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    Posted: 10 Feb 2020 at 2:43pm
Any fans on here?

I'm off to see them at a festival in Sunderland in August.


Love a bit of Dignity.
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Bought a wee boat 3 years ago for a bit of sea fishing, obviously had to call it dignity 
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Raintown is a great album. Ross seems an alright fella too, if a bit bland.
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Raintown is a great album. Ross seems an alright fella too, if a bit bland.
Cracking album.
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Kinda surprised some Scottish football club didn't adopt the song 'Dignity' or even the Tartan Army themselves and changed the words around. 

It's a cracking upbeat tune and would probably make a good football chant imo 
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Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

Kinda surprised some Scottish football club didn't adopt the song 'Dignity' or even the Tartan Army themselves and changed the words around. 

It's a cracking upbeat tune and would probably make a good football chant imo 
 
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Made for The Rangers.
 
Or Wages Day re the EBT scheme.
 
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Great band. Ricky Ross is a very underrated songwriter.

I don't think he was ever that into the fame side of it. Colin Murray was saying on Blood On The Tracks recently on 5 live that he was trying to get him on the show, but he wouldn't ring him back. Big smile

When The World Knows Your Name and Fellow Hoodlums are also top albums.


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Originally posted by TonyNotJack TonyNotJack wrote:

Great band. Ricky Ross is a very underrated songwriter.

I don't think he was ever that into the fame side of it. Colin Murray was saying on Blood On The Tracks recently on 5 live that he was trying to get him on the show, but he wouldn't ring him back. Big smile

When The World Knows Your Name and Fellow Hoodlums are also top albums.
I listen to the odd episode of the Nutmeg podcast on Scottish football, Daniel Gray is great, and Ross went on to talk about Dundee United. He definitely isn’t in it for the fame, shying away from that side of it always.


I would disagree on the other albums,I feel outside the odd great track all the best stuff was on Raintown. The recent stuff is sh*te enough too.


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Are SF like Trump.....did they expect to lead/win? Are they actually surprised and now bricking it?
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Their new album must be very different.
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Originally posted by TonyNotJack TonyNotJack wrote:

Great band. Ricky Ross is a very underrated songwriter.

I don't think he was ever that into the fame side of it. Colin Murray was saying on Blood On The Tracks recently on 5 live that he was trying to get him on the show, but he wouldn't ring him back. Big smile

When The World Knows Your Name and Fellow Hoodlums are also top albums.
I listen to the odd episode of the Nutmeg podcast on Scottish football, Daniel Gray is great, and Ross went on to talk about Dundee United. He definitely isn’t in it for the fame, shying away from that side of it always.


I would disagree on the other albums,I feel outside the odd great track all the best stuff was on Raintown. The recent stuff is sh*te enough too.



"Raintown" was an almost perfect album. Cool

"When the World Knows Your Name" the album which followed afterwards was a good one I thought. Obviously not as good as "Raintown" but nonetheless still pretty decent. 

After that though, their new releases became rather a mixed bag. And if I'm honest, there was only one song on their most recent album "Believers", that I liked.

A few years ago Ricky Ross did an interview with the Daily Record where he went through all the "Raintown" songs and provided some of the background and meaning to them:


"Born in a Storm: The lyric was stolen from a friend of mine, David Heavenor, who had a song with those three words. It was written on a long rainy afternoon in Glasgow, a period which went on for ever, and had a second verse which was never used. I think’s about someone difficult I knew at the time, possibly myself.

Raintown: It’s about work, not good work and weather compounding that, and things bringing you down. The ideas in Raintown came first and the theme came back in Dignity. Everyone was going on about unemployment at the time, but there were also a lot of people unhappy with the work they were in.

Ragman: It’s that dissatisfaction again. There was a general feeling of self loathing around.

He Looks Like Spencer Tracey Now: I wrote that in Crete on holiday as a partner to Dignity. I thought it sounded smug when I wrote it (about the man who pressed the button that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima). I liked the idea that he had public bravado but private regrets.

Loaded: I’d left the keys to my flat in Glasgow to the guys in the band and they did a backing track on an old 8 track. I came in and started singing stream of consciousness on it, about some of the people we’d met in the record business. . Part of the lyric was lifted from an old evangelical children’s hymn, Christ Is The Answer.

When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring): It’s so hard to remember. I think that song is actually about waiting to be discovered, spurred on by the unrequited love of an old girlfriend.

Chocolate Girl: It’s about someone’s relationship which sounded bad. I don’t really like sexist love songs, that awful song by Eric Clapton, Wonderful Tonight. There’s a song by Prefab Sprout which says the same thing, called Cruel, which I love.

Dignity: I have no idea why I started writing a song like that in Greece, but that’s why there’s a reference to raki in it, the local firewater. I was sitting messing around with lyrics, bored on holiday, in a far away scene. There were men from the Glasgow cleansing department depot who walked up and down the street with brushes outside my flat in Pollokshields.

The Very Thing: It’s about looking into the future and not knowing what’s happening, a sense of foreboding. I think it’s my favourite song on the record

Love’s Great Fears: It’s probably the best song Jim and I ever wrote together.

Town To Be Blamed: In a sense, this is me tying things together a little bit. You love the place you come from, but when you’re young all you want to do is escape and lay the blame on that place for everything that’s gone wrong in your life. When I first met Graeme Kelling, he wanted to get out of Glasgow. But really, we wanted to stay in Glasgow, just on different terms. We wanted to be king of the hill."

Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

Kinda surprised some Scottish football club didn't adopt the song 'Dignity' or even the Tartan Army themselves and changed the words around. 

It's a cracking upbeat tune and would probably make a good football chant imo 

Dignity usually gets played at Hampden as the teams are warming up and some of us join in with the chorus. 

I do remember a home game in 2007 during McLeish's first spell in charge where we won (think it might have been against Georgia or Ukraine) at Hampden, they played Dignity at the final whistle and about 50,000 people were belting it out. Great stuff. 

Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh are both big supporters of Scottish independence too Clap. They performed together at a big march and rally for independence quite recently. Ross is also very interested in the works of Robert Burns, particularly his political poetry and songs.
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