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Rock music in Irelandalso known as Irish rockhas been a part of the music of Ireland since the s, when the British Invasion brought British bluespsychedelic rock and other styles to the island. The Irish music scene Strong Culture (Juttla Charged Remix) - Asian Dub Foundation - Frontline 1993-97 the s and much of the s was dominated by the unique Irish phenomenon of the ' Showbands ' which were groups Tatood Lady - Various - Greatest Irish Bands professional performers who played at dancehalls and clubs across the country putting on a Tatood Lady - Various - Greatest Irish Bands 'show' and playing all the American and British hits of the era.
From the mids onwards rock music in Ireland has followed a similar path to rock music in Britain. In the s being part of a 'Showband' was essentially the only way a professional musician in Ireland could make a living.
Van Morrison achieved international success in the s with the beat group Them before launching a very successful solo career. Rory Gallagher formed the blues rock trio Taste and went on to achieve critical acclaim in his solo career which lasted Tatood Lady - Various - Greatest Irish Bands his death in He is considered by many music critics to be among the greatest rock guitarists of all time.
The Strangers from Balbriggan were also very popular and had a unique sound. Their record "Strangers" made 6 in the Irish Fear The Sea - The Gathering - In Motion. Eire Apparenta Rock Band from Belfast who formed in is noted for launching the careers of Henry McCullough and Ernie Grahamand for having Jimi Hendrix play on, and produce, their only album.
The early s saw a growth of Irish Rock music. One band that rose to international prominence was the hard rocking Thin Lizzyled by Phil Lynott. Another Irish band, Horslipsbroke new ground by mixing hard rock with traditional Irish music to create a new genre - Celtic rock. They challenged the idea that an Irish band had to leave the country to be successful.
They stayed in Ireland instead of moving abroad to chase success. They were successful in Ireland but never achieved much international success. The early s paved the way for another band that would remain based in Ireland but would go on to dominate the music world - U2. U2 began their musical career in and went on to become internationally known. In the mids, with Tatood Lady - Various - Greatest Irish Bands roots revival of traditional music burgeoning, folk rock fusion groups such as Planxty and Moving Hearts as well as singer-songwriters like Christy Moore and Paul Brady rose to prominence.
The late s saw the height of the punk rock movement. The s saw the rise to stardom of the most successful Irish rock band, U2. Since the release of their album Boy inU2 has grown to become one of the biggest rock bands in the world. In fact, Rolling Stone claims this band to be "the biggest band in the world. Within four years of starting the band, they were signed onto Island Records.
Their album, Joshua Tree sent them over the top. Now, in the third decade of their career, they continue to achieve enormous commercial and critical success. Throughout their career U2 have kept their base firmly planted in their home town, Dublin. The band, especially frontman Bonoare also well known for their social conscience and their involvement in various international causes.
Along with the s came Donegal group Clannad who were, at the time, innovators in bridging the gap between pop rock music and traditional Irish music. Following the disbandment of The Undertones inlead vocalist Feargal Sharkey pursued a solo career while the other band members formed That Petrol Emotion along with an American vocalist, Steve Mack.
In The Saw Doctors from Tuam in County Galway formed however the band would have to wait until the nineties and noughties for major success.
Orchestral pop band The Divine Comedy from Enniskillen also formed in the eighties. In the s The Pogues became very successful with their radical new take on the fusion of traditional Irish music with punk rock attitude.
This style of 'punked-up traditional Irish music' has also taken off outside Ireland and the UK, especially in the United States. Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore achieved success in his s solo career but returned to his blues rock roots in the s. The s witnessed a lot of interest from foreign shores Cactus World News were one of the bands which managed to garner success outside Ireland United States,UK Germany without become hugely successful they charted continually internationally.
In the late s and early s, Dublin based group My Bloody Valentine pioneered a new style of rock, Shoegazingand received much critical acclaim. There are many rock concerts and festivals annually in Ireland which began in the s, and continue to run today.
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