Ronan Stokes' band, formed early 1982. Initially a duo of Stokes & Blathain Clancy plus a drum machine, who used backing tapes live. This expanded to include Dennis Rusk (guitar), Tony Kennedy (bass) and real live drummer Barry O'Rielly. This lineup split when Ronan and Blathain moved the band to London in 1983 or 1984, 'escaping the ghost of U2 in Dublin'. Rory Stokes, Paul Mooney and John McGrath all joined Cuba Dares in London after The Sussed had split. After a couple of years developing their sound, Cuba Dares released a fine indie pop 12-inch EP in 1986 (by which time Paul Mooney had left) which received very positive reviews, including single of the week in NME, but it doesn't appear to have had a repress and has become surprisingly difficult to locate these days. The lineup that recorded the EP is listed above. They split sometime after.
There are reputedly many unreleased recordings.
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