A great 'lost' band influenced by My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth, especially on the two 12 inch releases. I previously listed them as coming from Laois but in fact they were a Dublin band. The band split in May/June 1990 during recordings for the debut LP so it came as some surprise when "Life Still" appeared some years later. This CD included recordings of songs originally planned for the debut plus newer material. Besides the lost debut, other unreleased tracks include "You're So Strange" which was recorded for Dave Fanning's Show. The band also appeared on "Visual Eyes" performing "Clarke & Jones" (on youtube as of Jan 2010).
The band recorded several demo tapes, at least one of which was produced by Ritchie Taylor (3 tracks in 1986, engineered by Paul Thomas).
In August 1988 they supported the Celibate Rifles at the Underground in Dublin when the drummer played one-armed.
Lineups: Frank Pryce (vocals), Gerry Fahy (guitar), Brian Neavyn (bass) and Pete Kinsella (drums). Dave Burke (ex Cliff Edge Panic) replaced Pete Kinsella around November 1987. Gerry Fahy was later in Candy Apple Red. Brain Neavyn and Dave Burke recorded with the Screech Owls.
Recorded live at Comet Records Punk Festival at the CIE Marlboro Hall, August 1986 (the band's 3rd gig)
I once saw a cassette in Comet Records in Dublin which used the same cover artwork (an image from Francis Truffaut's film of Cornel Woolrich's The Bride Wore Black) as this 7-inch. I assumed it was a cassette copy of the single but apparently this is incorrect, there was no cassette release. So what was the tape I saw?
Notes: From Gerry McGovern's Hot Press review, January 1995 [used without permission, if this offends just ask and we'll remove it]: "...an intelligent, carefully crafted album with lyrics that are well above the ordinary. Life Still is about relationships, and about the never-ending search for the reason and purpose of living. The songs manage to deal sensitively and intelligently with such weighty subject matter. The playing – angles of Television in it – of Dave Burke, Gerry Fahy and Brian Nevyn is precise, electric and understated. The singing of Frank Price has a simple authenticity about it, while the lyrics delve for meaning."
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