Simple Minds have changed over the years.
From a traditional based quintet, complete with original and classic line-ups, the Simple Minds
of the 1980s was always a band affair.
The 1990s were rode out with just Jim and
Charlie at the helm, being helped in the studio and
on the road by hired hands.
This decade has seen further transformation, as Simple Minds has become a collective of
diverse talents, embracing west coast US college rock, mainstream pop, and ultra-hip Italian dance.
This section, probably the most contentious of the website, attempts to list all these line-ups from
over the years. And also deals with one of the most frequently asked questions of all: why did so-and-so leave?