Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Wake

The Wake. 1981-1995. Glasgow, Scotland. Formed by Alexa Caesar, formerly of Altered Images. Bass played by Bobby Gillespie, who went on to play drums in Jesus & Mary Chain and recorded Psychocandy, and sings in Primal Scream. Discovered by Rob Gretton who managed Joy Division/ New Order. Signed by Factory. Toured with early edition of New Order. Horribly ignored. Chastised for their Factory pedigree and similar sound to their more famous label mates.

Kicked poor Bobby Gillespie out. The poor thing had to join JAMC. JAMC felt threatened by his devotion to Primal Scream, so poor Bob G had to pick between two of the most influential bands of the 80s to be in. Bless his heart.

Anyway, The Wake. Horribly ignored.

The Drill LIVE

Pale Spectre off of the e.p. "Something That No One Else Could Bring", Fac 178

The Wake Myspace Profile

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Good work, good work. This is like six degrees of New Order. Cool.