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The Golden Horde (1984 Session)

Posted in indie with tags on October 2, 2020 by Fanning Sessions

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Kudos to Dan Hegarty for keeping the Fanning session flame alight. Every Tuesday he features two archive sessions on his show, one of which is a Fanning session. Recent weeks have seen appearances from Whipping Boy, Engine Alley and Kerbdog. Up this week was a session recorded on 10th September 1984 by The Golden Horde. lists The Golden Horde circa 1984 as Simon Carmody (vocals), Bernie Furlong (vocals), Des O’Byrne (guitar), Donal Murray (bass) and Peter O’Kennedy (drums). According to Ian Wilson who produced, the band on this occasion featured Johnny Fean of Horslips on additional guitar. The photo is by Conor Horgan. When questioned on a recent David Hepworth and Mark Ellen video podcast appearance Dave agreed there should be albums of Fanning sessions but said he was “too lazy to do something about it”.

My Wild Love Experience (1984)

Teenage Head (1984)

The Golden Horde – Like A Girl

Posted in demo with tags , on November 19, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

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Today we have another unofficial / unsanctioned recording of two tracks by The Golden Horde. One of the tracks ‘Positively Nowhere Today’ also appeared on a BBC session but the other track ‘Just Like A Girl’ could be mis-titled. To the best of my knowledge these tracks date from 1987.

Just Like A Girl (1987)

Positively Nowhere Today (1987)

The Golden Horde (Eurorock 3/11/1988)

Posted in live with tags , , on August 7, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

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Time for another live show this time from the Irish institution that is The Golden Horde. The show was originally recorded on 3/11/1988 as part of the Eurorock festival in Groningen, Holland but broadcast on radio in 1989. More details at IrishRock and the Golden Horde site. Thank you to the folk over at diyirishhardcorepunkarchive for the original and to Cathal for digging it out and cleaning it up.

Knock on Wood
It is I
Everything Under the Sun
Stick With Me

Golden Horde – In Concert (1988)

The Golden Horde

Posted in Fanning, Music, session with tags , on May 28, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

The grandaddys of Irish indie rock? You either loved or hated The Golden Horde and frontman Simon Carmody with his penchant for fake tiger skin atire but it was very hard to avoid them on the Irish music scene in the late 80s. Featuring Bernie Furlong (vocals), Des O’Byrne (guitar), Donal Murray (bass), Peter O’Kennedy (drums), The Golden Horde were responsible for one of the most sublime moments of pure unadulterated pop brilliance this listener has ever heard. Today’s track however is from their first Fanning session from September 1984..

Teenage Head

Update: The Golden Horde take over the world wide web.
To celebrate here’s a bonus track. If you want to do some trainspotting have a look at the gigography and try to remember when you saw them. Spot Maria McKee in this video. Check out all members of The Golden Horde family. There’s also a MySpace page.

100 Boys