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The Media

From: Clonmel

Active: 1983?-

Style: Pop/Rock

Lineup:

Bio:

Pop/rock band. Early demos (3/1984) sound a bit like Dire Straits ("On The Winning Side"). Later recordings are more reminiscent of Level 42. Billed as Pat Buckley & The Media by 1987, as the band was essentially Pat Buckley plus whoever backed him. Many different musicians appear on the Merciful Hour LP. Mullets ahoy!

The Rob Strong Band recorded one of Pat Buckley's songs "The Distance" released on Vixen in 1986.

Is this the same Pat Buckley who played bass in Limerick band Joyless Eye in 1973-74?



Discography

• demo 1984
Reviewed in Hot Press, March 1984
tracks: On The Winning Side / Desdemona


• Hey Desdemona / New World/Streets
7" - Scoff Records - DT 029 - 1984 - PS?
Produced by Donal Lunny. "New World/Streets" is one track.


• Give An Inch / Somewhere In Time
7" - Vixen Records - FM 018 - 1985 - PS?
Both sides by Pat Buckley. Produced by Deke O'Brien


• Under The Tropical Moon / Laciport Rednu Mix I
7" - Vixen - FM 025 - 1986
Both sides by Pat Buckley. Produced by Deke O'Brien


• Angel On The Run / Laciport Rednu Mix II
7" - Vixen - FM 026 - December 1986
Both sides by Pat Buckley. Produced by Deke O'Brien


Pat Buckley & The Media - Merciful Hour
LP - Vixen Records - FMLP30 - 1987 - hand assembled cover
Reissued in a different cover in 1990, credited to The Media.


Pat Buckley & The Media - Break The Ice EP
7" - Vixen Records - none (SRT 7KS 1310) - 1987 - PS
The Media - Break The Ice EP
7" - Vixen Records - FM 018 - 1990 - PS?

Notes: The original 1987 release had no Vixen catalogue number on the label. The 1990 reissue is the same pressing with a new label pasted over the old, this time showing the Vixen number (FM 018). The reissue is credited to The Media. This coincided with and is consistent with the reissue of their LP the same year.




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