The Craig Ferguson/Peter Capaldi 80's punk band connection


Who knew (or remembers) that the current host of The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson, and the newest Traveling Time Lord (Peter Capaldi) go way back. As the story goes, Ferguson began as a drummer in a rock band called Exposure. He then joined a punk band called The Bastards from Hell, which was later renamed Dreamboys, which was fronted by guitar player and lead vocalist Peter Capaldi. They performed regularly in the early 80’s in Glasgow at such places as The Hellfire Club, where they record a live 3-song 7″ vinyl recording in October of 1980. Also in the band was Temple Clark on bass guitar, who is now a highly successful feature film storyboard artist that has worked on such films as The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, and two films in the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
 
The Dreamboys with Peter Capaldi and Craig Ferguson

Not much is known about the former Bastards of Hell, other than what Capaldi discussed on The Late Late Show a few years ago. The ensuing discussion of their early days exploits in Glasgow are priceless.
 

 
In 1980, the Dreamboys recorded their ‘hit’, Bela Lugosi’s Birthday.