Horslips

(Dublin, Republic of Ireland 70 – 80)
Pre-Punk / Pub Rock / Proto Punk, originally called Horslypse and also recorded as Lipstick

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Lipstick

Come back beatles 7” (Polydor, 2058-752) released Apr 76
Tracks: Come back beatles, The fab four-four

Horslips

Johnny’s wedding 7” (Oats, MOO-1) released Mar 72, Ireland
Tracks: Johnny’s wedding, Flowers among them all

Green Gravel 7” (Oats, MOO-2) released Aug 72, Ireland
Tracks: Green Gravel, Fairy king

Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part LP (Oats, MOO-3) recorded Oct 72, released Dec 72, Ireland
Tracks: Happy to meet, Hall of mirrors, The clergy’s lamentation, An bratach ban, The shamrock shore, Flower among them all, Blim istigh ago l, Furniture, Ace and deuce, Dance to yer daddy, Scalloway ripoff, The musical priest, Sorry to part

The high reel 7” (Oats, OAT-1) released Jul 73
Tracks: The high reel, Furniture

Various Artists – Heavies for August from Atlantic promo-12” (Atlantic) released 73
Tracks: Furniture, High reel

The high reel (mono) promo-7” (Atco, 45-6935) released 73, US
Tracks: The high reel (mono), The high reel (stereo)

Dearg Doom 7” (Oats, MOO-4) released Apr 73, Ireland
Tracks: Dearg Doom, The high reel

Dearg Doom 7” (Oats, OAT-2) released May 73
Tracks: Dearg Doom, Shamrock shore

The Tain LP (Oats, MOO-5) released Sep 73, Ireland
Tracks: Setanta, Maeve’s court, Charolais, The march, You cant fool the beast, Dearg doom, Ferdia’s song, Gae bolga, Cu chulainn’s lament, Faster than the hound, Silver spear, More than you can chew, The morrigan’s dream, Time to kill

More than you can chew 7” (Oats, OAT-3) released Apr 74
Tracks: More than you can chew, Faster than the hound

Dearg Doom 7” (Atlantic, ATL-10436) released 74, Germany
Tracks: Dearg Doom, More than you can chew

King of the fairies 7” (Oats, MOO-6) released Jul 74, Ireland
Tracks: King of the fairies, Phil the Fluter’s rag

Dancehall Sweethearts LP (Oats, MOO-7) recorded Jun 74, released Jul 74
Tracks: Nighttown boy, The blind cant lead the blind, Stars, We bring the summer with us, Sunburst, Mad pat, Blindman, King of the fairies, Lonely hearts, The best years of my life

Nighttown boy 7” (RCA, RCA-2452) released Aug 74
Tracks: Nighttown boy, We bring the summer with us

Nighttown boy (edit) 7” (RCA, PB-10123) released Aug 74, USA
Tracks: Nighttown boy (edit), We bring the summer with us

King of the fairies 7” (RCA, RCA-2505) released Jan 75
Tracks: King of the fairies, Sunburst

(If that’s what you get) that’s what you get promo-7” (RCA, RCA-2564) released Apr 75, UK
Tracks: (If that’s what you get) that’s what you get, (edit)

That’s what you get 7” (RCA, RCA-2564) released May 75
Tracks: That’s what you get, Snake’s farewell to the emerald isle

The Unfortunate Cup of Tea LP (Oats, MOO-8) released 75
Tracks: If that’s what you want, Ring-a-rosey, Flirting in the shadows, Self defence, High volume love, The unfortunate cup of tea, Turn your face to the wall, The snakes’ farewell to the emeral isle, Everything will be alright

Drive the Cold Winter Away LP (Horslips, MOO-9) recorded Sep 75, released Nov 75
Tracks: Rug muire mac do dhia, Sir festus burke, Carolan’s frolic, The snow that melts the soonest, The piper in the meadow straying, Drive the cold winter away, Thompson’s, Cottage in the grove, Ny kirree fo naghtey, Crabs in the skillet, Denis o’connor, Do’n oiche ud I mbeithil, Lullaby, The snow and the frost are all over, Paddy fahey’s, When a man’s in love

Horslips Live LP (Horslips, MOO-10) released 76
Tracks: Mad pat, Blindman, Silver spear, High reel, Stars, Hall of mirrors, If that’s what you want, Self defence, Everything will be alright, Rakish paddy, Rakish paddy (continued), King of the fairies, Furniture, You cant fool the beast, More than you can chew, Dearg doom, Comb your hair and curl it, Johnny’s wedding

Daybreak excerpt from a celtic symphony 7” (Horslips, MOO-11) released Jul 76, Ireland
Tracks: Daybreak excerpt from a celtic symphony, Osian’s tune

The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony LP (Horslips, MOO-12) released 76
Tracks: Daybreak, March into trouble, Trouble with a capital t, The power and the glory, The rocks remain, Dusk, Sword of light, Dark, Warm sweet breath of love, Fantasia – my lagan love, King of morning queen of day, Sideways to the sun, Drive the cold winter away, Ride to hell

Warm sweet breath of love (mono) promo-7” (DJM, DJUS-1026) released 76, USA
Tracks: Warm sweet breath of love (mono), Warm sweet breath of love (stereo)

Warm sweet breath of love 7” (DJM, DJS-10754) recorded 76, released Mar 77
Tracks: Warm sweet breath of love, King of morning queen of day

Trouble with a capital T (edit) promo-7” (DJM, DJUS-1032) released 76, USA
Tracks: Trouble with a capital T (edit), Trouble with a capital T

Power & the glory 7” (DJM, DJS-10792) released Jul 77
Tracks: Power & the glory, Sir Festus Burke

Power & the glory 7” (DJM, P-50) released 77, Spain.
Tracks: Power & the glory

Sure the boy was green 7″ (DJM, DJUS-1036) released Dec 77, USA
Tracks: Sure the boy was green, Exiles

Tracks from the Vaults LP (Oats, MOO-13) released 77 *credited to Lipstick
Tracks: Motorway madness, Johnny’s wedding, Flower among them all, Green gravel, The fairy king, Dearg doom, The high reel, King of the fairies, Phil the fluter’s rag, Come back beatles*, The fab four-four*, Daybreak, Oisin’s tune

Aliens LP (Horslips, MOO-14) released Sep 77
Tracks: Before the storm, The wrath of the rain, Speed the plough, Sure the boy was green, Come summer, Stowaway, New york wakes, Exiles, Second avenue, Ghosts, A lifetime to pay

Exiles 7” (Horslips, MOO-15) released Nov 77, Ireland
Tracks: Exiles, Speed the plough

Before the storm 7” (DJM, DJO-612) released 78, Spain
Tracks: Before the storm

Speed the plough 7” (DJM, DJS-10859) released May 78
Tracks: Speed the plough, Bridge from heart to heart, Red River rock (live)

Tour-Loor-a-loor-a-loor-a EP 7” (Horslips, MOO-16) released Sep 78
Tracks: Sure the boy was green, Red river rock (live, America), Trouble with a capital t, Bridge from heart to heart

The Man Who Built America LP (Horslips, MOO-17) recorded Oct 78 released Nov 78
Tracks: Loneliness, Tonight, I’ll be waiting, If it takes all night, Green star liner, The man who built America, Homesick, Long weekend, Letters from home, Long time ago

Loneliness promo-7” (DJM, 06SP319) recorded Oct 78, released 79, Japan
Tracks: Loneliness, Homesick

The man who built America 7” (DJM, DJS-10888) recorded Oct 78, released Feb 79
Tracks: The man who built America, Long weekend

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Resident band on RTE TV series Fonn

National Stadium, Dublin 73
Tracks: Furniture, Bim istigh ag ol, Johnny’s wedding, It’s never too late

Bank of Ireland, Baggot Street, Dublin 73
Tracks: King of the fairies

German TV show 73
Tracks: The high reel

My Father’s Place, New York 19-12-74
Tracks: King of the fairies, Setanta, Maeve’s court, Charolais, The march, You cant fool the beast, Jam, More than you can chew, Dearg doom, Mad pat, Blind man, Lonely hearts, Furniture, Johnny’s wedding, The high reel, The Tain

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 74
Tracks: Dearg Doom, Faster than the hound

BBC 2nd House 74
Tracks: Charolais, Maeve’s court, Dearg doom

RTE John Molloy’s Dublin 75
Tracks: The snakes farewell to the emerald isle, King of the fairies

National Stadium, Dublin 13-12-75
Tracks: Ny kiree fo nachty, Mad pat, Blindman, Johnny’s wedding

Quartier Latin, Berlin 76
Tracks: Mad pat, Blindman, The rights of man, Hall of mirrors, The high reel, Rakish paddy, Johnny’s wedding, Furniture, Bim istigh ag ol

Jazz Workshop, Boston, US 25-10-77
Tracks: New York wakes, The rough, Unapproved road, Blindman, The arrival, The man who build america, Sword of light, The warm sweet breath of love, The power & the glory, Amazing offer, Trouble with a capital T, The king, Jerry James, Instrumental

Syracuse, New York 2-11-77
Tracks: Warm Sweet Breath of Love, King of Morning, Sword of Light, Sideways to the Sun, Trouble (With a capital T), The Wrath of the Rain, Speed the Plough, Come Summer, Stowaway, The Rocks Remain

Unreleased 7″ (DJM, DJS-10820) scheduled release Nov 77
Tracks: New york wakes, Ghosts

Live London 78
Tracks: Speed the plough

Demo recorded Sigma Sound studios, Philadelphia 78
Tracks: The Power And The Glory, Blindman, Trouble With A Capital T, The Man Who Built America, New York Wakes, Homesick, Tonight You’re With Me, Speed The Plough, Sure The Boy Was Green, Loneliness, Dearg Doom, Blitzkrieg Bop, King Of The Fairies

Bottom Line, New York 78
Tracks: Daybreak, Drive the cold winter away, Ride to hell, Sideways to the sun, Sword of light, Dark

Bottom Line, New York 21-2-78
Tracks: intro, The Wrath Of The Rain, New York Wakes, The Power & The Glory, The Rocks Remain, Daybreak, Drive The Cold Winter Away, Ride To Hell, Sideways To The Sun, Sword Of Light, Daybreak (Reprise), Speed the Plough, Sure The Boy Was Green, Trouble With A Capital T, King Of The Fairies, Dearg Doom (The Red Doom), Bim Istigh Ag ol, Warm Sweet Breath Of Love

University of California, San Diego 13-4-78
Tracks: Wrath Of The Rain, New York Wakes, The Power And The Glory, Sword Of Light, Speed The Plough, Trouble With A Capital T, King Of The Fairies, Dearg Doom

Four Acres Cub, Utica 8-5-78 or 5-5-78?
Tracks: New York Wakes, The Power & The Glory, Second Avenue, Book Of Invasions 1St Movement – Geantraí, Daybreak , 3Rd Movement – Suantral, Drive The Cold Winter Away (Instrumental), Ride To Hell, Sideways To The Sun, 1St Movement – Geantraí, Dusk, Sword Of Light, Dark (Instrumental), Speed The Plow, Sure The Boy Was Green

Irvine Auditorium, Pennsylvania 78
Tracks: The wrath of the rain, New York wakes, The power & the glory, Second avenue, Blindman, Daybreak, Drive the cold winter away, Ride to hell, Sideways to the sun, Sword of light, Daybreak (reprise), Speed the plough, Sure the boy was green, Trouble with a capital T, King of the fairies, Dearg Doom, Bim istigh ag ol, Red river rock

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horslips
http://www.horslips.ie/index1.html
http://www.irishrock.org/irodb/bands/horslips.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20100204110249/http://www.shamrockchronicles.com/
http://www.comebackhorslips.com/
http://www.horslips.com/media.htm

Line ups:

#1
70 – Mar 72
Barry Devlin
Eamon Carr
Charles O’Connor
Jim Lockhart (keyb)
Declan Sinnott (gtr)
Gene Mulnavey
Spud Murphy (gtr)

#2
Mar – easter 72
Barry Devlin
Eamon Carr
Charles O’Connor
Jim Lockhart (keyb)
Declan Sinnott (gtr)

#3
easter 72
Barry Devlin
Eamon Carr
Charles O’Connor
Jim Lockhart (keyb)
Gus Guest (gtr)

#4
72 – 80
Barry Devlin (bass/voc)
Eamon Carr (drms)
Charles O’Connor (fiddle)
Jim Lockhart (keyb/flute)
Johnny Fean (gtr)

Eamon Carr is ex-Tara Telephone
Gus Guest is ex-Deep Set

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
08/08/71 Blackrock Park, Dublin
22/08/72 Empire Theatre, Edinburgh
04/01/73 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
01/05/73 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
09/06/73 City Hall, St Albans (*)
21/06/73 Trinity & All Saints College, Leeds
22/06/73 Town Hall, Kensington, London (?)
23/06/73 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
24/06/73 Town Hall, Cheltenham
29/06/73 Bedford College, Regents Park, London
30/06/73 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
05/10/73 Newcastle Polytechnic
06/10/73 University of East Anglia, Norwich
08/10/73 Royal Albert Hall, London
10/10/73 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
13/10/73 Nottingham University
14/10/73 Pandora’s, Swansea
16/10/73 Trinity & All Saints College, Leeds
26/10/73 Lancaster University
27/10/73 York University
01/11/73 Portsmouth Polytechnic
02/11/73 Southampton University
03/11/73 Leicester University
06/11/73 Town Hall, Hove
09/11/73 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
09/11/73 University of London (Imperial College)
10/11/73 Exeter University
11/11/73 Colston Hall, Bristol
12/11/73 Guildhall, Plymouth
14/12/73 Paradiso, Amsterdam
08/01/74 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
18/01/74 Newcastle Polytechnic
19/01/74 Leicester University
21/01/74 Top Hat, Spennymoor
24/01/74 Cleopatra’s, Derby
25/01/74 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
26/01/74 University of London (Imperial College)
27/01/74 Newman College, Birmingham
29/01/74 Swansea University
30/01/74 Bristol University
01/02/74 York University
02/02/74 University of East Anglia, Norwich
03/02/74 Woodville Halls, Gravesend
04/02/74 Oxford Polytechnic
06/02/74 Penthouse, Scarborough
07/02/74 De La Salle College, Salford, Manchester
08/02/74 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
09/02/74 Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
04/05/74 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
05/05/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
06/05/74 Golden Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield
07/05/74 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
08/05/74 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
09/05/74 Centre Hotel, Hull
10/05/74 Manor Ballroom, Ipswich
11/05/74 Nottingham University
12/05/74 St George’s Hall, Liverpool
13/05/74 Top Hat, Spennymoor
16/05/74 Pandora’s, Swansea
17/05/74 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
18/05/74 Ewell Technical College, Epsom
05/07/74 Booth Farm, Buxton
05/10/74 Kingston Polytechnic, London
09/10/74 Durham University
12/10/74 Leicester Polytechnic
14/10/74 Ulster Hall, Belfast
15/10/74 National Stadium, Dublin
16/10/74 City Hall, Cork
18/10/74 Edinburgh
19/10/74 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
21/10/74 Top Hat, Spennymoor
22/10/74 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
23/10/74 Cardiff University
25/10/74 Huddersfield Polytechnic
26/10/74 Hull University
27/10/74 Warwick University, Coventry
01/11/74 Leicester University
02/11/74 Nottingham University
09/11/74 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
03/05/75 University of London (Imperial College)
10/05/75 University of London (Imperial College) (?)
11/10/75 Friars (Vale Hall), Aylesbury
18/10/75 University of London (Imperial College)
19/10/75 Treetops Club, Coventry
20/12/75 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
29/04/76 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
07/09/76 Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Rd, London
20/11/76 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
19/12/76 Fox & Groom, Kilkenny
03/02/77 Bradford University
04/02/77 Glasgow University
05/02/77 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
01/03/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
04/03/77 Edinburgh University
05/03/77 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
06/03/77 Top Rank, Sheffield
11/03/77 Derby College of Art & Technology
12/03/77 Hitchin
13/03/77 Skindles, Maidenhead
17/03/77 Liverpool University
18/03/77 Salford University, Manchester
19/03/77 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
22/03/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
23/03/77 Aberystwyth University
24/03/77 Walsall College of Education
25/03/77 North Staffs Polytechnic, Stoke-on-Trent
27/03/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
28/03/77 Exeter University
20/04/77 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
13/05/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
14/08/77 Bilzen Festival, Liege
01/10/77 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
06/11/77 Leeds University
16/11/77 Sheffield Polytechnic
17/11/77 Leeds University
18/11/77 Hippodrome, Birmingham
20/11/77 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
23/11/77 Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme
24/11/77 Apollo, Glasgow
25/11/77 Empire Theatre, Liverpool
26/11/77 York University
27/11/77 Palace Theatre, Manchester
28/11/77 City Hall, Newcastle
29/11/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
24/12/77 Moran’s Hotel, Dublin
31/01/78 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
10/02/78 Newcastle Polytechnic
27/03/78 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
19/06/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
20/06/78 City Hall, Newcastle
22/06/78 Empire Pool, Wembley
23/06/78 Empire Pool, Wembley
23/06/78 Wellington Town House, London (?)
05/08/78 Phoenix Park, Dublin
27/10/78 Red Island, Skerries
29/10/78 Astoria, Bundoran
30/10/78 Savoy Cinema, Ballina
04/11/78 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
12/11/78 Pavisi, Donegal
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved
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