Whipping Boy (1995 Session)


Whipping Boy were formed in Dublin (1988) by Fearghal McKee (vocals), Paul Page (guitar), Myles McDonnell (bass, vocals) and Colm Hassett (drums). They released three albums; ‘Submarine’ (1992) on the Dublin independent label Liquid, ‘Heartworm’ (1995) on Columbia and a final self-titled album on Low Rent Records (2001). The band reformed briefly in 2005 for a series of shows. In 2011 Whipping Boy reformed again without Paul Page and Myles McDonnell. Watch them perform an acoustic version of ‘Twinkle’ on RTE’s No Disco here. This session was recorded for Dave Fanning in 1995.

The Honeymoon Is Over‘ (1995)

When We Were Young‘ (Philo Version) 1995

8 Responses to “Whipping Boy (1995 Session)”

  1. auldtapes Says:

    Great stuff, where is this session from?

  2. eric cole Says:

    great band, and heartworm was one of the irish albums of the century…

  3. Fanning Sessions Says:

    It’s a 2FM Fanning session from 1995. Dan Hegarty played these two tracks recently.

  4. mdmoloney Says:

    Excellent stuff – the single version of the Philo take is a bit more polished but this is worth a listen too.

  5. Formed in 1998?? and these session tracks are from 1995.

  6. Fanning Sessions Says:

    @Aaron well spotted young man! Typo fixed.

  7. Cant wait to see Whipping Boy at the Ballinamore free fringe festival.. they are generously playing 3 nights for FREE! .. 25th – 28th August (go on ya good tings) and I’m going to see them at the Academy too Sept 17th.

  8. john ryan Says:

    Just saw them in Navan. Loved it. Does anyone know where I can buy the 1st and 3rd albums. Not amazon. John

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