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Tweed

From: Kilkenny

Active: 1971-1984 approx

Style: pubrock?

Lineup: (1972)
Lineup: (c1980)


Brendan Ryder


Bio:

Seven piece pubrock band with brass section, Powerpop at a stretch when popping up on ebay of course. Henrik Poulsen mentions Tweed in the entry for the East Coast Angels in his book "77: The Year of Punk and New Wave" but says he doesn't consider them worthy of inclusion. Draw your own conclusions.

Formed by Brendan and Kenny Ryder in 1971, their musical style varied over the years: glam in the early 70s, pubrock in the late 70s and pop in the 80s. Kenny Ryder left to front his own Kenny Ryder Superband in 1977 which precipitated several lineup changes: Gay Brazel (guitar, ex Real McCoy) replaced Kenny, Pat Kelly replaced Tony Ford on bass and Dave Hallisey replaced Bertie Sherman. Sean Ryan replaced Jeff Bourke in the early 1980s.



There are undoubtedly singles missing from the discography below. Tweed recorded an hour long show for RTE TV in 1981 which may still exist in the RTE vaults ("Best of the Bands").





Discography

• Six Days / Inspiration
7" - Play Records - PLAY 24 - June 1972 - PS
A-side by Michael O'Grady, B-side by Brendan Ryder.


• Caroline / All Night Long
7" - Polydor Records - 2078 030 - 1973 - no PS, pushout and solid centre pressings exist
A-side by Jeremy Paul & Paul Lynton. Produced by Tommy Ellis & Gerry Hughes.


• Give Me Luv / Rock 'N Roll Woman
7" - Polydor Records - 2078 043 - 1974 - no PS
Produced by Ed Welch. The B-side is an O'Grady/Ryder original and not the Buffalo Springfield song.


• Six Days / Lay It Down
7" - Ruby Records - RUB 206 - 1977 - no PS


• Wild Night / Who Killed Eskimo Joe
7" - Ruby Records - RUB 208 - February 1978 - no PS
A-side credited to O'Toole/Lee, B-side to Tweed


• No Restrictions / Man On The Road
7" - CBS Records - S CBS 7794 - IRL - 1979
National song contest entry


• Painted Lady / Dance With The Devil
7" - CBS Records - 8614 - 1980


• Too Hot To Handle / Horse's Collar
7" - CBS Records - 1389 - 1981


• Why Don't You Spend The Night / Oh Darlin'
7" - Drive Records - DRS 001 - April 1982
Reached #16 in the Irish charts in May 1982


• My Lagan Love / Horses Collar (instrumental)
7" - Drive Records - DRS 011 - August 1983
Reached #12 in the Irish charts in August 1983
The A-side is a rocked up version of the folk song; the B-side is ska.


• Lonely Girl / Breakin' Me Up
7" - Ritz Records - RITZ 068 - UK - June 1984



A version of Tweed still gigging by the late 1980s.


• One Woman / ???
7" - Gasworks Records - GAS 1003 - IRL - 1989?


Miranda & Tweed - It Could Happen EP
12" - Tornbra Records - TORNBRA 1001 - IRL - 19?? - stickered diecut black cover

Notes: A1+B1 recorded at Windmill Lane, produced by Tweed and Tony Faulkner. B2 recorded at Bean Street Sudios, Waterford.



• Now And Then
CD - label? - cat.nbr? - IRL - 2015



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