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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).

58 minutes

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Tue 31 Jul 2018 21:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Simple Minds

    Theme for Great Cities

  • SCARS

    Horror Show

  • Duran Duran

    Rio

  • Wham!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    You Trip Me Up

  • Cocteau Twins

    Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops

  • Shop Assistants

    Safety Net

  • The Vaselines

    Son Of A Gun

  • The Vaselines

    Molly's Lips

  • Nirvana

    Molly's Lips

  • Nirvana

    Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam

  • Teenage Fanclub

    Guiding Star

  • Teenage Fanclub

    Everything Flows

  • THE SOUP DRAGONS / JUNIOR REID

    I'm Free

  • The Rolling Stones

    I'm Free

  • Teenage Fanclub

    The Concept

  • LFO

    L.f.o.

  • Phuture

    Acid Trax

  • SLAM

    Eterna

  • Teddy Pendergrass

    Life Is A Song Worth Singing (Jamie Jones Remix)

    Remix Artist: Jamie Jones.
  • Daft Punk

    Da Funk

  • DAFT PUNK Feat PHARRELL WILLIAMS

    Get Lucky

  • The Delgados

    Under Canvas Under Wraps

  • The Delgados

    Akumulator

  • bis

    Kandy Pop

  • Mogwai

    Cody

  • Mogwai

    Kappa

  • Arab Strap

    The First Big Weekend

  • Arab Strap

    Shy Retirer

  • King Creosote

    You Just Want

  • James Yorkston

    Summer Song

  • FRANCE COLLECTIVE

    Pictish Trail - Words Fail Me Now

  • NICK KNOWLES

    Every Kinda People

  • Sparky

    Portland

  • Sacred Paws

    Strike A Match

  • Denis Sulta

    It's Only Real

  • HAPPY MEALS

    If You Want Me Now

  • Hudson Mohawke

    Shadows

  • KANYE WEST Ft BIG SEAN, PHUSHA T, 2 CHAINZ

    Mercy

  • Sparky

    Signals

  • Frightened Rabbit

    The Woodpile

Broadcast

  • Tue 31 Jul 2018 21:00

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