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Radiators ‘Ghostown’ preview (1979)

Posted in Music with tags , on August 25, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

Radiators - Ghostown reissue event

On June 9th 1979, Philip Chevron visited Dave Fanning at RTE to preview ‘Ghostown’ the second album by The Radiators. Produced by Tony Visconti this album was to prove a leap musically for the Dublin band but the release had been delayed by a year. Now some 40 years later the album has been reissued in a special edition by Ace Records. A special launch event takes place on August 30th at The Underground featuring a Q&A with Pete Holidai and a live performance of a selection of tracks from the album. Thanks to John Byrne for the recording.

For one night only! The legendary Radiators From Space (13th Sept 1987)

Posted in Music with tags , , on June 23, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

radiators 1987

Stumbling over this post by Tomboktu on the Cedar Lounge site prompted us to dig out ‘Dollar For Your Dreams‘ a cassette release of the 1987 reunion of The Radiators on Comet Records. Apparently this show was the first public performance of ‘Under Clery’s Clock’. Thanks to Rob Fortune for the cassette recording, to Joe Mooney for the poster and to Irish Rock for the tape inlay. Check out Bill Graham’s Hot Press review here. Pete Holidai produced many Fanning sessions and is currently working through the Philip Chevron archive with a view to restoring for release (get in touch with Pete  for more details). The Trouble Pilgrims play the Stoneybatter festival at The Glimmerman this Sunday at 7pm (free).

dollar for your dreams

Dollar For Your Dreams (Side One)

Philip Chevron (1957 – 2013)

Posted in Music, radio with tags , on October 9, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

Philip Chevron, one of Ireland’s best loved musicians died yesterday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer. The Dublin born musician was a member of the The Radiators from Space & The Pogues. Cait O’Riordan talks to Miriam O’Callaghan about this very special man & his life.

RTE Radio 1 John Murray Show

Cait O’Riordan on the death of Phil Chevron of The Pogues at the age of 56.

RTE Radio 1 Arena

The start of Dave Fanning show on evening the sad news came out. Dave played 20 minutes of Phil Chevron music.

Dave Fanning Show

Very special guests to mark passing of Phil Chevron: Steve Averill, Pete Holidai and Christy Moore. Tom also spoke to journalist Ken Sweeney at the start of the show.

Tom Dunne Newstalk

Mickey Bradley on Radio Ulster

Tony Clayton Lea on PhantomFM

I will add further radio tributes as I find them..

Philip Chevron Testimonial – John Murray Show RTE Radio1 (21.8.13)

Posted in Music, radio with tags on August 21, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

Philip Chevron, lead guitarist with The Pogues & founding member of The Radiators from Space, had been given the all clear after five years battling cancer but it has returned & it is inoperable. Friends & collaborators have come together for a musical testimonial. In the great tradition of football testimonials, the event takes place this Saturday night August 24th at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.

Joining Kathryn Thomas (sitting in for John Murray) in studio are Radiators from Space members Steve Averill & Pete Holidai & from a London studio Cait O’Riordan, ex Pogue & ex Radiator member. Shane McGowan feature via a prerecorded piece.

Subject to confirmation the testimonial will be broadcast live on RTE2XM.

John Murray Show (21.8.13)

Philip Chevron Testimonial – 24th August (Olympia Theatre)

Posted in Music with tags , on July 20, 2013 by Fanning Sessions

It is with a heavy heart that we have to report the sad news that Philip Chevron (The Pogues, The Radiators From Space) is terminally ill. A benefit night has been organised and will take place in the Olympia Theatre on August 24th. A host of musicians, actors and writers will take part including Paul Cleary, Radiators From Space, Gavin Friday, Luka Bloom, Hothouse Flowers and Terry Woods. In case you havent heard it this Dave Fanning interview with Phil and Steve last year is well worth a listen.


The Night Before Self Aid

Posted in Fanning, interview, live, radio with tags , on September 3, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

On 16 May 1986, the eve of the Self Aid concert, Dave Fanning had a special show previewing what was to take place the next day. In this excerpt you will hear a few of the visitors he had in the studio that night. Thanks to John for digging this out.

Kevin Conneff (The Chieftains)
Phil Chevron (Pogues, Radiators)
Eoin McEvoy (Cactus World News)
Eamonn McCann
and Philip King?

The Night Before Self Aid (1986)

The Radiators From Space

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio with tags , , , on July 26, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

“Ireland’s first punk band” accoording to George Byrne, The Radiators From Space released their debut single ‘Television Screen‘ in early 1977 inspiring a host of young Irish bands to follow suit. Formed in 1975, The Radiators were Steve Rapid (vocals), Phil Chevron (guitar & vocals), Pete Holidai (guitar & vocals), Mark Megaray (bass) and Jimmy Crashe (drums). The current lineup is Philip Chevron (vocals & guitar), Pete Holidai (lead guitar & Vocals), Steve Rapid (synth noises & Vocals), Johnny Bonnie (drums and vocals) and Enda Wyatt (bass and vocals).

Dave Fanning recently spoke to Philip Chevron and Steve Averill of The Radiators From Space about the Irish Beat Scene and the bands who inspired them. The band has just released ‘Sound City Beat‘ an 18-track collection where they “reinvent” the music of their Irish rock predecessors Eire Apparent, Bluesville, The Blue Aces, Thin Lizzy, The Movement, Skid Row, Horslips, Taste, Them, Andwella, The Next in Line, The Creatures and Orange Machine. The record has been described as an Irish version of Lenny Kaye’s ‘Nuggets’. Many of these names yours truly first heard on the now defunct Dave Heffernan ‘Guaranteed Irish‘ show on 4FM.

The Radiators From Space play a one off gig at Dublin’s Academy on Saturday 8th September. Guests on the night, in an inspired piece of programming, are an up-and-coming beat combo from Cavan The Strypes.

Philip Chevron and Steve Averill (7th July 2012)

The Radiators / Gavin Friday / Real Wild West (Hot Press 8/10/87)

Posted in Hot Press with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

As pointed out by @cvodb The Radiators set was released in 1988 on World Aids Day as ‘Dollar For Your Dreams’ on Comet Records. More details on the Irish Rock page. Caroline has also posted Gavin Friday’s setlist here.