Elvera Butler Interview / Shellshock Rock UCC Downtown Campus (30/6/1979)

The following is the poster for the screening of Shellshock Rock at the U.C.C. Downtown Campus on June 30th 1979 which also featured live performances from two of the bands featured in the documentary Rudi and The Outcasts. The photo was kindly sent in by John Dundon from Limerick who commented on that Outcasts session post.

That gig was promoted by Elvera Butler, the founder and mastermind behind Reekus Records currently celebrating their 30 year anniversary. Elvera was recently interviewed by @nessymon aka Vanessa Monaghan for her Culture Cafe show on RTE 2fm/2XM. Here is an excerpt from that interview where Elvera talks of the label’s origins.

ELvera Butler (Reekus Records)

6 Responses to “Elvera Butler Interview / Shellshock Rock UCC Downtown Campus (30/6/1979)”

  1. I’m in the process of collecting some memorabilia from the Downtown Kampus for the Reekus website. If anyone has any good photos etc it would be great to see them.

  2. john dundon Says:


    what about a full listing of all the gigs , it would astound us !

    the Only Ones supported by Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders – Feb 79 for £ 1.50 – terrible value can i have my money back cause i missed that one

    the Skids , the Fall , the Distractions , John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett , the Stanglers , U2 supported by the Prunes and D C NIEN

    soory on a bit of a rant
    “Cut a carpet” with the BLADES

    and these are only the ones i can recall .

  3. I’ve been gathering a lot of the ads from the gigs John and will start putting them up on the Reekus website shortly. Loads of brilliant line-ups, and some I’d even forgotten about!

  4. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Elvera just sent me this, she thought you might like it John!


  5. Of course The Only Ones’ “Another Girl, Another Planet’ was the signature tune for Dave Fanning’s show at the time ….

  6. john dundon Says:

    hi just catching up , was thinking of the KAMPUS last night as i enjoyed another great night of music in CORK at a truly wonderfull TOM PETTY gig at the MARQUEE having driven Limerick – Galway (for work) Galway / Cork and home to LIMERICK at 1 am , worth every mile as always !

    i can not recall how i missed the Only Ones and the Pretenders as they are both favs of mine , usually missed gigs were done to work duties , about 2 years ago we bought tkts for the ONLY ONES for Wexford Inn but it got cancelled so have never seen them …………..

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