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Top Of The Pops: Big Country Live At King Tut’s in Glasgow, July 7, 2011

Hot off the press, here are a few videos I shot during Big Country‘s brilliant gig at King Tut’s in Glasgow last night.

With original members Bruce Watson, Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki now joined by The Alarm‘s Mike Peters on vocals – taking over from his friend, the late Stuart Adamson – (plus Bruce’s son Jamie on guitar), this is not quite the same as the original Big Country and never will be, given the large shoes Adamson left to fill.

However, this line-up is undoubtedly as close as you could possibly hope to get to recapturing the spirit of the band in the glory of its 80s hey-day.

Mike Peters, still gigging with his own band (also a favourite of the Choob‘s) in addition to his new Big Country duties, is respectful and worthy of Adamson’s legacy and has the voice, personality and stage presence that has already won over the legion of Big Country fans, who have taken him to their hearts.

This week, we had a rare chance to see a band of Big Country‘s stature in a small, cosy, intimate venue when they played in front of around 250 fans at the legendary King Tut’s in Glasgow as a warm-up for their T In The Park appearance this weekend. Enjoy!


Fields Of Fire



In A Big Country


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Top Of The Pops Thursday: Big Country – In A Big Country; Fields Of Fire

This week, 80s Scots rockers Big Country, best known for making their guitars sound a bit like bagpipes. And wearing checked shirts.

A great live band, this performance is from 1983, recorded at the brilliant venue that is Glasgow’s Barrowland.

First, In a Big Country:

And my favourite Big Country song, Fields Of Fire:

For more information, click here for the Official Big Country website.

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