John Creedon (RTE Radio 1)
Paul McDermott (96FM Green Room with Michael Carr)
Mark McAvoy (Brendan O’Connor show RTE Radio 1)
An accomplished, beguiling and compelling performer, Mick Lynch can rest easily tonight. And forever.
Colm O’Callaghan tribute (No Disco, Setanta)
For the last year I’ve been interviewing the members of Stump and key figures in their story for a radio documentary, scheduled to be broadcast in early January. Mick’s untimely passing has shocked everyone who knew him.
Paul Mc Dermott (Sunday Independent)
June 1987: Husker Dü, Sonic Youth and Stump perform at L’Élysée Montmartre in Paris. Stump have just signed to Phonogram subsidiary Ensign, a record label with an unusual speciality in securing hits for Irish, or Irish-related bands. The Boomtown Rats, The Waterboys and – imminently – Sinead O’Connor all found a home and success at the label, under the tutelage of Nigel Grainger. Stump have also recently appeared on the front cover of Melody Maker, frontman Mick Lynch topless with his Tintin-quiff and the not-exactly-subtle headline ‘Trout Mask Replicants’. The band were darlings of the recently-defunct Tube television series, Peel Session regulars and about to record their major label debut with Mute sampling doyen Holger Hiller at the helm in Hansa Studios with Stephen Street engineering. By all accounts (well, primarily Stump’s staggeringly verbose drummer Rob McKahey), the band “were a fucking powerhouse that night and blew [Sonic Youth and Husker Dü] off the stage”.