Friday, 31 July 2009

Every gig I've Ever Seen #28. Aztec Camera.

Aztec Camera Edinburgh Dec 1983

Aztec Camera was basically Roddy Frame who was the Boy Wonder of Scottish pop. He was part of the Postcard sound like Orange Juice ‘cept he was only 18! Younger than us! Bastard.

Queen’s Hall was an old church laid out with a circular balcony and pew seating. Lovely little venue. Sold out gig just before Xmas so everyone was in a good mood. Pleasant jangley stuff like Orange Juice but better than the Farmer’s Boys. Real talent and lovely semi-acoustic guitar. “Pillar To Post” was wise beyond its years. The encore was just Roddy playing “Down The Dip”. Dig it out. Top tune.

Roddy later had a Top 10 hit with Mick Jones and pretty much retired at the age of 30.

1 comment:

  1. Wasn't it Elvis Costello who once said that Roddy Frame was the best singer / songwriter since John Lennon?

    I was always a big fan of Aztec Camera, and still rate "Good Morning Britain" as one of my favourite tracks. And what's not to like about his version of "Jump". In fact, I must buy his solo album Live at Ronnie Scott's.....