Simple Minds Simple Minds are one of those bands that can’t be easily labelled with a single music genre.  This is, perhaps, hardly surprising considering the fact that the band were formed and came to prominence during the late 70’s and early 80’s; a time of rapid change in UK popular musical style.  Perceived by one of this review’s photographer/writers as a guitar band with a generous helping of synth, and opposite way around by the other, it was with eager anticipation that we arrived with cameras and notebooks to witness for the first time the live performance of a band whose music we had enjoyed from its early years.


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Simple Minds Tonight is an opportunity to put on those rose tinted glasses and remember those ‘fab’ good 80s old days with much nostalgia. A time when ‘mobile’ phones were strange red (rather smelly) kiosks on street corners. ‘Social media’ entailed a pen, paper, a stamp, a postman and a few days to get a response.  Steve Jobs was busy launching the Apple Mac computer, way, way, way before he dreamt of iPods and iTunes, the nearest thing to copying a song was on a C90 cassette tape, CDs were yet to make their mark and digital downloads? They were a pipe dream...


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