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Cast Of Thousands

From: Derry/London



Lineup #1: Lineup #2:


Band formed by veterans of the 1970s Derry punk scene. The original lineup was Charlie Herron (guitar), Mickey Herron (bass) and Brian McMonagle (drums) who invited Dave Harvey (vocals) and Jim Walker (guitar) to join. Harvey and Walker then relocated the band to London, where they became a trio (Lineup #2).

Releases were on their own Fun After All label through Music For Nations. Singer Dave Harvey croons like Edwyn Collins over music comparable to Lloyd Cole & The Commotions with a touch of Simple Minds. But the real question is was he really involved in an early lineup of Quarterdeck and if so did he wear the white jumpsuit? Cast Of Thousands appeared on RTE's Borderline on 17th November 1987.

Mark Megennetty (bass), Nick James (guitar) and Nick Graham (keys) all played with Cast Of Thousands.

Mc Monagle and the Herrons went on to form Hex Opera and The Big Electric Ceili Band and released an album ("The Best Kept Secret") and EP ("Peadar's Tune"). They are still active, playing with the Hitmen Showband among others.


• Subtle Sunglasses / Hart Street
7" - Desire Records - WANT 4 - UKI - 1985 - PS
Produced by Steve James.

• Nothing Is Forever / New Tomorrow
7" - Fun After All Records - FAA108 - UK - 1987 - PS
• Nothing Is Forever (12" mix) / New Tomorrow
12" - Dame Dame/Impact Records - DD-015 - Spain - 1992 - PS

• September (88 Mix) / September (87 Mix)
7" - Fun After All - FAA113 - UK - 1987
• September (Rhapsody mix) // September (88 Mix) / September (87 Mix)
12" - Fun After All Records - 12FAA113 - UK - 1987
12" - Old Gold Records - OLD GOLD-043-MX - Spain - 1994
CDS - Old Gold Records - OLD GOLD-043-CDMX - Spain - 1994

• Passion
LP - Fun After All Records - AFTER 6 - UK - January 1988 - inner sleeve
CD - Fun After All Records - CD AFTER 6 - Germany - 1988


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