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Posted: Apr 15, 2006 3:33 am
I expect this to be a short list.


That's all I got right now.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 3:35 am
there must be some bio out there on the scene Them came from. There's a bio on Van that points to his early life and how he got into American blues and R&B
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 3:38 am
Oh yeah, and Undertones
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 3:47 am
I liked "Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash" by the Pogues.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 4:27 am
"Red Roses for Me" was pretty good, too. And some of that Nips stuff.

Posted: Apr 15, 2006 4:57 am
Radiators from Space
Stiff Little Fingers

There was a whole book on punk in Northern Ireland that came out a few years ago. I'd like to find a copy of that one.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 7:01 am
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 9:32 am
And some of that Nips stuff.

See, I thought about the nips when starting this thread, but as far as I can tell the Nips are a British band with an Irish frontman.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 2:43 pm
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 4:22 pm
the Nips are a British band with an Irish frontman.

Good point. I think Cait O'Riorden (later of the pogues) was in the Nips, too. But definitely based in the UK.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 4:26 pm
riverdance the nate dogg remix
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 5:48 pm
the Wolfe Tones
The Dubliners are great too
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - Irish Songs Of Drinking & Rebellion
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 5:53 pm
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 6:58 pm
yea..! "tonite theres gonna be a jail break"..
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 7:05 pm

"Just Another Teenage Rebel" is a classic song. they have a few other good songs if i recall, but mostly pretty boring

Outcasts - Just Another Teenage Rebel
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 7:07 pm
Radiators from Space
didn't know they were irish. television screen!!!!!!!!! did they ever write a 2nd good song?
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 7:09 pm
I've never heard any Irish music that sounded good to me.I hate that Goddamn "lord of the dance"motherfucker! My X-girlfriend rented a room to some stupid crusty train-jumpin Bitch that was all fuckin' proud of herself for being Irish. What a STUPID CUNT.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 7:11 pm
the Nips are a British band with an Irish frontman.

Good point. I think Cait O'Riorden (later of the pogues) was in the Nips, too. But definitely based in the UK.

And if you want to get technical about it, the Pogues were a London based band too. And ironically, Shane MacGowan was born in England.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 7:30 pm
MacGowan was born in England

On Chritmas day, no less!!

Yeah, Pogues were based in London, but they were all Irish, and played Irish music, so I'd consider them an Irish band.

Any English bands based in Ireland we can think of?
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 7:34 pm
The Poges are awful.You should be ashamed of yourself.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 8:15 pm
The Golden Horde were pretty good.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 8:40 pm
didn't know they were irish. television screen!!!!!!!!! did they ever write a 2nd good song?

There's a bunch of good songs on their first LP, TV Tube Heart. It was reissued, or bootlegged more likely, on vinyl a few years ago so it shouldn't be too hard to find. Definitely worth tracking down.

The other good Outcasts songs are The Cops Are Coming and Self Concious Over You.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 8:40 pm
but they were all Irish

I think if you look at their bios you will find out that this isn't true.

In any case, yes. They were definitely had a knack of being able to take Irish traditional music and rip it up, and were well loved in Ireland for it.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 8:42 pm
Rory Gallagher definitely had his moments.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 8:52 pm
I think My Bloody Valentine originally came from Dublin.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 8:59 pm
Anyone say U2 yet?
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 9:02 pm
Dexy's Midnight Runner's, too (kidding about the U2 thing- not kidding about this. "Searching for the Young Soul Rebels" and "Too-Rye-Ay"- or however it's spelled- are great pop records).
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 9:02 pm
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 9:05 pm

I dunno, man. There's some killer poppy blue-eyed soul shit on those. Plus the band leader... something Roland? What a lunatic.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 9:14 pm
Hey what about the Exploited? Irish, Scottish same diff.
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 11:21 pm
Pink Turds In Space
First Stiff Little Fingers
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 11:36 pm
cant forget Clanaad er Clanad..etc...Enya's Irish/Celtic pop group. EArly 80's...?
Posted: Apr 16, 2006 12:37 am
rory gallagher indeed.
mama's boys too.
Posted: Apr 16, 2006 1:20 am
I was gonna say Taste, but that's Rory Gallagher too I guess.
Posted: Apr 16, 2006 3:49 am
The lead guy from My Bloody Valentine is American. Dexys are from Birmingham. And Outcasts/SLF/Undertones/Rudi/Atrix/Protex/Them etc are actually British. U2 are Irish and they are fucking shit. Rory gallagher I'm guessing is Irish and so are fucking Enya. So Martel has a point. I can't name one single Irish band that are good. Dropkick Murphys hahaha
Posted: Apr 16, 2006 4:34 am
the singer from fastway, dave king, is irish. and he also sings in flogging molly, who i dont really care fur. but fastway were killer, well their first cd at least. they later had another member who was irish. their drummer i believe.
Posted: Apr 18, 2006 8:02 am
Posted: Apr 18, 2006 8:10 am
Posted: Apr 18, 2006 6:05 pm
now here is a pretty decent irish band.and theyare from cork too.
Posted: Apr 18, 2006 8:18 pm
Victim are decent I think the guy from the Smiths was the drummer for a bit. I like the Smiths but don't let that scare you off they sound nothing like em.

The Tearjerkers are another good one.
Posted: Apr 18, 2006 8:20 pm
I'd add the first couple of boomtown rats albums are great.
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 9:15 am
shit, ive been listening to rory gallagher fur the last four hours.
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 9:15 am
this is the best friday nite ever!! lets hear it!!! RORY GALLAGHER!!!!!
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 11:11 am
RORY GALLAGHER!!!! come on...
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 6:38 pm
I would count the pogueys. I don't care who was born where. It's Irish as can be.
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 7:17 pm
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 7:33 pm
Say what you will!

Dood. I seen them w/ uuhh Motley Crue & AC/DC, I think @ Reunion Arena in...uuuhh...shit...85? 84? 86? Sheesh, I think I was like 15 or something.

The only shirt I bought was a sleeveless checker-board t-shirt that had Fastway in red arcoss the chest....it was rad.
Posted: Apr 23, 2006 8:43 pm
rory gallagher!!!!!
Posted: Apr 23, 2006 8:58 pm
I can't name one single Irish band that are good.

Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, first Pogues albums that's about it.

I can't name more thans, say 4 or 5 brit bands that's good either. They always sound so british and I don't mean that as a compliment.
Posted: Apr 24, 2006 4:50 pm
rory gallagher!!!! cmon!
Posted: Apr 24, 2006 5:04 pm
the moondogs were pretty good
Posted: Apr 24, 2006 9:33 pm
rory effin gallagher!!!!
Posted: Apr 25, 2006 3:33 pm
anything on Good Vibrations label, and everything else mentioned!
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