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Twix Rocks – Into ’91 With Fanning’s Choice

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

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This is a nice promotional cassette produced in conjunction with Twix, featuring 10 of Dave Fanning’s favourite Irish tracks of 1990. Each one is introduced by Dave, with De Confidence receiving a particularly nice mention. Thanks to Eoin Fegan for sharing.

An Emotional Fish – Move On
The Dixons – Here Comes The Love Machine
The Stunning – Brewing Up A Storm
No Sweat – Waters Flow
The Honey Thieves – Drive
Into Paradise – Bring Me Closer
The Prayer Boat – Stopping the World
De Confidence – Dropout
Toasted Heretic – They Didn’t Teach Music in My School
A House – Bugaboo

New Testament (1982 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on August 5, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

New Testament 1982 Demo

From Galway, New Testament were Eamonn Dowd (lead vocals, guitar), Steve Wall (guitar, backing vocals, tambourine), John Flatley (bass, backing vocals) and Finbar McDonogh (drums). The demo was engineered by JA Reidy at R.C.F. Studios Galway on 11th September 1982. Steve Wall of course went on to form The Stunning. Eamonn Dowd went on to The Swinging Swine and is currently on tour with his latest band The Racketeers.

Heaven and Earth (1982)

A Scream (1982)

Sanctuary (1982)

The Stunning – Sockin 1,2,3,4

Posted in Music with tags , on November 10, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

This is a strictly unofficial and unsanctioned mix of a live favourite by The Stunning. The track is a cover of northern soul tune ‘Sockin 1,2,3,4’ by John Roberts. Steve Wall takes up the story:

Early Stunning gigs were like a potted history in the development of popular music. We never thought much about what direction the band should take. We just played whatever we thought was good, as long as it wasn’t too well known. We skipped from blues to country, from soul to guitar tunes, from jazzy to funky. Songs like “Sockin’ 1234″ and “Tighten Up” were rare soul cuts that we adapted for ourselves. Ben E.King’s “Supernatural Thing” was a certified floor-filler. Only the real music heads recognised Captain Beefheart’s “Zig Zag Wanderer”.

More Stunning facts here.

Sockin’ 1,2,3,4‘ (1987)

The Stunning

Posted in Music, session with tags , , , , on May 15, 2009 by Fanning Sessions


I only managed to catch one song from this particular session but it’s a favourite. I went to see The Stunning with a good friend in The Golden Grill in Letterkenny and it was an amazing gig, the boys were in top form. If I remember correctly there were a few mighty covers ‘Ring Of Fire’ and ‘Ruby’ thrown in for good measure.

Tightrope Walker