The Big Album Show
We immerse ourselves in some of the biggest albums celebrating significant birthdays. The albums that mean so much to so many.
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
Season 1, Ep. 15
On this episode of The Big Album Show, Paul Dillon and Dan O'Neill delve into Amy Winehouse's album Back to Black. The Big Album Show is an independent podcast recorded in Ireland.
Heartworm by Whipping Boy: Interview with Paul Page
Season 1, Ep. 14
It was the year that Soccer hooligans rioted in Lansdowne Road, Jack Charlton retired, and Ireland voted to allow divorce. 1995 was also the year Whipping Boy released their stunning second album Heartworm.Recorded between September and November 1994 in Windmill Lane Studios, it included tracks such as Twinkle, When We Were Young and We Don't Need Nobody Else. It's an album that is highly respected by many music fans.It's emotional; it's powerful; it's timeless. And it’s about to be reissued on double vinyl and cd, featuring a number of b-sides and demos.Whipping Boy consisted of Ferghal McKee on Lead Vocals, Paul Page on Guitar, Myles McDonnell on Bass and Colm Hassett on Drums. Formed in Dublin in 1988, they initially went by the name of Lolita and the Whipping Boy before shortening their name when their female guitarist left the band. Throughout their career, the band released three albums on three different record labels. But it is Heartworm, released on Columbia records, that has cast the longest legacy.
1977 by Ash: Interview with Rick McMurray
Season 1, Ep. 13
We interview Rick McMurray, drummer of Northern Irish rock band Ash about their stunning album 1977. It was released on 6 May 1996 by Infectious Records, with whom the band had signed following the release of several demo tapes. Ash released the mini-album Trailer in 1994, and followed it with three singles "Kung Fu", "Girl from Mars", and "Angel Interceptor", all of which would reappear on 1977. 1977 drew comparisons to the Buzzcocks, Dinosaur Jr., and Sonic Youth.