Thursday, March 17th, 2011
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Ten Songs To Listen To On St. Patrick's Day That Are Not U2


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SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZcxnHDEmDw

(Sorry if this is a repeat. No YouTube at work.)

kpants (#719)

Nice list!

(But needs more Luka Bloom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmVj44Nr2Xc)

GailPink (#9,712)

Shane McGowan's teeth…scary.

rudedog (#7,744)

Yeah but at least he still had them back then.

PDrizzle (#7,548)

I also suggest watching the movie Hunger if you need to remind yourself that we Irish can commit slow, painful suicide in ways that do not involve any alcohol!

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Thanks for the Stiff Little Fingers clip.

Never forget Luke Kelly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBRQM0vErH8

This is not "Irish" — it's Canadian with a little thistle and shamrock to it — but I listen to it every St. Patty's. Love it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPJD3qcIL7s

Blackcapricorn (#4,791)

What, no Black 47???? I will down my tears in Guinness (was planning on drowning them in it anyway).

Br. Seamus (#217)

Cornball, but: Christy Moore, Ride On: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITSOUzJWWeY

I interviewed Tony Allen of Foster & Allen on the radio back in 2000, and what amazed me about the conversation was the amount of worldwide commercial success that they had enjoyed (and evidently continue to enjoy) when highly informal studies show that absolutely nobody has ever heard of them outside Ireland and the UK. Keep it tuned to W—, and here's 'The Blacksmith' in case your grandmother's listening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCLb9zKrPMc

freetzy (#7,018)

Undertones, "Teenage Kicks"–John Peel would never lie to you.

Dave Bry (#422)

Oh, excellent, yes!

And +10 for Feargal Sharkey's elfin super-Irish looks. And another 5 for his name. I wish I'd thought of that one. I think it would have bumped ol' Rory Gallagher. (Despite the excellent weirdness of the blue screen in Rory's video.)

Thanks, Freetzy!

freetzy (#7,018)

You just don't see lead singers in sweaters enough anymore.

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