From Blackrock, Dundalk, Static Routines released their 7″ single “Rock n Roll Clones” on the Good Vibrations record label in 1979. The song had nothing to do with Clones or any other Co. Monaghan town.
The group featured Conor O’Mahony on bass and now journalist and writer Declan Lynch (Sunday Independent, John Giles A Football Man & more) on keyboards. Conor later became manager of Something Happens. I’m pretty sure John McKenna of Bridgestone Guides fame was their manager. Paul O’Neill, David Tuomey, Dominic O’Dowd and Paul Hamilton were the other band members.
Images and text below are all from the sleeve of the single. I’ve put together an audio of the single on YouTube (see bottom of this post), accompanied by an A -Z selection of scans from the brandnewretro vaults. Ant to Zhivago.