Category Archives: Guernica

Orange and Red from the Emerald Isle

Can’t say I fancy 2019 very much, but while we’re going through the motions, here’s some Irish lads with guitars.

Described by lead singer Joe Rooney as “a New order type band that ended up going rockabilly”, Dublin quintet Guernica released three singles in 1987-8, all of them rather scarce and sought-after now. This, their debut, is on Discogs at £135.17. It’s a good record, but is it 135 pounds and seventeen pence good? Is anything?

Anyway, very New Order-ish guitars, and at times threatens to break into “Inbetween Days” by the Cure. And you can have it for free! And can you spot the error on the sleeve (right)?

Link: Guernica – Orange And Red (password: salad)

1. Orange And Red
2. Queen Of Our County
3. Missionary