After the departure of John Milarky and
Alan McNeil, the remaining members of
Simple Minds #1 clarified their new direction and started to look for new recruits.
An advert was placed in the paper for a keyboard player, something all the previous line-ups lacked.
Meanwhile, rehearsals continued in
Tony Donald's uncle's lampshade factory, with
Charlie writing new songs (including the black-anthem
December 1977 - January 1978
Not a break-up as such, but their newspaper advertisement was unexpectedly answered.