Whipping Boy (1990 Session)


It’s become tradition now that a bank holiday sees Ian Wilson dispatched to the RTE 2fm session archives to dig out classic sessions for Dan Hegarty to play on his show. Monday last was no disappointment with session tracks from Emperor of Icecream, Into Paradise and finally Whipping Boy. We are already familiar with their 1995 session but on Monday Dan chose to dig out the 1990 session and played the following track..

‘Valentine 69’ (1990)

On June 12th 2012 Dan repeated the session this time in full and here are the remaining tracks. The original Whipping Boy lineup which was presumably the same for this session was Fearghal McKee (vocals), Paul Page (guitar), Myles McDonnell (bass, vocals) and Colm Hassett (drums).

In November 2018 in a facebook comment Paul Page wrote:

That session sounded so much better than the EP. Remember some talk of approaching RTE to get permission to use it. Ended up re-recording those tracks & they just sounded weaker.

‘Switchblade Smile’ (1990)

‘S.M. Daze’ (1990)

‘I Think I Miss You’ (1990)

6 Responses to “Whipping Boy (1990 Session)”

  1. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Updating with the remaining tracks from this session as played by Dan Hegarty on 12th June 2012.

  2. Totally fantastic. I remember seeing the Whipping Boy a couple of Times in The Underground and the City Arts Centre.

  3. Bobster Says:

    Thanks loads! For me Valentine 69 will always segue perfectly into Careful with that axe by Pink floyd, as taped from the radio. And I’m on my last cassette deck.

  4. Some of the best gigs ever, Whipping Boy in The Underground, Dame St. Thanks for posting.

  5. …. second tune title is ‘Switchblade Smile’

  6. Brings back warm, fuzzy, hard edged memories.

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