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)

Whiskey In The Jar – The Eric Bell Story

Posted in Music with tags , on July 3, 2014 by Fanning Sessions
L-R Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Eric Bell.

L-R Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Eric Bell.

Marking 40 years since his departure from Irelands greatest known rock band Thin Lizzy, founding member Eric Bell speaks candidly to Danny Carroll about his life.

This RTE Radio 1 documentary was produced by Danny Carroll and won a Silver Award at the New York Radio Festival recently.

Whiskey In The Jar – The Eric Bell Story

The Coletranes

Posted in Music with tags , , on July 1, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

coletranes

From Dublin, The Coletranes were Brendan Tallon (guitar/vocals), Brendan Berry (guitar/vocals), Ian O’Donoghue (bass) and Shane Rafferty (drums). Previously operating as Crocodile Tears they recorded a Fanning Session in 1987. We havent yet established what the nature of these particular tracks is. Three members went on to form Revelino.

In Everything I See (1989)

Another Sunday (1989)

The Frames – Another Love Song (Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags , , on June 29, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Ahead of their upcoming Whelan’s gig this Monday here’s a demo recording of ‘Another Love Song’ by The Frames. At a guess this dates from 1990.

Another Love Song (Demo)

Bobby Womack (1944 – 2014)

Posted in Fanning, interview, Music, radio with tags , on June 28, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

Bobby-Womack

Sad news, Bobby Womack has left us. Dave Fanning interviewed him a year ago and played this short excerpt on his show today.

Bobby Womack (excerpt 2013 Dave Fanning interview)

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