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 2:55
Chart PlacingsUK Chart Hit: 52, 4 wks
'Goodbye Civilian' taken from the album The Absolute Game V - 2174. Produced and engineered by Mick Glossop for Dukeslodge Enterprises Ltd.
'Monkey McGuire Meets Specky Potter Behind Lochore Institute' produced by Skids. mixed by Skids & Chris Jenkins
Richard Jobson - lead vocals, guitar
Stuart Adamson - lead & rhythm guitar, synthesizer, vocals, percussion
Russell Webb - bass, synthesizer, vocals, percussion
Mike Baillie - drums, percussion, xylophone, vocals
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. The label gets the song length wrong for the B-Side.
UK 7" 1980 (Virgin - VS 373). Picture Sleeve. Click here for more
UK 7" 1980 (Virgin - VS 373). Picture Disc. Click here for more