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Bunny Hoover (1996)

Posted in Music with tags , , on April 13, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

bunny hooverFrom Dublin, Bunny Hoover were Niall Meagher (vocals & guitar), James Guinevan (guitar & vocals), Martin Arthur (bass & vocals) and Ronan McDonnell (drums). James, Niall and Martin were previously in The Visitors. The band released a debut album ‘Cheaper In China‘ in 1995. These tracks however are from a tape of their unreleased second album recorded in 1996. Producer of the tracks which were recorded at Bow Lane Studios was Paul Thomas. Thanks to John Foyle for all the help with this post.

Unpopular (1996)

Happy (1996)

Ask At The Front Desk (1996)

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The Baby Snakes (1985 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , on March 28, 2015 by Fanning Sessions
Photo by Michael Rynne,  L-R Pat O'Brien (bass), Niall O'Sullivan (guitars), Frank Rynne (vocals) Ciaran Byrne (drums)

Photo by Michael Rynne, L-R Pat O’Brien (bass), Niall O’Sullivan (guitars), Frank Rynne (vocals) Ciaran Byrne (drums)

The Baby Snakes recorded a three track Fanning session on 14th October 1985 of which we have two tracks. The band were Frank Rynne (vocals & guitar), Niall O’Sullivan (guitar), Dick Barry (bass), Ciaran O’Brien (drums) and John Ryan (keyboards). Check out irishrock.org for full details and some great press clippings.

The Prophet (1985)

Moonlight (1985)

The Honey Thieves (1990 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on March 20, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

honey thieves

From Dublin, The Honey Thieves were Dave Lavelle (vocals), Derek Turner (guitar), Peter Doyle (bass) and Sean Ryan (drums). Derek Turner was previously in Guernica while Sean Ryan was a member of The Swinging Swine and The Candyshop.

Trip Around The World (1990)

What You Got It For (1990)

Don’t Let Time Get Away (1990)

I Feel (1990)

The Experiment (1986 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on March 16, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

From Dublin, The Experiment were Ken Duffy (vocals), Liam Farrington (guitar), Josh Elliot (organ), Mark Young (bass) and Gary Sullivan (drums). They recorded a Fanning Session on November 11th 1986 featuring three tracks – ‘Second Sight’, ‘Love’s Left Behind’ and ‘The Burning’.

Second Sight (1986)

The Burning (1986)

The Visitors – Dizzie EP (1991)

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

visitors

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)

Cactus World News – Dave Fanning Interview Etc (1986)

Posted in Music with tags , , on February 9, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

cactus world news - shane mccarthy photography

Cactus World News were Eoin McEvoy (vocals), Frank Kearns (guitar), Fergal MacAndris (bass) and Wayne Sheehy (drums). Frank and Eoin have just announced a pledge music campaign to release a collection of rare and previously unreleased tracks from the band. By way of a teaser we’ve dug out two items from our own archives. The ‘Dave Fanning Interview’ featured on the ‘Years Later’ special edition EP (1986) while ‘Skin & Dust’ was one of 4 tracks on a Melody Maker Vinyl Conflict EP from the same year. Help ensure ‘Found’ is released by pledging your support here.

Dave Fanning Interview (1986)

Skin & Dust (1986)

Sack (1990 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , on February 5, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

sack

Formed from the ashes of Lord John White, Sack were Martin McCann (vocals), John Brereton (guitar), Derek Lee (bass), Simon Quigley (keyboards) & Tony Brereton (drums). Martin McCann was previously in Aiken Drum. Martin is currently busy with Elevens who have just released an excellent single.

Airhead (1990)

Mudluck (1990)

Bovine Blues (1990)

Candy Floss (1990)