Skids - Goodbye Civilian
Original Release Date
UK 7" 1980 (Virgin - VS 373)
A Goodbye Civilian 3:30
B Monkey McGuire Meets Specky Potter Behind Lochore Institute 3:52
Chart PlacingsUK Chart Hit: 52, 4 wks
Richard Jobson - lead vocals, guitar
Stuart Adamson - lead & rhythm guitar, synthesizer, vocals, percussion
Russell Webb - bass, synthesizer, vocals, percussion – Russell Webb
Mike Baillie - drums, percussion, xylophone, vocals
A-Side produced and engineered by Mick Glossop for Dukeslodge Enterprises Ltd.
B-Side produced and mixed by Skids
Reviews & OpinionsDAVID HEPWORTH, SMASH HITS, AUGUST 22 - SEPTEMBER 3, 1980: While reckoning this lot to be a particularly tiresome bunch of posers (lead singer in particular), I have to admit to loving their sound, the most successful synthesis of rock and disco techniques this side of Blondie. Since parting with producer Bill Nelson, they've kept up the quality with the aid of Mick Glossop and turned out yet another hard and shiny anthem, this time featuring a kiddy chorus. The words could well be claptrap. Who cares?
A-Side remixed/edited version of the song from The Absolute Game