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Fanning’s Fab Fifty (1991)

Posted in Music with tags , on December 15, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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We are always on the lookout for Fanning’s Fab Fifty rundowns to help fill out the master list so were delighted to come across this tape featuring 23 of the tracks to feature in the 1991 edition. Unfortunately Dave’s links were edited out so we can’t give the placings or the missing tracks. Eagle eyed readers might spot a typo – ‘Coast Is Clear’ is by Curve. Thanks to Caroline for sharing. Updating with full info thanks to Mossy. Spotify playlist.

50 Gloria – Them
49 Arclight – The Fat Lady Sings
48 You Are The Everything – R.E.M.
47 The End – The Doors
46 Heroin – The Velvet Underground
45 Pride – U2
44 Bloodsport For All – Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
43 Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
42 Starsign – Teenage Fanclub
41 The Dancer – The Frames
40 Endless Art – A House
39 She Bangs the Drums – The Stone Roses
38 Gigantic – The Pixies
37 Light My Fire – The Doors
36 Atmosphere – Joy Division
35 Sit Down – James
34 Walter’s Trip – The Frank and Walters
33 Candy – The Blue Angels
32 Troy – Sinéad O’Connor
31 Sensitize – That Petrol Emotion
30 Galway and Los Angeles – Toasted Heretic
29 Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies
28 This Charming Man – The Smiths
27 World Leader Pretend – R.E.M.
26 Happy – Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
25 What Difference Does It Make – The Smiths
24 Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
23 After The Watershed – Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
22 A Forest – The Cure
21 Step On – Happy Mondays
20 Size of a Cow – The Wonderstuff
19 The End of the World as We Know It – R.E.M.
18 Monkey Gone to Heaven – The Pixies
17 One Tree Hill – U2
16 Coast Is Clear – Curve
15 Punk Rock Girl – The Dead Milkmen
14 Freak Scene – Dinosaur Jr.
13 The Fly – U2
12 Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies
11 Celebrate – An Emotional Fish
10 Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
9 Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
8 One – U2
7 Fool’s Gold – The Stone Roses
6 Losing My Religion – REM
5 100 Boys – The Golden Horde
4 I Am the Resurrection – The Stone Roses
3 Debaser – The Pixies
2 Bad (Live) – U2
1 Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

No More Fab Fifty?

Posted in Music with tags on December 21, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

Fans of Dave Fanning’s Fab 50 were disappointed to learn that there will be no 2018 edition of the annual rundown of listeners favourite 3 tracks of all time (or in latter years their favourite tracks of this millenium). In order to preserve this Christmas tradition we decided to pull out the stops and hereby present the 2013 edition in it’s entirety. If you like spoilers, the rundown can be found on our Fab Fifty index. If you happen to remember the tracklist of any missing years we’d love to hear from you.

Fanning’s Fab 50 (1997)

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 12, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

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Prolific YouTube archivist KillianM2 is sifting literally through a shed load of VHS tapes with a pile of RTE Guides to keep him company. This being January another Fanning’s Fab 50 has come across his desk and he was kind enough to share. Spotify playlist.

Fanning’s Fab 50 (1995)

Posted in Music with tags on January 11, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

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We’re attempting to compile a full list of Fanning’s Fab50 rundowns with not a great deal of success. Thank you KillianM2 who just found this in a January 1996 edition of the RTE Guide. Spotify playlist.

50 I Alone – Live
49 Diane – Therapy?
48 Parklife – Blur
47 Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
46 Proection – Massive Attack
45 Whatever – Oasis
44 Black – Pearl Jam
43 Freankscene – Dinosaur Jr
42 Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
41 Lithium – Nirvana
40 Bad – U2
39 Superstar – Sonic Youth
38 Angel Interceptor – Ash
37 Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
36 Miss Sarajevo – Passengers
35 Country House – Blur
34 Loser – Beck
33 Uncle Pat – Ash
32 I Wanna Be Adored – Stone Roses
31 High and Dry – Radiohead
30 Heart Shaped Box – Nirvana
29 Twinkle – Whipping Boy
28 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
27 Zombie – The Cranberries
26 Lucky – Radiohead
25 A Forest – The Cure
24 Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
23 Connonball – The Breeders
22 Kung Fu – Ash
21 Live Forever – Oasis
20 The Man Who Sold The World – Nirvana
19 Basket Case – Green Day
18 Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio
17 Debaser – Pixies
16 Everbody Hurts – R.E.M.
15 Self Esteem – Offspring
14 Love Spreads – Stone Roses
13 Revelate – The Frames
12 The Universal – Blur
11 I Am The Resurrection – Stone Roses
10 Girl From Mars – Ash
9 One – U2
8 Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins
7 We Dont Need Nobody Else – Whipping Boy
6 Common People – Pulp
5 Today – Smashing Pumpkins
4 Creep – Radiohead
3 Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
2 Wonderwall – Oasis
1 Bullet With Butterfly Wings – Smashing Pumpkins

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2017)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music with tags on December 26, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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Here it is folks, the Fab 50 as broadcast by Dave Fanning on December 23rd and 24th 2017. Still one or two missing track names, please send us any corrections and we will update. We hope to publish our own #altfab50 before year’s end featuring the fave 2017 tracks from readers and friends of the site so stay tuned..

Listen back to the Fab 50 via the RTE Player: part 1 and part 2.

50. rag’n’bone man – human
49. mic christopher – heyday
48. red hot chilli peppers – scar tissue
47. flaming lips – do you realise?
46. david bowie – where are we now?
45. bon iver – holocene?
44. johnny cash – hurt
43. the national – the system only dreams in total darkness
42. lcd soundsystem – someone great
41. war on drugs – red eyes
40. gorillaz – feel good inc
39. mgmt – electric feel
38. raconteurs – steady as she goes
37. coldplay – fix you
36. bellx1 – the great defector
35. kasabian – fire
34. kings of leon – use somebody
33. arcade fire – intervention
32. the national – bloodbuzz ohio
31. daft punk – get lucky
30. amy winehouse – rehab
29. the temper trap – sweet disposition
28. mgmt – kids
27. arcade fire – everything now
26. u2 – every breaking wave
25. yeah yeah yeahs – maps
24. kurt vile – pretty pimpin
23. the national – fake empire
22. coldplay – yellow
21. radiohead – everything in its right place
20. florence & the machine – dog days are over
19. eminem – lose yourself
18. arctic monkeys – fluorescent adolescent
17. bon iver – skinny love
16. franz ferdinand – take me out
15. mgmt – time to pretend
14. hozier – take me to church
13. future islands – seasons waiting on you
12. foster the people – pumped up kicks
11. london grammar – strong
10. arctic monkeys – do i wanna know?
09. arcade fire – rebellion
08. elbow – one day like this
07. arcade fire – wake up
06. the white stripes – seven nation army
05. the strokes – last night
04. arctic monkeys – i bet you look good on the dancefloor
03. kings of leon – sex on fire
02. lcd soundsystem – all my friends
01. the killers – mr brightside

Fab 50 vs Festive 50 – 2017 Readers Poll?

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music, Peel with tags , , on November 28, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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It’s that time of the year again, where we moan about how Fanning’s Fab 50 isn’t what it used to be. John Peel had the right idea with the Festive 50 – choose 3 favourite tracks released in the past year. We’d love to hear Dave play a show of his favourite tracks of the year. Anyway if the readers of a certain blog were to email, tweet or facebook their top 3 we could come up with our own Festive 50 to be published round about when Dave breaks out the eggnog. Anyone up for it?

Fanning’s Fab 50 (1984)

Posted in Music with tags on December 26, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

Dave G Kelly recently dug out a tracklisting for the 1984 edition of Fanning’s Fab 50 which he had been sent at the time by a thoughtful person at RTE Radio 2. Whilst listening to the 2016 edition we got to creating a playlist for the 50 or rather 49 tracks – apparently Bob Dylan’s record company doesn’t like YouTube. A very Happy Christmas to all our readers and all the best for 2017. Spotify playlist.

 

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2016)

Posted in Fab50, Music with tags on December 22, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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It’s a Christmas tradition and who are we to argue. It was missed last year but in 2016 Dave Fanning’s Fab 50 is back with a vengeance and a new spin to keep us all on our toes (songs from 2000 on only). The votes have been counted and Dave will run down the millenium Fab 50 on RTÉ 2fm Friday 23rd 10pm – midnight and Saturday 24th December from 8-11pm.

In case you haven’t already, now might be a good time to check out the excellent Blackpool Sentinel essay on the Fab 50 which sheds some light on Dave Fanning and Ian Wilson’s contribution to the Irish music scene over the last 40 years.

We are looking forward to a radio documentary ‘The Studio 8 Sessions’ which is due to air on RTÉ 2FM Thursday December 29th at 6pm and will feature contributions from Gavin Friday, Christy Dignam, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Fiachna Ó Braonáin.

50. Kasabian ‘Fire’
49. Fionn Regan ‘Be Good Or Be Gone’
48. The Black Keys ‘Everlasting Light’
47. Villagers ‘Courage’
46. London Grammar ‘Strong’
45. U2 ‘Ordinary Love’
44. Ash ‘Shining Light’
43. Alt J ‘Hunger Of The Pine’
42. Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Scar Tissue’
41. Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘By The Way’
40. Mic Christopher ‘Heyday’
39. Arctic Monkeys ‘Fake Tales Of San Francisco’
38. Radiohead ‘Pyramid Song’
37. Radiohead ‘Idioteque’
36. Bon Iver ‘Holocene’
35. Flaming Lips ‘Do You Realise’
34. Eminem ‘Lose Yourself’
33. Kodaline ‘High Hopes’
32. Snow Patrol ‘Chasing Cars’
31. David Bowie ‘Where Are We Now?’
30. Kings Of Leon ‘The Bucket’
29. Adele ‘Someone Like You’
28. Outcast ‘Hey Ya’
27. MGMT ‘Time To Pretend’
26. Johnny Cash ‘Hurt’
25. Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams ‘Get Lucky’
24. Radiohead ‘Everything In It’s Right Place’
23. The Killers ‘Human’
22. The National ‘Fake Empire’
21. Bellx1 ‘The Great Defector’
20. Hozier ‘Take Me To Church’
19. Sigur Ros ‘Hoppípolla’
18. U2 ‘Every Breaking Wave’
17. Arctic Monkeys ‘Do I Wanna Know’
16. U2 ‘Beautiful Day’
15. Queens Of The Stone Age ‘No-one Knows’
14. David Bowie ‘Lazarus’
13. The National ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’
12. Beyonce ‘Crazy In Love’
11. Coldplay ‘Fix You’
10. The Arcade Fire ‘Rebellion (Lies)’
09. Elbow ‘One Day Like This’
08. The Strokes ‘Last Night’
07. LCD Soundsystem ‘All My Friends
06. Amy Winehouse ‘Rehab’
05. Arctic Monkeys ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
04. Kings Of Leon ‘Sex On Fire’
03. White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’
02. The Killers ‘Mr Brightside’
01. The Arcade Fire ‘Wake Up’

For those counting that’s 11 Irish entries 3 of those from U2 and one song from 2016.

Fanning’s Fab50 (2014)

Posted in Music with tags on December 23, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

Every year I swear it’s the last but who am I to spoil Christmas. Part 1 was broadcast from 10pm – 1am on Monday 22nd December 2014, the second and final part will be tomorrow Tuesday at 10pm. Lets see if any act featured here makes the cut this year..

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50 Bell X1 – The Great Defector
49 Alt-J – Matilda
48 The White Stripes – The Hardest Button To Button
47 U2 – beautiful day (2001)
46 my bloody vantine – sometimes (1991)
45 lana del ray – video games (2011)
44 the doors – riders on the storm
43 manic street preachers – motorcycle emptiness
42 arcade fire – reflector
41 massive attack – unfinished symphony
40 elbow – one day like this
39 led zeppelin – stairway to heaven
38 little green cars – harper lee
37 massive attack – teardrop
36 hozier – from eden
35 pink floyd – comfortably numb
34 metallica – nothing else matters
33 the national – afraid of everyone
32 future islands – seasons
31 the national – fake empire
30 the beatles – a day in the life
29 bruce – born to run
28 undertones – teenage kicks
27 bob dylan – like a rolling stone
26 rolling stones – sympathy for the devil
25 daft punk – get lucky
24 bon iver – calgary
23 johnny cash – hurt
22 rolling stones – gimme shelter
21 stones roses – i am the resurrection
20 smiths how soon is now
19 pharrell williams – happy
18 david bowie – heroes
17 pogues – rainy night in soho
16 smashing pumpkins – 1979
15 the national – demons
14 u2 – with or without you
13 manic street preachers – a design for life
12 pink floyd – wish you were here
11 white stripes – seven nation army
10 nirvana – teen spirit
9 u2 – bad (live)
8 radiohead – creep
7 radiohead – paranoid android
6 joy division – love will tear us apart
5 jeff buckley – hallelujah
4 u2 – the miracle of joey ramone
3 hozier – take me to church
2 u2 – one
1 arcade fire – wake up

Fanning’s Fab 50 (1990)

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

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Here is a listing of the 1990 Fanning’s Fab 50. The 2014 edition will be broadcast next Monday 22nd December and Tuesday 23th from 10pm-1am. Let’s hope there are a few new entries.. Spotify playlist.

50. The Doors – Riders on the storm
49. My Bloody Valentine – Soon
48. Elvis Costello – Alison
47. Fatima Mansions – Blues for Ceauseau
46. U2 – Hawkmoon 269
45. The Fat Lady Sings – Arclight
44. Jesus and Mary Chain – Some candy talking
43. A House – Call me Blue
42. Golden Horde – 100 boys
41. U2 – The sweetest thing
40. World Party – Message in the box
39. Morrissey – Everyday is like Sunday
38. The Pixies – Here comes your man
37. The Cure – Just like heaven
36. The Hothouse Flowers – Hard Rain
35. Them – Gloria
34. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The ship song
33. Sinead O’Connor – Troy
32. The Hothouse Flowers – I can see clearly now
31. The Charlatans – The only one I know
30. Something Happens – What now
29. John Lennon – Imagine
28. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
27. R.E.M. – Orange Crush
26. The Stunning – Brewing up a storm
25. The Pixies – Monkey’s gone to heaven
24. The Wonder Stuff – Don’t let me down gently
23. U2 – Night and day
22. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to heaven
21. Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro
20. The Cure – A forest
19. The House of Love – Shine on
18. Dead Milkmen – Punk rock girl
17. The La’s – There she goes
16. The Smiths – What difference does it make?
15. U2 – Pride
14. That Petrol Emotion – Sensitize
13. An Emotional Fish – Celebrate
12. Power of Dreams – 100 ways to kill a love
11. The Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold
10. R.E.M. – World leader pretend
9. The Stone Roses – I am the resurrection
8. U2 – God part II
7. The Waterboys – The whole of the moon
6. The Pixies – Debaser
5. Joy Division – Love will tear us apart
4. Something Happens – Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello
3. Happy Mondays – Step on
2. Something Happens – Parachute
1. U2 – Bad

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2013)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music, radio with tags on December 24, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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50 black keys – gold on the ceiling (2011)
49 o emperor – contact (2013)
48 beth orton – call me the breeze (2012)
47 little green cars – harper lee (2013)
46 pixies – debaser (1989)
45 villagers – becoming a jackal (2010)
44 killers – smile like you mean it (2004)
43 the national – afraid of everyone (2010)
42 the frames – revelate (1995)
41 pearl jam – black (1991)
40 u2 – beautiful day (2000)
39 massive attack – unfinished symphony (1991)
38 artic monkeys – do i wanna know (2013)
37 lcd soundsystem – all my friends (2007)
36 hozier – take me to church (2013)
35 arcade fire – reflektor (2013)
34 led zeppelin – stairway to heaven (1971)
33 new order – blue monday (1983)
32 midlake – roscoe (2006)
31 pink floyd – comfortably numb (1979)
30 the national – demons (2013)
29 bruce springsteen – thunder road (1975)
28 depeche mode – personal jesus (1990)
27 rolling stones – sympathy for the devil (1968)
26 lou reed – walk on the wild side (1972)
25 hot chip – boy from school (2006)
24 my bloody valentine – sometimes (1991)
23 david bowie – life on mars? (1971)
22 stone roses – i am the resurrection (1989)
21 smashing pumpkins – 1979 (1995)
20 bruce springsteen – born to run (1975)
19 arcade fire – wake up (2004)
18 the white stripes – seven nation army (2003)
17 nirvana – smells like teen spirit (1991)
16 rolling stones – gimme shelter (1969)
15 radiohead – paranoid android (1997)
14 the smiths – how soon is now (1984)
13 smashing pumpkins – bullet with butterfly wings (1995)
12 pink floyd – wish you were here (1975)
11 u2 – with or without you (1987)
10 the beatles – a day in the life (1967)
9 the smiths – there is a light that never goes out (1986)
8 elbow – one day like this (2008)
7 the national – fake empire (2007)
6 jeff buckley – hallelujah (1994)
5 daft punk – get lucky (2013)
4 joy division – love will tear us apart (1990)
3 u2 – one (1997)
2 u2 – bad (live) (1985)
1 radiohead – creep (1993)

Fanning’s Fab 50 (1989)

Posted in Fanning, radio with tags on November 29, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

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It’s that time of the year folks – voting is now open for Fanning’s Fab 50. I do wish Dave would restrict voting to music released in the last 12 months, next best thing would be for bands to put the word out to their fanbase that they cast a vote for a particular track, isn’t it time that the Fab50 got some social media pimping?

Today we have two sections of the 1989 Fab 50 for your listening pleasure. Part one alone is worth checking out for Golden Horde frontman Simon Carmody’s guest appearance fresh from a Van Morrison gig to give an impromptu review!

If anyone has any further Fab 50 contibutions either recordings or listings please get in touch..

50 Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
49 The Primitives – Sick Of It
[ Simon Carmody reviews Van Morrison ]
48 Morrissey – Ouija Board
47 The Clash – Lost In The Supermarket
46 The Cult – Fire Woman
45 Bob Dylan – Desolation Row
44 Sugarcubes – Birthday
43 Sex Pistols – My Way
42 R.E.M. – Finest Worksong
41 Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower

Fab 50 (1989) Part 1

40 The Wonderstuff – Unbearable
39 The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
38 Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side
37 Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town
36 U2 – Unforgettable Fire
35 The Smiths – How Soon is Now?
34 The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon
33 John Lennon – Imagine
32 U2 – New Year’s Day
31 The Doors – Light My Fire
30 The Hothouse Flowers – Don’t Go
29 A House – Call Me Blue
28 The Wedding Present – Kennedy (via comment)
27 Talking Heads – Psychokiller
26 Van Morrison – Coney Island
25 The Stone Roses – She Bangs the Drums
24 Simple Minds – Belfast Child
23 U2 – With or Without You
22 Something Happens – Beach
21 The Cure – Catch
20 The Smiths – This Charming Man
19 The Jesus and Mary Chain – Some Candy Talking
18 The Golden Horde – 100 Boys
17 R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World
16 The Dead Milkmen – Punk Rock Girl
15 The Dixons – I Have Fun
14 The 4 of Us – Drag My Bad Name Down
13 U2 – The Sweetest Thing
12 The Pogues – Thousands Are Sailing
11 Waterboys – Raggle Taggle Gypsy
10 New Order – Blue Monday
09 The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make
08 An Emotional Fish – Gray Matter
07 The Fat Lady Sings – Arclight
06 Something Happens – Forget Georgia
05 R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend
04 U2 – Dancing Barefoot
03 The Cure – A Forest
02 Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
01 U2 – Bad (Live)

Fab 50 (1989) Part 2

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2012)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, radio with tags on December 21, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

I know the suspense is killing you all so here goes. Christmas has finally arrived when Dave starts running down the Fanning Fab 50. There were a few hitches but hopefully someone at RTE is listening. The rundown concludes on Monday so I will update the post then.

50 Blur – Under The Westway
49 Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others
48 White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
47 Massive Attack – Unfinished Symphony
46 Arcade Fire – Wake Up
45 Bob Dylan – Visions Of Johanna
44 Lana Del Ray – Video Games
43 Bruce Springsteen – The River
42 U2 – The Fly
41 Pogues – A Rainy Night In Soho
40 Radiohead – Street Spirit Fade Out
39 The Doors – Riders On The Storm
38 Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
37 Joy Division – Atmosphere
36 Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
35 Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
34 Johnny Cash – Hurt
33 Metallica – Enter Sandman
32 The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
31 U2 – Beautiful Day
30 Bon Iver – Calgary
29 U2 – All I Want Is You
28 The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
27 Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
26 Neil Young – Heart Of Gold
25 Pearl Jam – Black
24 Radiohead – Creep
23 Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees
22 Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
21 Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
20 Elbow – One Day Like This
19 U2 – With Or Without You
18 The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
17 Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
16 The Pixies – Debaser
15 Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
14 The Beatles – A Day In The Life
13 Radiohead – Paranoid Android
12 The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
11 Smashing Pumkpins – 1979
10 The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
09 The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
08 Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
07 Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
06 The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
05 Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
04 Love Will Tear Us Aoart
03 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
02 U2 – Bad (Live)
01 U2 – One

Hothouse Flowers / Fanning’s Fab 50

Posted in Fanning, interview, live, Music, radio with tags , , on December 4, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Today the Hothouse Flowers explain how to vote in the Fanning Fab 50 or at least how you should have done so back in 1987. As a bonus there is a studio busking version of B side ‘Mountains’. The Hothouse Flowers play Whelan’s on 30th December, their first Dublin date in two years. And by the way voting is open for this year’s Fab50 – more details on the RTE 2fm website. Fiachna Ó Braonáin has of course been busy hosting radio shows on RTE1 and the ‘Poetic Champions Compose‘ series on TodayFM.

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Fab 50 Instructions

‘Mountains’

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2011)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio with tags on December 19, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

The 1986 Fanning’s Fab 50 was surely much more interesting but we’re a sucker for lists so here goes. PS If you have any old Fanning tapes in the attic we’ll give them a good home..

Update: Well the final result is in and we’ll let you judge for yourselves. One entry in the Fab 50 from 2011 is pretty telling. Can’t really see us going to the trouble next year.

Listen back on the RTE radio player: part 1,part 2, part 3.

50. R.E.M ‘Nightswimming’
49. Bob Dylan ‘Hurricane’
48. Neil Young ‘Heart Of Gold’
47. Elbow ‘Grounds For Divorce’ (48)
46. Florence & The Machine ‘Cosmic Love’ (34)
45. Lykke Li ‘Sadness Is A Blessing’
44. Bruce Springsteen ‘The River’
43. Joy Division ‘Atmosphere’ (41)
42. The Beatles ‘I Am The Walrus’
41. Thin Lizzy ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’
40. The National ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’
39. The Verve ‘Bittersweet Symphony’
38. The Pixies ‘Where Is My Mind’
37. The Doors ‘Riders On The Storm’
36. Radiohead ‘Fake Plastic Trees’
35. U2 ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’
34. Jimi Hendrix ‘Purple Haze’
33. The Smiths ‘How Soon Is Now’
32. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl ‘Fairytale of New York’
31. The Stone Roses ‘I Wanna Be Adored’
30. The Beatles ‘A Day In The Life’
29. New Order ‘Blue Monday’
28. Arcade Fire ‘Wake Up’
27. Oasis ‘Live Forever’
26. Bob Dylan ‘Like A Rolling Stone’
25. Arcade Fire ‘Intervention’
24. Kings Of Leon ‘Sex On Fire’
23. Radiohead ‘Paranoid Android’
22. Bruce Springsteen ‘Thunder Road’
21. Johnny Cash ‘Hurt’
20. Pink Floyd ‘Comfortably Numb’
19. Elbow ‘One Day Like This’
18. Jeff Buckley ‘Hallelujah’
17. Foo Fighters ‘Everlong’
16. Radiohead ‘Creep’
15. Snow Patrol ‘Chasing Cars’
14. Bruce Springsteen ‘Born To Run’
13. The Pixies ‘Debaser’
12. Pearl Jam ‘Black’
11. Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’
10. Smashing Pumpkins ‘1979’
9. The Smiths ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
8. The Rolling Stones ‘Gimme Shelter’
7. The Stone Roses ‘I Am The Resurrection’
6. Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway To Heaven’
5. U2 ‘With Or Without You’
4. Joy Division ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
3. U2 ‘Bad’
2. U2 ‘One’
1. Nirvana ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

And some of the ones that got away.. Yes these numbers don’t all add up I need to go back and double check. Dave seemed a bit all over the place, maybe he’s lost interest as well?

100. Derek & The Dominoes ‘Layla’
99. Avi Buffalo ‘Remember Last Time’ (2010)
98. Wilco ‘One Sunday Morning’
97. Metronomy ‘She Wants’ (2011)
96. The Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy In The UK’
94. The Buzzcocks ‘Ever Fallen In Love?’
93. Led Zeppelin ‘Kashmir’
92. The Smashing Pumpkins ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’
91. PJ Harvey ‘Let England Shake’ (2011)
90. Blur ‘Tender’
89. The Jesus & Mary Chain ‘April Skies’
86. Bon Iver ‘Skinny Love’
85. The Avalanches ‘Frontier Psychiatrist’
84. The Jam ‘That’s Entertainment’
83. Jape ‘Lying On A Deathbed’
82. TV On The Radio’Family Tree’
81. ? The Beta Band ‘Dry The Rain’
81. Flaming Lips ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’
80. The Pixies ‘Here Comes Your Man’
80. The Only Ones ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’
78. The Frames ‘Fitzcarraldo’
77. Bon Iver ‘Holocene’
76. Bob Marley ‘Jammin’
75. The Waterboys ‘Glastonbury Song’
74. Massive Attack ‘Teardrop’
73. Nick Cave ‘Into Your Arms’
67. Bon Iver ‘For Emma’
62. Rage Against The Machine ‘Killing In The Name’
57. The White Stripes ‘The Hardest Button to Button’
58. Manic Street Preachers ‘A Design For Life’
??. Sigur Ros ‘Svefn-g-englar’

Fab 50 (1986) Part 6

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music with tags on December 22, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

Today’s episode is the last, I have no further tapes from the 1986 Fab 50. Previous episode here and (almost) complete listing here. I hope you enjoyed this series, I think it holds up very well and especially like the strong showing of irish acts. I have no further Fab 50 recordings as I found John Peel’s Festive 50 more interesting musically and those were the shows that marked my Christmases from then on.

17. Tuesday Blue – Tunnel Vision (1986)
16. The Doors – An American Prayer (1978)
15. The Pogues – Dirty Old Town (1985)
14. The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (1986)
{ 13. U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love) (1984) }
12. New Order – State Of The Nation (1986)
11. The Waterboys – Death Is Not The End (Live On Fanning Show) (1986)

Fab 50 (1986) Part 6

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Fab 50 (1986) Part 5

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music with tags on December 21, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

The penultimate installment of the 1986 Fanning Fab 50..

24. U2 – An Cat Dubh (1980)
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22. Cactus World News – The Bridge (1985)
21. Paul Cleary – Some People Smile (1983)
20. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)
[ Andy White – Religious Persuasion (1985) ]
19. Joy Division – Atmosphere (1980)
18. New Order – Blue Monday (1983)

Fab 50 (1986) Part 5

Fab 50 Part 4 (1986)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music with tags on December 18, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

The fourth installment of the 1986 Fab 50. Don’t forget the 2010 edition kicks off on Dave’s show this Monday. Also tune into Dave Heffernan‘s show on 4FM for some quality tunes..

31. Tuesday Blue – I’m So Scared (Demo) (1986)
30. Billy Bragg – Between The Wars (1985)
29. PiL – Rise (1986)
28. Something Happens – Forget Georgia (Demo) (1986)
27. Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere In Summertime (1982)
26. Half Man Half Biscuit – Dickie Davies Eyes (1986)

Fab 50 Part 4 (1986)

Fab 50 Part 3 (1986)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music with tags on December 17, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

fanningsfab50I don’t know if anyone is following our rundown of the Fab 50 from 1986 (if you are, leave a comment we’d love to hear from you). Today’s installment features what we presume are bubblers, tracks that didn’t quite make the top 50 but which were just outside the chart. Unfortunately most of Dave’s between song banter has been edited out, these were after all mixtapes being created on the fly. Anyway without further ado Side A of the second cassette:

[The Fountainhead – Rhythm Method (1986)]
[The Smiths – This Charming Man (1983)]
[The Babysnakes – Johnny (1986)]
[Joy Division – Decades (1980)]
[The Fall – Mr Pharmacist (1986)]
[U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (1980)]
33. The The – Heartland (1986)
32. Joy Division – New Dawn Fades (1979)

Fab 50 Part 3 (1986)

Fab 50 Part 2 (1986)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music with tags on December 3, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

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Second side of first cassette..

42. Blue In Heaven – I Just Wanna (1986)
[ 54. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (1986)]
41. The Subterraneans – Maxi Joy (Demo) (1986)
40. The Waterboys – This Is The Sea (1985)
39. Half Man Half Biscuit – All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit (1986)
38. Paul Brady – The Island (1985)
37. The Cocteau Twins – Pearly Dew Drops Drop (1984)
36. U2 – ? [tape ends! “song was 13 last year”]

Fab 50 Part 2 (1986)

Fab 50 Part 1 (1986)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music with tags on December 1, 2010 by Fanning Sessions

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Long promised and finally here, in anticipation of the imminent broadcast of the 2010 edition here is the first installment of the Fanning Fab 50 from 1986.

50. U2 – A Celebration (1982)
49. New Order – Ceremony (1981)
48. Half Man Half Biscuit – The Trumpton Riots (1986)
47. The Triffids – Wide Open Road (1986)
46. In Tua Nua – Ballad Of Irish Love (1986)
45. The Mission – The Serpent’s Kiss (1986)
44. Aslan – This Is (1986)
43. The Blue Nile – Heatwave (1983)

Fab 50 Part 1 (1986)

Fanning’s Fab 50 (2008 & 2009)

Posted in Fab50, Fanning, Music with tags on November 27, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

I stopped listening about 20 years ago but the Fab Fifty is 29 this year. Looking at last years chart I see only 4 irish acts and those are; U2 (5 entries), Snow Patrol (2), Horslips and The Undertones. I think Dave should revamp the chart and restrict it to music released in the previous 12 months. If you want to see what the Fab Fifty looked like 23 years ago ie in 1986, I tried to piece it together here and count 12 irish bands and 16 irish entries so far. By the way, if anyone would like to listen to those tapes you’ll have to make me an offer!

From Hot Press, 26 Nov 2009:

Listeners have until Sunday 13 December at midnight to vote for their three favourite songs or tracks of all time on RTÉ 2fm’s website.

Now in its 29th year, Fanning’s Fab 50 is RTÉ 2fm’s alternative music poll, mixing new acts with classic rock and indie tunes to give a guide to what people are really listening to out there.

The 2fm website carries the list of the albums up for grabs as well as last year’s Fab 50 to let you know what fans voted for.

FANNING’S FAB 50 (2008)

50. AC/DC – Back in Black
49. The Verve – Love is noise
48. Metallica – Enter Sandman
47. The Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold
46. Guns n Roses – November Rain
45. MGMT – Time to Pretend
44. Kings Of Leon – Fans
43. Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
42. Elbow – One Day Like This
41. U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
40. The Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet with Butterfly Wings
39. Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
38. Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road
37. Radiohead – Creep
36. The Pixies – Debaser
35. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
34. U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
33. Arcade Fire – Intervention
32. The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
31. The Beatles – A day in the life
30. The Killers – Mr Brightside
29. Guns n Roses – Sweet Child o’Mine
28. Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
27. The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
26. Oasis – Live Forever
25. Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
24. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
23. Coldplay – Viva la Vida
22. MGMT – Kids
21. The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
20. John Lennon – Imagine
19. The Killers – Human
18. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
17. Johnny Cash – Hurt
16. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
15. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
14. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
13. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
12. Snow Patrol – Run
11. Horslips – Dearg Doom
10. The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
09. Pearl Jam – Black
08. The Smiths – There is a Light That Never Goes Out
07. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
06. U2 – With or Without You
05. U2 – Bad
04. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
03. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
02. Kings Of Leon – Sex on Fire
01. U2 – One

Well the 2009 results are in so lets have a look. I count 10 irish entries by 4 bands; U2 (5), Snow Patrol (3), Delorentoes and The Frames.

FANNING’S FAB 50 (2009)

50. Radiohead – Karma Police
49. The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
48. Elbow – Grounds for Divorce
47. The Coronas – Heroes and Ghosts
46. Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
45. Radiohead – Creep
44. The Frames – Revelate
43. The Pixies – Debaser
42. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
41. Muse – Super Massive Black Hole
40. Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
39. Delorentos – S-E-C-R-E-T
38. Coldplay – Yellow
37. Queens of The Stone Age – No One Knows
36. U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name
35. Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
34. The Killers – Human
33. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
32. Radiohead – Paranoid Android
31. U2 – Magnificent
30. Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man
29. The Arcade Fire – Intervention
28. Foo Fighters – Everlong
27. Empire of The Sun – Walking On a Dream
26. Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
25. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
24. Johnny Cash – Hurt
23. Pearl Jam – Black
22. Florence and The Machine – Cosmic Love
21. Snow Patrol – Run
20. Oasis – Live Forever
19. The Smiths – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
18. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
17. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
16. The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
15. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
14. Elbow – One Day Like This
13. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
12. Muse – Uprising
11. Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
10. Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
09. The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection
08. The Killers – Mr. Brightside
07. U2 – With or Without You
06. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
05. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
04. U2 – Bad
03. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
02. Kings of Leon – Sex on fire
01. U2 – One