Archive for November, 2022

Tie The Boy (1986 Demo)

Posted in demo with tags , on November 29, 2022 by Fanning Sessions

tie the boy demo inlay

From Derry, Tie The Boy were Kevin Williams (vocals & guitar), Peter Cunnah (guitar), Gerry Diver (bass) and Tim Hegarty (drums). They recorded two sessions for Dave Fanning and released one single on Money Records which I remember buying but can no longer locate. Thanks to irishstu68 for the demo inlay and to you know who for the tracks. Peter Cunnah of course went on to fame and fortune with D:Ream and hosted a 6 episode show ‘Beats for Better Days‘ on BBC Radio Ulster in 2021.

Now You’re Gone (1986)
The Pink Flamingo (1986)
You’ve Been Talking To That Boy Again (1986)

1981 Fanning’s Fab 50 / Fab 50 radio series

Posted in Music with tags on November 28, 2022 by Fanning Sessions

fab50 1981

Dave Fanning and Ian Wilson recently tweeted that they are on the lookout for the 1981 Fanning’s Fab 50 listing. The two are working on a radio series looking at the history of the Fab50. The following clipping from Sunday Independent on January 17th 1982 was uncovered by @GAA_Stats and lists the 7 U2 entries. Surely someone has the rundown in a notebook or on an old cassette in the attic? The Fab50 listings we have are all indexed, additions, corrections and memories are always welcome.

1981 Fab 50 (partial)

47. u2 – tomorrow
31. u2 – fire
27. u2 – stories for boys
18. u2 – i will follow
08. u2 – a day without me
06. u2 – out of control
02. led zeppelin – stairway to heaven
01. u2 – 11 o clock tick tock