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Subterraneans

From: Artane, Dublin

Active: 1982-199?

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Formed circa 1982. Carling/Hot Press Band of 1986 which should have led to a single on WEA but the label dragged it's heals and the band's debut came out on Mother instead in February 1987. Both sides were producerd by Steven Street. They did some successful tours as support act in the UK and Ireland (incl the Pogues) and Mother re-released "Slum" in November to coincide with Irish Week at the Mean Fiddler (where the band played Nov 7th), with a remixed "Maxi-Joy" on the A-side, but they just seemed to fizzle out.

A second single produced by Pete Holidai appeared four years later in 1991. The band also recorded a Fanning session but then broke up before it was broadcast. This brief bio doesn't begin to tell the Subterreans story, so please get in touch if you can supply more details.

There are undoubtedly many unreleased recordings. Unreleased demo track titles include: Suzi Side / Farenheit Days / Oh Mister / The Wasteland.

Denis Begley did the band's live sound. Derek Barter and Paddy Brady went on to play in The Knocking Shop.

Not to be confused with the early 80s band on Demon Records with NME journalist Nick Kent.



Discography

• Slum / Maxi Joy
7" - Mother Records - MUM 6 - February 1987
• Slum / Maxi Joy / Heading for the Light
12" - Mother Records - 12 MUM 6 - February 1987


• Maxi Joy (remix) / Slum
7" - Mother Records - 12 MUM 8 - November 1987
• Maxi Joy (remix) / Slum / Heading for the Light
12" - Mother Records - 12 MUM 8 - November 1987


• Game Show / Where's The Hook
7" - Mother Records - MUM 29 - 1991
• Game Show / Where's The Hook / Take A Walk
12" - Mother Records - MUM 29 - 1991
Produced by Pete Holidai.


• Happy Under Pressure EP
CDS - Mother Records? - ??? - 1991


• various artists - Freedom of Choice
K7 - ??? Records - ??? - IRL - 1992?
See Compilations section for full track listing.




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External Links: The Knocking Shop



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