By Nicholas Jennings on Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Category: Reviews

Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul

It’s been a long time since Scotland’s Simple Minds rivaled Ireland’s U2 as the kings of Celtic rock. You’d have to go all the way back to 1985, when the inclusion of “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” in the movie The Breakfast Club pushed Simple Minds into the stratosphere. But don’t feel sorry for singer Jim Kerr, who owns homes in Nice and London and a luxury hotel in Sicily. His band’s latest is a return to form, featuring radio-friendly rockers like “Rockets” and “Kiss and Fly” that should keep the coffers filled.

July 2009