Starting with The Radiators From Space’s ‘Television Screen’ in April 1977 and finishing with The Blades’ ‘Downmarket’ in October 1983. Two of the greatest songs ever to come out of this city.
This was actually a quite a big undertaking:
1. I went through the full list of all Irish Punk & New Wave bands, figuring out which ones were from Dublin.
2. I made sure all these bands were 1st wave i.e. active before 1983
3. Out of them, I picked out the ones that actually released singles. (A surprising number of seminal Dublin punks never got signed or only ever release one single!)
4. Then, I had to find out which singles were already on Youtube and which weren’t. Trying to fill the gaps best I could.
So without further ado, here’s what should be a complete list of Dublin 1st wave punk/new wave singles released from 1977 to 1983.
How can you help?
As you can see, there’s quite a few gaps. I’m suggesting people if they have a single which is currently not digitzed and on Youtube do one of three things:
– Digitize it and upload it
– Give it to me and I can digitize it, upload it and hand it back
– Give to me, I can digitize, upload it and give it a lovely new home!
Finally, if you can help with dates for any of the single release dates (those marked ‘?’) please let me know.
Johnny Thunders with The Radiators From Space, 1977.
The Radiators From Space – Television Screen / Love Detective
The Boomtown Rats – Lookin’ After Number 1 / Born To Burn/Barefootin’ (Live)
The Radiators From Space – Enemies / Psychotic Reactions
The Radiators From Space – Sunday World / (Why Can’t I Be A) Teenager In Love
The Boomtown Rats – Mary Of The 4th Form (Alternate Version) / Do The Rat
Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats, nd. Photographer – Danny Clifford
The Radiators From Space – Million Dollar Hero / Blitzin’ At The Ritz (live)
The Boomtown Rats – She’s So Modern / Lying Again
The Boomtown Rats – Like Clockwork / Dun Laoghaire
Revolver – Silently Screaming / On The Run
The Vipers – I’ve Got You / No Such Thing
The Atrix, c. 1979
Strange Movements – Dancing In The Ghetto / Amuse Yourself
The Romantiks – Said If You Needed Me / Little Queenie
Square Meal – Love Attack / Hold On
The Radiators From Space – Let’s Talk About The Weather / Hucklebuck /Try And Stop Me
Sacre Bleu – Broken Promises / Mademoiselle Goodnight
The Atrix – The Moon Is Puce / Wendy’s In Amsterdam
The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays / It’s All The Rage
The Radiators From Space – Kitty Ricketts / Song of the Faithful Departed (Acoustic)
The Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap / So Strange
Sacre Bleu – Move It / Just Another Saturday Night
The Defenders – Happy Surfin’ Santa / Xmas Up On Venus
The Boomtown Rats – Diamond Smiles / Late Last Night
Berlin – Over 21 / Waiting For The Future
Tony Koklin – Cinderella / Living With The Times
U2, Dandelion Market.
Katmandu – I Can Make The Future / Australia [Belfast, Dublin-based]
Square Meal – Someone’s Out To Git Ya / Another Boy
The Alligators – Thrill Power/Having A Party // Just A Little Bit
The Boddis EP:
– Big Self – Concrete Curtains [Belfast]
– Departure – Stop
– The Peridots – Precious Blood
– Chant! Chant! Chant! – What Do You Know?
The Resistors (For Jeanie EP) – Jeanie / Takeaway Love / End of the Line
The Spies – Thinking About The Sun / Hippy Hangover
The Boomtown Rats – Someone’s Looking at You / When The Night Comes
DC Nien – Nightclub / Things Japanese
U2 – Another Day / Twilight
U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock / Touch
The Radiators From Space – Stranger Than Fiction / Prison Bars / Who Are The Strangers?
Soul Survivors – Move On / Done Stayin’ Around
U2 – A Day Without Me / Things to Make and Do [album version]
The Radiators From Space – Dancing Years / On Stage At The RoundHouse London February 1978
The Blades – Hot For You / The Reunion
The Atrix – Treasure On The Wasteland / Graphite Pile
U2 – I Will Follow / Boy-Girl (live)
The Boomtown Rats – Banana Republic / Man At The Top
Berlin – Boyfriends / Central Station
The Blades, nd.
New Versions – Like Gordon of Khartoum / What You Want
The Shade – 6:05 / Talk To Me
The Sussed – Don’t Swim On The East Coast / I Wanna Conform
The Blades – Ghost Of A Chance / Real Emotion
The Threat – High Cost Of Living / Lullaby in C
Tokyo Olympics – Dance Movement // Some Kind Of Wonderful – Just Like Me
The Zen Alligators – Call Me Lucky / The Ticket
Tony Koklin – Claude Monet / Lucky Man
The Virgin Prunes – Twenty Tens (I’ve been smoking all night) / Revenge / The Children Are Crying / …Greylight
The Brown Thomas Band / The BTs – My Life / Murder On Their Minds
The Radiators From Space – Song Of The Faithful Departed / They’re Looting The Town
The Peridots – Open Season / Calm
The Zen Alligators – Who Can That Someone Be? / Berlin Wall
Chant! Chant! Chant! – Quicksand / Play Safe
The Virgin Prunes – Moments and Mine / In The Greylight/War
The Atrix – Procession / The Eleventh Hour
The Teen Commandments – Private World / Italian Girls
Tokyo Olympics – Radio (Turns Her On) / Radio 2
Tokyo Olympics, 1982
A Further Room – Psychedelic Disco / Strange In Rome
The Alsations – 5 Honours And A 175 / Denise Denise
The Camino Organisation – Human Voices // Executivity / The Bust Up Of Love
Kissed Air – Kariba / Kissed Air [Belfast, Dublin-based]
Pop Mecanics – Soldier Boys / It Feels Like I’m Alone Again
Stano – Room / Town
The Shade – Watching You / Touch Sensitive
The Tabs – Million Miles / Gotta Get Away
The Fashions – All I Own In Dublin (Are The Bars) / The Secrets Of Young Brides
The Zen Alligators – You Make My Day (Radio mix) / People Who Make People’s Day
Autobop – Secrets / Advertising
The Blades – The Bride Wore White / Animation
Tokyo Olympics – One Step From Paradise / Paradise (Disco Mix)
The Zen Alligators – The Invisible Man / The Scorpio Function
The Blades – Revelations Of Heartbreak / Rules of Love
Tokyo Olympics – Shot By Love / Shot By Love (Instrumental)
Kissed Air – Out of the Night / Change of Attention
The Zen Alligators, nd.
Very Mental – Slaughtered and Maimed EP
The Zen Alligators – I Never Forget A Face / Caught In The Crossfire // Side One – Diary Of A Forgotten War
Resistors – That’s It / Steal My Love
The Blades – Downmarket / You Never Ask