zondag 19 oktober 2008

Alan Rankine - The Sandman

Alan Rankine (born 17 May 1958, Edinburgh, Scotland) played keyboards, and guitars, for the rock band known as The Associates, which he co-founded with Billy Mackenzie in the late 1970s.

Together they recorded three albums: The Affectionate Punch (1980), Fourth Drawer Down (1981) and Sulk (1982). The alchemy between Rankine's multi-instrument talents and MacKenzie's multi-octave voice (and cryptic lyrics) resulted in a collection of songs which remain unclassifiable even today.[citation needed] Rankine left the band in 1982 on the eve of what would have been the Sulk tour.

While Mackenzie continued with other associates, Rankine started a solo career as a recording artist. He recorded three solo albums: Pink Pound (1986), She Loves Me Not (1987) and the fully instrumental The Big Picture Sucks (1989).

Then he became a record producer, producing such artists as The Pale Fountains, Cocteau Twins and Paul Haig, before joining the Belgian independent record label, Les Disques du Crepuscule, as a permanent producer and relocating to Brussels.

Rankine eventually came back to Scotland, and he now works in Stow College in Glasgow.

Downloads :

Alan Rankine - The Sandman
Alan Rankine - Rumours Of War
Alan Rankine - Rue Traversiere
Alan Rankine - Sunny Lee

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