There are three essential elements that the perfect Hogmanay band should possess:
Songs you can dance to + Songs you can sing along to + Songs that are upbeat
It’s a simple equation and the drunks won’t settle for anything less. December 31 is no night for quiet, considered introspection. So in the spirit of the nation’s current obsession for judging entertainment, we’ve decided to mark Scotland’s al fresco Hogmanay 2008 acts with a mark out of 3 for each attribute using the scientific equation above.
Perfect = 9
b The Waverley Stage, £10 + postage (tickets)
Glasvegas: 1 + 2 + 1 = 4
The Complete Stone Roses: 2 + 3 + 2 = 7
Attic Lights: 1 + 1 + 3 = 5
Broken Records: 3 + 1 + 2 = 6
Now this is where you, comfortably seated reader of The Pop Cop, get to be judge and jury as the George Square organisers have set up an online vote to decide who plays. We suggest you download all four songs below, choose your favourite band and vote here before Thursday, December 18 at 5pm.