Archive for the Hot Press Category

Joni Mitchell Interview (1983)

Posted in Fanning, Hot Press, interview, radio with tags , on November 9, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

To celebrate Joni Mitchell’s 70th birthday and the 30th anniversary of her one and only Irish appearance Dave Fanning ran an excerpt of a 1983 interview he did with Joni. The full transcript of the interview appeared in Hot Press magazine and is reproduced here. If anyone has a recording of the full interview we’d love to hear from you.


Joni Mitchell Interview (15 April 1983)

Update: Today Dave rebroadcast a 36 minute version of his Joni Mitchell interview from 1983 which we have linked to below. 

Joni Mitchell Interview (20 Feb 2022 rebroadcast)

‘Poetic Champions Compose’ – TodayFM revisits classic Irish albums

Posted in Hot Press, radio with tags on October 11, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

This week’s Hot Press has a feature on a new TodayFM show ‘Poetic Champions Compose‘ a series revisiting classic Irish albums, presented by Fiachna Ó Braonáin.

In the coming weeks eight contemporary Irish artists will lead a celebration of eight classic albums, sharing stories of how these seminal LPs have played a part in their own musical journey and treating listeners to an intimate performance of a track from their chosen album.

We’ll also hear from some of the artists, managers and producers who worked on the records and some of the music industry giants who are still under their spell, decades later.

Expect to hear
[Oct 21] Julie Feeney – ‘The Lion and The Cobra‘ (Sinead O’Connor)
[Oct 28] Paddy Casey – ‘Fisherman’s Blues‘ (The Waterboys)
[Nov 04] Damien Dempsey – ‘Alive & Dangerous‘ (Thin Lizzy)
[Nov 11] Kila’s Colm Ó Snodaigh – ‘A Tonic For The Troops‘ (Boomtown Rats)
[Nov 18] Duke Special – ‘Moondance‘ (Van Morrison)
[Nov 25] Gemma Hayes – ‘Loveless‘ (My Bloody Valentine)
[Dec 02] Bressie – ‘Achtung Baby‘ (U2).

The show kicks off this Sunday 14th October 2012 at 7pm with Mundy who chose ‘Rum, Sodomy & The Lash‘ (The Pogues).

Fiachna Ó Braonáin previews the series on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show (12th Oct 2012)

Hot Press Unsigned Irish Music Act 1991 Public Vote

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It’s too late to submit your vote but you might be interested to see who was on the shortlist for the Smithwicks / Hot Press Public Vote Award as published in the 12th December 1991 edition of Hot Press magazine. Votes were not restricted to the listed bands.

Engine Alley – Full Steam Ahead (Hot Press, 17th Oct 1991)

Posted in Hot Press, TV with tags , , , on May 16, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Barely two months after the release of their debut EP, Kilkenny’s finest Engine Alley achieved another milestone when Ireland’s premier music magazine Hot Press dedicated a full page to the band. As part of RTE’s TV50 celebrations the band’s entire TV career can now be viewed on YouTube.

Your Head (RTE Late Late Show 1991)

The Radiators / Gavin Friday / Real Wild West (Hot Press 8/10/87)

Posted in Hot Press with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

As pointed out by @cvodb The Radiators set was released in 1988 on World Aids Day as ‘Dollar For Your Dreams’ on Comet Records. More details on the Irish Rock page. Caroline has also posted Gavin Friday’s setlist here.