Monday, October 18, 2010

Spud - A Silk Purse (Ireland 1975) @320 - Vinyl rip


Spud released 2 albums on the Philips record label - their 1975 debut 'A Silk Purse' and 'The Happy Handful' (also in 1975). With these two albums already under their belt, the band brought in Paul McGuinness (an old Trinity friend of Don Knox) to manage the band. Paul McGuinness (who later went on to wealth and fame as U2's manager) did his first record deal with Sonet which resulted in the release of Spud's third album, 'Smoking on The Bog', in 1978. The band toured for over 8 years and all the ex-members still play. -Irish Rockers-


01 - Tenpenny Piece 2:32
02 - Blackleg Miner 3:33
03 - Brisk Young Widow 3:18
04 - Open The Door Softley 6:03
05 - For The Love Of Sarah Gilder 5:04
06 - Lucan Dairy 1:17
07 - Wind In The Willows 5:10
08 - Brian Borus March 4:53
09 - Crow On The Cradle 4:21
10 - Nancy Brown 3:32
11 - Newry Highwayman 4:08
12 - A Sows Ear 5:50

Dermot O’Connor - guitars, vocals
Don Knox - fiddle
Austin Kenny - mandolin, 5-string banjo, recorders
Michael Smith aka 'Smithy' - bass guitar

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15 comments:

CrimsonKing said...

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A Silk Purse

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Vítor said...

Thanks. It's a very interesting recording!

Paco Fox said...

I had no idea this group existed- Thank you!

Ric said...

Excellent posting.
Thanks a bunch!

newelectricmuse said...

Love this album - I have the cassette version but it's so squeaky it won't play any more!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Good stuff!

David "Discipline" said...

I´d never heard about this band before. I've already downloaded both records and can't stop listen to them!
Thanks a million!

Anonymous said...

Jamais entendu parler de ce groupe. Merci pour cette découverte
Thanks

The Countess said...

Looking forward to hearing this one! Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for all you share so freely..

Anonymous said...

A long, long time ago, I can still remember...
Err, well, I couldn't. Forgot all about Spud.
Thanking You.

Anonymous said...

You've printed this review without my permission.

Please remove it.

Thanks,

Geoff

(The Irish Music Review)

CrimsonKing said...

No problems.
Review removed!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is really great!
For me it's like exploring a new planet...
thanks thanks thanks

CrimsonKing said...

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A Silk Purse


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