Alan Cairnduff brought two things to the world of Simple Minds: a name and an introduction.
He came up with the name Johnny And The Self Abusers, a band who would blow away everyone
else at the Doune Castle.
And he fleshed out his imaginary band, when he suggested that Jim and
Charlie should visit John Milarky.
The next week Johnny And The Self Abusers were on stage.
Cairnduff thought of himself as a vocalist, but with
Jim and John Milarky providing that role
(with Brian McGee capable of the backing role), he never made it on stage.
He then disappeared from the story completely.