Archive for 80s

The Fountainhead – All Is Red

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


From Dublin, one lineup of The Fountainhead according to 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?)

At The Window (White Label Pressing)

Posted in demo with tags , , on August 21, 2013 by Fanning Sessions
Paul Lehane (left) and Nick Knight

Paul Lehane (left) and Nick Knight

The quality of this particular digitization leaves something to be desired but I hope you won’t mind. If you do please poke me and I’ll see what I can do. These tracks were never released as Phonogram was taken over and had other matters on their mind. Eamonn Lenihan can be heard on RTE Lyric FM where he co-hosts ‘Blue Of The Night‘. Anyone got a band photo featuring all three members of Shannon natives At The Window?

Becky Foster *

State Aid +

A Kind Of Comfort *

Recorded by Ted Page & Colin Richardson at Slaughterhouse Studios, East Yorkshire, 1987/1988

Hits You So Hard +

Somewhere In France (The Waltz) *

Recorded by James Broughton at Von’s, Islington, London, 1989

Nick Knight (guitars)
Paul Lehane (drums)
Eamonn Lenihan (vocals, bass)

Written by * Nick Knight + Eamonn Lenihan
All arrangements At The Window

The Fireflys

Posted in Music, TV with tags , , , on December 28, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

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.

Hothouse Flowers / Fanning’s Fab 50

Posted in Fanning, interview, live, Music, radio with tags , , , , on December 4, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Today the Hothouse Flowers explain how to vote in the Fanning Fab 50 or at least how you should have done so back in 1987. As a bonus there is a studio busking version of B side ‘Mountains’. The Hothouse Flowers play Whelan’s on 30th December, their first Dublin date in two years. And by the way voting is open for this year’s Fab50 – more details on the RTE 2fm website. Fiachna Ó Braonáin has of course been busy hosting radio shows on RTE1 and the ‘Poetic Champions Compose‘ series on TodayFM.


Fab 50 Instructions



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