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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