Barrowland Star

Album: Walk Between Worlds (2018)
  • This nostalgic song is about the iconic Glasgow music venue Barrowland Ballroom, where so many famous bands have played. Simple Minds vocalist Jim Kerr:

    "I always wanted to write about this church, this temple. Occasionally, one of the stars come off the venue's ceiling and they are a great piece of memorabilia. They are like awards and I have one in my writing room. I've got one, Charlie's got one and so did David Bowie. When Bowie played there, during the sound check one of the stars fell down and he took it with him.

    I think of all of the people who have danced under the stars and these stories made me want to write the song."
  • Simple Minds filmed the video for their 1983 single "Waterfront" at Barrowlands.


Be the first to comment...

Little RichardFact or Fiction

Was Long Tall Sally a transvestite? Did he really set his piano on fire? See if you know the real stories about one of Rock's greatest innovators.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Peter LordSongwriter Interviews

You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

Tommy JamesSongwriter Interviews

"Mony Mony." "Crimson and Clover." "Draggin' The Line." The hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.

Meshell NdegeocelloSongwriter Interviews

Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.