13 October 2007


I’m sure you’ve already heard of Sinead O’Connor. Either from her massive hit “Nothing Compares 2 U”, or from her ripping up a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live. Love her or hate her, you have to admit she has one hell of a voice.

Over the years, she has used that amazing voice on every style of music she wanted to try. From big band to reggae, traditional to trance.

Lately, she’s been doing the religious thing. Her latest album, Theology, is two discs of songs inspired by Bible verses. While it‘s nice to see she‘s found some peace in her life, I prefer her music when she was angry.

Here’s a few songs you may not have heard from her younger days:

Sinead O’Connor - “Still Listening” B-side of “Mandinka” single.
Sinead O’Connor - “Damn Your Eyes” (Etta James cover) B-side of “Three Babies” single.
Sinead O’Connor - “The Value of Ignorance” B-side of “Three Babies” single.
Sinead O’Connor - “Mother” (Pink Floyd cover, live with The Band) from The Wall: Live in Berlin. (buy)
Sinead O’Connor - “The Last Day of Our Acquaintance” (live with an extra verse) from The Year of the Horse. (buy)

Sinead O’Connor discography:

The Lion and the Cobra (1987) (buy) - the debut album (“Troy”, “Mandinka”)
I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990) (buy) - the hit album (“Nothing Compare 2 U”, “I Am Stretched On Your Grave”)
Am I Not Your Girl? (1992) (buy) - the big band album (“Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home”)
Universal Mother (1994) (buy) - the back-to-rock album (“Fire On Babylon”, “Famine”)
Faith and Courage (2000) (buy) - the first comeback (“No Man’s Woman”, “Jealous”)
Sean Nos Nua (2002) (buy) - the celtic album (“Oro Se Do Bheatha Bhaile”, “I’ll Tell Me Ma”)
She Who Dwells. . . (2003) (buy) - the final album (“Big Buch of Junkie Lies”, “It’s All Good”)
Collaborations (2005) (buy) - the stuff she did with others (“Kingdom of Rain”, “All Kinds of Everything”)
Throw Down Your Arms (2005) (buy) - the rasta album (“Downpressor Man”, “Untold Stories”)
Theology (2007) (buy) - the gospel album (“If You Had a Vineyard”)

If you're looking for more on Sinead, try Jeronimo's page.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for The Value of Ignorance... great track!

DeadBilly said...

Agreed. I've always liked her angry stuff.