eire apparent. rock n roll band

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Eire Apparent were an Irish band featuring Eric Stewart and Henry McCullogh. This album was produced by Jimi Hendrix who also contributed some amazing guitar work to the album. The band supported the Experience on a gruelling US tour & so they repaid the compliment by helping out on this album.

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I saw this band in the summer of 1968 at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium as the opening act on a bill that included the Amboy Dukes (Ted Nugent), the Vanilla Fudge, the Soft Machine and the Great Mr. Jimi Hendrix. Their opening number was a cover of Van Morrison's Gloria which I recall sounded pretty tight and had good vocals. I still have pics of Hendrix that I took from the edge of the stage.

Author — Henry Quenin

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Saw them as " the People'' in a small club in Cork in1966, amazing band. One of the best guitarists I"ve ever seen was Henry and that includes Rory, Jeff Beck and Clapton.

Author — nagiroltra

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Hendrix is playing some tasty stuff on this song.Simple and tight

Author — Robert Dawson

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Another of those LP's I had, then sold, now wish I still had.

Author — Moonglum

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This Henry geezer, he also played for Cocker's GreaseBand, Wings, and played with many more known artists as seesion man. Came from N.Ireland.

Author — John McLaren

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Love this album & the band brilliant stuff!
My fave has to be 'Mr Guy Fawkes', but it's almost cruel to pick out numbers.
In my opinion, a good solid album that most bands would be envious about.
P.s, I'm from Kent too!

Author — spib65

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August 1968-Framingham MA-opened for Jimi-I sat on stage for their set...with binoculars...let's see, black beauties, hash, whatever. I bought their album then and still have it in 2011.

Author — Scott Ekman

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How wonderful to hear directly from Mr Tiger Taylor himself who co-wrote Rock'n'Roll Band.  I've always been a big fan of your work Mr Taylor and remember seeing you both in Dublin and in Cork playing with the original incarnation of Eire Apparent. I also saw you with your next band, the marvellous Anno Domini, where your lead guitar work on your interpretation of So You Wanna Be a Rock'n'Roll Star (by the Byrds), was truly fantastic!

I'm pleased you have put the record straight about Rock'n'Roll Band.  I first came across the track on the 'Sunrise' album, where  - apart from a co-writing credit for that track - you are not mentioned.  The album cover lists Chris Stewart, Ernie Graham, Davy Lutton and Mike Cox as the band members. However I always felt you played lead guitar on the track. It is very much your style, and I'm delighted you are now finally getting the credit for it.

Because Rock'n'Roll Band is stylistically very different to - and, in my opinion, much better than - the other tracks on Sunrise I suspect the record label simply stuck that number on the album and did not bother to give you a credit, which is most unfair.

Incidentally I have always been a bit dubious about the level of Jimi Hendrix involvement. I have no doubt he produced Rock'n'Roll Band, but I remain unconvinced about his involvement with the rest of the album. Especially as it now appears to have been recorded at a different time.  However I may well be wrong about that.

Author — Gerard Hennessy

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Sooo cool both the sound and the fight between the guys in here!

Author — Angelo Melville

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I saw them as opening act for Eric Burdon and The Animals in 1968.

Author — bluejazz51

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I recall reading in Mojo many years ago that Jimi Hendrix played the solo on this but that doesn't sound like Jimi to me. It's pretty good but it's no Jimi!

Author — terrypussypower

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And just for you purists out there, that isn't the Eric Stewart from 10cc, this fellows actual name was Eric Christopher Stewart but he went by Chris Stewart and was the bass player in the band. But it IS Jimi Hendrix on guitar so that makes up for any confusion about Eric in my

Author — Micheal Lappin

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It was a long trip to get here but it started with "My Love".

Author — jsamc

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The info is wrong im Tiger Taylor i wrote the song with Ernie Graham and played lead guitar on it, , , , the members were Chris Stewart Ernie Graham Davy Lutton and Tiger Taylor, , , It was produced by Jimi Hendrix in the Polydor studios London in April 1969...No one else was involved only The Eire apparent and Jimi...Tiger Taylor

Author — Tiger Taylor

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@davidtigertaylor Wow Tiger! Nice to see the guys "from within" here in person, love that! :) (Also prevents too much informational junk from being spread)

Author — pianoman74

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It must have been him who played that unforgetable guitar in "With a little help from my friends"

Author — John McLaren

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sounds like the stones or even new york dolls very good

Author — john rossini

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Be happy - it's has been re issued with extra track!

Author — kink66

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This feels like pissing into the wind (ok I'm used to it) but I would swear I saw Phil Lynot playing with Eire Apparent in the mid 60's at Boscome Dallrooms at a Bournemouth college of art dance. Ok its a long time ago and I could be wrong, but if I'm not who the hell was the black Irish singer I watched. They only had about five songs (mostly Everly Bros. and they did them twice because another band didn't turn up

Author — spudcustardx1

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dude, tell me, was seeing the great Jimi as magical as everyone says? i can only relate it to seeing Michael jackson on the BAD tour, at the height of his fame and performance, which was mind blowing :)

Author — feelingslinky