Daily Noise: The Skids – The Olympian (35 Years – Days in Europa)

Richard (SKIDS vocalist) posted this today:

Days in Europa was released in October 1979, so not quite 35 really; but a convenient reason to play an iconic Scottish band today. Guitarist Stuart Adamson left shortly after this album to form BIG COUNTRY.

Now we’ve met the hostility
Now we’ve met the gratitude
Carried the banners and the flank
They lay together while we sank

This is the classic artwork, Virgin forced a change soon after release — reissues in recent years have restored the original design.