Candy Club, Lorne Hotel, Glasgow: December 11th, 1983

“1984 (sic, was 1983), when you could see the Dels and ‘Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Prefab Sprout for just two quid. For comparison, these days that would get you about 90 seconds of a Katy Perry gig … and nor would you get to see her play in an upstairs function suite in a hotel. We did lots of shows in funky spaces (pub licences in Glasgow prohibited charging entry so you had to be creative if you wanted to promote small shows). We took the equipment up to the third floor in a tiny hotel lift, and I seem to remember that was how the audience got there. I wonder what Paddy McAloon made of it all!” Del Amitri, Facebook