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Lord John White / Sack



From: Dublin

Active: 1983-

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Bio:

Aka Lord John White & the Bottleneck Train, name after the Orange Juice B-side released in 1983. Martin McCann was ex Aiken Drum. Derek Lee is the brother of Garrett Lee (Thee Amazing Colossal Men/ Compulsion/ Jacknife Lee).

The band recorded a video in November 1986 which was aired on Megamix on RTE.

Lord John White's were an up and coming band who suffered a major setback when their Hi-Ace van collided with a cow while returning from a gig in Cork. John Brereton suffered the most serious injuries and spent several months recuperating in hospital. By the time the band was able to play again, they'd lost the progress they'd made as Lord John White and so they decided to rename themselves Sack.

Sack made a 100 copy demo "What Have The Christians Ever Done For Us" which landed them a deal with Lemon Records. They relocated to London. Lemon made Christians an official release which earned single of the week in the UK weeklies and was followed by the acclaimed debut album You Are What You Eat. Dave Dorgan joined on guitar. Lemon Records collapsed and the second album was released on Dirt (Butterfly Effect, 1996) but without the resources to push it it didn't sell as well as expected and the band found itself in the doldrums. Sack's fortunes were revived by Morrissey (a fan of "Laughterlines") who invited them to support him on his European tour. Sack self-released their third album Adventura Majestica on the back of this success.



Lord John White Discography

• various artists - The Courier OST
LP - Virgin Records - V2517 - 1988
See Compilations section for full track listing.



• Jungle Burger EP
12" - Lemonflower Records - LF-1 - November 1990



• various artists - Breaking Sound Barriers Vol.1
CD - PPI Records - BSBCD-1 - 1992
See Compilations section for full track listing.



Sack Discography

Sack - Dilettanti EP
10" - Lemon Records - 10 LEMON 011 - UK 1993
CD - Lemon Records - LEMON 011 CD - UK 1993


Sack - Indian Rope Trick // Too Much of a Good Thing / Candyfloss
12" - Lemon Records - LEM012T - UK - 1994 - PS
CDS - Lemon Records - LEMON 012 CD - UK - 1994


Sack - What Did The Christians Ever Do For Us? (edit) / In Absentia
7" - Lemon Records - LEM013 - UK - 1994 - PS
Sack - What Did The Christians Ever Do For Us? (edit) / In Absentia / Sunburn / What Did The Christians Ever Do For Us?
7" - Lemon Records - LEM013 - UK - 1994 - PS
CDS - Lemon Records - LEMON 013CD - UK - 1994 - PS
Also as 10"?
Single of the Week honours in NME