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U2 and the Irish Uprising of the Eightees

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[quote name='Thud' timestamp='1471602259' post='3114338']
Stiff Little Fingers. Still going strong.
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Stiff Fingers are British. It doesn't bother me too much because they come from the same island and there is a great deal of cross border collaboration in music circles but please bear in mind the original post -

[indent=1]"The success of this band (U2) along with the Boomtown Rats, Horslips, Christy Moore with the Moving Hearts and many others stirred the youth of a largely catholic and somewhat repressed Republic of Ireland to make their own way to the world music stage."[/indent]

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[quote name='Coilte' timestamp='1471535419' post='3113801']
...does anyone remember "Ozone" ?
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If you have any of Ozone's recordings hang on to them 'till you get them valued. Vary rare, I believe

BTW, you're putting up some rare stuff my friend. Urge sounds like a good band. Seen 'em live then?

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Coilte's link to Urge led me to this -

https://rockroots.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/peggys-leg-william-tell-overture/

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[quote name='lojo' timestamp='1471614088' post='3114472']
Clannad where outstanding during the 80s
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I saw them at my boarding school twice. They performed for us when they were a purely acoustic band in 1976 and '77. A school mate had done one of the promotional posters in black ink and celtic scrolls for the notice board and it caught Enya's eye as she walked past. I remember the delight she took in it. She asked if she could keep it. How could he refuse?

About ten years later, I was delighted to find that they had made the big time with their performance of the theme to TV's Robin of Sherwood series and I was as blown away by their awesome yet simple sound using cutting edge contemporary instruments as when I heard them first. Enya went on to make a respectable solo career with many album and single releases.

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[quote name='rushbo' timestamp='1471600700' post='3114316']
Any love for Something Happens? "Stuck Together With God's Glue" is a superb album.
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Yes there is!!!!!!! Lots of love. How could I possibly forget so much of my youth. Amazing album. Thank you. Keep em coming.

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The Indie-Discotastic sounds of Something Happens' finest moment...

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PBzmpT0yQE"]https://www.youtube....h?v=6PBzmpT0yQE[/url]

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[quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1471611180' post='3114445']
If you have any of Ozone's recordings hang on to them 'till you get them valued. Vary rare, I believe

BTW, you're putting up some rare stuff my friend. Urge sounds like a good band. Seen 'em live then?
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Ozone just brought out (AFAIK) just one LP which (again AFAIK) has been released on CD. I have the original LP. Sentimental value, so I doubt if I'll be selling it. ;)

I have seen all these bands live at one time or another.

Here is another that springs to mind. Not the eighties though...more like late 60's.


[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKECKDPu1A"]https://www.youtube....h?v=yrKECKDPu1A[/url]

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Another Irish musical treasure (though mainly only appreciated in jazz circles) is Louis Stewart. He has fronted many bands down the years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7afinOWjnNg

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[quote name='tauzero' timestamp='1471619118' post='3114540']
Cranberries? From Limerick and formed in 1989 so match the criteria.
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Good one. Unforgettable vocalist.

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[quote name='rushbo' timestamp='1471600700' post='3114316']
Any love for Something Happens? "Stuck Together With God's Glue" is a superb album.
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I'd not heard of this band until you mentioned them. Thanks, I've got some clips down and they rock, as they say.

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[quote name='Coilte' timestamp='1471620426' post='3114566']
[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKECKDPu1A"]https://www.youtube....h?v=yrKECKDPu1A[/url]
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Granny's Intentions! Wow thanks Coilte. I used to hear a lot about them but never sat and listened. Born in '62 as I was, that's the sort of sound that was subconsciously absorbed by my very young brain. It resonates nicely now.

I was lucky to live in a pub for a few years where my parents booked musicians to perform ballads in the bar every Sunday night. Not quite as Blue describes a bar gig but an education for me none the less. I remember a fair few of the showband names too like Big Tom, Philomena Begley, Tom McEvoy, Gina, Dale Haze and The Champions and lots more. In my early working life I'd go to the basement of the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin for some blues with Red Peters or similar. Great times.

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[quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1471698929' post='3115169']
Granny's Intentions! Wow thanks Coilte. I used to hear a lot about them but never sat and listened. Born in '62 as I was, that's the sort of sound that was subconsciously absorbed by my very young brain. It resonates nicely now.

I was lucky to live in a pub for a few years where my parents booked musicians to perform ballads in the bar every Sunday night. Not quite as Blue describes a bar gig but an education for me none the less. I remember a fair few of the showband names too like Big Tom, Philomena Begley, Tom McEvoy, Gina, Dale Haze and The Champions and lots more. In my early working life I'd go to the basement of the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin for some blues with Red Peters or similar. Great times.
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I am a bit older than you (1954). I was a big Red Peters fan. I used to regularly go to see him in the "Meeting Place" on Dorset St. His band(s) were always changing musicians. Most were great. Red, unfortunately, is no longer with us. Another blues band from around that time (and still going strong AFAIK) is "The Business". Yet another rock band was "Alan Dee and the Watchtower".

Some more links for ya..!! ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKopxMhIn-g


[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDSw2Sga2ok"]https://www.youtube....h?v=YDSw2Sga2ok[/url]


[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6J010a6LAI"]https://www.youtube....h?v=s6J010a6LAI[/url]

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[quote name='Coilte' timestamp='1471620821' post='3114569']
Another Irish musical treasure (though mainly only appreciated in jazz circles) is Louis Stewart. He has fronted many bands down the years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7afinOWjnNg
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Sorry to say Louis passed away today R.I.P.

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[quote name='leroydiamond' timestamp='1471714558' post='3115293']
Sorry to say Louis passed away today R.I.P.
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I had no idea of this. I knew he was unwell. Very sad.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Some great Irish bands mentioned here but what about Lizzy?

Waiting for an Alibi
http://youtu.be/C8tu8pN8p50

Still a huge fan of Horslips so any excuse to post this gem.

Dearg Doom on the Whistle a Test
http://youtu.be/y5G8AJf4Xzw

And how come no one has mentioned this fella yet?

Rory Gallagher
http://youtu.be/oKhPCjQZONk
http://youtu.be/go9J9REtfdA
http://youtu.be/0iF13OT5xv8

And to bring the mood down a bit, I love Mary Black's voice...
http://youtu.be/XvABIMOkaGQ
http://youtu.be/-3nLjGQpUOU
(and Eleanor McEvoy's not too shabby in the vocal dept either!)

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[quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1471503109' post='3113432']


The success of this band along with the Boomtown Rats, Horslips, Christy Moore with the Moving Hearts and many others stirred the youth of a largely catholic and somewhat repressed Republic of Ireland to make their own way to the world music stage. We all know the hits, let's see some of the less well "promoted" songs, good, bad or indifferent -
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Joseph O'Connor puts it brilliantly in this essay: [url="http://www.josephoconnorauthor.com/erm-banana-republic-reflections-on-a-suburban-irish-childhood.html"]http://www.josephoconnorauthor.com/erm-banana-republic-reflections-on-a-suburban-irish-childhood.html[/url]

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[quote name='Coilte' timestamp='1471702410' post='3115197']
the "Meeting Place" on Dorset St.
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Just up from Bolton Street Tech where I studied Aero Engineering. What a pub man! It was waaaaay too convenient to drop in for a pint and a "chaser" on my way home from tech. They had some mix tapes behind the bar of bands they'd hosted. I never heard the same tune twice nor did I hear a single tune that didn't hook me in some way.

Again, Good linkage, Red Peters and Skid Row I know of but The Business is new to me so I'll catch up on that in a bit.

Many thanks.

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[quote name='leroydiamond' timestamp='1471714558' post='3115293']
Sorry to say Louis passed away today R.I.P.
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That news has not hit Wikipedia yet but I'll raise a glass to him for his work anyway.

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[quote name='TrevorR' timestamp='1471722214' post='3115379']
Some great Irish bands mentioned here but what about Lizzy?

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And how come no one has mentioned this fella yet?
Rory Gallagher

And to bring the mood down a bit, I love Mary Black's voice...
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When I started this thread I had no idea how well it would go. My perspective was from the late seventies and eighties only because by then I had done puberty and was aware of music in a more carnal sense than I was as a child.

Thank you for bringing the seventies into focus more sharply. Thin Lizzy did the big chart break through with Whiskey in the Jar in the early seventies. It caused a stir amongst the Christian Brothers in the primary school I was at by getting on Top of the Pops. Anyone who knows the strict Roman Catholic establishment will understand that that was an achievement all by itself. By putting U2 in the title of the OP I have overlooked that they weren't the first to bring celtic fusion to the world stage.

Rory Gallagher is made of rock. End of.

Mary Black is the only one of these that I saw in the flesh as it were. She is a class act.

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Let's not forget Sinead O' Connor too.
Gone a bit off the rails but what a voice!

I remember playing in a support band for her and her wonderfully-named Ton Ton Macoute band in the Underground in Dublin.
That's now a 'gentleman's club', my band of the time rather rapidly disappeared up it's own backside, but Sinead's still surviving.

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[quote name='TrevorR' timestamp='1471722214' post='3115379']
Some great Irish bands mentioned here but what about Lizzy?




And how come no one has mentioned this fella yet?

Rory Gallagher
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I assumed we were talking about lesser known (but still amazing..) Irish bands. No doubt Gallagher and Lynott are up there with the best.

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[quote name='OddBass65' timestamp='1471772333' post='3115671']
Let's not forget Sinead O' Connor too.
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Wow Sinead. Didn't she become a priest at one point or was that an urban legend?

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