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The Struggle Continues

Through the Night
Time Will Tell
The Sleepwalker
Tear it Down
You Took My Side

Dirty Money
Down on the Street
Hope We Meet
Heart of the City
Lonely Side

Released: 2005. Format: Vinyl only. Label: Hi Tone Records. Cat.No: HI TONE 04

Lights of the City

A Call to Perservere
Lost at Sea
Pray Loud (and with Sorrow)
Caught in a Mess
Guests of the Nation
Let Evening Bring Them Home
Lost Poets (Crowd Every Bar)
Do You Know What it is, Sir, to Have Nowhere to Go?
Friday Night Boogie
Take Good Care
Lights of the City

Released: 2000. Format: CD & Vinyl. Labels: Independent. Cat.No: INDCD 025, Loose Music & Hi Tone Records HI TONE 03

Our second studio album produced by Thom Monahan of Pernice Brothers and Lilys fame. Recorded in ramshackle style in various locations around Dublin, complete with rocking piano and harmonica courtesy of John Hegarty and Brian Rice.

The front cover is a masterful painting of a number of Dublin shop and Pub fronts pieced together onto one ficticious street by Colm Greene, the painting was as long in the making as the album. Hopefully the music lives up to the promise of the cover!! The band portrait on the back of the sleeve was taken by Lafayette in Dublin, our attempt at homage to Kraftwerk's Trans Europe Express sleeve.

Sunday Miscellany

In The Morning
Tonight (I'm Gone)
Moving Sideways
The Poet Priest
The Shaky Man
They're Not Coming Anymore
The Many Roads Home
The Drunken Cyclist
A Man Sighs (Across the Town)
The Dying Town
Night's Candles are Burnt Out
Sunset and Evening Star

Released: June '98. Format: 12" & CD. Label: Lakota . Cat.No: Lak CD 009 & Lak lp 009.

The album was also recorded in Bow Lane but this time Stan Erraught produced. Stan played in The Stars of Heaven and The Sewing Room and now plays with The Great Western Squares. He has produced and played with Wormhole.

The album was written in the year up to the recording of it. Eighteen songs were recorded and the twelve which fitted together best made up the album. Hopefully the other six songs will be released at some stage.

The album was recorded in two weeks and mixed in one. Sunday Miscellany was the title of one of the songs left off the album and it seemed to fit the mood of the lp. It's also the title of a sunday morning radio programme on RTE Radio One, an unconventional review of the week.

The cover shot is a pic of the Liffey from Capel Street bridge. The back shows us in our practice room.

The North Fredrick Lane EPs

By the End of the Night
When I'm All Alone
Without You
You Might Think
Which Kind
The Couch
Bitter Heart
Piece of My Heart
Keep on Chewin'
About the Past
How Can You Cheat
Foolish Guy
Keep on Chewing Video CD-Rom

Released: April '99. Format: CD. Label: Lakota . Cat.No: Lak CD 0013

A compilation of the three EPs we recorded for Lakota plus the inspired video for Keep on Chewing by Darragh McCarthy

The title comes from the name of the street that our grotty practice room is on, but the cover photograph is a different lane taken by Donal Murphy in mean and moody style This cynical repackaging of our old recordings is the last of our releases on Lakota.


Everyone's Clown
Better Than I Know Myself

Released: Sept '94. Format: 7". Label: Hi-tone. Cat.No: Hi-tone 01.

Our first single was recorded in two days in Fuse, an eight track studio in a basement on Parnell Street, Dublin. The single documents our primitive dawning as a three piece before Barry joined. He was present at the session though, along with Jack Wright who plays some crazy sax on Everyone's Clown. One other song Back on My Own Again was recorded but was never released.

The single was released on our own label, Hi-tone Records. Only one other single has come out on the label, a Pincher Martin 7".

Don't Give Up On Me
Twenty Two Years

Released: April '95. Format: 7". Label: Dead Elvis. Cat.No: DE 003.

The second single came out on Dead Elvis Records. Again it was recorded in Fuse with Marc Carolan. It was recorded in one night, from seven in the evening to seven the next day. Barry played an unrehearsed one take solo on Twenty Two Years and Jack played sax in his unique style.

Dead Elvis also released music by Wormhole and the Sewing Room. Very limited copies of the single are left. Don't Give Up On Me also appeared on Zip Up Your Boots for the Showbands a compilation which gives a good view of the scene as it stood at that particular time.

We made our first video for Don't Give Up On Me which was shot in the house where we started out and used to practice.

By the End of the Night
When I'm All Alone
Without You
You Might Think

Released: Sept '96. Format: 7" & CD. Label: Lakota . Cat.No: Lak 0002CD & Lak7 0002

Our third release and our first for Lakota Records. This ep was recorded in Bow Lane Studios, Dublin, sadly now defunct along with Fuse. It was recorded in two days and mixed in one.

When I'm All Alone contains the controversial violin overdub and Fergus' only lead vocals to date. The Ep's show the band in a state of transition with the introduction of new label, new studio and new songwriter.

The front cover shows Dublin's Capel street in the evening rush hour. It was Dublins main thoroughfare in the last two centuries.

Which Kind
The Couch
Bitter Heart *
Piece of My Heart *

Released: April '97. Format: 7" & CD. Label: Lakota . Cat.No: Lak 0004CD & Lak7 0004. *not on 7"

Another EP recorded in two days in Bow Lane and mixed in one. We made a video for Which Kind in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. One of the few remaining oldstyle theatres in Dublin.

The front cover shows The Candy Shop, a newsagent across from our practice room.

Keep on Chewin'
About the Past
How Can You Cheat
Foolish Guy

Released: Sept '97. Format: 7" & CD. Label: Lakota. Cat.No: Lak 0005CD & Lak7 0005.

The third of our Bow Lane Ep's with Marc Carolan producing. This contains the last of the early songs we had written, along with the transitional ones we had written with Barry in the band.

A video was made for Keep on Chewin' in a Kennedy assasination style. It shows how good Dublin can look on a great sunny day. The front cover is an old roman style facade in Summerhill beside a regular terrace of houses. The bike belongs to The Drunken Cyclist.

c/w Dot Creek Cast

Released: Dec '99. Format: 7". Label: Road Relish. Cat.No: RR7-002.

This single is part of the Road Relish singles club which releases a split seven inch every two months. Our song is preview of our new album Lights of the City and is coupled with Dot Creeks excellent Cast.

Come On Up to the House
Various Compilation with
Jubilee Allstars Evening Brings Them Home Barry McCormack After this Low

Released: Dec '99. Format: CD. Label: Independent. Cat.No: INDCD 018

This compilation was put together to accompany the Come on up to the House December 99 Irish tour featuring The Frames, Jubilee Allstars, David Kitt and Dave Cleary.

Our song is an out take from the Lights of the City sessions with Thom Monahan and is unavailabe elsewhere. The compilation also includes Barry's first solo outing After this Low which is from his debut album (recorded with Joe Doyle, Graham Hopkins and Brian Rice) which is in the pipeline.

Radio Sessions

The Dave Fanning Show, 2FM, Ireland.

The John Peel Show, BBC Radio 1, UK. 20th Dec '96.
Keep On Chewin'
How Can You Cheat
Four Corners of Hell
They're Not Coming Anymore

The Evening Session, BBC Radio1, UK.14th May 1998.
Moving Sideways
In The Morning

The Sean Hughes Show, GLR, UK. Sat June '98
In The Morning
The Shaky Man