Soundman Confidential

Richard Jobson ~ The Skids and The Armoury Show

February 09, 2021 Richard Jobson Season 1 Episode 12
Soundman Confidential
Richard Jobson ~ The Skids and The Armoury Show
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Soundman Confidential
Richard Jobson ~ The Skids and The Armoury Show
Feb 09, 2021 Season 1 Episode 12
Richard Jobson

Richard Jobson was a teenager when he fronted The Skids, one of the most influential punk bands to come out of the UK scene in the 1970's. With Stuart Adamson on guitar, (later of Big Country fame), The Skids produced memorable punk anthems like Into the Valley, The Saints Are Coming, and Working For The Yankee Dollar. The Skids albums Scared to Dance and the brilliant Days in Europa stood out as lyrical and musical beacons of the punk/post-punk era. Post Skids, Jobson fronted The Armoury Show, named after the famous 1913 art show in New York that introduced America to the European avant-garde. The Armoury Show featured John McGeogh on guitar, perhaps the most creative guitarist to come out of the punk/post-punk scene, having played in Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the influential, Magazine.  Richard Jobson is a writer, television host, filmmaker and actor. He can be seen playing the father of Alan McGee of Creation Records fame in the upcoming biopic, Creation Stories, about McGee's life. The film is set for release in the UK in March 2021, and is written by Irvine Welsh of Trainspotting fame, and Dean Cavanagh, starring Ewen Bremner as Alan McGee.



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Richard Jobson was a teenager when he fronted The Skids, one of the most influential punk bands to come out of the UK scene in the 1970's. With Stuart Adamson on guitar, (later of Big Country fame), The Skids produced memorable punk anthems like Into the Valley, The Saints Are Coming, and Working For The Yankee Dollar. The Skids albums Scared to Dance and the brilliant Days in Europa stood out as lyrical and musical beacons of the punk/post-punk era. Post Skids, Jobson fronted The Armoury Show, named after the famous 1913 art show in New York that introduced America to the European avant-garde. The Armoury Show featured John McGeogh on guitar, perhaps the most creative guitarist to come out of the punk/post-punk scene, having played in Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the influential, Magazine.  Richard Jobson is a writer, television host, filmmaker and actor. He can be seen playing the father of Alan McGee of Creation Records fame in the upcoming biopic, Creation Stories, about McGee's life. The film is set for release in the UK in March 2021, and is written by Irvine Welsh of Trainspotting fame, and Dean Cavanagh, starring Ewen Bremner as Alan McGee.