I’ve been trying to come up with some hidden Irish gems for this series. I will no doubt fail because, despite my best efforts, I can’t compete with the encyclopedic knowledge of PWRadio’s listenership. However, if my web searches are correct, this one has never been aired…
I first heard this tune by way of a typically slick Heineken TV advertisement. In the days of dalek-murdering dial-up connections and a very rudimentary world wide web, tracking down a song you’d just heard on television was no mean feat. (Even if somebody had posted the information online somewhere out there, there was no guarantee you’d actually find it. Search engines have come a long way.) Eventually I found the song among the myriad cassette tapes in my cousin’s drawer. The band was Ash. The album was Trailer. It was 1994. It was simple, innocent, direct, and for some unknown reason, it seemed to soundtrack my sun-dappled summer perfectly. While the music industry was busy railing against it, home taping was busy saving music, teenager by obsessive teenager.
So, here’s for Uncle Pat…
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