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« on: July 09, 2006, 12:37:41 PM »

Lovely stuff here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5TEIyVfXEA&search=Horslips

Loads and loads of videos of the band on Youtube.
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2006, 12:53:54 PM »

Brilliant!

Thanks, PLW!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2006, 10:43:21 PM »



OOOOOH lovely! Never heard Horslips before. Want more now! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2006, 11:30:44 PM »

The Tain - now that WAS the album of my teens, the ultimate folk-rock concept album - I listened to it everyday - unfortunately I did too much - cant listen anymore, all those scale runs at the end grate on my ears - such a shame  Cry 
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006, 09:53:55 AM »


 Excellent! Made me want to hear more too....I suspect another trip up the 'Amazon' is on the cards; being a member of this board has cost me a small fortune!!  Grin  Fez
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006, 09:55:48 AM »

The Book of Invasions is the LP you want  Wink trust me I know  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006, 11:18:18 AM »

The Book of Invasions is the LP you want  Wink trust me I know  Cool

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That's the one to have.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006, 11:29:51 AM »

once youve tried the book of invasions, you'll want the rest, but beware of the live albums
they went very well recorded, "horslips live " sounds like it was recorded on the very finest cotton wool instead of tape," the belfast gigs "is ok but waay to short, were still waiting for a proper live album that you can hear
  Hope springs eternal
 after Invasions , go for "dancehall sweethearts" and "the tain " both brilliant
 "happy to meet" has its charms but wasnt very well recorded
"unfotunate cup of tea" is fine but not quite as good as dancehall
"drive the cold winter" is horslips unplugged record
"man who built america" is more rock with the states in mind "exiles" is MWBA part 2
 and"short stories" i thought was  a sad way to end, i didnt rate it at the time
 hope this helps
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006, 11:40:02 AM »


 Helps a great deal, thank you  Smiley  The people at Amazon will also want to thank you  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2006, 01:56:49 PM »

a couple of good links:
offcial website: http://www.horslips.ie/
wiki ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horslips
fan site: http://www.horslips.com/

the Book of Invasions is a classic 'celtic rock' album of its time
in my opinion closely matched by Thin Lizzy with Vagabonds OFTWW and Black Rose
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2006, 01:58:37 PM »



Thanks for those links Karl Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2006, 02:16:33 PM »

Eamonn Carr, Johnny Fean and Charles O'Connor also recorded an lp as "host " after horslips broke up
 it was called "Tryal" but it didnt match the old 'slips stuff
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2006, 02:45:29 PM »

If FC could get them at Cropredy - now that would be good
*after all they got 10cc.......*
*no **** later 70's songs tho, stick to 70-76 not the pretend nu-wave tosh*
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2006, 04:31:04 PM »

Saw Horslips all over Ireland from 72 until 76. Can still remember the belfast gig when the Tain set was premiered. Barry Devlin lived quite close to me. A capacity Whitla Hall ( probably 2000 people) stomping along to Dearg Doom was awesome..........

First album sadly under rated - it has some great moments.

Tain better than "Invasions" IMHO

Jim is right - avoid the live albums - engineer / producer should have been shot.

Some great moments on Dancehall Sweethearts - King of the Faeries still wonderful. Their use of trad tunes as a basis for rock songs was brilliantly executed.

Drive the Cold Winter Away also surprisingly good - a soft melodic traditional album.

latest Cd of re recorded songs just didn't do it for me at all - I thought the song choice was not great and the bite had gone.

Would absolutely love to see Horslips at Cropredy - crawl over broken glass etc etc
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2019, 01:57:17 PM »

Bringing this thread right up the pile.....

LIVE GIG on May 11 - but you have to come to BELFAST

Tickets on sale now, but won't hang around! A very reasonable £17.50 with NO booking fees

https://cqaf.com/horslips/

See you there?
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2019, 03:35:56 PM »


Bringing this thread right up the pile.....

LIVE GIG on May 11 - but you have to come to BELFAST

Tickets on sale now, but won't hang around! A very reasonable £17.50 with NO booking fees

https://cqaf.com/horslips/

See you there?


Were I not already committed elsewhere, I would definitely do it.
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2019, 12:06:34 PM »


If FC could get them at Cropredy - now that would be good
*after all they got 10cc.......*
*no **** later 70's songs tho, stick to 70-76 not the pretend nu-wave tosh*



They played Cropredy in 2011 and I loved them,  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2019, 04:52:17 PM »

Actually it was "Aliens" rather than "Exiles" and this is possibly by favourite album by them. Man Who Built America followed and was more New Wave flavoured but still not bad. Actually all of the studio albums are at least pretty good - they never produced a Gottle o Geer  Wink, but I agree that the live albums are poor … not sure about the recent one - Live at the O2 or whatever it's called.
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2019, 04:58:20 PM »


Actually it was "Aliens" rather than "Exiles" and this is possibly by favourite album by them. Man Who Built America followed and was more New Wave flavoured but still not bad. Actually all of the studio albums are at least pretty good - they never produced a Gottle o Geer  Wink, but I agree that the live albums are poor … not sure about the recent one - Live at the O2 or whatever it's called.


I thought the Live at the O2 album wS pretty good....been playing it quite a bit recently and still love it
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