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Swim

From: Dublin

Active: late 80s/early 90s

Style: pop

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Bio:

Described by Bill Graham in Hot Press as being "in some limbo between Huey Lewis and Bros, their only value is that they epitomise every possible Irish mistake of 1988, a mismatch of thoughtless style with null content" (ouch!). Not exactly a glowing report, but they were snapped up by MCA and their 1990 album "Sundrive Road" undeniably has it's moments, indicating the band had grown over the two years since Bill's negative judgement. The title "Sundrive Road" suggests they may have come from the Kimmage/Walkinstown side of south Dublin. When it didn't sell as well as expected, they were dropped by MCA and a final single emerged on Temple Bar Records before the band split.



Discography

• Sundrive Road
LP/CD - MCA Records - MCG 6099 - UK - 1990


• Swim Sampler
CDS - MCA Records - ??? - UK - 1990 - PS, promo only
Four tracks from the Sundrive Road album.
For promotional use only. Not for sale.


• Rachel / There Like An Angel
7" - MCA Records - MCA 1442 - 1990 - PS


• I Believe / September
7" - MCA Records - MCA 1419 - UK - May 1990 - PS


• Baby It's You EP
7" - Temple Bar Records - ??? - September 1991 - PS
All Titles by Reilly/Donne.
Produced by Patrick Donne & Pat Fitzpatrick, Engineered by Aidan Foley, Recorded at Sun Studios.





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