Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by hipipol, Mar 14, 2017.
Didn't one of them used to be in the Irish Navy?
No, he joined the army so he could be a general like his mother before him.
You're thinking of Ronnie and the boys:
Yes, I'd agree with that.
Though you could tell he was great even back then; apparently, when asked what it was like to be the best guitarist in the world, Jimi Hendrix said "you'll have to ask Rory Gallagher".
I played a gig the other night, wearing an RG t shirt and a bloke came up to me after and reckoned that, on one UK and Ireland tour, he'd gone to every date, and stood at the front. He said that, on the last night, Rory's brother came to fetch him backstage afterwards, where he had a drink with the great man. He got a bit emotional recounting the story.
Surprised we've not had Van yet, tbh:
Original name, 'the Cranberry Saw Us'.
I had this on tape years and years ago, still as good as I remember:
Does anyone else remember Light a Big Fire?
And let's not forget either the Radiators from Space:
You never hear this one on the radio at home:
Sadly, I think that's for the obvious reason.
The Tain by Horslips is a great album.
Neil Hannon has (with one exception) always ploughed his own furrow.
Though it is an acquired taste:
Skid Row - not to be confused with the LA Hair Metal also-rans of the 80s. Gary Moore's first band, from about 1970, and led by Brush Shiels:
Get your hippy-folky vibe on with Dr. Strangely Strange:
The Virgin Prunes - another band that U2 could have been.
Not many people know this, but U2 started as a tribute to the Joshua Trio:
Oh. My. God.
If sort of is allowed then Stump can go in there as well
Them - Gloria
The Wheels - Road Block
This might be my favourite Irish song ever.
And let's not forget the bold Daniel O'D.
(this one is actually surprisingly good)
Time we had some jazz on this thread:
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