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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Guernica November 21, 2015

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

Guernica were and Irish band influenced by New Order and Joy Division that were around from 1985 to 1989. Comedian/actor Joe Rooney was their lead singer. I saw them at least once and had the “Humming of the engines” single although it seems to have been mislaid in the almost 30 years since. They were quite good.
This is a compilation of the bands various RTE TV appearances. The track listing is as follows with the TV show too.
0’00 new boy (anything goes, 1985)
4’06 americano (mt usa, 1985)
8’40 americano (visual eyes, 1986)
13’25 deep sea diving (borderline)
17’42 humming of the engine (megamix)
22’25 veil of tears (?)
Aside from the music,it’s worth watching from 17.40 on this video to see the get up and hear the language of the RTE MegaMix presenter, who I think is Paul Tylak (Incidentally Tylak and Rooney both played Priests in Father Ted).

This is another one of their singles ‘Orange and Red’

‘The Queen of our Country’ which was the B side of ‘Orange and Red’


1. WorldbyStorm - November 21, 2015

I never spoke as far as I know to Joe Rooney, but I knew some people he did and he seemed a sound person. And Guernica’s New Ordery schtick was entertaining.


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