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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2011, 06:29:20 PM »
How abort that OneRepublic crap?

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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2011, 07:14:58 PM »
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How abort that OneRepublic crap?

They're from Colorado.

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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2011, 07:19:19 PM »
I love Cactus World News, Hothouse  Flowers and Bell X 1.

I guess you all know the Script.

I believe the Waterboys are Irish if I am not mistaken.

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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2011, 01:32:45 AM »
The Waterboys are Irish indeed. I love Bang on the moon and Fishermans blues!


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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2011, 04:32:30 AM »
Hey can't believe no one has name checked Boyzone and Westlife yet ! come on people Irelands biggest exports after U2 !! oh and a big up to Bewitched too lol

sorry couldn't resist lol  ;D  ;)

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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2011, 04:57:29 AM »
Actually it was Boyzone's manager, Louis Walsh, who convinced a young U2 to not sack Paul McGuinness!!

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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2011, 04:59:10 AM »
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Pogues, I know a lot of people have heard of them, but not many folk seem to be into them - they've made some awesome records.

Amazes me how people love dropkick and flogging molly but don't know of the pogues.  shameful.  
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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2011, 05:03:38 AM »
I heard someone call Shane McGowan (singer with the Pogues) a "genius". I have no idea whatsoever where that cam from!! He can barely talk, let alone sing, which I guess is the attaction, but hardly warrents "genius"
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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2011, 05:25:06 AM »
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I heard someone call Shane McGowan (singer with teh Pogues) a "genius". I have no idea whatsoever where that cam from!! He can barely talk, let alone sing, which I guess is the attaction, but hardly warrents "genius"


Wow a songwriter messed up on drink and drugs, never heard of such a thing.
Listen to some albums - amazing band. No I wouldn't call him a genius, but neither is Bono or Robert Plant or Jim Morrison or John Lennon, it's an over used lazy word, used to describe faux poets in sunglasses.

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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2011, 05:30:50 AM »
There's a huge distance between Bono or Robert Plant or Jim Morrison and Shane McGowan. Like or hate their music, there's no arguement they can sing and make sense. Feed me a bottle or to of whiskey and a few hits of coke, I can sound just like McGowan! Doesn't make m in any way musical. Not reflecting on the band - the Pogues - excellent musicians
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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2011, 05:39:16 AM »
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There's a huge distance between Bono or Robert Plant or Jim Morrison and Shane McGowan. Like or hate their music, there's no arguement they can sing and make sense. Feed me a bottle or to of whiskey and a few hits og coke, I can sound just like McGowan! Doesn't make m in any way musical. Not reflecting on the band - the Pogues - excellent musicians

But like you said - for some of us that's the attraction - it's not necessarily better, just unique, true to itself, and fantastic if you're in the mood for that kind of thing. These folk don't become labelled geniuses because of their voice, they become labelled geniuses because of the words they write. Yes he's not what he once was - but go listen to Rum, Sodomy and the Lash and try telling me the dude can't emote, and communicate.
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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2011, 05:51:27 AM »
check out JJ72, oh and the thrills too!  :)

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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2011, 06:40:14 AM »
My Bloody Valentine  :)

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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2011, 07:09:10 AM »
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My Bloody Valentine  :)

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Re: Other Irish Bands You Might or Might Not Have Heard Of
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2011, 08:36:35 AM »
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How abort that OneRepublic crap?

They're from Colorado.

lol.