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The Saviours (1988 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, session with tags , , on November 22, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

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From Portstewart & Portrush, The Saviours were left to right; John “Junior” Young (bass), Rory Fidgeon (guitar), Paul Gault (vocals), Philip Cartin (drums) and Tim Brolly (guitar).  They had previously recorded a number of demos as The Subterraneans but changed their name due to the Dublin act of the same name. They later became Mystic Reign and recorded further demos and released 2 tracks on compilation tapes from Helden Fanzine. This session for Dave Fanning was recorded on 15th Feb 1988.

Bone Shakin Baby (1988)

High Risk Activity (1988)

Crime Of Passion (1988)

Mr Nice Guy (1988)

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The Subterraneans (further demos)

Posted in demo, Music, radio with tags on October 8, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

subterreansIf a definitive tome on The Story of Irish Rock ever comes to be written we look forward to reading how The Subterraneans did not conquer all. These two tracks are we believe from the same demo that featured ‘Slum‘ and ‘Maxi Joy‘. Thank you Colm for digging these out.

Nobody There (demo)

Bogside Rock (demo)

The Subterraneans (1992 Session?)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on October 15, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

From Artane, Dublin, The Subterraneans were Derek Barter (bass/vocals), Paddy Brady (guitar), Mitchel O’Connor (guitar) and Colm Coughlan (drums). Thanks to Padser Dalhoun for photo and lineup. We’re guessing that this is a session and that it dates from 1992 so if anyone can confirm or correct please do!

 L - R Colm Coughlan, Derek Barter, Paddy Brady, Mitchel O'Connor

L – R Colm Coughlan, Derek Barter, Paddy Brady, Mitchel O’Connor

Rubbernose (1992)

Where’s The Hook (1992)

Showdown (1992)

The Subterraneans (1987 Session)

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

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From Artane, Dublin The Subterraneans were Derek Barter (bass/vocals), Paddy Brady (guitar), Brian Murphy (keyboards) and Colm Coughlan (drums). These two tracks are from their 1987? session the missing third track is Slum. Many thanks to Ken for digging these out and Liam for the correction on the date.

Oh Mister

Fahrenheit Days

The Subterraneans – Slum (demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music with tags , , on August 20, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

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Some time ago I promised to post this excellent demo track from Artane band The Subterraneans. Again I don’t know why these guys didn’t go further as they really were very talented. If anyone still has any other tracks I’d love to hear them..

Slum (demo)

The Subterraneans – Maxi-Joy (demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music with tags , , , on May 23, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

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Next up we have a demo from a Dublin band that appeared at number 41 in the 1986 Fab Fifty. It is of course Carling/Hot Press Band winners The Subterraneans. They also recorded a Fanning session in that year but I only have the demo recording. I also have a recording of Slum but will post that later (Update: done). Maxi Joy was eventually released as a single on Mother Records in 1987. Have a listen to that version here.

Maxi-Joy