Continuing our series of BPFO (BP Fallon Orchestra) shows, here’s one from 1987 featuring a certain Iggy Pop.
Archive for 1987
This 1987 Fanning session by Real Wild West is their second and was recorded on 4th May 1987. Real Wild West were from Dublin and featured Charlie Rafferty (bass & vocals), Paul Murtagh (guitar), Robbie Warren (drums) and Ian Smith (trumpet). Photo via this YouTube video of ‘The Sixties’.
Chappaquiddick Bridge / Hello Joe / Captain Of Your Ship / Burn, Burn, Burn (1987)
Dublin band The Garden Hasn’t Changed Much recorded this Fanning session in October 1987. At that time the band were; Mark Bourke (vocals), Mark Loughran (guitar), Colin Murray (bass) and Neil Byrden (drums). Check them out on facebook and on YouTube.
Standing In The Light (1987)
I Can Dream In Colour (1987)
Bam Bam & The Calling are a 4 piece from Derry featuring the talents of Paul PJ McCartney (guitar, vocals), Tom Doherty (drums), John McCloskey (guitar) and Joe Brown (bass). They recorded this Fanning session on Jan 19th 1987. The band is still known to perform every couple of years and Joe Brown is currently active with veritable Derry supergroup The Gatefolds. To these ears at least the never before heard ‘Road Of The Lonely’ is a lost classic. Enjoy.
Road Of The Lonely (1987)
Only Sing (1987)
Scraping Off The Shine (1987)
Secret Meeting (1987)
Bam Bam & The Calling will play ‘A Night For Sean’ on Friday 20th September 2013 upstairs in The Gweedore Bar, Derry..
In early July the Semple family lost a dear loved one and a true gentleman, Sean and a lot of folk in Derry and further afield lost a great friend. . We’re honoured to be asked to play at this night in his memory. .Please come along and share it with us.
Crocodile Tears were from Ballinteer in Dublin and featured Brendan Tallon (guitar/vocals), Brendan Berry (guitar/vocals), Barry Woodley (bass) and Shane Rafferty (drums). They recorded this RTE Fanning Session on 9th November 1987. Thanks to IrishRock.org for the biographical details. If anyone has a band picture please drop us a note. The band changed bass player in 1988 and became The Coletranes.
Goodbye Susie-Ann (1987)
Tuesday Morning (1987)
Susie Sweetness (1987)
The Candyshop were Stephen Robinson (vocals), Dave Dorgan (guitar), Declan Mulligan (bass) and Sean Ryan (drums). They featured previously in the form of a live rehearsal tape but today we have their 1987 Fanning session recorded on the 12th October of that year. Band picture anyone?
Railway Station (1987)
This Town (1987)
Things Have Changed (1987)
Jesus Station (1987)
Cork’s Burning Embers have featured before but the above newspaper clipping of Dave Fanning’s Radio Rock Selection in The Sunday World (26th June 1987) prompted a root around. This single from 1987 was released on Nouveau Wax and features Sean O’Neill (vocals), Christine Utzeri (vocals), John Poland (guitars), Mel Poland (bass), Gordon Ashe (drums) and guest pianist Niall Macken.
Now That You’re Gone (1987)
This band came up recently on the Tom Dunne show where The Strypes performed on the Christmas special. Tom mentioned that there was a parental link to The Fireflys so some research was in order, Cavan is decidedly underrepresented on this site so this was as opportunity to rectify that.
According to the Irish Rock Discography, The Fireflys were John Walsh, Barry Walsh, Niall Walsh and Paul Cox (drums). Niall Walsh is indeed manager of The Strypes and father of drummer Evan.
The first clip is a track which is very familiar but which I havent yet placed is a performance of ‘Love Train’ on RTE’s Action Station Saturday.
The second is an RTE Late Late Show performance.
Further details and clarifications are as usual most welcome.