Gordon was born on a farm, worked on a farm, and at heart is a farmer still. This explains his inordinate love for Ferguson tractors one of which he owns. Along with two of his many children this magnificent machine can be seen proudly displayed on the front cover of his solo album Full Circle.
The rural theme runs through many of the songs which Gordon has written and a brief perusal of the discography will show he is the chief song writer of the band.The credit (Menzies) refers to Gordon.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Gordon is the storyteller of the group. Many of his tales feature the infamous Jimmy the scaffie who resides in Milnathort, close to where Gordon lives.