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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… The Slowest Clock November 26, 2011

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Dublin based and formed in early 1986, I saw The Slowest Clock live a few times before they broke up in 1990. In their time they issued a number of singles and EPs and in 1994 an album “Still Life” was released posthumously …..
I got to know one of the band when I was working nights in a garage. Rather than listen to the radio I’d have all sorts of tapes playing as I went through my nights activities. Sort and head the papers, Mop the floor , yap to the odd Garda or Taxi driver and hope the lorry with the papers on its way to the country would stop for his bar of chocolate and bottle of lucozade and I’d get my complimentary copy of the Irish Press.
I think it was listening to Toasted Heretic that got the conversation moved from the normal stuff and led to a friendship going for jars and a couple of jamming sessions in his house. Time moved on and we both moved out of Dublin ….

There’s a short piece on Dublin Opinion about them Here

The Fanning Sessions has some of their material Here

And theres a bio on the IrishRock.org Here

As often is the case with bands from this era, my favourite songs from them aren’t up on youtube. “Cherie” and “You Never See Me”. Still the tunes below are still pretty good.

 
At the end of this clip a Young Derek Mooney is the presenter….

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1. WorldbyStorm - November 26, 2011

A good band. I met them once or twice and they always struck me as serious about their music. I was surprised in a way they never did better than they did given that they had some killer tracks.

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