Punk Rock Ireland

Note: Until I get my geography sorted out everything whether it's Ireland or Northern Ireland is included here until I decide what to do with it.

Besides Stiff Little Fingers and the early Undertones, most Irish punk that I know about is on the Good Vibrations label. While most of it is good, it tends towards powerpop. The Outcasts were a pretty good band, the song "Cops Are Coming" (on the 2x7" compilation and their LP) has particularly interesting lyrics. I happen to like the first U2 LP (though it isn't really punk) and don't mind some tracks from a couple of their other LPs. Some of their later releases include some of the most pompous and self-indulgent shit I've ever heard.

 
Bears                      Insane/Decisions 7" (1978) 
                           On Me/Wot's Up Mate 7" (1978)
                           Insane LP [recorded 1977] (1986)
Blades                     Hot For You/The Reunion 7" (1980)
                           Ghost Of A Chance +1 7" (1981)
                           The Bride Wore White/Animation 7" (1981)
                           Revelations (of Heartbreak)/Rules of Love 7" (1982)
                           Downmarket/You Never Ask 7" (1983)
                           Those Were The Days 2CD [= The Last Man In Europe LP,
                             Raytown Revisited LP and 3 extra non-LP tracks]
                           Live At The Television Club 23 Nov. 1984
Boomtown Rats              Lookin' After Number 1 +2 EP (1977)
                           Mary Of The 4th Form/Do The Rat 7" (1978)
                           Someone's Looking At You +1 7" (1979)
                           s/t LP (1977)
                           A Tonic For The Troops LP (1978)
Clive Culbertson           Time To Kill/Busy Signal 7" (1979)
Defects                    Dance Till You Drop +2 EP (1981)
                           Survival/Brutality 7" (1982)
                           Suspicious Minds +2 EP (1983)
                           Defective Breakdown LP (1982)
Duggie Briggs Band         Punk Rockin' Granny/I'm A Flasher 7" (1977)
Doubt                      Contrast Disorder +3 EP (1980)
Electro-Motive Force       E.M.F. EP (1982)
Faders                     Cheatin'/Library Book 7" (1979)
Freshmen                   You've Never Heard Anything Like It +1 7" (1979)
Jets                       Original Terminal/The Iceburn 7" (1979)
Lenny & The Lawbreakers    Me & Bobby McGee/Suzy D 7" (1979)
Midnite Cruiser            Striker/Rich Bitch 7" (1977)
Moondogs                   Ya Don't Do Ya/She's Nineteen 7" (1979)
                           Who's Gonna Tell Mary/Over-caring Parents 7" (1980)
                           Talking In The Canteen +2 EP (1981)
                           Imposter/Baby Snatcher 7" (1981)
                           That's What Friends Are For LP (1981)
Nerves                     Notre Demos LP (1981)
Outcasts                   Just Another Teenage Rebel/Love Is For Sops 7" (1978)
                           Self Conscious Over You/Love You For Never 7" (1979)
                           Programme Love +3 EP (1981)
                           Self Conscious Over You LP (1979)
Peasants                   Here She Comes +3 EP (1980)
Pretty Boy Floyd & The Gems Spread The Word Around +1 7" (1978)
Protex                     Don't Ring Me Up +2 EP (1978)
                           I Can't Cope/Popularity 7" (1979)
                           I Can Only Dream/Heartache 7" (1979)
                           A Place In Your Heart/Jeepster 7" (1980)
                           Listening In LP (2001) [7" tracks + '79 Peel session]
Rudi                       Big Time/Number One 7" (1978)
                           I Spy +3 EP (1979)
                           The Band That Time Forgot LP (2002) 
                             [demo/radio tracks 1979 - 1981]
                           Big Time (The Best of Rudi) CD [demos, 7"s, live]
Ruefrex                    One By One/Cross The Line/Don't Panic EP (1979)
Shock Treatment            Big Check Shirts/Mr. Mystery Man 7" (1981)
Singles                    TV Deceives/Send For Sorrow 7" (1981)
Speed                      Big City/All Day & All Of The Night 7" (1977)
Static Routines            Rock 'n' Roll Clones/Sheet Music 7" (1979)
Stiff Little Fingers       Straw Dogs/You Can't Say Crap On The Radio 7" (1979)
                           Inflammable Material LP (1979)
                           Nobody's Heroes LP (1980)
                           Hanx! LP (1980)
                           All The Best 2CD (1983)
                           Live And Loud 2LP (1988)
                           Live In Sweden LP (1989)
                           See You Up There CD! [live March 17, 1988]
Strange Movements          Dancing In The Ghetto/Amuse Yourself 7" (1979)
Strike                     Radio Songs/Teenage Rebel 7" (1980)
Sweat                      No More Running LP (1980)
Tearjerkers                Love Affair/Bus Stop 7" (1979)
                           Murder Mystery/Heart On The Line 7" (1980)
Threat                     Lullaby In C/High Cost Of Living 7" (1980)
Tinopeners                 Set Me Free/I'm Not Your Type 7" (1979)
U2                         Boy LP (1980)
Undertones                 Teenage Kicks +3 EP (1978)
                           Jimmy Jimmy/Mars Bars 7" (1979)
                           Teenage Kicks +3 Promo EP (1979)
                           You've Got My Number/Let's Talk About Girls 7" (1979)
                           Here Comes The Summer +2 EP (1979)
                           My Perfect Cousin +2 EP (1980)
                           Wednesday Week/I Told You So 7" (1980)
                           It's Going To Happen/Fairly In The Money Now 7" ('81)
                           Beautiful Friend/Life's Too Easy 7" (1982)
                           Love Parade/Like That 7" (1983) 
                           s/t LP (1979)
                           s/t LP (1979) [Canada issue - a few different tracks]
                           Unearthed LP (2001) [1979 demo/live, 1979 radio]
Victim                     Strange Thing By Night/Mixed Up World 7" (1978)
                           Why Are Fire Engines Red?/I Need You 7" (1980)
                           The Teen Age +2 EP (1980)
Vipers                     I've Got You/No Such Thing 7" (1978) 
Xdreamysts                 Right Way Home/Dance Away Love 7" (1978)
                           s/t LP (1980)
Zipps                      Friends/Don't Tell The Detectives 7" (1979)

COMPILATIONS

Battle of the Bands 2x7" (1978) 
  [Rudi / Outcasts / Spider / Idiots]  
Belfast LP (1981) 
  [Stage B / Strike / Ex-Producers / Ezy Meat / Reflex Action]
Belfast Rock LP (1978) 
  [Blue Stream / Cobra / Detonators / Jumpers / No Sweat / Pretty Boy Floyd & 
   The Gems]
Just For Kicks LP (1979)
  [U2 / Berlin / D.C. Nien / Rocky de Valera & The Gravediggers / Resistors / 
   Sacre Bleu / The Atrix / New Versions / Teen Commandments / Zebra / Jaroc /
   Square Meal]
Room To Move EP 
  [Outcasts / Shock Treatment / Vipers / Big Self]
Shellshock Rock CD-R (TV/demo/live tracks)
  [Rudi / Protex / Ex-Producers / Stage B / Outcasts / Pretty Boy Floyd / 
   Tearjerkers / Ruefrex / Rays / Stiff Little Fingers / Undertones / Doubt /
   Defects]
Sound Of Irish Mod 1979-1989 CS 
  [Fontaines / Temps / Commotion / Private Number / Dirty Tricks / Zen 
   Alligators / Resistors / Side One / New Math / Gangsters / Patterns] 
  (Also includes some UK and US "Irish" bands!)
Sound Of Irish Mod 1979-1989 #2 CS 
  [Instant Party / Just In Time / Rain Prophets] [Rain Prophets are from 1993?]
Vinyl Verdict LP (1981)
  [The Shy / The End / Rhythm Kings / Nigel Hamilton / Know Authority / Fuze /
   Contact / Deke O'Brien / The Departure / Teen Commandments / Logic / Posers]
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