The Mary Janes (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on September 12, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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From Dublin, The Mary Janes were Mic Christopher (vocals, guitars), Simon Good (guitars), Karl Odlum (bass) and Steven Hogan (drums). Mic Christopher tragically passed away on 29th November 2001.

Instigator

Taken In

Friends

Trilogy

The Brilliant Trees (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on September 5, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

brilliant trees

From Finglas in Dublin, The Brilliant Trees were Alan Hoey (vocals, guitar), Tony Barrett (guitar), Sid Barrett (bass) and Dave Farrell (drums). We had previously featured one track from this Fanning session albeit a very lo-fi recording. We are no longer certain however from which year the session dates. There was a further track ‘Slavedriver’ on this particular cassette which may or may not be part of the session..

If I Die

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The Drays

Posted in Music with tags , , , on September 4, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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There we were, minding our own business, checking out how Aidan Gillen was faring, filling in for Tom Dunne on Newstalk. Aidan played a great track ‘Can’t Seem to Make You Mine‘ by Alex Chilton which he explained, he first heard in a cover version by The Stars Of Heaven. He then casually announced that the frontman of said Stars Of Heaven, Stephen Ryan had a new band The Drays. Now I know Stephen was recently active with The Dinah Brand but this new track to these ears at least seems to take up where The Stars Of Heaven left off. Check it out for yourselves..

According to Gillen (who was great by the way), The Drays are working on an album titled ‘Look Away Down Collins Avenue’ which is “still some way off”. We very much look forward to hearing it and fingers crossed, maybe even seeing the band perform live..

the-drays

The Drays are: Stephen Ryan (guitar/vocals), Conor Brady (guitar/bass/shakers/tambourine), Paul Byrne (drums), Eileen Gogan (vocals).

Update: Now available on iTunes.

Candy Apple Red – Snakeskin

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio with tags , , on August 22, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Candy Apple Red were a Dublin 4 piece featuring Dave Dorgan (vocals), Gerry Fahy (guitar), Eamonn Elliott (drums) and Damien Byrne (bass). This track reminds the writer of The Stars Of Heaven and so jumped straight to the top of the pile. If anyone has a band photograph please get in touch. The artwork is the inlay for the tape containing this track. If you click on it you should land on our facebook page where you will find many more Fanning tapes. Your mission should you chose to accept it is to peruse same and tell us what bands/tracks should feature next.

Snakeskin (1993?)

Bobby Pulls A Wilson (1997)

Posted in Music with tags , , on August 16, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Mark Austin of The Minutes recently tipped us off to a “rockin 3 piece” called Bobby Pulls A Wilson. We were intrigued but had nothing in the archive. Thanks however to the efforts of Colin J Morris who dug out and digitized the cassette we now have a copy of their 1997 EP. Thank you especially to Paul Callan for allowing us share this recording.

From Dublin, Bobby Pulls A Wilson were Paul Callan (guitar & vocals), Bill Watterson (bass & vocals) and Patrick Van Hofwegen (drums). All songs were written by Paul Callan. The EP was released in 1997 on Squashed Mice Records. The EP came with an unusual inlay card – a piece of sandpaper!

BPAW Cassette In Box

For The Love Of Cork (1997)

Ride (1997)

To Sleep (1997)

Then There’s This (1997)

That Petrol Emotion – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

Posted in interview, radio with tags , , on August 15, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

That Petrol Emotion

If pushed to chose our Desert Island Discs ‘Manic Pop Thrill’ by That Petrol Emotion would be on the list. We are excited to hear that 4/5 of that band are about to release a new record. As an excuse to plug the efforts of The Everlasting Yeah to fund ‘Anima Rising‘ here’s an archive interview with one Mickey Bradley from 1986. Mickey’s very first radio show ‘Mickey’s Monkey‘ featured an interview with the band in the very first episode. This particular interview with Ciaran and Raymond was broadcast on the Radio Ulster show ‘The Bottom Line’.

Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

Tears Of Lost Children (1989 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on July 13, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

This Fanning session was recorded on 9th October 1989. That is the sum total of our knowledge at this time.. the usually reliable irishrock.org has no listing.

Speak To Me (1989)

Nine Blind Years (1989)

Tripwire (1989)

Secrets (1989)

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