Mexican Pets (1995 Session)

Mexican Pets

July 2021 Update: Adding 2 more tracks from the January 1995 session. Thanks to Dan Hegarty & Ian Wilson we now get a weekly Fanning session every Tuesday night on RTE 2fm.

In an alternate universe yours truly would have a monthly show on RTÉ 2XM dedicated to digging through the Fanning sessions in the RTÉ archives. Realistically that is the only conceivable way that many of the obscure delights which therein languish will ever see the light of day. The sessions that do occasionally appear are those by acts that went on to major success such as The Cranberries who have included their 2fm sessions on the 25th anniversary reissue of ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? ’. The odd track does appear, hand picked for a niche release on a boutique label, hopefully helped by the efforts of this very website. The sessions of many, many other bands however remain overlooked.

Today’s track was rescued from said vaults by recent IMRO Hall of Fame inductee Ian Wilson for the Dan Hegarty show on March 17th 2013.

Mexican Pets were Pat Clafferty (guitar, vocals), Derrick Dalton / John Duff (bass guitar), Fionan O Leary (drums) and Jill Hahn / Brian Gough (guitar, vocals, organ).

Photo via Scout Releases. The other tracks recorded for the session were ‘Mackerel Sky High’ – with an extended middle, a cover of ‘Embarrassment’ and ‘Secret Saviour’. If you have the remaining session tracks we would love to hear from you.

Where’s My Pony (1995)

Mackerel Sky High (1995)

Secret Saviour (1995)

One Response to “Mexican Pets (1995 Session)”

  1. Mexican Pets on ‘Beyond The Line’ BBC NI 1997 HT @jonby2

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