A Dublin based 3 piece who later earned fame and fortune as Rollerskate Skinny. This is the third track from a Fanning Session they did in 1990. Irish Music Central has a full profile of Rollerskate Skinny.
Todays post features a track from 1986 from Dublin three piece Backwards Into Paradise. You may be familiar with the band under their later abbreviated name Into Paradise in which guise they released a number of albums. I however am particularly fond of this track and hopefully when you listen you’ll see why.
Never The Same (1986)
Formed in Dublin in 1986 The Slowest Clock were Frank Pryce (vocals), Gerry Fahy (guitar), Brian Neavyn (bass) and Pete Kinsella (drums). They recorded two Fanning Sessions and one for BBC’s Liz Kershaw. They released one single ‘Clarke & Jones’ in 1987 on Comet Records and two EPs ’2 Car Garage’ and ‘No hand Signals’ in 1989 on Bewildered Records. They split in June 1990 never releasing their debut LP ‘Bewildered’ although a CD ‘Life Still‘ was released in 1994.
This is the second Fanning Session from 1988.. to read more and see them perform go here .
1. Turn Green
2. Where’s Andy
3. Going Home
4. Mothers of America
I should probably make life easier for myself and only post bands that I know something about. Anyway today’s installment is by a band called The Furious Colour and is from a session recorded I believe in June 1986. Anyway I like the tune hence this post… Update: the session was recorded on 30.6.1986 and featured 3 tracks, ‘Torn Apart’, ‘Carrion’ and ‘Closer’. According to a recently uncovered issue of Hot Press (Vol 11 No 19 to be exact) Tony O’Donoghue reviews The Furious Colour in Sir Henrys and describes “Kieran Kennedy and Liam Murphy swopping guitar licks”.. Kieran Kennedy of course went on to form The Black Velvet Band with future wife Maria Doyle.