Scottish Pop Song of the Day #6

Big Country – Look Away (1986)
This blustering anthem was the biggest hit for a much-loved Dunfermline band who bridged the gap between seventies punk-pop / post-punk (via The Skids) and jock rock’s mid-late eighties imperial period (Simple Minds, Deacon Blue et al). They were also, of course, colossal proponents of that most rousing Scottish rock device, the bagpipe guitar. Furthermore, it transpires that they presaged the future sound of mainstream America, if the current Kings of Leon single is anything to go by.
Pop dead ringers #1: Big Country v Kings of Leon
Listen to the glorious Look Away:


Perhaps you’d now like to holler that wonderful ‘cops ‘n’ robbers thing’, at the top of your lungs, over this.

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