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Got Any Better Irish Rock??

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Initial post: Mar 8, 2011 12:20:24 PM PST
Emery Would says:
Here's my St. Patrick's Day Playlist.

If there are any better Irish rock bands, I'd love to hear about them. (No U2, Van Morrison or non-Irish bands, please).

Wild One Damien Dempsey

I Useta Lover The Saw Doctors

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah The Pogues

Whiskey in the Jar Thin Lizzy

Fake The Frames

Linger The Cranberries

Teenage Kicks The Undertones

Tatoo'd Lady Rory Gallagher

Haunted Shane McGowan and Sinead O'Connor

King's Call Phil Lynott

Roisin Dub (Black Rose) Thin Lizzy

In a Lifetime Clannad with Bono

If I Should Fall From Grace with The Pogues

I'm Shipping Up to Boston Dropkick Murphys

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 1:04:55 PM PST
How about the Script?

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 1:16:25 PM PST
The Boomtown Rats

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 1:41:54 PM PST
Emery Would says:
Song titles, please!

I've tried to like the Boomtown Rats, but I just can't.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 1:46:49 PM PST
No Van Morrison? Not even when he was with Them?

I know you have Rory Gallagher in already but if it's allowed to have him in again with his old band Taste then I'd nominate Born On The Wrong Side Of Time.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 2:23:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2011 3:17:43 PM PST
If you don't mind hip-hop, there's "Jump Around" by House of Pain. Plus, don't forget the '70s pop songs "Alone Again (Naturally)" and "Clair" by Gilbert O'Sullivan.

I was reading through the Wikipedia page on Irish rock 'n' roll. I never knew the '70s punk band Stiff Little Fingers was Irish. I'm not the best expert on the band's recorded output. Perhaps someone else can recommend some key tracks from them.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2011 3:43:08 PM PST
Suspect Device
Tin Soldiers
Alternative Ulster
Wasted Life
Back To Front
Gotta Getaway
Fly The Flag
At The Edge
Guitar And Drum


Posted on Mar 8, 2011 3:52:50 PM PST
Hoagie Mike says:
Something Happens
__"Stuck Together With God's Glue"
"Bedlam A-Go Go"
-great band-

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2011 4:03:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2011 4:57:04 PM PST
Nothin' for us in Belfast
The pound so old it's a pity
OK, there's the Trident in Bangor
Then we walk back to the city
We ain't got nothin' but they don't really care
They don't even know you know
They just want money
They can take it or leave it
What we
An Alternative Ulster
Grab it take it it's yours
Alternative Ulster
Ignore the bores, their laws
Get an Alternative Ulster
Be an anti-security force
Alter your native Ulster
Alter your native land

Take a look where you're livin'
You got the army on the street
And the R.U.C. dog of repression
Is barking at your feet
Is this the kind of place you wanna live?
Is this where you wanna be?
Is this the only life we're gonna have?

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 5:38:00 PM PST
BEEP BEEP I'm an answering machine....I mean to say, I say what I mean

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 5:48:21 PM PST
Try "Never An Everyday Thing" by Grannies Intentions, "Rock 'N' Roll Band" by Eire Apparent (featuring Jimi Hendrix on guitar!), "Mr. Sunshine" by Andwella's Dream, "The High Reel" by Horslips, and don't forget "Fisherman's Blues" by The Waterboys (they were Irish, weren't they?).

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 6:21:39 PM PST
Norskar says:
Stiff Little Fingers omission was an oversight. "Alternative Ulster's" in.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 8:06:03 PM PST
Cradle Rock, Walk on Hot Coals, Bullfrog Blues-Rory Gallagher

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 8:12:43 PM PST
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar (ANYTHING by them is excellent)
Mamas Boys - Runaway Dreams
- Needle in the Groove
- Crazy Daisy's House of Dreams
Starsailor - Alcoholic

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 4:38:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2011 4:39:30 AM PST
Brass Neck says:
Gypsy Trip - Jaded Sun, glorious blues/classic rock
Horslips - 70's rock band, there is a good best of - Very Best of

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 6:38:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2011 6:39:35 AM PST
Hip O Critic says:
Movin On - Taste (better than Elvis's version - Rory's slide was something else).
Dream - The Cranberries
Zombie - The Cranberries
Gloria - Them
The Emperor's New Clothes - Sinead O'Connor
One - U2
Days Like This - Van Morrison

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:07:38 AM PST
crater face says:
Roadblock - the wheels

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 11:33:00 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2011 6:18:22 PM PST
Punishment Kiss
Potato Junkie
Die Laughing
Stop It You're Killing Me
Church Of Noise
Kid's Stuff
Gimme Back My Brain
Stand In Line
Dopamine, Seratonin, Adrenaline
Walk Through Darkness
Long Distance
Crooked Timber


"Squeezes musik through a cheap transistor."

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 1:55:20 PM PST
EvenSteven says:
Cool stuff;
Rory's Irish Tour,
The undertones...very under rated punk band
Them....they were great
Also Check out the Wheels a lot like Them & one of thier tunes was covered by the Shadows of Knight, "Bad Little Woman"

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 7:56:01 AM PST
Don says:
Them: Baby Please Don't Go, Mystic Eyes and I Can Only Give You Everything fulfill my blues/rock sensibilities.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2011 1:09:45 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 10, 2011 6:27:26 PM PST
Ayinger says:
How about the first couple albums by HOTHOUSE FLOWERS?

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 6:25:16 AM PST
Emery Would says:
U2's out. Not Irish enough.

Hothouse Flowers are in: "Don't Go."

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 6:33:15 AM PST
S. Rice says:
That Petrol Emotion - Manic Pop Thrill

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2011 10:38:04 AM PST
bass boy says:
How is U2 "not Irish enough"? All four of them are Irish. Just curious. :)
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