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The Blades – Live at the SFX (9/11/85) December 5, 2011

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Culture, Music.
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Meant to post this up a few weeks ago…..

After the popularity of the Blades Concert posted earlier in the year, The rather wonderful Fanning Sessions Archive is after digging up another recording of a Blades concert, this time from the SFX in November 1985.

The Blades Live at the SFX 9/11/85

 

In slightly related news. Reekus Records are releasing a retrospective compilation …
“The double album includes 20 tracks from the early years available on cd for the first time including some unreleased Blades and Micro Disney tracks ....”
More details here

 

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1. EamonnCork - December 8, 2011

That Reekus compilation is one to put on the list for Santa. I loved the Some Kind of Wonderful and Camino Organisation records back in the day. Any information about those bands, who they were, what they’re doing now? I always thought there was great scope for a big Nuggets type box of all those Irish bands from around 1977-1989. Or indeed a very good book which I pushed to no avail to a number of publishers over the years based around the Hot Press 20 bands to watch annual features round the end of the seventies when U-2 were rubbing shoulders with the likes of Rule The Roost, Stagalee and Fit Kilkenny and the Remoulds.
Though a book has just come out entitled Love Goes To Buildings on Fire, about the New York music scene 1973-1978, which sounds like it could be a great companion to Rip It Up and Start Again.

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2. Joe - December 8, 2011

Eamonn. Have a look at the Come Here to Me blog. Someone there has done a list of Irish punk/new wave bands and records, 1977-83 or thereabouts. From there, you can surf onto all kinds of stuff – I found a “what are they doing now” piece about the members of a band – the Dark – I used to go and see in the Summit Inn in Howth on a Sunday afternoon in those heady days.

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Joe - December 8, 2011

Actually I originally got that info from a WBS post on here. I can’t do links so I just cut and pasted the title…

“The Come Here to Me list of punk/new wave bands 1977 to 1983 November 5, 2011
Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture.
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This is such a brilliant idea… as Jaycarax writes:”

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3. Remington Shitehawk - December 8, 2011

Fantastic book out on Dublin youth fashion/style, 1950s-1990s, mods, rockers, skins, punks, and you’ll recognise the Blades in one of the photos. It’s called ‘Where Were You’. Think its the work of one guy who trawled people’s photo collections for years.

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4. irishelectionliterature - December 19, 2011
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6. irishelectionliterature - September 26, 2013

The Blades play The Olympia Friday December 13th. tickets on sale tomorrow

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