From the first lp I've posted "Aberdeen" a song about losing a loved one to that city. despite the subject matter it is a rush of an uplifting song
Aberdeen - Danny Wilson
"Though the northern lights have claimed her as their own
Tell her that I hope she's well and beg her to come home"
From the second lp I've posted "The Ballad of Me and Shirley Maclaine" . I remember Nicky Campbell playing this on his late night radio show to a very bemused Shirley Maclaine as she went on about reincarnation.
Ballad of Me and Shirley Maclaine
You can buy both Danny Wilson's lps here both are £6:99 and worth getting
I wasn't too worried that Danny Wilson had split up when Gary Clark's first solo lp came out. The first I assumed of many (to date it is his only solo lp). Called "10 Short Songs About Love" in a ronseal moment it does what it says on the tin. I fact it was a tad too short with a couple of the tracks almost doodles. However this is one of those lost classics that got buried under all things grunge. The track I've posted here is the first single .... needless to say it did not gallop up the charts
We Sail on Stormy Waters - Gary Clark
I was born with the blood of a whaler
Your daddy loved the ocean to
You can buy "Ten Short Songs about Love" here If you liked Danny Wilson but missed this give it a go.
I always held out hopes for a Danny Wilson reunion (2 of them were brothers after all) , as a 2nd solo lp failed to appear I quietly hoped that Gary was holed up working on a new Danny Wilson record. He had started to appear as co writer on other records working with Lloyd Cole , Boo Hewerdine etc. Then out of the blue a new band appeared with what is possibly the worst band name ever "King L". The lp "A Great Day for Gravity" was released in 1995 and was harder than Gary's previous work with his and Neil MacColl's guitars to the front. I saw them live and they were amazingly loud. The quality of the songs again means that it is no noisefest. I have posted 2 tracks as I guess this will be the one lp even Danny Wilson fans may not have.
The first is "Dumbest Story" which is fairly representative of the rest of the lp and the second track is "Two Cars Collide" which is one of the slower ones, with a great lyric
You can buy the King L lp here
Again i waited in vain for a second King L lp.
Instead a new band was formed "transister" which sounded a little like Garbage. I lost interest here.
Gary Clark has now moved to LA where he concentrates on writing and producing and has just scored a US number 1 with a track written for Demi Lovato (showing my age I've not a clue who she is and to be honest I'm not that interested in finding out) so a Danny Wilson reunion or a 2nd solo still doesn't look on the cards!
Gary Clark's myspace site is here although this focuses more on his songwriting for others.