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Worst Irish Band Ever: THE POLL

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Idris2002, Mar 20, 2017.

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Which Irish Band was the Worst Ever?

  1. U2

    50.0%
  2. The Boomtown Rats

    52.4%
  3. Power of Dreams

    7.1%
  4. The Wolfe Tones

    2.4%
  5. Cry Before Dawn

    7.1%
  6. BellX1

    7.1%
  7. JJ72

    9.5%
  8. A.N. Other - Specify in Thread

    21.4%
  9. Cactus World News

    7.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

    So, who were the worst Irish band of all time?

    U2 are an obvious choice, but the Boomtown Rats might shade it, if for no obvious reason than that their music was derivative pub rock turned cod reggae.

    Then there's D4 brats Power of Dreams, and awful celtic rockers Cry Before Dawn (who never ever get played on the radio anymore that I know of, which tells you all you need to know. Same goes for "let's rip off the first three U2 albums" rockers Cactus World News, and utterly forgettable by-the-numbers indie types JJ72 and BellX1.

    Over to you, urban.
     
  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

    The Commitments were pretty awful too, but surely there can only ever be one winner here
     
  3. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    My ex boyfriend fronts up the worst Irish band ever but you've rightfully never heard of them. If I get drunk i'll have to post a youtube link to prove the worstness. He's the singer and is tone deaf but does not know it, thinks it's character.
     
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  4. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    Boomtown Rats edge it for me. Fucking awful.

    Is this the worst Irish rapper ? (Or is it the best ? I'm a bit out of touch).

     
  5. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty Wh♂️

    Why no Jedward? Or are we acknowledging a level of talent here?
     
  6. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

    was never a huge fan of the Nolan Sisters
     
  7. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    No B*witched or The Corrs?
     
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  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I've only heard of U2, Boomtown Rats and Wolfetones.
    You missed out B*Witched, Westlife, Boyzone, Jedward, The Saw Doctors, Hothouse Flowers, The Cranberries, The Frank & Walters, The Divine Comedy, The Corrs, D:Ream, The Republic Of Loose, Agnelli & Nelson and The Rubberbandits.
    Fuckin' ell, Irish popular music is like the opposite of Jamaican music - how can such a small island produce all of that?
     
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  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Ash
     
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  10. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    although I still rate 'girl from mars'
     
  11. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    All them shit "rebel" bands wanking over the 'ra.



    *am I doing this right?
     
  12. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    For a 'proper' band, The Divine Comedy are pretty horrible. National Express is a particularly irritating smugfest.
     
  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    the only good thing he did was the Father Ted theme
     
  14. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Sultans of Ping.

    Where's me jumper?

    Feck off.

    And take The Frank & Walters with you.
     
  15. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I believe Hannon also wrote the music to the video version of My Lovely Horse.

    B*Witched get a pass because I like "C'est la Vie".
     
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  16. gosub

    gosub ~#

    yep. I was going to nominate Enniskillen Pipe Band
     
  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Only 3 votes for Bongo and friends. Thought it would be an instant landslide
     
  18. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    For the younger viewers who might not be familiar with Bob in his early years singing about a 4th form girl!
     
  19. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Clannad
     
  20. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Hey Ho Let Us Intend to Depart!

    Horslips.
     
  21. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Sinnead O'Connor.

    She's got a shaved head. She cries in a video. That's about it.
     
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  22. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    The Undertones.

    Their one song turned a national treasure into a paedo or something.
     
  23. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    U2 should be excluded as they're now Dutch.
     
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  24. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    *
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  25. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    That's what I was going to say.
     
  26. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    cranberries. van morrison (post Them)
     
  27. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    ooohhh - sooooo edgy.
     
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  28. albionism

    albionism A successful virus clinging to a speck of mud.

    Hothouse Flowers.
     
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  29. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    any of the Irish boybands, but they are not actual 'bands' is it.
     
  30. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    they werent 'awful'
     

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