Though we’re still riding out a cold January, it wouldn’t be fair to exclude this chart-topping radio-friendly rock ballad just because of its title.
I’m not sure what the story is with the video though. While the single came out in 1980 the video has live footage from 1985 and it would seem near impossible to date the opening scenes of the city. My guess would be mid 80s.
The first minute and a half features Grafton Street, Suffolk Street, Ha’Penny Bridge, College Green and the quays. How dated do the green buses look!
Damien Corless, in a piece last year entitled ‘I remember that summer in Dublin. . . and it was bloody awful’, deflated the idea that Dublin in 1980 was a care free, wonderful place and took issue with Bagatelle’s single.