ST. PATRICK'S Day music
Ayrotollah77 415 Posts
edited March 2012 in Strut Central
Gonna be Djing a St.Patty's day party and was wondering what the SS massive has as far as music suggestions..I guess U2 and House of Pain come to mind..what else?Peace-P77
pointless aside, but for a self-proclaimed "biggest band in the world" i have met very few U2 fans or record-owners. being a huge snob i won't even have their records in my house; the only exception i've made is for that fran??ois k / holger czukay / jah wobble thing that the edge plays guitar on.
as for st patrick's day music, you could completely kill the vibe by playing some things from johnny griffin's "the kerry dancers" album. better perhaps would be something from r??is??n murphy (her debut album produced by matthew herbert is really good). there is also plenty of van morrison music to choose from.
The Irish lads on here may have further insight?
Personally I think the early U2 (Red Rocks gig material) is excellent. I think they jumped the shark after "Where The Streets Have No Name". I turned off after that. I can't get wood for the concept stuff or preaching. But yeah, of course I can't have any of their stuff in my house. Get real.
Radiators From Space, Horslips, Boomtown Rats.
I've seen U2 live three or four times (totally work related, I promise!) and the shows are pretty good. The level of fan excitement they generate is incredible and I think their songs sound 100% better live than they do on the record. War is the only LP I occasionally listen to but still like October and Boy. After that they can feck off.
I'm Irish & I have no interest in U2. Some of the early 80s stuff was alright but from the 90s onwards, ehhhhh......plus Bono has to be one of the biggest twats on the planet, he's an embarrassment.
But I totally get what your saying, they have a lot of fans in this country but I often wonder how that would if they weren't Irish