A few of us, caught in Nick Hornby’s slipstream, would while the time away drawing up lists of our own favourite music, making tapes and throwing shapes. It was harmless enough stuff, portable pub-games to backdrop those empty afternoons, decades ago, in O’Neills on Pearse Street and the balmy, mad nights everywhere else. But... Continue Reading →
THERAPY? : ‘BABY TEETH’ REVIEW, 1991.
Therapy ? ‘Baby Teeth’ [Wiija Records] You probably wouldn’t trust Therapy? to baby-sit your little sisters and brothers. And you’d be right. They’re that kind of band ;- psychotic dog-trashcore noise terrorists who rip ears and emotions right apart, usually in the one-band breath. Therapy? come to us from Larne, but this is straight out... Continue Reading →
COMET RECORDS, CORK
This is our first guest post - courtesy of Jim O Mahony - a wonderful reminder of a real Cork city institution... I hope you all enjoy reading it and remembering as as much as we did... Thanks Jim... Hard to know where to begin really. In an era where people now cherish the memory of... Continue Reading →
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE: FROM CANADA, WITH LOVE.
Like the small handful of others around these parts, it was during their U.K. and Ireland tour supporting Martin Stephenson and The Daintees in 1990 that I encountered Five Guys Named Moe for the first and only time. Between one thing and another, they went to ground pretty much immediately thereafter and, even now, not... Continue Reading →
‘IF YOU COULDN’T PERSUADE HENRY’S, YOU DIDN’T MATTER WHERE IT MATTERED’
This post first appeared last year on the blog for the Sir Henrys 2014 Exhibition held at Boole Library, University College Cork. It is reproduced here in full. I can’t remember the first time I set foot inside Sir Henrys and I can’t remember the last time either but I remember clearly where the rose was sown.... Continue Reading →