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)

The Elite (1989 Session)

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

The Elite recorded this Fanning session on 25th September 1989. According to irishrock.org the frontman is Derek Dempsey. Further details of the band personnel and a picture would be gratefully appreciated.. Now might also be a good time to mention the Irish Metal Archive.

1. Never Surrender (1989)

2. All I Ever Wanted (1989)

3. Bad Attitude (1989)

4. Rock’n’Roll Woman (1989)

Here’s a video recording of the band performing ‘Bad Attitude’.

The Skips (1988 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on July 9, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

skipsToday we have 2 tracks from the Ian Wilson produced 1988 Fanning Session by The Skips. The Skips were Amanda Claxton (vocals), Derrick Dalton (guitar), Pete Corrigan (bass) and Darren Nolan (drums). Derrick Dalton sadly passed away in 2008.

What Do You Mean (1988)

You’re In Love (1988)

Giant (1989 Session)

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

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From Dublin, Giant were Niamh McDonald (vocals), Susan Kavanagh (vocals), Ken Haughton (guitar), Joe McDonnell (bass) and Ronan Buckley (drums). Thanks to irishrock.org for the pic, check out that site for more band details. This Fanning session was recorded in autumn 1989.

Promised Land (1989)

Crocodile Tears (1989)

Big Mouth (1989)

The Devil (1989)

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