Archive for 1986

Big Country – Dave Fanning Interview (1986)

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

One good interview begets another. Recorded during the same tour as the recently posted Mickey Bradley interview, here are Stuart and Ian from Big Country on RTE Radio2 with the venerable Dave Fanning on November 26th 1986. Thank you to the kind reader who dug this out.

Big Country

Big Country – Dave Fanning Interview (26.11.1986)

Stuart Adamson – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

In 1986 Big Country toured Ireland stopping off in Derry’s Templemore Sports Complex on the way. Stuart Adamson took time out from the sound check on December 2nd 1986 to speak to Mickey Bradley for his Radio Foyle show Mickey’s Monkey. Stuart Adamson sadly passed away in 2001.

Big Country

Stuart Adamson – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

Burning Embers (1986 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on June 23, 2014 by Fanning Sessions
Image via IrishRock.org

Image via IrishRock.org

I’ve been trawling the archive for something vaguely related to Sir Henry’s in Cork, the subject of an upcoming exhibtion at UCC Library hence today’s post. Burning Embers were Sean O’Neill (vocals), John Poland (guitars), Niall Macken (keyboards), Mel Poland (bass), Gordon Ashe (drums). They recorded this session for Dave Fanning on November 17th 1986.

Champagne & Toffee (1986)

Waiting (1986)

The Blood Game (1986)

At Gunpoint (1986 Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags , , on April 7, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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From Dublin, At Gunpoint were Karl Walsh (vocals), Didi Cassidy (lead guitar), Woppy McGrath (rhythm guitar), Sam Cregan (bass) and Alan Shaughnessy (drums). At Gunpoint recorded a Fanning session in 1987 but this track is from their 1986 demo. Photo courtesy irishrock.org.

All Go Away (1986 Demo)

The Fountainhead – All Is Red

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags , , , on February 12, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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From Dublin, one lineup of The Fountainhead according to irishrock.org was Pat O’Donnell (guitar), Steve Belton (guitar), Phil Rennicks (keyboards), Willie Demange (bass/synth) and Peter McKinney (drums). Essentially though the band was a duo around based around Pat O’Donnell and Steve Belton who appear in any publicity photos I’ve seen. This particular track is not listed in the band discography and could be a demo, hopefully a reader can help fill in the blanks.

All Is Red (1986?)

The Pleasure Cell (1986 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on January 10, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

From Dublin, The Pleasure Cell were Noel Green (guitar & vocals), Dermot Reid (bass), Williard (drums) and Barry H (guitar). They recorded a Fanning session on 5th May 1986 featuring 3 tracks; ‘Keeping The Secret’, ‘Nuclear Device’ and ‘Father Dear’. The tape we have lists a different name, ‘Uniformed Man’ for the third track. If anyone has further details please let us know. Check out this 1987 video of ‘She’s Just A Girl’ for RTE’s ‘Visual Eyes‘.

‘Keeping The Secret’ (1986)

‘Nuclear Device’ (1986)

‘Uniformed Man’ (1986)

The Furious Colour (Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music with tags on January 8, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

The Furious Colour recorded a Fanning session on 30th June 1986 featuring 3 tracks, ‘Torn Apart’, ‘Carrion’ and ‘Closer’, the last of which is particularly strong and can be found here. This track is from a demo recorded by the Cork(?) band which featured Kieran Kennedy, Dave Horner, Shay Fitzgerald and Gerry O Connor. I’m guessing Dave played this in 1986 but some further detective work may be required. I will of course update with your feedback and photos..

In Vain’ (Demo)

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