THE EXILE
Bishopsbriggs, Glasgow

 

 

 

Jubilee 77 / Hooked On You / Fascist D.J. / The Windmill

Catalogue Number - BO 1

Label - Boring Records

Year Of Release - 1977

Quantity Pressed - 1600 (Confirmed)

 

 

   

The Real People / Tomorrow Today / Disaster Movie

Catalogue Number - CYS 1033

Label - Charly Records

Year Of Release - 1978

Quantity Pressed - ????

 

ROBERT
KIRK

BASS

STAN
WORKMAN

GUITAR

GRAHAM
SCOTT

VOCALS  / GUITAR

DOUGIE
BURNS

DRUMS

 

The above photos may of been taken by "Billy Sloan" at the  Industrial Estate in Kirkintilloch in 1977

 

The Exile were a four piece Scottish Punk band who formed in February 1977 from one of the small suburbs of Glasgow called 'Bishopbriggs'. Graham Scott, the driving force of the band was previously in a band called "Free Flight" who were a straight forward Rock band covering such tracks by the 'Rolling Stones' to 'Santana'.

The Exile released two singles in their three year career, plus they were featured on the 'Beggars Banquet' Punk compilation album "Streets" with a track called 'Disaster Movie'. Their debut single being released in August 1977 on their own 'Boring' label in 1977. The track 'Fascist D.J' on the debut release was actually about a local D.J called 'Tom Ferrie' who actively hindered the Punk scene in Glasgow at the time! This is their homage to him (or not!!). Other local Punk heroes 'The Jolt' also paid homage to this DJ by writing a track called 'Mr Radio Man' which featured on their album!

Then in 1978 they signed to 'Charly' Records and released one more single in January 1978. Then in May of the same year, 'Robert Kirk' quit the band and was replaced by 'Gavin Peterson'. Gavin only stayed in the band until August of '78 and was then replaced by 'Paul Armour' previously of the 'Cuban Heels' but the cracks were showing and they decided to call it a day in 1980.

When the band was in existence they played with such acts as 'Trapeez' ,'The Lurkers', 'The Vibrators', 'The Boomtown Rats', 'Johnny and the Self Abusers (who went onto to be the Simple Minds) along with some local bands like 'Matt vinyl and the Decorators' , 'The Jolt', 'The Motels and 'The Trendies.

Out of the Ashes a new band was formed called "Friction" who released a single called 'World in Crisis' with a catalogue number of BO 3 back on their own 'Boring' label.

This is the last we heard of them,  until now.....

 

Graham Scott Takes Up The Story

   Graham Scott Takes Up The Story

 

Thanks goes out to 'Dougie Burns' of 'The Exile' for some of the above information.
3rd April 2005

 

Above is an original gig flyer from 4th August 1977

 

Press Page

    Press Page

 

The Third Single as "Friction"

 

   

World In Crisis / Hold On You / Mystery

Catalogue Number - BO 3

Label - Boring Records

Year Of Release - 1980

Quantity Pressed - 1500

Above is an original press release for the bands debut single.

 

Stan Workman Guitar Frank Douglas  Bass Graham Scott Guitar & Vocals Dougie Burns Drums
Above is an original press photo for the bands debut single.
 
The above article appeared in the Glasgow fanzine "Plain Sailing" #7.

 

 
The above gig review for the "Concert Hall" in Troon from February 1979 appeared in the Glasgow fanzine "Plain Sailing" #7.
 

 

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