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From: London

Active: 1989




Finbarr Donnelly & Ricky Dineen's next venture after Nun Attax and Five Go Down To The Sea. The band was formed in London with Dubliner Maurice Carter (bass) and drummer Daniel Stittmatter. They were signed by Keith Cullen to Setanta Records, releasing the first 12inch on that label. Tragically, Donnelly drowned in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park in London on the 18 June 1989, shortly after the EP release. The planned second single, a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" was never completed. Ricky Dineen quit the music business.

"Beethoven do a clownish impersonation of The Birthday Party and sound like they are available for weddings, barmitzvahs and -- well, birthday parties. The vocalist reduces Cave's histrionics to mere buffoonery. He reduces a wail of a destabilised psyche to a yodelling farago of "WHOOOAAAAS!", like brickies on a roller coaster. Now I understand what it must have been like to have hated Stump." -- Singles Review by David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 6 May 1989.

In June 2004, Ricky Dineen appeared onstage as part of a band playing The Arcadia in a theatrical production called Losing Steam, written by Raymond Scannell, as part of the Midsummer Arts Festival. This 'band within a play' performed 3 songs. Scannell himself had been lead singer with a minor band called The Shades.

More recently Ricky Dineen has been playing with Big Boy Foolish with Liam Heffernan, ex Mean Features, and And Nun Came Back.


• Him Goolie Goolie Man, Dem EP
12" - Setanta Records - SET 001 - 1989
Produced by John Langford.
Single of the Week in NME


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See Also: Five Go Down To The Sea, Nun Attax

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