Archive for the demo Category

The Subterraneans (further demos)

Posted in demo, Music, radio with tags on October 8, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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)

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The Visitors – Dizzie EP (1991)

Posted in demo, Music with tags , , on February 24, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

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The Visitors were James Guinevan (vocals, guitar), Niall Meagher (vocals, guitar), Mack (drums & synth), Martin Arthur (harp, vocals, percussion) and Bruce Ryder (bass). The EP was self produced and engineered by Hugh Drumm at Bow Lane Studios, Dublin in 1991. The Visitors later became Bunny Hoover.

X (1991)

Favourite Jigsaw (1991)

End Of A Beatiful Thing (1991)

The Frames – Another Love Song (Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags , on June 29, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Ahead of their upcoming Whelan’s gig this Monday here’s a demo recording of ‘Another Love Song’ by The Frames. At a guess this dates from 1990.

Another Love Song (Demo)

Fountainhead (1990 Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags on May 25, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Recorded between December 1989 and an unknown date this demo from Fountainhead was played by Dave Fanning on his RTE Radio 2 show presumably sometime in 1990. The band was essentially Pat O’Donnell and Steve Belton although there were a number of live lineups. I suspect this is track is quite rare so enjoy.. Thanks to Owain for digging this out.

Black Cloud (1990)

At Gunpoint (1986 Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags , on April 7, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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From Dublin, At Gunpoint were Karl Walsh (vocals), Didi Cassidy (lead guitar), Woppy McGrath (rhythm guitar), Sam Cregan (bass) and Alan Shaughnessy (drums). At Gunpoint recorded a Fanning session in 1987 but this track is from their 1986 demo. Photo courtesy irishrock.org.

All Go Away (1986 Demo)

The Would Be’s (1988 Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags , , on March 8, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

The Would-Be's circa 1990's

The Would Be’s are no strangers round these parts but this track was a welcome surprise. It’s a demo version of ‘Must It Be’ featuring a male vocal and it’s impressive how good it sounds. The Would Be’s are undergoing something of a renaissance reforning and releasing an excellent album ‘Beautiful Mess‘ in 2013. They play The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick On Shannon on March 21st.

Must It Be (1988)

The Kendalls (1988 Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music, radio with tags on March 7, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

From Walkinstown in Dublin, The Kendalls were Johnny McMahon (vocals), Ben Rawlins (guitar), George Murphy (bass) and Alan Biggs (drums). Thank you Harry and Sarah for filling in the details.

 

A Place In The Sun (1988)