Makin' Tracks

This is a short article on the Chain Gang project; it appeared in the same issue of CUT that came with a free four-track EP of L&M songs.

CUT, October, 1997

Hipsway, Hue And Cry, Love And Money, Clare Grogan and the McCluskey Brothers are amongst the many Scottish acts who appear as The Chain Gang on the single "Makin' Tracks" (on Supreme International Editions) which appears this month. Originally recorded to raise money for the Caterpillar Workers' occupation at their factory in Uddingston, Lanarkshire until their sit-in ended, it is now for the benefit of War On Want and Children In Need. The record also features a "rap" by comedian Bing Hitler. Other performers include Crack, The Fruits of Passion, His Latest Flame, Jesse Rae and the Thistles, Katie Murphy, Rikki Peebles, Robert Hodgens, The Bathers, The Big Dish and The Pastels.

There will be an exhibition of work by various Caterpillar workers at the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow until October 10, as well as exhibits from Andy McKinnon and Glasgow Film and Video Workshop. A special launch party for the record is being held at The Sub Club, Glasgow on October 1 where it is hoped that many of the participating stars will attend. All proceeds go to the cause.

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