Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Crossbreed - demos

Tracklist: Too Hot To Sleep, Elizabeth Shits, Driver Ant, Dallow, Gerry Can, Alfred Hitchhiker, King Ferret, Umiak, Helicopter Belch


There's Gonna Be Some Rockin' - tape

This tape was given away free at "There's Gonna Be Some Rockin' which was a tribute to the music of AC/DC that took place on St. Patricks Day 1999. The tracks are original compositions by some of the bands that took part. There are some recordings of the gig but they should only be listened to after a day of drinking.


Monday, October 18, 2010

The Slowest Clock - no hand signals

This was the second EP by The Slowest Clock. Their first one is on the DIY Irish Harcore Punk Archive, and there's a live track on Dublin Opinion. There's also a session on the Fanning Sessions blog. They released an album called Still Life some years after they broke up but I've never heard or seen it.


Welcome to the Underworld - tape

This tape was given away at a Saturday afternoon gig in The Rockgarden. All tracks are live recordings.


Groundswell - tapes - part 2

Thanks to Anthony for these.

Mickey Special
Tracklist: Forming a Skin, Mapping the Damage, The Length of Aversion, Phlegm's Short Reign, Dislocated Speech

The Low Country
Tracklist: That Done and Got Me Started, The Sound of Secrets Forming, In the Light of the Cracks, Hacket's Remains, Instrumental, Scab Jacket, Hearing it Cross-Eyed

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pet Lamb - early demos

These are the the earliest recordings by Pet Lamb and include the much loved Feelie.

Tracklist: Feelie, Morning Gory, Schizophrenia Rex, Why Not Now, Stupid Things, Drop It, Your Shadow Hates Me

drop it

More Pet Lamb on the lovely blunt records blog.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

In Dust - Bewildermental & Nosebleed

The only time I remember seeing In Dust was with LMS and I think Venus Envy in Barnstormers and LMS played so long that In Dust only played a couple of songs before they were told to stop. Apparrently they played with the Young Gods in the Rockgarden. I know I was at this gig but I have no memories of the evening whatsoever......good times.

There's more info about In Dust on The Swedish Nurse blog.


Sunday, October 10, 2010


Flexihead was an early outing for Niall Byrne who went on to be in the monstrous Jackbeast, and The Redneck Manifesto. Their bass player Brodie went on to join Blood or Whiskey. Check out the DIY Irish Hardcore Punk Archive to hear what Jackbeast were all about.


Raisins & Vomit - Four Bands from Dublin

Ratfish Records presents

Female Hercules - Fire Power
Cruiser - Archangel
Pincher Martin - Aphelion
The Knocking Shop - Before Again


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jam Jar Jail - Fanning session +1

Tracklist: Kill Me Kill You, Pump Me, Mom's a Zombie, Elevator and Your Fantasy is included too.

Pump Me

Poor auld Dave didn't really get Jam Jar Jail judging by his comments at the end of Elevator. I remember standing behind him and some of The Whipping Boy one night in The Baggot, and they were enthusing to him about Sonic Youth (this would have been around the time of Daydream Nation). Dave's response was "I'm not really into that arty stuff".

Check out Chane's latest band Surgeon Marta. There's loads more Fanning sessions over at The Fanning Sessions Archive.