Monday, September 24, 2007

Arctic Monkeys - 'Fluorescent Adolescent'

Can't get this one out of my head at the moment!

The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist

What about poor Dexter??

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Avalanches - Since I left You

What a feel good tune and video!!!

The Avalanches - Since I Left You

Apparently put together by six lads from Melbourne who used samples of all the vinyl they had collected from bargain basement bins in record stores.

Track's 1-9 Track's 10 -18

Thursday, September 20, 2007

God Is An Astronaut - A Moment Of Stillness

A great release from these Irish boys...
They play The Button Factory on Jan 18th

Mogwai - Come On Die Young

Keeping it all Instrumental for a while.. Its those Glasgow Bhoys again...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

DJ Shadow - Entroducing

Something a little bit different... Great Album

Apparently every track made up of samples and the one drum machine

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C

"Red eye's and tear's.. No more for you my dear.. I fear"

Monday, September 17, 2007

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

For me, these are the Best Band around at the moment!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experience

" Hey Joe.. I said were are you going with that gun in your hand?.. I'm going down to shoot my old lady ...You know I caught her messing around with another man... That ain't to cool.. "

Ray Charles - Hit the road Jack!


Paul McCartney - All The Best

"What does it matter to ya....When you got a job to do, you gotta do it well........You gotta give the other fellow hell"

Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

"You got to try a little tenderness.."

Marvin Gaye - The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye

"What's going on in the world today..."

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend

" I remember when we were young..."

Johnny Cash - The Best Of Johnny Cash

Lets get a little bit Country...

Friday, September 14, 2007

John Lennon - The Very Best Of John Lennon

" You may say... I'm a dreamer"

Eric Clapton - The Greatest Hits Of Eric Clapton

" It's late in the evening ... She wonders what clothes to wear"

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bob Dylan - The Best Of

Disc 1 Disc 2

"You got a lotta nerve

To say you are my friend

When I was down

You just stood there grinning

You got a lotta nerve

To say you gota helping hand to lend

You just want to be on the side that's winning"

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oh! Sweet Nothing - The Velvet Underground

This one is for The Irish Football Team! It's hard work supporting them these days!!

David Bowie - The Singles Collection 2002

There wouldn't be enough space on this Blog to sum up the immense talent that is David Bowie.

A Complete Legend and the best Gig I was ever at!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ocean Colour Scene - Song's For The Front Row

I believe these guys absolutely rocked Cois Fharraige last weekend and then for some very strange reason Paddy Casey came on to finish the night, talk about wrecking the buzz!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Suede - Coming Up

As Requested...

Competition Answer

OK , The mystery band are "Mocking Bird". They were formed in Dublin around about 15 years ago but split I think some time in the early 90's. I have not seen any information about them on the net and any links would be appreciated!

For those of you who like the song Super Human Being just click.

I hope to get some more material soon, Ill keep ya posted!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Pogues - The Very Best Of

The Votes have been counted and verified and the winners are ......."Others".. So the last post of Keeping It Irish Week goes to The Pogues

Their best years are probably behind them but songs like A Pair Of Brown Eyes & A Rainy Night in Soho are just amazing.

Irish Rugby Anthem - Ireland's Call

Do us proud lad's.

Even Better Than The Real Thing Vol.2

Hear some great Irish artists do their own interpretations of some well known songs, all live & acoustic.

Profits from sales of Even Better Than The Real Thing Vol 2 will go to The National Children's Hospital, Tallaght & Barretstown.

See comments for track list

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Waterboys - Best Of 82 - 90

Ok, So Mike Scott is a Scott...

The Cranberries - Stars (Best Of 92 - 2002 Bonus Live CD)

Some of their better tracks on this bonus live CD.

See Comments for track list.

Snow Patrol - Final Straw

A good album from these lads but now they seem to always be on the radio!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Playlist - The Definitive Collection Of Irelands Best New Music

This was a "freebie" from a well known music store who like to over charge. There are a lot of really good artists on it and its well worth a listen.

See comments for track list.

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

“I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity” - Van Morrison

U2 - The Joshua Tree

Over the years I kind of just lost interest in U2 and if I had to pick a U2 album then this would definitely be it. Reminds me of a "lovely" spell in hospital when someone brought me up a Walkman and this on cassette. Hmmm... I wonder if Bono healed me...

Competition Time - Who Are We?

OK Folks , Just a bit of fun!

The song you hear on this blog at the time of this post was written about one of the band members sisters who suffered from Agoraphobia. Its a fantastic sad song called Super Human Being and I happened to see it performed live one night in Dublin.

So the question is , Who are they????

If you guess right you get to choose any album (still available) you like as the next post.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Damien Dempsey - Seize The Day

" Shane McGowan loves the Dublin town
I drank with him once and woke up on the ground
Maybe some day we'll meet up
And do brunch somewhere and a shandy too" - Jar Song

Jack L - Jack L

I must admit, Ive never seen this fella live but I hear he puts on a bit of a show. This is the only E.P I have belong to him, he sings a good version of Hallelujah ( not as good as Jeff B!) and I think the song Georgie Boy (which he belts out) is a cracker!

The Cake Sale

All profits from The Cake Sale go to Oxfam Ireland in support of their Make Trade Fair Campaign and their overseas programme work.
See Comments for Artists involved

Republic Of Loose - AAAGH!

"They performed live for us at Oxygen in a session I am told is quite typical of them. It didn't look like it was going to work, the sound checks were a mess, they seemed not to be concentrating, the singer went missing as we were about to start and suddenly there it was, pure class. Looking forward to the album." - Tom Dunne

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Dedication EP

This CD is dedicated to the memory of Sandra Boland 3/1/79 - 4/11/97.
See Comments for track list.

Whipping Boy - Heartworm

Did someone say Whipping Boy..

Future Kings Of Spain - Future Kings Of Spain

"I am upside down... I am inside out"

Second Album Out Soon

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Fionn Regan - The End Of History

Mercury Prize Nominee

Irish Artist Fionn Regan

Good Luck Fionn..

The Frames - Set List

" Go ahead Charlie... Close your eyes... make a wish"

The Brilliant Tree's - Wake Up & Dream

"Now the war is over.. Can all the children sleep...Safe and warm and free to dream... With no shadows in the night"

Come back lads...

Las Vegas Basement - Shine On

Cracking Irish band, Check out their debut album "End Of An Era"

Sack - Laughter Lines (EP)

"Laughter lines should be number 1 forever" - Morrissey

Monday, September 3, 2007

Aslan - Made In Dublin

These Lads must have played every venue in Ireland at least 5 times.. They are still on the go releasing new material. This is their live album recorded in Vicar Street. There is a cracking cover of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here at the end..

The Brilliant Trees - Like You A Lot, Love You A Little

If you have never heard this band then this is may be your only chance....

Fair Well Lads...

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Damien Rice - O

So then Damien releases this Album and did'nt it do well!
I saw him play in the Beacon Theater in NYC last Christmas with Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan. It was a great gig and a great way to celebrate a birthday!

Bell X1 - Flock

Keeping It Irish All Week At Mi-Tunes

For those who don't know the story behind Bell X1.. They were once called Juniper and their lead singer was Damien Rice. He left and it was left up to their drummer Paul Noonan to step forward. They never looked back and this is a great album!

Another Rainy Sunday :(

Bell X1
Flock - Lamposts

Oasis - Whats The Story Morning Glory?

Can you believe it was 12 years ago?

CLIVE MYRIE: It's been described as the British pop music heavyweight championship. In one corner, four young middle class men from the south of England collectively known as Blur, and in the other corner five young working class men from Manchester called Oasis. They're the two most popular bands in Britain, having sold millions of records, and they're currently engaged in a chart war that's set the music industry alight.

Blur - Parklife

Remember this seemed like a big deal?

BBC 1 6 O’Clock News, August 14th 1995

JOHN HUMPHREYS: Two of Britain's most popular pop groups have begun the biggest chart war in over 30 years. The Manchester band “Oasis” and their arch-rivals “Blur” have both released new singles today, each hoping to reach the number one spot next week. The music industry hasn't seen anything like it since The Beatles fought it out with The Rolling Stones in the 60s. Clive Myrie reports.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

"Reminds me of childhood memories"

James - The Best Of

It was a bit strange seeing these guys play Oxygen this year, the Killers were on at the same time on the main stage and also Daft Punk, as a result only about 200 people turned up. However they did play a great set and it was great to hear their old stuff live for the first time. Rumor has it they are back on a tour and could be coming to a town near you. Well worth checking out, even for old times sake!