I first stumbled across Dundalk group Trampz through a 2006 review of one of their gigs which name checked an old band I was in, Choice . Another Dundalk group mentioned in that review was Bezique and it was one of their members, Michael Maguire, who alerted me to this great tune and video from the Trampz.
This is a scan of a page from an issue of Too Late fanzine published in 1979. A collage of pop & local Dundalk heads stuck together to fit on an a4 sheet of paper. How many can you identify? The local ones should be harder. Top left corner, anyone? I see Bowie is in there twice…., or even 3 times, if you include Gary Numan!
Choice began as a four piece with myself (bass), Ciaran Vernon (synths, guitars), Noel McCabe (drums) and Jaki McCarrick on vocals. We later became a three piece, using a drum machine. Our first demo tape (recorded at our local Setanta Studios) helped us get on on RTE’s Youngline Programme. We recorded a video (directed by news reader Michael Murphy ) for our song ‘Multitudes’ for a show first broadcast on Monday, 12th Jan, 1981. At the end of that series of Youngline, RTE […]
Lots of intersting things in this issue of Hot Press from July 1988. The reason I still have a copy is because of the Zig and Zag interview but there are a few other interesting articles which I’ve linked to at the bottom of this post. I was a big fan of Zig and Zag in the late 80s. They had a breakfast radio 2 slot with Ian Dempsey and hosted the kids afternoon TV show, Dempsey’s Den. No podcasts or […]
My friend, Linda King, along with Elaine Sisson must be feeling very proud today after the launch last night, by Ruairi Quinn T.D., of their new book on Irish Design called “Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity, 1922 – 1992″. (where is tinyurl when you need it, eh!) The book looks & feels fabulous and contains some great photos from the archives. It explores the shaping of Irish modernity via architecture, advertising, currency, illustration, industrial design, public spectacle and theatre […]