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The 4 Of Us (1987 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , on October 9, 2017 by Fanning Sessions


From Newry Co. Down, The 4 Of Us are Brendan Murphy and Declan Murphy et al. This demo dates, to the best of our knowledge, from 1987. A Fanning session was recorded on Feb 6th 1989, produced by Ian Wilson of which 2 tracks, ‘One Strong Hammer’ and ‘Kill You’ were to feature on the ‘Drag My Bad Name Down‘ CD release. Thanks to Colm for the tape.

Lightning Paul (1987)

Chelsea Drugstore (1991)

Posted in Music with tags , , on May 18, 2014 by Fanning Sessions


The name Chelsea Drugstore may not ring any bells but this track certainly will. It was to appear 2 years later on the debut album by The Devlins. Chelsea Drugstore were Colin Devlin (guitars, vocals), Peter Devlin (bass), Sean Devitt (drums) and Niall ‘Herbie‘ Macken on (piano and keyboards). How the name change came about is explained in this interview. Peter Devlin has a weekend show on Radio Nova. Colin Devlin is active as a solo artist.

‘Turn You Around’ (1991)

The Devlins

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , , , on July 22, 2009 by Fanning Sessions


Two years before the release of their first single and three years before they released their Daniel Lanois produced debut Dave Fanning played this track by Colin and Peter Devlin otherwise known as The Devlins. The band was formed in Dublin but they soon moved to the U.S where they found fame and fortune releasing four albums along the way.

Apologies for the quality of this clip, I need to double check if the original sounded like this. Thanks to Peter Devlin for some further detail, apparently this was The Devlins first ever demo, and he doesn’t have a copy. Joey Pleass (The Dixons) was on drums. They binned it & did more demos, some of which made on to the first album, but this wasn’t one of the songs they played to labels. Director Stephen St Ledger (‘Lockout’) did his first demo video for this song. Incidentally, John Moore (Max Payne, Behind Enemy Lines, Die Hard) did the video for The Devlins first single (‘I Knew That’).

I Think It’s Gonna Rain (1990)