“Bang Bang”and “Knocked It Off…..a part of my youth. Totally legit!
And Saint Saens, one of the best powerpop tracks ever.
Tesco Vee mentions this record as an influence. I guess “B.A.” is a joke for “Boring Anus.” Tesco mistook the adjective for a verb and came up with “Tooling for Anus.” The beauty of misunderstandings!