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It’s A Tightrope

Posted in Fanning, Music, session with tags , , , on December 17, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

It’s A Tightrope were Kevin Jennings (guitar), Franck Jouneau (drums) and Jean-Pierre Fradet (bass). Maurice Czerniak (bass) was a founding member before emigrating to the U.S. This Bill Graham article from 1981 gives us some background on the band. It’s A Tightrope recorded a Fanning session for RTE on 17th August 1981. The tracks performed were:

1.Oh my darling
2.Murder on the TV
5.Happy ever after

The band won a place in semi-finals of the 1982 Battle of the Bands which was held in London. They played a residency in the Parliament  Inn on Wednesdays and supported Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark at the National Stadium on 21st December 1981. If you have a copy of this or indeed any other unpublished sessions please get in touch.


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.

The Divine Comedy – Hot Press 20th Sep 1990

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on March 14, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

The latest episode of ‘Pimp my iPod‘ looks at labels one of whom, Setanta released the debut album from The Divine Comedy in 1990. Neil Hannon has I believe since distanced himself from the album but I just came across this review in an old issue of Hot Press and I know of at least one reader who will be interested.