Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Irish show

This week's show was by request! A couple of weeks ago one of my listeners was disappointed I didn't play Irish artists in honor of St. Patrick's Day, so here's an entire show highlighting the best underground Irish rock. Until I made this playlist, I hadn't really noticed how many of my favorite artists were from Ireland, or even that some of them were Irish to begin with!

You can download this podcast by clicking here.

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks (Teenage Kicks 7", 1978)
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster (Peel session) (The Complete John Peel Sessions, 2002 - originally recorded in 1978)
The Pogues - Thousands Are Sailing (If I Should Fall From Grace With God, 1987)
The Frank And Walters - Pathways (Indian Ocean EP, 1996)
A House - I Am The Greatest (I Am The Greatest, 1991)
Lokomotiv - Catalyst (digital release, 2000)
Microdisney - Loftholdingswood (Peel session) (The Peel Sessions Album, 1989 - originally recorded in 1984)
The Fatima Mansions - Only Losers Take The Bus (Viva Dead Ponies, 1991)
The Boomtown Rats - Lookin' After No. 1 (The Boomtown Rats, 1977)
The Adventures - Send My Heart (The Adventures, 1985)
The Glee Club - Icy Blue (Mine, 1994)
That Petrol Emotion - V2 (Peel session) (The Peel Sessions, 1989 - originally recorded in 1985)
Power Of Dreams - Radioactive Generation (Positivity, 1993)
Compulsion - Mall Monarchy (Comforter, 1994)
My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow (Loveless, 1991)
Whipping Boy - Twinkle (Heartworm, 1995)
Ash - Burn Baby Burn (Free All Angels, 2001)
Snow Patrol - Starfighter Pilot (Songs For Polar Bears, 1998)
Blink - Cello (album mix) (Map Of The Universe, 1995)
Bawl - Bathroom (Bathroom 7", 1995)
6ths with Neil Hannon - The Dead Only Quickly Decay (Hyacinths And Thistles, 2000)
Starjets - Schooldays (God Bless Starjets, 1979)
The Radiators From Space - Television Screen (album version) (TV Tube Heart, 1977)
Rudi - Big Time (Big Time 7", 1978)
Something Happens - Be The One (V/A - Yellow Pills, Vol. 3, 1996)
Supernaut - Feel So Real (Supernaut, 1997)
Stump - Buffalo (V/A - NME C86, 1986)
Gavin Friday - You Take Away The Sun (Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves, 1989)
Bap Kennedy - The Ghosts Of Belfast (Domestic Blues, 1998)
Sinead O'Connor - She Moved Through The Fair (Michael Collins soundtrack, 1996)
Jonathan Richman and Julia Sweeney - Just Because I'm Irish (You Must Ask The Heart, 1995)


  1. Great show Mitch, particularly enjoyed the more obscure choices (Lokomotiv, 6ths, Glee Club) and the Peel session versions. If you're ever broadcasting to an irish audience we might want to work on some pronunciation differences, Couse, Cathal Coughlan and Dun Laoghaire spring to mind ;-) PS Ever considered in show tweeting?

  2. Oh, you should hear me butcher names from around the world on the "Music In A Foreign Language" show I did!

    Thanks for the kind words, and I haven't done in-show tweeting but I'll give it a spin, for what it's worth!

  3. Mitch, this was a great show. In fact, Saint Bob was on Craig Ferguson last night and they were reliving bits of that time when the first British punk wave gave way to the hundreds of bands it inspired.
    The Radiators From Space track got me curious because I was really more familiar with the slicker-produced 7" version. I even dug out my copy of the Chiswick Story to listen to while I'm traveling tomorrow.
    Oh, and I plugged the show when I replied to your comment. With luck you may get a listener from Denmark. My blog doesn't get much traffic but it's eclectic.

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  5. Hello there Mitch! Do you still have that podcast? :) this link is not working.

  6. Hey, thanks for the interest! Here's the updated link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7664067/Eardrum%20Buzz%203-29-2011.mp3