The Subterraneans (further demos)

subterreansIf a definitive tome on The Story of Irish Rock ever comes to be written we look forward to reading how The Subterraneans did not conquer all. These two tracks are we believe from the same demo that featured ‘Slum‘ and ‘Maxi Joy‘. Thank you Colm for digging these out.

Nobody There (demo)

Bogside Rock (demo)

6 Responses to “The Subterraneans (further demos)”

  1. Colm Walsh Says:

    Brilliant, the most underated band in Ireland. Thank yoi

    On 8 Oct 2017 11:31 p.m., “The Fanning Sessions Archive” wrote:

    > Fanning Sessions posted: ” If a definitive tome on The Story of Irish Rock > ever comes to be written we look forward to reading how The Subterraneans > did not conquer all. These two tracks are we believe from the same demo > that featured ‘Slum’ and ‘Maxi Joy’. Thank you Colm for dig” >

  2. Thanks for posting these (and thanks to my friend Beckie for the heads up). I don’t recognise the songs though I saw the Subs at least 30 times, probably these were very early compositions. If they were it would have been the line up with Brian Murphy rather than Mitchell O’Connor, the organ certainly sounds like Brian’s style.

  3. Thanks for the comment Liam, have now changed photo to one of the older band lineup.

  4. loved the subs..still do

  5. Thanks for this brace of early Subterraneans numbers. I was with Liam Smith – who commented above – at many of those live shows. I recall that they had a song called Bogside Rock. Not a title you’d forget. But the song doesn’t sound very familiar so I can imagine I might have heard it once ot twice but that it was not a regular feature of their set. I like these hard, rhythm guitar driven tracks.

  6. Jim Duncan Says:

    I remember a song of theirs with a lyric “got home late again,made a mess but I made amends” actually another line was “spent all night necking in the woods”,a great song.
    This is a powerful demo,a pity it never went much further.

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