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6 Replies and 2981 Views Noel Gallagher: Peacemaker?  2981  6 Started by  Father Roneo Sensini As a man who constantly sways between Blur and Oasis, i've got to say that if Stephen Ireland ends up back in an Ireland jersey as a result of his trip home to go to Slane, thats going to end it for me once and for all: Oasis
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by  PeterQuaifeJump to last post
6/25/2009 3:28 AM
5 Replies and 2635 Views What do Stacey's Mom, Bullet with Butterfly Wings, and Mmmbop have in common...?  2635  5 Started by  Father Roneo Sensini Tinted Windows, thats what! The new hybrid supergroup comprising James Iha (ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Taylor Hanson of Mmmbop fame, the bassist from Fountains of Wayne, and Cheap Trick's drummer. I was going to review them for the album section but their self-titled LP has been out since the end of April so its well past its zeitgeist-date.. Despite Taylor Hanson's naff musical beginnings - luckily they don't transfer on this effort - it's not bad. It is unashamed power-chord-driven pop roc...
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by  aidanJump to last post
6/25/2009 3:12 AM
3 Replies and 2906 Views Overcrowding at Slane  2906  3 Started by  eoghan Were any CLUAS regulars at Slane Did you find it overcrowded as being reported in different new outlets There is an article in the Irish Indo which says there is a meeting planned to examine overcrowding at Slane but '...there will be no fans representatives present...' Is there a Cluas regular who was at Slane who could go If so drop a line ASAP to contactmcd.ie
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by  Father Roneo SensiniJump to last post
6/24/2009 7:37 AM
6 Replies and 2887 Views Philosophical question (inspired by Metallica tribute band)  2887  6 Started by  John Doe My loving girlfriend decided to treat me to a weekend away in Cork to celebrate my birthday. On Friday night we went to see Jinx Lennon - mad Dundalk guy who sings brilliant songs about the assorted nut jobs roaming the streets of Dundalk. Reminds me a lot of Mark E Smith.   On Saturday night we went to see, of all things, a Metallica tribute band. Surreal but hugely enjoyable. I'm pleased to be able to report that despite my advancing years, I can still mosh.  Sad but true.   And now ...
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by  BinokularJump to last post
6/24/2009 7:16 AM
0 Replies and 1659 Views Album release lag/creep  1659  0 Started by  Binokular Another 'Is it just me...' thread. Is it it just me or is there something strange going on with album release schedules these days. Some albums spend so long on the interweb/blogosphere hype machine, you'd think they'd been released six months ago, yet when you go to buy it, you find it's not actually in the shops, by the time it comes out, you've almost lost interest. Thats what I call 'Album Lag' Then other stuff just creeps up on you, like the new Sonic youth one, there first time yo...
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6/23/2009 11:10 AM
2 Replies and 2099 Views Writers' number 1 albums that did not make top 50  2099  2 Started by  eoghan The following are the albums which, in our recent poll to find the top 50 Irish albums released in the last 10 years, were voted by only one writer but were voted by that writer as their no. 1 album of the last 10 years (by extension none of these albums made the top 50): Ann Scott - Poor Horse Damien Dempsey - To Hell or Barbados Dark Room Notes - We Love You Dark Matter Duke Special - Songs From The Deep Forest Future Kings of Spain - Future Kings of Spain Mic Christoper - Skylark...
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by  StrangegravyJump to last post
6/23/2009 6:56 AM
35 Replies and 15857 Views The Top 50 irish albums of the last decade  15857  35 Started by  eoghan
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To mark the occasion of CLUAS.com's 10th birthday the CLUAS writers were polled to find the top 50 Irish albums of CLUAS.com's lifetime, i.e. from 1999 to 2009. A total of 35 writers voted in this poll, each of them voting for an average of 8 albums. Below, listed in alphabetical order, are the 50 albums that secured the most votes, and every single album below was voted for by at least 2 writers. Which album was the overall winner Well you'll just have to check back on 30 May 2009 wh...
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by  aidanJump to last post
6/23/2009 4:45 AM
1 Replies and 2054 Views We need Irish music in Costa Rica  2054  1 Started by  RichardBlank After reading a few threads,I wanted to introduce myself to this community and look forward to sharing ideas with other forum members. Besides the 80s music and Latino flavor, Costa Ricans would really enjoy some real cultural music with a kick. In Arizona, I used to go to many Irish pubs and really enjoyed the music and atmosphere. An Irish bar here would make a killing.   Best regards,   Richard
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by  aidanJump to last post
6/23/2009 4:37 AM
2 Replies and 2496 Views CLUAS on the Radio  2496  2 Started by  Idiot Kid Well done Eoghan on Dave Fanning last night, thought you came across very professional and sold the site brilliantly.  If you do decide to bring CLUAS articles out in a book form I can get you in touch with an agent! ;-)Is it today you're on Phantom DailyOne quick question about last night though.  Isn't it worrying that Dave Fanning devoted 30 minutes to wedding etiquette and 10 minutes to a discussion about music
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by  Idiot KidJump to last post
5/28/2009 6:22 AM
1 Replies and 2334 Views Jay Bennet RIP  2334  1 Started by  eoghan I just learnt that Jay Bennet formerly of Wilco just died. He was only 45. I remember seeing him play with Wilco in the Olympia in 1999 (or was it 1998) and at the very end of a what was an extraodinary gig Jay threw his guitar into the audience. The house lights come up and a shocked roadie comes out pleading for the guitar to be handed back! May he rest in peace.
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by  mixtapepublicityJump to last post
5/25/2009 8:37 AM
2 Replies and 2429 Views Mundy Wears Eyeliner  2429  2 Started by  Iambeave The recent cover of Hot Press shows Laura Izibor (looking lovely) and Mundy....looking very much like a clockwork orange character gone wrong. What happened to teddy-bear faced Mundy Why is he wearing eyeliner Whhyyyyyy Did Hot Press put him up to it
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by  aidanJump to last post
5/25/2009 8:28 AM
0 Replies and 1842 Views Final Fantasy  1842  0 Started by  Archie Final Fantasy in Whelan's on the 29th is sold out! Anybody know where one might find some tickets
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5/22/2009 9:13 AM
0 Replies and 1653 Views THE RAW SESSIONS START TONIGHT!!!!  1653  0 Started by  DeadFlowerRecs TUNE IN!!! The Raw Sessions will air tonight for the first time on RTE2 at the earlier time slot of 11.25pm first episode will include Sweet Jane & R.S.A.G For More information see the below websites...... http://www.rte.ie/tv/therawsessions/ http://www.therawsessions.ie/ TO VIEW A PRESS PROMO OF THE SHOW GO TO THIS LINK : http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Er0NymdvMR4
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5/12/2009 10:25 AM
3 Replies and 2652 Views A poem about Bono  2652  3 Started by  aidan More in our ongoing series, 'Bono: Collected Literature'. Following on from his NY Times op-ed, here's his poem about Elvis - shades of Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' about it (though without the intensity, daring, energy and vivid imagery).If we were to write a similar poem about Bono, what would it be like Please contribute a few lines below. I'll start:bono son of ballymunbono the twin brother of kim jong-il with shortness and bad hair and god complex bono wants to runbono wants to hide
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by  PeejayJump to last post
5/9/2009 10:29 AM
0 Replies and 1547 Views Tuesday May 12th : R.S.A.G. Featured On 'The Raw Sessions' RTE 2 TV  1547  0 Started by  Psycho Psychonavigation artist R.S.A.G. features on RTE's new music programme 'The Raw Sessions'. The programme airs on Tuesday night 11.45pm. Here's a link to the the shows promotional video :  http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Er0NymdvMR4 Enjoy! Psychonavigation http://www.myspace.com/psychonavigationrecordsartists
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5/9/2009 5:39 AM
0 Replies and 1582 Views CLUAS on Facebook  1582  0 Started by  eoghan Following the example of half the developed world CLUAS last week launched its presence on Facebook. If you are a CLUAS regular and also have a Facebook profile be sure to 'fan us' on the CLUAS Facebook page. A hundred or so have done so already. In doing so you'd also help spread the word about the site, kind of importannt considering many people seem to spend more and more time on Facebook, good to give them an occasional tip about heading off to another corner of the ould interweb thing. O...
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4/29/2009 8:33 AM
15 Replies and 6478 Views Bell XI - The Bra Detector?  6478  15 Started by  Iambeave I'm a bit puzzled as to the lyrics of Bell XI's The Great Defector. Aside from being a huge step down from their older material in its lyrical quality ('You’re the chocolate at the end of my Cornetto'!), it contains the baffling idea that an underwire bra can set off an X-Ray machine - presumably at an airport. Has anyone's bra ever gone off in an X-Ray machine Without going into too much detail about my undergarments, (ahem), I travel a reasonable amount and I've never had anything like th...
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by  MullyJump to last post
4/28/2009 2:21 PM
2 Replies and 2430 Views Noise Pollution  2430  2 Started by  starbelgrade I was out digging the garden the other day, while my neighbour was out sitting in the sun, having a few beers. Fair play to him - I'd have liked to be doing the same thing, but the ground won't dig itself. To make matters worse, he was blasting the 'Best of Bon Jovi' at full blast from the house. Surely there must be a law against this sort of carry on
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by  starbelgradeJump to last post
4/27/2009 3:47 PM
9 Replies and 3535 Views Festivals '09  3535  9 Started by  Archie Does anyone have any suggestions for good festivals this summer I really hate camping in the rain (one naaasty experience at Castlepalooza two summers ago to blame...12 solid hours of pouring rain in a broken tent sharing a sleeping bag, not fun), so has to either be somewhere with guaranteed sunshine and dry weather or some budget accomodation nearby.
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by  MarkJump to last post
4/27/2009 1:03 PM
2 Replies and 2310 Views Delorentos: not splitting up after all  2310  2 Started by  aidan It seems that Delorentos are going to stay together after all, according to this post from Ronan on the band's MySpace: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm...=484608760All a bit dramatic, like, but good news.
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by  G500Jump to last post
4/24/2009 12:31 PM
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