Hidden Gems : Skids – A Woman In Winter

Continuing this very popular viewed series of Hidden Gems (tracks which should have been hits). I’ll present you a track via YouTube, Daily Motion, Soundcloud or another site. These posts are for the music only.

After my ;ast post I hunted down my Skids records and found this singe ‘A Woman In Winter‘ and still couldn’t believe this got anywhere of note in the charts. This was taken from the classic ‘Absolute Game‘ album. In-fact ‘Goodbye Civilian’ also should have done better. Their demise came not long after releasing this album. They did issue two more singles ‘Iona‘ and ‘Fields‘ both of which flew below the radar. Then Richard Jobson went on to form The Armoury Show and Stuart Adamson started Big Country. Most people remember the early punk material but they were more than that really. You’ll see I’ve also added the demo version, it’s great comparing them both.

So should this have been a hit or a miss?

Record Version:Demo Version:

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Music fan (Worked in music 79-92, gigs, collector, Indie DJ) Football (LCFC Season ticket), Travel, Read, Swim, Cycle & Internet.
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5 Responses to Hidden Gems : Skids – A Woman In Winter

  1. andy knapp says:

    Hi Stevo –

    Good choice! Have a listen to Let Him Have It – by The Bureau – one of the great lost bands, they featured a young Mick Talbot on keys!

  2. g says:

    Stevo, this is it, the first kind of anthem song when you think of it. Imagine being in a festival i the heyday of this band. That song would have been legend….

  3. James says:

    My older sister had this on a 45″ – it was in a comic book sleeve – the comic was pages long and excellent! Ended up with Jobson and The Skids aquiring a large Scottish estate and wearing plus-fours. I remember it being on the B-side of Working for the Yankee Dollar, which wasn’t half as good. It may still be hiding out at our mother’s house.

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