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05-09-2018, 19:26   #1
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The Long Lost EIGHTIES Irish Pop Thread

Searched but cant find one for the 80s.



I'll start it off. This is gem from Cork Band Microdisney- Town to Town. (1987) Played a lot on radio, especially the pirates.


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Steve Belton plays with the reformed Cry Before Dawn these days. But back in 1988 he was with a band called The Fountainhead. This is a class tune.



The Fountainhead - Someone Like You




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More Wexford.

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This might also be of interest - The Last Bus Home
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Brilliant Thread this!
I loved this one from my Inter Cert year

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Another forgotten classic from early 80's - The Last Resort by Stepaside

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It's great having YouTube now to look up songs.

Not able to find The Memories and Oh Maryann
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The single mix of Last Of The Sun is way better than the version on Witness For The World. I put it on You Tube a few years ago. Sadly they didn't include it on their Best Of - I asked them why on the Cry Before Dawn Facebook page but got no response. Hate when bands / labels include album versions on compilations instead of the radio edits - really lazy approach.

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"My Friend John" - Sligo band Those Nervous Animals 1984

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"My Friend John" - Sligo band Those Nervous Animals 1984

I love that song.
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Hugely under rated South Dublin band.


A House - I'll always be grateful. (1988)

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Another big radio song on the pirates in Ireland.....from Belfast.



The Adventures - Broken Land (1988)



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The Donnycarney massive.... At one stage I believe that Frank Kearns was lined up to be U2 guitarist. They all went to Mount Temple. Urban Beaches is a fantastic album that you should check out. Amazing searing guitar.



Producer on this song, not surprisingly Bono.

Cactus World News - The Bridge (1985)

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I swear I'm not going to hog the thread. Another Northsider band.



Despite this being regarded as a 1990 song, it was released and was a Top 10 song in Ireland in 1989 (it spent 4 months in the Irish Charts). Then Atlantic records signed them and re-released this song.


The Drummer Martin Murphy, sadly passed away last year.


An Emotional Fish - Celebrate (1989)

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