27 Oct 2010

Video from Splash One Happening + Mixtape

This is just too cool! Video footage from club Splash One Happening, partly run by Bobby Gillespie between 1985 and 1986 in Glasgow, has turned up on youtube with a very young stripey shirted Bobby G dancing about with Duglas of BMX Bandits,  NME writer and Razorcuts drummer David Swift and also Stephen Pastel according to Andy Hart. Simply amazing to be able to see this! The clothes, the haircuts and how fun everybody seems to have dancing about to fantastic music - which we can't help but think would empty dancefloors today. Here's the video:

While googling for more info we found a very cool tracklist for one of the tapes played on the night when Sonic Youth played. Apparently there was no vinyl flippin' DJs but rather pre-recorded mixtapes compiled by the Splash One members. The tracklist is from now defunct Splash One Happening blog and in need of something to brighten up this rainy wednesday we've compiled all the tracks in a handy downloadable zip-file. Enjoy!

Splash One Happening - Soundtrack Tape For Sonic Youth 18th May 1985

Psychic TV - Godstar
Shop Assistants - Safety Net
Echo And The Bunnymen - Pictures On My Wall
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth - Shame For The Angels
Ramones - Glad To See You Go
Birthday Party - Dead Joe
Love - My Little Red Book
Lime Spiders - Slave Girl
Velvet Underground - What Goes On
The Doors - Break On Through To The Other Side
13th Floor Elevators - Splash 1 (Now I'm Home)
Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Buzzcocks - Sixteen Again
Jesus And Mary Chain - Upside Down

Love - Seven & Seven Is
Wire - Practice Makes Perfect
Seeds, The - No Escape
Dr. Mix And The Remix - Out Of The Question
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Public Image Ltd - Public Image
Saints - This Perfect Day
Wedding Present - Once More
Swell Maps - Dresden Style
Hüsker Dü - Pink Turns To Blue
Subway Sect - Ambition
Julian Cope - Sunspots
Soft Cell - The Art Of Falling Apart
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning
(One more Julian Cope track was listed but with no title)



a fog of ideas said...

Admittedly I wasn't there, but I'm sure it's Stephen in the blue anorak getting a bit lairy on the dancefloor

Mr Alistair Fitchett also suggests this and he knows his onions, so to speak

Graham said...

Certainly looks like him to me - no-one else has that haircut!

Daniel Novakovic said...

Thing is that Stephen is very petite and this blue anoraked fellow is bigger than pretty much everyone else there. So if that really is Stephen the scottish indiepop crowd must be super tiny

Anonymous said...

It's not Stephen Pastel dancing, that's Jim Beattie in the blue anorak. Stephen Pastel is in it at the start talking to Bobby Gillespie. He's with Aggi.

A los que se han apagado.- said...

Thank you for share this!

Anonymous said...

Sean and Ross of the Soup Dragons are there too. Shot by Jim Lambie