Paltry Paddy Fare

by Nick Glossop on March 17, 20134 comments

My own favorite St. Paddy’s Days were probably the ones spent at SXSW down in Austin. There, the day has a distinctly Mexican and Spanish flavor, and the Running of the Leprechauns was always great fun (get there early or you won’t see a thing). Be that as it may, here are some fine Irish tunes, beginning with Punk as it ought to be played and ending with some mighty big hair.

Stiff Little Fingers – Belfast

The Undertones – Derry

Stars of Heaven – Dublin

That Petrol Emotion – Derry/London

Thin Lizzy – Dublin

Originally posted March 17, 2012.

4 comments

Tony Atkin on March 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm. #

Excellent tracks, especially those of SLF and the Undertones. It has to be said, however, the kudos for having so broad a spectrum of musical tastes as to include a Thin Lizzy track, for me anyway, is lost by the undeniable fact that there was way too much hair going on for me-o. That and the annoying tone of Eric Bell’s guitar.

But mostly the hair.

Nick Glossop on March 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm. #

Hair was always getting in the guitar strings in those days, leading to that tinny shrillness. Sound engineering of the day just wasn’t up to snuff.

Matt on March 18, 2012 at 8:11 am. #

SLF! SLF! I would’ve added some Pogues, too. But that’s just me.

Nick Glossop on March 18, 2012 at 11:38 am. #

I would have too, but couldn’t find a good video for the Old Main Drag.