12 September 2008

AN EMOTIONAL FISH


Thought I’d go with something more obscure this time around.

An Emotional Fish formed in Dublin back in 1988. There only minor hit in the States was “Celebrate”, which only really made a small splash on college stations.

Atlantic Records put a fair push behind their debut album, but after getting no major hits out of it, they did considerably less for the follow up. As for the third album, I was aware of its existence, but only found out 5 minutes ago that it ever saw the light of day Stateside. And I was working at a record store at the time, so that tells you how much publicity it got.

I haven’t got a whole heaping lot of rarities by the guys, and what I do have all come from the era of the first album. The good news (if you happen to be a fan) is that I do have the rare Live Bait promo EP, so now you have it too.

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Live Bait US promo-only EP:
An Emotional Fish - “Celebrate” (live in France) Original is on An Emotional Fish.
An Emotional Fish - “Grey Matter” (live in France) Original is on An Emotional Fish.
An Emotional Fish - “Jonathan and Doodle Pip” (live on KCRW)
An Emotional Fish - “All I Am” (live on KCRW) Original is on An Emotional Fish
An Emotional Fish - “Rock and Roll” (Lou Reed cover, live in France)
"Live in France" tracks recorded in Marseilles 1/27/91, KCRW tracks recorded 11/12/90.
Other stuff:
An Emotional Fish - “Anyway” B-side of the “Celebrate” single.
An Emotional Fish - “Jonathan and Doodle Pip” Studio version, from the “Celebrate” CD single.
An Emotional Fish - “Brick It Up” (live at SFX, Dublin) Original is on An Emotional Fish.
An Emotional Fish - “Blue” (2 Meter Sessie) Original is on An Emotional Fish.

An Emotional Fish discography:

An Emotional Fish, 1990
Junk Puppets, 1993
Sloper, 1994

Lead singer Gerard Whelan is now in the band Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, which from what I understand, is fairly big in Ireland.

7 comments:

Geoffrey said...

what is happening

DeadBilly said...

Same ol' same ol'

frujunk said...

Hi DeadBilly.
enjoyed your post...Just for accuracy Jerry fish and an emotional fish are different entities. same singer - completely different band..should know I was guitarist in aef

DeadBilly said...

Point taken. Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

The link to An Emotional Fish - “Blue” (2 Meter Sessie) appears to be dead

DeadBilly said...

Fixed. Thanks for letting me know.

iano1 said...

Is there any way you could re-up live bait??? Please???
Iano1
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