As I may have mentioned in previous posts, my business partner and I also have a passion for music. We both, write and perform music. And we also write a music blog. Our latest entry is befitting of the St. Patrick's Day holiday, "The Top 10 Irish Rock Bands"
Here's a sample:
You would think a country with so much political strife and centuries of suppression would have more angry artists wanting to express their displeasure with the life they were handed. But much to my chagrin this was a somewhat difficult list to compile. I really had to stretch the definition of "Irish Rock" here. Not all of the artists on the list are from Ireland. As far as I know though, all of them are of Irish heritage. As is the author of this post (Murphy, whooda thunk it eh?)
Anyway, let's begin the countdown:
1. U2 - Come on. If you didn't see this one coming from a mile away well, either you were hit over the head with a shillelagh or you've been in a salmonella induced haze from a bad batch of haggis. Who else was going to top the list?
2. Van Morrison - Van the Man. Although his best work is decades behind him Van has left an indelible impression upon the rock/pop scene. From his days with Them (yes, that's right Van was in a band at one time) to present day, the reclusive Morrison has stretched the boundaries of pop sensibilities. Click here for a sampling of Van's days with Them.
3. Thin Lizzy - One of the top American rockin' bands of the 70's. Only thing is, they was Irish! Fancy that Mr. Leprachaun. Phil Lynott fronted the boys from Dublin on bass and lead vocals. Which was somewhat unusual for the time. Lynott being black AND Irish. Nonetheless, their music can still be heard all over AOR radio stations and movie scores to this day. "Jailbreak" is my favorite. Don't be sittin' ah too close to the speakers tho ah fer snakes becomin' outchyer ears.
See the rest at www.ArizonaPremiereMusic.com
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