Fire Engines

The Greatest Thing Scotland's greatest band. Before the Jesus & Mary Chain caused riots over meagre 15 minute sets the Fire Engines bashed through 10 minute sets to mere dropped jaws. Influenced by funk as much as punk and eschewing anything as straightforward as tunes and melodies they put all opposition to the sword. "Candyskin" rules supreme over Scottish rock. It is a record that makes everything else produced in Scotland seem small and that includes the later works of auteur Davey Henderson.