Posted in Music with tags 1985, dublin on November 5, 2013 by Fanning Sessions
The Fallen Angels recorded a Fanning session on 11th December 1984 featuring tracks ‘Maneater’, ‘Roadhouse’ and ‘Pay Dirt’. I suspect today’s recording however is from 1985. According to IrishRock.org there was a further session featuring ‘Motel Burning Down’. The band lineup featured Tom Doyle (The Letters) and members went on to form The Dixons.
From Dublin, Red Square were Barry Moore (guitar & vocals), George Sweeney (guitar & vocals), Joe Lahart (bass) and Dave Bell (drums). According to the Irish Rock Discography the band recorded at least one Fanning session featuring tracks ‘Street Fight’, ‘Trains’ and ‘Soweto’. In 1987 Barry moved to the U.S. and began performing as Luka Bloom. Luka is currently on tour. George Sweeney was of course a member of The Vipers and later featured in Rocky DeValera & The Gravediggers.
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.
We are big fans of Into Paradise and were delighted to hear from David Long of that parish recently. David kindly sent some kind words and a few tapes which he had dug out. Today we have the first of the fruits of said cassettes. The first track ‘I Can’t Live Without It’ is an outtake from the Churchtown sessions and the remaining three tracks are as of yet of unknown provenance. To come is a live recording of possibly the last ever Into Paradise gig. David of course released a solo album ‘Water Has Memory’ last year which is well worth checking out.
I Can’t Live Without It (1991, Churchtown outtake)
In the absence of an official 2FM Fanning Session archive consider this blog a humble starting point. Any musical submissions would be gratefully accepted as are any corrections or recollections... click on the pic to send an email or even better comment on the post in question. I'm interested in anything recorded from irish radio and TV in the 80s.