Series about the success story of Scottish pop. This episode tells the story of the evolution of the Scottish music industry and the bands that helped nurture it.
The record industry in Scotland is as individual and eclectic as the music that makes it up. But 30 years ago, it didn't even exist.
The third and final episode of this landmark series tells the story of the evolution of the Scottish music industry and the bands that helped nurture it and still support it today.
Beginning in the 80s, the programme examines a generation of disaffected Scottish youth, who were desperate for music and pop culture that spoke to their experience of everyday life. This came with the bands The Jesus and Mary Chain and Cocteau Twins. It also looks at the birth of the the nascent indie scene in Bellshill, featuring bands such as Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits and The Soup Dragons.
The second part of the programme shines a light on the part played by dance music through SOMA Quality Recordings and then looks at one of Glasgow's proudest exports, Chemikal Underground, who played host to acts such as Arab Strap, The Delgados and Mogwai.
The final part brings the story fully up to date, showing that the music industry in Scotland has diversified in a way that supports artists who make music for the love of it, rather than to make loads of cash. Featured bands and artists include King Creosote, James Yorkston, Mogwai, Arab Strap, Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines, The Pastels, The Delgados, Free Love f.k.a Happy Meals, Hudson Mohawke and Daft Punk.
This is the story of the independent record industry in Scotland and why it continues to produce some of the most interesting and influential pop music in the world.
Contributors include: Emma Pollock (Chemikal Underground), Stephen Pastel (The Pastels), Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines), Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Alan Rankine (The Associates), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Duglas Stewart (BMX Bandits), Sean Dickson (The Soup Dragons), Bill Drummond (The KLF), Alan McGee (Creation Records), Martin Bulloch and Stewart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), James Yorskton, KT Tunstall, Michael Kasparis (Night School Records).
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