Friday, July 30, 2010

blunt 010 / indcd 005 - Luggage - Meantime ep

As you can see by the catalogue number this was a joint release by blunt and Independent.
It was the first blunt release to come out on cd. It was also available on 7 inch vinyl.
More information about Luggage here.

Download: here

blunt 009 - Mexican Pets - Diana The Moon

Download: here

Friday, July 23, 2010

knee jerk 001 - zip up your boots for the show bands

This compilation was put together when a big music business seminar came to town. It features all the bands that blunt worked with and many more.
The only thing I remember about it was a few gigs on a boat moored outside The Funnel where I met the A&R man who signed Pet Lamb and Wormhole to Roadrunner Records. He had moved on to greener pastures by then. The cover was done by Niall McCormack.I like to believe U2 got the name for their song "Zip Up Your Boots" when Eno played them a copy of this one day in Marrakesh in an attempt to inspire them.

Download: zip yourself up

blunt 006 - Female Hercules - Record Player

Download: here

Female Hercules - Inside You

blunt 005 - Female Hercules - Painkiller

Finally we released a regular black vinyl 7 inch. However it's got 4 tracks on and plays at 33.

Download: here

Thursday, July 22, 2010

blunt 004 - Joyrider - Getting That Joke Now

Joyrider were from Portadown and not part of the Dublin scene as such, but they were mates of Andy's so that's how we ended up working with them.

Download: here

blunt 003 - Joyrider - Dweeb King

At this point Andy became involved with the label.

Download: here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dead Elvis

Dead Elvis was a record label in Dublin around the same time as blunt.
Check it out here

And while I'm at it, there's a whole load of interesting Irish stuff here

Sunday, July 18, 2010

blunt 002 - Pet Lamb - Spent

Soon followed by this masterpiece. One-sided 12 inch vinyl again.

: here

Friday, July 16, 2010

blunt 001 - Pet Lamb - Paranoid from the Neck Down

So Paul and Dan decided to start a record label. One sided 12 inch vinyl. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Can't remember how many of these were made, 500 or 1000.
Here's some Pet Lamb links

Download: here