Manhole (1995 Session)

From Cork, Manhole were Dick (vocals), Gussie (bass), Glen (keyboards), Gilbert (guitar) and Montage (drums). They featured on the Ten By Ten compilation which was the subject of a recent B-Side the Leeside profile in the Irish Examiner. Incidentally the Examiner has been doing sterling work of late, their radio preview of a Saturday is a first port of call to see which archive sessions will feature on Tuesday’s Dan Hegarty show. For further Manhole recordings check out Gus on Soundcloud.


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4 Responses to “Manhole (1995 Session)”

  1. Gerry Molyneaux Says:

    some great punk bands on Cork in the 80’s and onto 90’s which par se didnt record anything on plastic-Violent Phobia,Village Idiots,Unknown Wrecks and Euphoric Void being some,have Unknown Wrecks and Violent Phobia on tape.

  2. Gerry Molyneaux Says:

    Manhole absolutelly brilliant punk a la Minutemen,Flipper,Mekons,gang of 4,Pop group,Nicky and The Dots,Ricky and The Last Days of the Earth,surely they’ve an album’s load of stuff in them.Another great Cork punk band Suburban Rebels from back in the day…..Wonder if the archivists in The Examiner could dig up stuff on mentioned bands,

  3. Thanks Gerry, some more names to add to my wishlist!

  4. Loved Manhole, I remember seeing them in Whelans in Dublin around this time and all the heads from older Cork bands like Mick Lynch and Giordaí Ua Laoghaire were there to support their fellow Corkonians. They were very different than anything else out there at the time, like Captain Beefheart meets Joy Division. They changed their name after a time to Son of Manhole.

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