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european son


composers
Kerr, Burchill


publisher
Copyright Control


background
Its title could’ve caused confusion with the chipper Velvet's track, but the two songs are completely different. This slow pub-plodder felt more like a Abuser's punk left-over than a new song by the fledgling Simple Minds.

The song was obviously hanging around in early 1978 as it was recorded for the band’s second demo tape. But lacking any distinction or drive, it was quickly replaced by the Abuser's demo of Wasteland when further tapes were produced.

It showed its teeth live where the tempo was increased and MacNeil’s synths and McGee’s drums were brought forward in the mix, but it failed to hold its own against stronger material, and eventually disappeared into obscurity.




lyrics
The lyrics have never been published.


discography
Demo Version (4:06)
Producer: Lex McEwan and Simple Minds

The Early Years 1977-1978 CD




demo discography
Demo Version (4:06)
Producer: Lex McEwan and Simple Minds

Simple Minds: 6 tracks




live history
Simple Minds: 1978