First Carter USM Show In Ten Years Rocks Glasgow

Covers of Pet Shop Boys and Inspiral Carpets feature in 2 hour set

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Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (Carter USM) played their first gig for a decade at Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday (October 20).

The indie band formed in 1987 by singer Jim “Jim Bob” Morrison and guitarist Les “Fruitbat” Carter split up in 1998, after releasing seven albums.

The pair briefly reunited under the name Who’s The Daddy Now? for some shows in 2001 and 2002, where Jim Bob and Fruitbat played a set each with their respective new bands before reuniting at the end of the night to perform some Carter USM songs – before disappearing to work on their own musical projects again.

The sold-out show in Glasgow this weekend saw the band play for nearly two hours, and even included covers of the Pet Shop Boys‘ ‘Rent’ and Inspiral Carpets‘ ‘This Is How It Feels’.

The reunited Carter USM are due to play just one more show this year, at London’s Brixton Academy on November 2.

More details are available from the band’s official website here:

The band played:

Surfin’ USM
Second To last
Good Grief Charlie Brown
Midnight On The Murder Mile
Say It With Flowers
Do Re Me
Re-Educating Rita
Sealed With A Glasgow Kiss
Anytime Anyplace Anywhere
Only Living Boy In New Cross
After The Watershed
Prince In A Paupers Grave
Lenny And Terence
Glam Rock Cops
Lean On Me
Bloodsport For All
The Music Nobody Likes
The Impossible Dream


Is Wrestling Fixed?
A Sheltered Life
This Is How It Feels
Sheriff Fatman
GI Blues


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