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No More Demos – In Dublin #140 (13/11/1981)

Posted in Fanning, Music, session with tags , , , on April 27, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

This article from In Dublin magazine offers some interesting background on the Fanning sessions. According to the piece ‘No More Demos’ by Gerard Siggins, when the new radio centre in Donnybrook was built “the two 16 track studios lay idle for eight years until Ian Wilson opened them (after much wrangling with Radio 1) to the cream of Ireland’s rock bands”. At the time of the article on 13th November 1981 the “Rock Show sessions” were a year old and the 41st visitors to Studio 8 were “a fine young band” from Waterford Neuro. The photo shows engineer Colm O’Rourke and a youthful Ian Wilson. For more retro scans be sure to check out brandnewretro. Incidentally Paul Butler of Neuro is currently active with Propellor Palms and was the subject of a recent interview in Hot Press.

Toasted Heretic / The Divine Comedy (Melody Maker 1/2/1992)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on September 8, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

Here’s another post of interest from that 1992 issue of Melody Maker. This time it’s a live review of a gig in Borderline, London and the featured acts are Toasted Heretic and The Divine Comedy.

Sultans Of Ping (Melody Maker 1/2/1992)

Posted in Music with tags , , , on September 8, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

There’s a new kid on the block and his name is brandnewretro. The speciality is scans from the past. Well two can play at that game.. More Sultans action in demo form here.

Ian Wilson – Mad Hatter

Posted in Music with tags , on June 29, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

As featured in last week’s Hot Press it’s none other than Ian Wilson:


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