Thursday, 2 September 2010

Alternative Best Irish Albums for St Patricks Day

Original Post - Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I am currently working on a project about second generation Irish musicians in Britain and here is an off the cuff Best of to challenge the usual Irish lists. At least one parent of the main songwriter in all of the following are Irish and they have openly declared their Irishness.

Relax these guidelines a little and  The Beatles, The Faces, Elvis Costello and many, many more would be included..

The Pogues are the only band from England who ever seem to be considered in Irish listings but they are by no means the most Irish band and indeed only three of the original six members were of Irish descent.

The Queen is Dead - The Smiths

Never Mind the Bollocks - The Sex Pistols

Hounds of Love - Kate Bush

Metal Box - PIL

Searching for The Young Soul Rebels - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Dusty in Memphis - Dusty Springfield

Goldfinger - John Barry

Rum, Sodomy and the Lash - The Pogues

Closer To God - The Television Personalities

Kissing to be Clever - Culture Club

Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

What's the Story (Morning Glory) - Oasis

Billy Idol - Billy Idol

Breaking Glass - Hazel O'Connor

In a Flat Field - Bauhaus

Sacred Heart - Shakespeare's Sister

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