This episode, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with a St. Patrick's Day Special, discussing Irish bands and musicians, and those with a bit o' Irish in them, all while drinking and rating Irish style beers. We also talk NFTs, what lactose in beer is, the Grammys, the history of "Whiskey In The Jar," hearing loss (and ear loss) due to loud music, and the religion/politics of the Irish region. Quite a bit of history and geography in this one. Cheers!
Spotify playlist for Episode 30: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Frh4bjzHypP2u2rK5LKee?si=4LqGBSCLQWeuLxSfr3gbFQ
Hello, everyone, welcome to rock talk happy hour. My name is Mario here with Kimberly Britt and Frank. This is a podcast about craft beer and music. So every episode we drink different craft beers. We discuss them, we rate them and sometimes we talk a little bit about them all while discussing music related topics. Alright guys. Yep. Yes, Frank was today's music related. Today's music related topic is Irish musicians. Irish bands, Irish talent. Irish beers and Irish beers. Yes. So Irish food. Yeah.
Um, so when is okay, so St. Patrick's is on Wednesday. Yes. So we're recording this on the 12th. So that's the Friday before and then you guys should be listening to this on the 13th. So yeah, so we're doing it early. Because I don't we're not having a are we have an episode next week? Because I know you guys are okay. We're not okay. Cool. So yeah, so, I mean, but it's a good. It's a good weekend to do it. I mean, I'm sure there's some St. Patrick's stuff going on somewhere, right? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. So But anyways, um, so usually when we kick off the episode, we have two little segments that we'd like to start off with. And that's the hangover segment, which we talked about things that got left over from previous episodes. Also to what are we drinking? So I guess? Let's go with what are we what we're drinking? I'm Kim. You're not drinking anything yet? Right.
Britta only one drinking something. Right. Yeah. Frank Arizona tea. We'll count that. Well, no, I'm gonna actually there's a there's a there's a red Irish ale. Right? That we got for the show a non alcoholic. Yeah, so I'm gonna be I'm gonna be sampling that later today.
Okay, so I'm gonna pull out the first one that we can try. So Kim Kim and I had this one before. Britt hasn't we didn't have it on the show. But I thought it would be a good starter.
To do the honors. It's kind of cool cat. Oh, it's Martin. Oh, yeah. It's Martin house. So Martin house green dreams. A green Candy Apple sour with lactose would like to Wow. It's really good. And you'll see why I picked it for this episode. Cuz it's green. Yes. Oh, when I didn't know why beer. So I was like, Whoa, this is our St. Patrick's episode. So we have to have green beer somehow. When I discovered this beer, and I poured it, and I just loved the color that it had when it came out with the glass. No kidding. It's also really good beer. I bought this one multiple times since we first tried it. It looks like watermelon Cooley. It smells Yeah, it's I usually use this. But uh,
yeah, no, it smells good. It. Let me know when you taste it, but it's really good. It's a good beer. So this is a What is it? What's the ABV? 6% ABV? It's good. Yes. So that this is one of the better ones that we've gotten with that are sour with lactose, because there's some that we've seen that are like, Oh, that's a sour with lactose. We saw some weird ones. It was those little apple ones. Yeah, but what was the one that we just saw recently? It was because we're like, oh, that's like the Oh, it was the
orange cinnamon roll orange cinnamon roll Martin house. So it was a sour though, with lactose, but it's an orange cinnamon roll and just the whole thing just sounded that sounded like the pumpkin pie one that we have. Yeah.
Okay, so my question is why? Why the lactose in beers that you don't expect to have lactose that is supposed to add like some kind of a
I don't know how to describe it. But like a milky microphone. or something. Yeah, it's it's I think it's milk base to like, and I think because you could taste it like it. Is it like to tone down the sourness, like, balance it? I think it's that add that I don't know if you taste it where it's like, aside from the sour like you taste it.
And I don't know what it's supposed to do and what it's there for. But these guys, I feel like they're the only ones that use it in sours. Yeah. Usually you'll see like the lactose like and stouts and stuff. Oh, yeah. So it's just like an extra flavor profile they put in there. Maybe it is for the balance. I'm not sure but the sour is pretty punchy. Yes. So, um, but I mean, yeah, like this one a lot in green apple candy sour with lactose. I mean, and it has one of my favorite universal monsters in the Cantu. Oh, yeah. Creature from the Black Lagoon. So yeah, it's awesome. Can I was gonna call them Swamp Thing. Are they different creatures? Yeah, they're different. One of them is a comic book character. And then this guy's the movie. I used to get them confused when I was younger too. And then when I learned I was like, oh, they're they look different and they're totally different. Okay, so I think this answers my question.
Okay, why is lactose and what is lactose? And what is why is it in my beer? Thank you. Residual sugars are those left in a beer after the yeast has completed its fermentation because lactose is an fermentable by brewers yeast. lactose added to a beer makes the final product sweeter, fuller and creamier creamier Okay, I felt that I would taste that creaminess, but I never I didn't know what it was for it was so thank you for pulling that up. Yeah, um, after all this, like that I've come across with lactose. I'm surprised I didn't. I'd haven't looked up what actual lactose was But anyways, so um, so aside from that bridge, what do you what do you have right? Because I know you had something else. I have a Guinness. Okay, cool, cuz we're doing Irish everything. So drinking Irish beer. Sweet. Okay, and then we'll probably have another one. We'll have one later. Probably. Yeah, random. Cuz I know we've had Guinness before been on the show. Because I know we've had multiple St. Patrick's get together. Yeah, yeah. And we did our Guinness and pumpkin beer combo. The Halloween time. Yeah, I remember that. I forget what it was called. It was called us something pumpkin. It's in here. I wrote it down. It was That was really good. Yeah, I know that was asked to call it was called a dammit. I'll look it up while somebody is talking.
What what actually I can look it up right now because I have everything by Tony. Tony. What seven more months till Halloween. So yeah. Okay, so.
So our Halloween one was after Oktoberfest. Right? I believe so there's Germany. And then it was a devil music episode, which is?
So it was called. Like is it is was it like a real name or something? We made up for it? No, it's a black and orange. That's all right. No, it was something else. Something else? Oh my god. Why is it? Are you sure? Yeah, it was called uh
you know what? It might even be on the chart online, but
oh, well, why isn't it hear me? Oh, maybe that wasn't the episode. Maybe it was the next one.
Thanksgiving. Oh, it was this one was Episode 19. It was it? Was it called the pump lantern. No, it was not it was
it was called. Might have like all these You're right. It had a name? Yeah. did happen name now.
It was a Why is it not on my notes?
I don't know. I mean, I'm sure it'll come to us at some point. I think it's one of those things where when you least expect it. It'll Oh, it was called the dark pumpkin a dark. It was called the dark pumpkin. Oh my god. I was like, I know it's here, man. I was like, it's gonna piss me. It's also one of those things that pisses me off when I can't find them. I'm like, What? Okay, so anyways, so that was I guess that was a hangover. So does anyone have any hangover because I have some hangover.
Last night hangover was the one hit wonders corrects.
last topic, no. animals, animals. As a matter animals, man named after animals.
I felt like I had some earlier in the week. But I don't know. Oh, wait. I thought we did a good job with naming Oh, yeah, I don't I mean, I don't I don't know if it. There's no, it doesn't count. It's bad enough. I was gonna say the Baka man Who let the dogs out? Yeah, no.
That's not going on the playlists. I know. You were trying to
wonder list. Yeah, definitely. Yeah, but still no. Um, what was I gonna say? You said something. Oh, so that was one that popped up on a list like multiple times. And I didn't know what it was. But it was a big appeared on a on a list of bands named after animals. Well, what that was a big bird. It's parakeet. Oh, you see, I didn't know that. I was like, Yeah, I've never looked it up. And I was like, oh, ask these guys and see if they know. So Alright, but the name of the guy and Siouxsie and the Banshees, right? Yes, that's right. Okay, I did not know that. So, yeah, I saw them on a couple of lists. And I was like, oh, what the heck is that?
my hand over a little bits, or whatnot. So I actually wrote my first I don't really I didn't like the way it came out. But it's a start. I wrote my first review to post on the website, Rockstar, caviar pod calm. So
I actually posted a review for chevelles new album. Okay, so if you guys want to check it out, it's on there. Also, too. I know we started talking about NF T's. First, there was a discussion between me and Frank on on a text message. And then then we talked about it briefly last episode, right then after us talking about it. It's been like, I don't know if you've noticed, but the news has been talking about NF T's a lot now. And now I am fed up with them. Like they are so stupid. It's the new Bitcoin. It's basically right. Kinda but this
This is what's weird about them. So it's, it's like we explained last time or like how you explained last time, it's digital artwork. So basically what it is, is whenever you buy it,
it gets coated in a way that that it shows that you're the sole owner of it, and that it only belongs to you. And that's the only one. So, but it's all digitally coated. So I'm thinking like, well, eventually, somebody's going to learn how to hack that. You know what I mean? But that's not the stupid part. Of course, that's stupid. But the stupid part is they're going for insane amount of money. There's just one piece that I saw them talking about on the news earlier today. It was this guy who he made basically like a collage of like, 65 days of something, right? And guess how much is sold for I'm going to cover the price here as ever written here. But guess how much this thing sold for and it's digital, strictly digital. All it is is his name is on the file.
Just take a wild guess I'll go around once and see if anyone wants to take a crack at are we talking cryptocurrency or no? We're talking about dollar so he bought it in dollars. And then so basically he he owns his art. It's just a piece of art. It's just an image. It's just an image. Yes. I'm gonna say since I'm gonna say since these things are a digital file. I'm gonna say like 10 grand. 10 grand. Okay, that's low.
Yeah, I'm gonna say 10 grand is low brick.
But I'm okay. And I know that 10 is low. Okay, Kim, you want to give it like 250,200 50,000 Okay, guys, so get ready for this. If you guys want to leave, I can leave too if y'all want 69 million What? So this guy? Oh, for a digital file. We're in the past week, I've been hearing stories of multiple ones selling for a million and higher. Like, it's just did you How can I get in on this?
And then I could make some art.
Like, I have paint on my computer.
I'm sure you can. I'm sure you can do that. Like it's just insane. Like, it's just like, you're just like you own it. But
it's like digital, like you can't.
Like I said, I'm sure eventually display it, you'd have to pay a shit ton of money to have it printed in such a quality that you could like frame Yang or anything. So otherwise, it's just the wallpaper on your computer. Exactly. And I'm sure eventually like, so they're saying that this is like very, what's the word? It's very protected. So like an event, like supposedly, no one can get to it if it's yours. But I'm thinking like, as technology like that advances, so do the hackers know, yeah, someone's gonna find a backway through it. And they're gonna be able to like just, you know, either destroy or find out how to steal these things. Like, it's just stupid. Like, that's an insane amount of money. Like, I don't even know if I've heard of a printed like, you know, an original and original like, physical physical. That's the word I was looking for physical piece selling for that much like, I know, they go for millions but 69 million for a guy who made a digital collage is what it was, like any of us could have done that. And, and I've seen some other ones that are like really stupid. And I know I sent you a link about it and talk to you about it. But Taco Bell is now selling NF T's. So basically, they're like different taco related like gifts and stuff, but they're not like millions or like, you know, yeah, bucks or whatnot. And so I as a joke last week posted a tweet saying NF T's for so NF T's for so and I screenshotted the tweet, and I posted it on Instagram and I said this Instagram post of the tweet is for sale for two bucks if anybody wants to buy it as an NF t. So then after that happened, this guy, he he's the founder of something I should have written this down. But basically the he went back in his timeline on Twitter, and the first tweet that he ever tweeted, like in like nine years ago or something, he sold that tweet for like millions of dollars. And it was basically him saying his first tweet was like a new on Twitter setting up profile. And somebody bought that tweet, and now they own it. And I was I just go back through his Twitter profile screen. screenshot. Yeah, that's what us normal. That's what us normal people would say, right? But it has to do something about like, now whoever bought it has strict like it's there like rights or something like their names on it. Basically, that's all it is, is like somebody is putting your name on it. And this is the only one that I screenshot it. Am I getting into legal trouble if I screenshot it and be like, Oh, I haven't gotten into that. I don't know how that works. But I think that's like, I think it's more like oh, that's not the real thing. phony. Yeah, cuz if you look at so when you take a screenshot of like, counterfeit, yes. Do you think that this would be something that could possibly happen someday? Maybe that's all I'm saying. I think that's that's the whole hacker side of it. Because the whole thing about you talking about the screenshot, I think it comes to where well, you guys know that when you take a photo or screenshot that it gets stamped. Yeah. So there's a timestamp on it. It tells you what device took it whatnot, you can't really alter that. So you can find out like what is
What's not actually it's probably easier to find out what's fake or not, as opposed to like a physical thing. But still, it's don't take it to like those old people that are Yeah, so I just wanted to rant about that because I thought it was stupid and I and because we taught we brought it up originally about Kings of Leon being the first band and released their album at Rei t. So we don't know how many more bands are going to start doing this. Also, interestingly enough, is now that NF T's are a hot commodity.
a side effect from the is it's actually a very environmentally bad Why? Because it takes a lot of energy to generate cryptocurrency and then the carbon footprint for just one NFT is like it equals like, a small country's carbon footprint.
Heck, so I don't know I'm yeah, cuz I don't I was like, Well, yeah, and that was one of the that was one of the things that people didn't consider and because like now everyone's rushing to buy these things. So me the rich though, yes, who the hell has 69 million lying around to buy some digital token now I'm like, wait a minute, I was gonna I mean that's it's it's I don't know how much the Kings of Leon stuff was going forward. I think it was like what I think they started a 50 bucks or something like that. Even then, I mean, I don't I for something strictly digital, I don't think I pay 50 bucks for it it to me for that price. It has to be physical. So from what I read, I better be getting a friggin vinyl and a CD from it. Yeah, like so when I read the NFT it's like 50 bucks and you get like two weeks worth of two weeks worth of like bonuses while you have the thing and then you can go off and trade it but since you've already purchased it you get like lifetime merchandise and like a lifetime
seats to whatever show of theirs that you want. So those are like some of the lifetime perks with that but while you have this thing for two weeks, you get like exclusive little like perks with it and then once your two weeks are up but thank you just go ahead and trade it and you know make more money off of it or something. Yeah, so you buy the this with real money and then so I don't think I mean you could probably buy it with cryptocurrency but most of it is like with real money and then the art itself becomes its own cryptocurrency that you can trade. And I think that's where it comes
into play about the whole technology thing and it taking up more injury and stuff because it's encrypted better than regular stuff because it is like its own currency. So just like Bitcoin, it's got its own, I guess.
Whatever. It's a lot of fun and whatever it is, I don't know. I mean, I don't know. Do you know when it's stupid? Do y'all know how much it costs to buy one bitcoin? Like a shit ton? Oh, shit. Yeah, no, it's like, well, it was different. So it was kind of like how any
market fluctuates? Like, let's say like, how many converts like for Mexican money to US dollars or euros or whatnot? So originally, Bitcoin wasn't that expensive, but over time, it became a thing where it started to, what's the word? So it's not like play? Yeah, it started to inflate. So now like it costs a lot more like one. I just looked it up it says one bitcoin equals $56,490 Yeah, I knew. I knew it was a ton. So that's just one. Okay. And that's and also it's I don't know, how do you use that you're like, Can I Can you break one bitcoin?
Yeah, can I have changed like That's weird. And who's gonna? I mean, how long does that even last? Right? Like you said it fluctuates and it can change at any time and lose value because it sounds like it's similar to like buying a stock or so yeah, also to like things kind of I guess I'm gonna say like coming out of fashion today like well what happens when it's like obsolete or becomes obsolete? It's like good Did you just lose out?
Well, that's kind of what happened to Bitcoin except it was a reverse so the people who got it like now people don't use it but the people who initially got their hands on the Bitcoin now those who have it It costs a lot so it kind of reverse it towards like it now there Yeah, the whatever they bought it for. They've just increased that right. Yeah, just like earning interest on a stock. Yeah, yeah. But again, just like playing catch it out. Yeah, I guess so. Right? If you can, I have no idea.
That's true. I would think so. You could just sell it, but like, Can I go to the bank and be like, I want to take I want this money. Like I want to physically it has to be like, whatever. real shit. Yeah. So as soon as somebody online pays you $56,000 and you give them your Bitcoin, then you can go to the bank. Right? Okay. So I'm glad you brought up Bitcoin because that tweet that I talked about earlier, I think it's the guy who founded the whole Bitcoin thing. So his tweet was the one that went for now because if it was like Joe Blow, or Mario's first tweet, I'd be like, I'm not paying that much. Yeah, just like I have my own. That's fine. I had that tweet sitting out there for two bucks if anyone wants to buy at two bucks.
Um, so I got that out of my system. Another thing. Another thing I wanted to talk about. So the Grammys are on Sunday. Oh, so they're two days from now. And
And I hate the Grammys. That's all I want to say.
You guys have anything you guys wanted to say about the Grammys before we go on? I've had some mixed feelings about it.
I don't know.
Because what if I was in a position where I got nominated for a Grammy? Probably all the shit talking that I've been doing over the years will probably go away. Well, here's the thing. Let me tell you that so let's say you got nominated for Grammy right, dude. In our genre of music, no one would know. Unless you looked it up like that. That's what I don't like about it. Like, you're not gonna you're not gonna play you're not they're not gonna be like, hey, Frank, can you play?
They're not gonna ask you it's gonna be the same five artists.
It's always popular country I feel bad for Megadeth because they were nominated like, what 12 times before they finally won a Grammy. Yeah, there's a lot of bands that you know that that happened to be those guys those guys were very, but also to like, so the Grammys always used to follow me on my birthday. So I would always watch the Grammys and then after like, I think sometime after high school is like this, this bullshit. Yeah, I started seeing how the politics were with with the Grammy as with everything else, but I think being a musician I started seeing it more like Ah, you know, if I was in that position, you know, I wouldn't care you know, it's it's whatever Not only that, but also the Grammys have a history of cutting or not airing particular Yeah, performances. Yeah. tickler performances Yeah, or even just like not airing like particular announcements. And also to I remember one wasn't like in 1991 when Best Metal Performance.
Toto ended up getting that best performance. Yeah, there was something like that that happened. I can't remember. Yes, a total I remember it was total Yeah, cuz they were up against like Metallica and I forget at the I think mega death as well, too. I thought it was What's his name? I don't think it would. I mean, we can check could be wrong. Hold on before you search. I think it was a that folk band with the flute. Yeah, Toto? No, no, no.
They sing that song Aqua lung. Oh.
Yes, yes, I'm trying to remember that. But yes, I'll just throw tall ones. Exactly. folk, but I hear you. Like a rock band with a flute? Yeah. Yeah, I guess that's why I'm not too familiar with them. Yeah, they're very weird. But yeah, so Well, yeah. No.
Yeah. So that was that was bullshit.
So yeah, like Metallica fans are still like, they still talk about the here and there. Yeah, I think it was the 1989 Grammy Award. Yeah. And it was
the nominees for Best Hard rock and metal performance. Voice our instrumental was AC DC ag pop Jane's Addiction. Well, in addition to Jethro Tull and metallic you see their categories are so jacked as another reason why? Because rock Have you seen what bands are considering? Imagine Dragons. Yeah. And so there that was one year, I think it was like four years ago. Anyone? pilots? Yeah, 21 pilots and Imagine Dragons down the rock category. I was like, I was like, What? Like, and then this is that I think that's another like when I was starting to look into it again. I was like, No, I'm not getting into this again, stupid. But thank you, Frank for that, because that was that's just more it's immense, more like how stupid it is. Like, you would think that it's, it's, it's by people in the music industry. It's not even organized. Or it's just like the radio. It's just, it's just like the radio. No, it does. It seems like it's organized by people who don't know anything about them.
Clearly, they realize that Jane's Addiction and Jethro Tull.
Yeah, same listening to the song and saying, Oh, it's got guitar just throw it in. Exactly. I think that I kind of think that's what they do the same they didn't. Or they would have put it in here the
Classical. Um, well, I guess we'll all that out of our system. guy wanted to get that out of my system. Yeah.
So better today. Yeah. So now we're going into our topic and at any point if you guys want to take a beer break, let me know because I got beers in the in the cooler for us to try. Oh, dang, cuz I've been talking a lot too.
So we're gonna start off
this evening talking about my Irish fans and musicians. So Frank,
it's now custom for you to kick it off. Yes. Okay. So, I'm gonna ask I'm gonna kick mine off with an artist that I think a lot of us know. Then Lizzie. Yes. And little bit of history on Thin Lizzy. They were formed in Dublin in 1969 while the founding members drummer Brian Downey and bandleader singer songwriter Phil Lynott were still in school.
For a lot of us the band is known for their singles whiskey in the jar, the boys are back in town.
I hate that song and waiting for an alibi Actually, you know what, I don't have a problem within Lizzy. I just hate that song. But probably it's probably a radio thing. Yeah, but I'll back off on that. But but apparently I think the boys are back in town for some bands.
whenever they're playing like a homecoming show from like a tour from like a lengthy tour, I think static X was known for it. Every time they ended their every time the end of the tour and like their hometown, they would come out on stage to the boys are back in town, and then they would kick off their set. I mean, I don't know, that just became a thing for them. That's cool, man. Yeah, you know, whatever, whatever works for them. Yeah, I say that because I think it is a radio thing where I that was the only thing Lizzie song I heard on the radio, like all the time, and I'm like, it is a good song. But I just, I grew to not like it. Right? But no, I actually heard their version of whiskey the jar to whiskey in the jar too. Because when I was younger, I heard the Metallica version first. Then I had to go back and listen to it. And I was like, oh, okay, cuz we talked about in a previous episode where whiskey in the jar is a folk song. Right? It's been Yeah, covered by tons of artists. Well, the Metallica one is based off the Thin Lizzy version, which was a rock version of the, you know,
but yeah, no, anyways, that's a and that's another one too, that's been covered by so many artists. Not exactly. Then Lizzie.
You know, there are some other versions earlier versions of the song as well. But going back to the band
going back to the band.
We had technical yeah bilities and by that I mean kitty, kitty crawling across crap in her style.
Phil Lynott was the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in rock music. He was a primary composer for all of the bands material, and was the band's key. You know, the band's music was a key unifier during like a really political conflicting time in Northern Ireland called the troubles.
I can go into some of the history on that a little later. And so the band has had numerous lineup changes, the rhythm section of Downey and lineup stayed the same throughout those lineup changes, until Lynette's death in 1986. Today, the band still remains active with some new members, and they now go by Blackstar writers and they play the music of den Lizzy they just don't use the name anymore. Then Lizzie inspired bands like Metallica and Alison chains and the band and Lynette's legacy is felt throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland. And I think that that's a distinction we should talk about to Northern Ireland and Ireland. Okay, and why is that? Right? Why is that? Okay?
But to drop some facts on your
story, one on one history one on one, as long as I'm not doing the history or search on fire, because that last Berlin Wall thing killed, right.
So Northern Ireland and Ireland, even though they share the same land, they don't actually belong to each other Ireland belongs to the European Union. Well, Northern Ireland belongs to the UK. Oh, wow. Yeah, I didn't know that. Yeah, so they share a border. But they they're two totally separate countries. Hmm. Well, that's interesting to know that, is it still are they still labeled that way? Yeah, they're still labeled that way. So sometimes when you see like European tour, like a band going on tour, they'll say like, UK and Ireland,
or something like that. So if you look closely, if you look closely at some of the previous tour dates, like in Europe, like it'll say, you know, like Europe, UK and Ireland, or something like that. Oh, wow, I didn't. I didn't know that. That's interesting. And the conflict with the troubles. Okay, so that was like a 30 year conflict between
Northern Ireland and Ireland, pretty much. So what happened was Northern Ireland wanted to, I don't know. Okay, so what happened was both countries wanted to unite and be one, just one either one united Ireland. There was like a 30 year war.
There were some casualties and whatnot. And I think in 98, they signed an agreement, like a peaceful agreement that said, you know, Ireland belongs to Europe, and Northern Ireland belongs to the UK. And a lot of people think it was religious based, because Ireland is Catholic, and Northern Ireland is Protestant. But it really wasn't so much about that. It was just more you know, who takes what?
And so yeah, it was a pretty violent time for those 30 years. I came to an agreement in late 90s. And now, you know, it is it is what it is. Hmm. So that's, that's an interesting thing. Yeah, it is interesting. I never knew that. But then again, I guess I'm not really big on geography and stuff like that. So Britt just showed me the map. And I was like, Oh, that's crazy. Yeah. And then I can even like clarify a little more like Great Britain in the UK too, as well. So the Great Britain, Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales. And then the UK is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
So is or do they still have those labels? Yes. So so great. Britain is essentially the one Ireland and then North Ireland and Ireland is the other
But you know, when you combine the UK all together, you also include Northern Ireland with theirs as well. So the only difference is Northern Ireland. And so so if you're talking about it with northern Northern Ireland, Ireland, you refer to it as UK. Yeah. But if you're not, you're just talking about
Ireland, where England and Scotland and Wales are all when I when Ireland. Yeah. And then Ireland is another island, Northern Ireland is part of that island. So when you Yeah, all four of those countries are the UK? What the heck? I did not know that. Yeah, I didn't. Okay, that's, that's cool.
Yeah, geography and history. So that and that was also another interesting thing. It's shamy learning too, is when, when the whole Brexit thing was was going on. I think it was Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland that were like, you know, against the whole thing, but because of the population in England, the voter population was higher than the other countries, the other three countries combined. Even I don't know, it was like a weird thing where it's like, the majority of those other countries didn't want it. But the majority of England wanted it. Yeah. And so England one and so those countries just pretty much had to. That's so weird. Like, so basically, like, so was it like legit voting? Or was it like representation? Like how we have here? It was just more I think what happened? Yeah, it was it was. Yeah, representation, right. Yeah. Because I think what happened was England wanted out of the European Union, and they wanted to go back to being their own country, like there were like, in the 60s, and all the way up until the European Union, which didn't happen until I don't, I'm not sure. Yeah.
But that was, you know, of course, we can talk about geography later. But yeah, I just I just thought I should the other segment geography. Yeah, I just thought I should bring out those distinctions or geography podcast. Yes.
That would be kind of cool. Although I don't think I'm qualified. Yeah, I don't think I'm qualified.
Beer Beer in geography. Oh, come with a name. Oh, yeah. Isn't there like drunk geography thing? There's history. There's drinking like history. Yeah, they should. There should be like drunk Jagger. Yeah, we'll call it biography.
Sounds good. There we go. So that was my first band didn't Lizzie. Okay. On your official list on my official list.
Interestingly enough to we were like looking up like, in Ireland, who's more beloved youtuber than Lizzy. And it turns out that Lizzie is more Oh, okay. I was gonna say, because I think then Lizzie are more of like, because that I feel like they're more like the working class kind of banned. And YouTube's not so much. Maybe they started that way. But they're like, Yeah, and I think that's a large part of why they're disliked in Ireland is because they're a little too like Americanized, I guess. Well, contentious and not just Americanized, but Bano has been knighted. And
Ireland, you know that the people
are fond of the people of England. That's kind of like a slap in the face. Yeah, exactly. He's a real Irishman. Yeah. And he's kind of a snob and a half. So I think that doesn't bode well. No, that make that totally makes sense to me. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I understand that. Um, I think that's all we need to say about YouTube tonight. We don't need to talk about and that's funny, because they were the last band I put on my list. And I was like, I don't think I really need to talk about that. But anyways,
Brett, you want to go next? Sure.
I'm just gonna start with the pokes because he got to and yeah, they're one of my favorites. And I've been listening to him all day. So, um, well, they were formed in 1982, I believe in London, actually, but Irish band members, and a couple of the band members. So they start they met at in the bathroom at a remote show. And, and formed like a band together, but then eventually went on to form the pokes. And
they started out as Polk mahone, which is Irish for kiss my ass. And then we looked this up post by itself is the kiss. Yeah. And then we, and then they dropped that because they were getting a bunch of shit from the BBC censorship group. And because people in Scotland and Ireland know what it means here. We're just like, Yeah, whatever. That's the last name. Yeah. But over there, people are like, Hey, don't say that on television, you know, and so they got in some trouble and they change their name. And
so they were together for basically from 82 until 96. And then their lead singer Shane magallon. had some trouble with alcohol, and kind of, I think he actually left earlier than that, and
Like 91, I think and then some other folks stepped in including Joe Strummer from the class she was temporarily the lead singer for the pokes for a while.
And then another member of the pokes who had been with him before he stayed on and acted as lead singer and then they kind of reunited in the 2000s but I think more for like reunion stuff they didn't record again.
But they're awesome. I don't know what else to say. They're considered like Celtic punk, but mostly because they incorporate like traditional Celtic music stylings like, flutes and
more of the folk instrument. Yeah, that drums and fiddle and all of that kind of traditional Irish music stuff with the politics of punk.
And so they have a lot of songs that are talking about all kinds of things. Do you think they were like? precursors or like, you think they were bands or like pave the way for like, bands like flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys? Um, so I I'm, I know those bands, but I'm not like super familiar with their content. Well, they're nagging. Molly is actually an Irish American band formed in Los Angeles, but they're a founding member is Irish, right? Yeah. Yeah. So there were some bands that I did have on my list where they weren't full Irish. But they had Irish American members in the band. And we'll get into one of those in the list too. But yeah, so like flogging Molly. Like they have I know, some kind of folk instruments in their, in their band, too. So I can't think of anybody before them. Because you're talking about pose and pose has been around for since 82. Yeah. So I was just kind of thinking it may be those guys were the ones that kind of set it off for these guys. Because Yeah, they kind of have some punk hard rock elements in there in there. Yeah, that's the thing that was like, you know, the pokes always get listed as like Celtic punk. But their sound is not very punk. Like when you listen to it, you don't feel like I'm listening to punk music. So
the content is like the feel or the emotion in it. Yeah. And the topics that they're writing about, and so on. They also write a lot of stuff, or a lot of their songs are very much like story driven, right.
One example, which is one of their most famous songs is a fairy tale of New York, which is, you know, I saw it somewhere listed as the the Ireland favorite Christmas song. But it's like, tells the story of you know, an immigrant couple coming to New York and, and so on. So there are a lot of those a lot of them dealing with Irish immigrants. And we talked about that on our Christmas episode. That's Yeah, yeah. If you guys want to listen to is actually on our Spotify playlist for that. Yeah, for sure. So that's a good one. And
so today, as I was listening, I was thinking like, man, they're not just they don't sound like what you would expect. Exactly. And some of their songs that you can hear Spanish influence and Greek influence and all kinds of stuff coming in. So it's, they're pretty rad. So honestly, aside from that, I think, aside from that Christmas song, and then one other song, I'm not really too familiar with their discography. So when I go back, and I work on this playlist, I will go and listen to more of their stuff. Yeah, because they did pop. I did write some history stuff down for when it comes to my turn, but they were involved in some of the history that I have here. Okay, but I'll get to that in a bit. Um, so thank you for that one. Yeah. You guys want a beer? We use?
Yeah, we can. Okay. Let me let me crack one open real quick and then we'll have Kim. Yeah, I'm gonna go grab my sweet sounds good. Okay, so
you guys can hear me digging around.
Oh, bro, we actually brought an extra one for you. So. Oh, nice. Awesome.
So we'll go with this one only because of the artwork on it. But it is a it is an Irish. It's an Irish cream flavored stout. Oh, so this is from 903 brewers and they're from here in Texas. It's called luck of the squatch. So you can see it has little Sasquatch
on it. Look at the squatch and it's Irish cream flavored sat like I said earlier, and it is Oh, it's from Sherman, Texas. 11% ABV. Oh, he just
it's Irish cream. So we'll see how this is Kim. If you could do the honors.
You can actually put them in those blue ones if you want. But
so yeah, like my history. Like, I didn't want to get into the history part of it. Because it I get so especially when the history is so hard to pinpoint. Yeah. And that's what happened in this case. And I was like, What did I get myself into, but I did it and we'll see what happens. We'll see if I don't confuse anybody. But we'll go ahead and take a taste of this before we go to can smell strong. So we're gonna go
squatch right here, Brit.
And then I see so this would be a good one over the ice cream.
Actually, like the sweetness at the end
is actually probably one of the better shots we've had on the on the show. I'm gonna give it a five I like it a lot
cambric for four Okay, that's good.
It there's no to me there's no weird bitterness to it, but if you guys taste anything different, I'm gonna go like 4.2 or point two, okay.
For me, yeah. I like I like sweet stuff, so
I like it. Good job guys.
Like Yeah, no problem.
Frank, what do you what do you got? Okay, so I got a athletic brewing pilot program. berakhot Irish Red Hat so crazy that they've actually got quite a few pilot programs. Well, yeah, I was looking on tapped actually. And they had a whole list of pilot program ones and I was trying to find the
the IPA one that you had given me. Oh, yes. Yes. What was it? It was it isn't it wasn't a double IPA. It wasn't the cold. It was a something IPA. g i don't remember single hop IPA. Single hop. Yeah, that's what it was. And so I went on their website and there was like, a shit ton of different ones that came out. So I had to actually add that one. And do that one. I brought it down to five dude. That was like probably the best non alcoholic that I've ever tasted. That IPA one because it tasted like IPA. I think Kim tasted it too. And we're tasting like a like, tasted like an IPA. It tastes it didn't taste like something was missing. Or it didn't. Yeah, like it was watered down or it Yeah, and I really enjoyed that one a lot. But whenever you try that one, let us know what you wish I'm at. I'm already drinking it. Oh, you are? Oh, yeah. Okay, and I'm gonna go with the with the five. Okay, it's good. It tastes it tastes a bit. A bit rowdy? Yeah. Okay, that's what I'm picking up a little bowtie. It's pretty smooth. Actually. I like it.
And that's, that's yours can right there. Oh, sweet. Thank you put that in the cooler. We also just got some another variety from their pilot program today. That is in honor of Women's History Month. So the brew was created by women and
too bad. I can't remember what it's called.
So it was like the soul sour one. Yeah, like the soul sour, which was for Black History Month. And this one was for Women's History Month and it's called? I don't remember.
I'll look it up.
Candace pretty. But yeah.
And I mean, I know we mentioned athletic quite a bit on the show. But
they really are, I think one of those breweries that's like really stepping up the non alcoholic brewery
game. And they're making it, you know, a more exciting and more accessible venture for for people who are curious about non alcoholic beer or just want to have, you know, like, an easy night. Or, you know, just making a lifestyle change or whatever, you know, whatever, whatever your reasons are. Athletic brewing has been doing lots of good things. And yeah, definitely seek them out. Whichever one you can find out there.
A lot of them pretty much all of them in my opinion are hits. Yeah, they've been pretty good. Yeah. Not sponsored or consistent. Yeah. This one is called Trailblazer. Okay, travelator. It's
a India Pale lager. Oh, I don't know if I've even had a regular India. Indian pale lager. Yeah, so we have some of that now, too. We just got it today. So it's probably not cold yet. But Oh, that's interesting. Okay, I'm going to try to see if I can find one like a regular one, two a comparable, but uh, alright, Kim, what do you got? I totally forgot about this is super random. Okay, but I don't remember what we were talking about last night and like Chevelle came up and you were like, Oh, I hope I wonder if they're gonna produce their beer right? Yeah. So I commented on one of their posts at get more Chevelle will log our gola helis lager ever be released or produced for wider release? And they liked the comment. What did they know? Okay, so that to me, says Oh, like we're not gonna say nothing. Okay. I, I mean, yeah, cuz that's one. I just habitually, like clicked into my Instagram and I saw that like, I was like, Oh, crap, like, I remember that. I saw that today. Cool. Fingers crossed. So you have nothing for your turn right. Now. I do. Okay, I was like, I thought you were trying to saw Yeah, my band was actually flogging Molly and it's Irish American seven piece Celtic punk band formed in Los Angeles and lead the led by Irish vocalist Dave king who was born
In Limerick, yeah, library.
And so he's from Ireland. And as like they were you were talking about how maybe like that the POWs influence bands like this? Well, to answer your question, they were influenced by artists such as the Dubliners, the Pogues horse slips, oh Johnny Cash and the clash and they're the name of our band johnny johnny cash and the class
okay to possibly
send us your entities and then we'll but like she was saying how the heck Britt was saying that their songs are pretty story driven, like in that kind of genre, like the Irish music genre. Well, if you've ever listened to flogging music, they do have that. Yeah, they do the retelling thing where their their lyrics typically touch on subjects such as Ireland and its history, drinking poverty, politics, love and death, and include several references to the Catholic Church. Yeah, yep, no, definitely did answer my question. You're welcome.
So, speaking of flogging, Molly, I got into them back in. So they were I I'm a gamer, right? So I play a lot of PlayStation. I was younger. And Tony Hawk Pro Skater for drunken lullabies was actually on that soundtrack, so it was low on the game. And I just remember like, Who's this like band? It sounds fucking awesome. And yeah, then I ended up getting there drunk and lullabies album and then I bought another album after that, and yeah, no, I never I know. They played one Ozzfest
was one that I can think of. I don't know if they were on another one. But I never that's one band that I never saw. Um, there are a couple of bands on this list that I did get to see. But a flogging Molly. I never got to see those guys. I remember being really like, on him when I got into them. And I was like, man, his bands been awesome. But yeah, so. So my turn right? Yes. Okay, guys.
History. Oh, so one thing.
Okay, so St. Patrick's Day has always been like kind of one of my favorite holidays like even though like I don't have any Irish in me or whatnot. Like I don't know, I always thought it was like a fun holiday. Right? And the music to like, I was always like the music and stuff. And,
of course the beer and stuff too. But one of my favorite songs from Metallica has always been whiskey in the jar. So every like St. Patrick's Day on social media. I'll put I'll post their music video for whiskey and the jar on my pages. Because I think we talked about the music video once before, but that means it was pretty cool. It's just them like trashing a house party as just it's a cool video. That's like to me like a classic Metallica video. But anyways, I want to get into the history of the song itself. Because of course we were talking earlier that Metallica covered the Thin Lizzy version. And then there's been a shit ton of other artists who have covered this song. So when I was looking into it, I hadn't really looked into like the history of whiskey in the jar. And we already know this. It's an Irish trudges traditional song, it's set in the southern mountains of Ireland. So if you listened to some versions, and you're gonna understand why I say some, some versions of the song, they describe the cork and Kerry mountains. Now, when Brit showed me the map of Ireland, the cork is in the southern part of Ireland, and that's where those mountains are. So though, that's a consistent part of the story in the Irish, and the Irish version of the song. So um, the origins are unknown, nobody knows exactly like who or when the song was written. Um, there are lines in the song that resemble those of a ballad from 1650, a 1650 ballad called Patrick Fleming. So they're kind of thinking that it was around 1650, because it kind of references that other ballad.
There, and different like historians and stuff kind of try to pinpoint where it came from, but they really can't. For the most part, the Irish versions, it's about a highwayman who was betrayed by his wife. The name and the story varies. Sometimes she's named her name changes, depending on what version you listen to, I think there's like seven different seven or eight different names that she's called. Um, and the story changes slightly from somebody being robbed to somebody being killed for different reasons. Basically, it all stems back to betrayal.
So going back, the reason why I said Irish version is because
it actually came into the Americas. They don't know when it came to the Americas either. But it became popular here during colonial times. And it became popular here because I guess we were having issues with like Britain at that time for during the, you know, 13 colonies and stuff and this is before the
evolution and stuff. So Ireland was having issues with Britain too. So because the song was so heavy about an Irishman, basically as an Irishman, like robbing or killing a British soldier or somebody, like in government or something, okay, and so the Americans related to that, and they were like, Oh, we like this because it's like saying, fuck you basically do to the Brits. Yeah. So, so yeah, sometimes, like, sometimes during that time, when it came over here, the song kind of started getting tweaked. And I started getting Americanized. So some of the names started to change to like, or the character started to change to American characters. But at the same time, they were like, Irish American characters. So it was, it was still Irish ish, but it was more grounded into like, sometimes it would take place during take place in the southern states, instead of like in Ireland. So I found that to be very interesting, because I didn't know I'd never I didn't know there was an American version of this right now, but do you know, which was when the first recorded version of the song happens? So I was looking at that, and apparently it looks like the Dubliners were the first ones to record it to give it wide exposure. There were there might have been recordings before that, but none of them were popular. So they're often credited for breathing, like spreading Irish music around the world. So yeah, that makes sense. Yeah, that's what I saw. And apparently it was with this song and one other song. Um, so I didn't I didn't write when Oh, so the Dubliners are Irish folk band from Dublin, Ireland. Was it bourbon in the barrel? Or no, it wasn't bourbon and we should write that.
So they formed in 1962, as the ronnie drew ballad group, and then they changed the Dubliners. That's a better name. So so they actually recorded this on three different albums in the 60s, they recorded three different versions, one in 67, one in 68. And once one in 69, then they re recorded it with the Pogues. I think it was for one of those years, I don't remember and it charted like number 63 in the UK, UK, not Great Britain. So So yeah, I found I found that very interesting. And then of course, then it was made popular again, by Thin Lizzy.
And those guys kind of brought it again, even more into the international scale because they were known for like the boys are back in town and waiting for an alibi and then whiskey in the jar came out and then yeah, so they hit it. They hit with that song internationally as well. So that kind of brought that song more on the map. And then again, Metallica did it in 98. Yeah. One thing I didn't know was Metallica actually won a Grammy for that performance. In 2000. I had no idea. Oh, no, no, well, this was 2000. So no, not just the roto. So yeah, according to Wikipedia, they won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for whiskey in the jar in 2000. Wow. Yeah. And I did not know that. But, uh, and then, well, Frank already gave history on Thin Lizzy. But yeah, so those two bands of Dubliners and Thin Lizzy really brought, I guess that whole Irish folk, Irish folk like folklore of that song to like, you know, to the mainstream. Yeah, yeah. And they, they really made it popular, but I had no idea about any of that. And about whiskey in the jar. Also to Bryan Adams. He actually did a cover of it in 2019. He's Canadian, but I just wanted to bring away is making it Yeah, he's Canadian. But I wanted to bring that up because like, you know, he did a version of it. Yeah. And then also, it was also popularized here in the US by the highwayman in 1962. The highwayman is not the highwayman that we're thinking of. It's not the supergroup is a different, like, it was a collegiate folk band. So like they were like, really, I guess, not known, but they were known enough to make the song spread more in the US. So I think if we go into a timeline, it was
the highwayman first. And then the Dubliners like it made it explode. And then it was then Lizzie and I say so on so forth. Okay, but yeah, no, I had no idea about the history whiskey in the jar. And I just found it really interesting. Yeah, so hopefully that all made sense, because everything looks like a map here.
Actually, yeah, so Oh, this I did my memory. I was like, No, here's more. Like I knew, and apparently Jerry Garcia did a cover of it, too. From the Grateful Dead. He did. Okay, and also I know we hate these guys, but apparently YouTube did a cover whiskey in the jar. I don't think it was recorded because I couldn't find it anywhere. Which is I guess good.
Apparently they did a cover of it. I guess maybe it was be like, hey, look, we can do
Yeah, that was my little history segment on whiskey in the jar. It's interesting. Not necessarily, excuse me a band of artists but a song. But I didn't realize it dated back like over 300 years ago. Yeah, I mean, they and they still don't know if that's
legit where it came from, but they can go as far back as to about 16. What did I say? 1650 1650. Wow. So, I mean, and folk music too. It's hard to a lot of it is really hard to pinpoint. Like, it's more of like, Oh, it was around this time, but we're not sure. And it evolves and changes. Yeah, it gets handed down and gets tweaked. So I mean, yeah, I just I appreciate that song a little bit more now. Yeah, for sure. Well, you know what, while I'm on the topic, I guess, sorry, I don't while I'm still on whiskey in the jar. You guys are like, oh, Mario's always finding a way to bring Metallica into things right? Well, I found out that James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett are both part Irish. So James Hetfield is I don't know what part of his lineages is Irish but Kirk Hammett. His father is Irish and his mom is Filipino. Oh, so I did not know that at all. So Kirk Hammett is part Irish and James Hetfield is Irish. I couldn't find the exact you know, I didn't find his 23andme or whatever. But
yeah, well, that works out they're pretty cultural band because Lars Auric is Danish. Yeah. Robert upper trios Mexican descent. Yeah, so yeah, they're pretty they're the United Nations over there. Yeah, they are. I guess that's why maybe they're so you know, international or whatnot. But yeah, I guess so. I but I never knew that about those guys. Especially candidate I never really got into but right into his heritage or whatnot. Interesting.
My next artist is
singer, songwriter, and actor. He does a bunch of folk stuff does some indie stuff, too. His name is Glen Hansard, and he is from ballymun Dublin, which is a suburb of Dublin. And he fronts the bands, the frames, and the swell season.
At 13, he left school so he can focus on his music career, and began busking in the streets of downtown Dublin.
In 91, he achieved some attention for his participation in the comedy musical the commitments where he played guitarist outs band Foster, and also participated in the successful 2007 romantic musical drama once and that's how we found out about him because of this movie.
And with the frames the swell season and as a solo artist, he has opened up for Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam, including Eddie vetters solo tour in support of his album ukulele songs. Musically, he's influenced by Bob Dylan Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, and he's a devoted Krishna practitioner. And he's also a social activist focused on bringing awareness to socio economic status for Ireland's poor and working class.
I like Glen Hansard, I think his music is good. Like I said, You know, I find out about this guy because the movie wants I was at a department store and you know, like yeah, like the little $5 DVD bands and stuff. Yeah. So I was just browsing through I saw this one I the description of it said, you know, to struggling musicians who meet out in the street and they're trying to make a project together and stuff and so I like that right away attracted me to wanting to buy this movie, so I bought the movie fell in love with it. The soundtrack is great. And I think a lot of musicians can relate to it because it's a you know, every every musician is trying to make it you know, and I think that's like a pretty realistic story about two musicians meeting together in the street and just trying to make a go of a music career. So it's good. I mean, Eddie Vetter likes him enough to have them open for him. So
whenever I never heard Yeah, never heard. How do you spell his last name? h a n s a r d. Oh, shoot, okay. Okay, I'm gonna look them up. Yeah, he's a cool dude, come across that guy. Okay. He's got a guitar that he I think he calls the workhorse or the steel horse. It's an acoustic guitar that's got like a really big, you know, in addition to the sound Whoa, there's like,
I guess over the years of just like heavy strumming. He's actually like, made a hole through his guitar that he still uses. He still plays with it. He's had a guitar for like 30 years, but he still plays with that. And so it's like Willie Nelson. Right doesn't have a guitar. It's all bass. guitars banged up. Yeah. And I think it's got like holes in it, but he still plays it. So yeah, there are a few guitars like that. There's a Yeah, there. Yeah, there's there's a few on there. Where they just have like road guitars or like those guitars take a beating. But it adds to like the tone and the does. Yeah. Like it breaks in the guitar and gives it its own sound. Right? Yeah, no, I did that. So Glen Hansard is my, my, my, my second clone my list and yeah, like, I mean, if you're into folk stuff, you know, check him out. He's not like, you know, traditional folk. I mean, there's like some folk rock elements here too. And of course, with this other band, too. He does some some indie stuff. So it's good stuff, I think. Cool. Again, I'll look him up and I'll put them on the playlist sweet
What you got? I have a long list but I mean to you covered one and Kim covered one. So hopefully we'll get it all checked off. Yeah, go find the way but this one is a because I always have to bring in the new wave stuff. Uh huh. So this is a band called The Boomtown rat. Oh, I saw them, but I'm not familiar with them. So like, I'm sure somebody is gonna. Yeah, so they were formed in Dublin in 1975. And they were
still going, I think, through the mid 80s.
And there I think probably their most popular song is called.
I don't like Mondays. Yeah, I don't like Mondays. And
so fun fact that I found out doing research on them was that they played Live Aid. Oh, no, if y'all knew about that, and also band aid, which was another like, I'm not familiar with for musicians who are hurting. Yeah. Okay. I didn't know about that. Yeah. Is that the same? Like, was there different ones? Or was that it? Was it just the one the one where Queen played? I think there was. I, you know, I'm not exactly sure how Live Aid worked. I think there were different ones though. There was different ones, right? Yeah. event. It was like simultaneous. Yes. Yeah. So this one says there was one in London and one in Philly. Yeah, that's so that. Okay. It was those those two.
It's starting to click now. And it says that there were others held and other countries as well, at the same time that it was broadcast at the same time, right. Like to make an attempt to make it this big one. Like worldwide fest? Yeah. All for famine relief for Ethiopia. Yeah.
But they were a part of that. So the Boomtown rats. Oh, wow. That's Yeah, yeah, I came across them. But like, I wasn't familiar with the name, like, I didn't really know anything about them. But so I'll research them when I had them on the playlist too, because I just didn't know if anyone here knew where they were. But I'm like, I'm sure there were stuff on that list that you know, somebody was gonna know. Yeah, so we know them. I mean, I'm not I don't I've never gotten like super them or anything, but I know them. Because they're being new wave. And so the so are you familiar with that song? I don't like my Yes. Okay. I'm gonna look that song up. I'll put it on the playlist. So speaking of live eight, I think Metallica did a live eight also as well. I have no idea. Like you're a bigger Metallica fan? Like something within? Metallica? Sure. Something like within the last 1015 years. I think they did a Live Aid Really? Yeah. Yeah, I don't know. I'm not sure what the cause was. But yeah, they're they're definitely on there.
Now I'll look that up. Put it for hangover. Yeah. Kim, what do you got? Oh, it's me again. Yeah, I came back. I was like, really?
Feel like history kind of.
Did I blaze through that? I felt like I was gonna talk longer felt like, talk through that pretty quick.
No, it was pretty long.
Because I'm sure I'm
just getting my next and my last. Oh, my official list and an unofficial list is hozier. Oh, yeah. He's on my list too. Who is an Irish singer, songwriter and musician.
He was actually born on St. Patrick's Day.
She legit birthmark.
Yeah, I don't know. I don't really I don't really have much to say about him other than I thought it was interesting that we were like searching it for our St. Patrick's Day. Episode and he was born 17 march in Bray County Wicklow Ireland. Yeah. And for those who aren't familiar with him, he was pretty big in 2013 with a song Take me to church. Yeah, I know. He played on SNL too, like, I know it was. It seems like it wasn't that long ago. But I remember that song like being like, everyone was up on that song. And I remember him playing on SNL because of that song. Did he have a follow up or do anything after that? I think it was a one. That's a bummer. I know. I mean, he has. I mean, like I said, I don't know what his charts look like.
And, you know, he's, and all the signs that I've charted, but I mean, the one that we've heard to death, right, because of great radio stations is obviously that one. Yeah.
And actually hozier like my last
artists that I mentioned, he's he's a part of Home sweet home, which is a social activist. So him and Glen Hansard are part of this, this organized social activist organization together. And actually, they made some headlines because that organization occupied a building.
were like, I think like 30 or 40, homeless were squatting and whatnot. And so it was basically like, you know, we're gonna take back, the city and we're gonna we're gonna
Yeah, squat. Pretty much so I think that also gives them credit. Right? Because they're, they're also like hanging out with those or Yeah. squatting. Because they're like, they're
like street level. You know what I mean? Like, I want to explain it. Yeah, yeah. Cuz I guess cuz you're promoting because they're practicing with the preaching. Yeah, yeah that Yeah, yeah.
Well what did we really paid? Like two grand to fly his hat cross country? Oh yeah. We talked about that one episode. I don't know what episode it was, but it was the one where we were dissing you too. Yeah, that's every episode Really? So.
So before we go on to mine bearbrick Sure. Okay, let's see what else I got.
Frank, can you home some elevator music?
Did you have some House of Pain?
I could talk about the one time I went to the grocery store. Okay, I'm back. Yeah.
So this next one is from outside brewing. I actually had a few of their beers and they're really good. They're from Grand Grand Haven, Michigan. This is Patty's red, Irish red ale. So we're gonna have Irish red. And unfortunately, they're not from Ireland. Cuz I know we usually get banned. I mean, getting beers from like, we get imports. This time. We didn't I know we've had we actually did have a Irish beer episode. Irish beer. Yeah. So we did. So we Irish beer and Irish food. We didn't talk about the music. Right? So I guess we're kind of we get a pass on this because we have had the legit Irish beers on the show before. But yeah, so this one I'll let
it has a cool like pub. Yeah. So I'm gonna go ahead and I don't know what ABV is on that. Oh, and also your pint glass is a
homage to a fictional Irish, a fictional Irish pub six. Clarence Bob. Clarence. I know How I Met Your Mother.
Yeah, I like I know the show, but I'm not like, I'm probably a little too into it. So I had a friend who was heavily into that show. And I asked him why because I couldn't understand why he was but yeah, he wasn't. It's funny. I like they're right. Exactly my age. So it's like all the cultural references all the reference. Oh, and it was like for them in college and everything was exact same for me. So you have any Robin sparkle albums.
Just a jean jacket assessment.
This one had some of that other.
This has no scent. I don't smell anything.
Or something there, but it's not super strong. I feel like my cup just smells like stout. Let's see. That's why I poured yours in the clean one because
yeah, I'm sorry. We could just like that's He's like, it doesn't have a smell and like what was like the other one? I don't know if you can see through the glass but just have a red tinge to it. Yeah, it is a red. So
there's another one that's Irish, right? I think it's all Harrah's or something like that. Okay, I'm kind of tastes like this. Um,
it does. It tastes like a legit read. It doesn't have a I don't know. It's not it's very crisp. Um, it's got sweetness, but it's not like super sweet 6% ABV. So bread. I don't know if you'll like this. Like, and I get that you guys like it like it's, it's smooth. It's not too sweet. It's not. It's not like super bitter. It's not as strong as a real Irish red. That's like an important one. But it's got that red Irish red flavor. Sure. Yeah, I like it too. I'm gonna get a five. I like this one. I do. I like
4.3 4.3 Okay, Brit. I was gonna say 4.5 4.5 so far we've had good luck on this on this episode. So with that?
So with that I'm gonna go on to my next. Yeah, no. All right, we might get some crap. I don't know how. how some of the Irish people might feel about Bailey's but there used to be a restaurant here in town. It was a chain of restaurants caught up Bennigan's. Oh, yeah, it sounds from
a Guitar Center. Huh? Yeah, there was there was it was like Irish themed Yeah, like yeah, I think I remember that. But I don't think I don't think every
Americanized Irish happy place like we had like our, which were the country where they have stuff like, quote unquote, Irish nachos.
Basically, like authentic Irish. Oh, yes. Yeah, on potatoes did it we've got to, where did we go? We were gonna play that Trivial Pursuit from an 18th century or something. Ah, no.
It used to be that it used to be lying in rows. Why now? It's the Winchester
British oh it's
part of the
which is the name of the pub and Shaun of the Dead Yeah.
Chester Winchester I haven't seen that movie forever. It was one of my favorite movies are long wait was the lion of the rose the Irish
river we have dirty Nellies. Oh, that's an Irish supposedly Irish pub for a while there was a place here called Moe's. And
there's there several around town. Where's the one that's downtown, but it's like not on the Riverwalk. It's like It's like on the street level. And they always have like, something O'Brien's
pain. Oh, that's a big chain. Yeah, I think Brian's like, yeah. Oh, yeah, that's legit Irish. Yeah.
Um, anyways, so, so mad. So my next my next the band artist is a Scottish Irish rock band formed in 94. They actually formed in Dundee, Scotland, but I'll tell you why they're on my list. Snow Patrol. Oh, oh, yeah. So Snow Patrol is actually considered Scottish Irish because there's actually five members in the band. Four of them are Irish. And one of them is Scottish. Okay, so they're actually majority majority Irish. They were majority UK. Yeah. So they were.
They were popular in the late 2000s. With their song Chasing Cars. I know. They were like on soundtracks and shit all over the place. I don't know what happened to them. They're actually still active. But that was that was one of my bands.
Another one. Another band that I have on my list. Actually, before I don't want to cut anyone off because I don't know who else has these.
Bread. Do you have anyone else on your list? I've got a lot. I do. I can't go off total. Okay, but you know what I do? You know what, I'm going to skip mine, then Snow Patrol is going to be mine for this turn. I'm going to go ahead and go ahead and go into Frank and Britton go back around.
I've got two more on my girlfriend on my list should do this one. Okay, so this was one that we bought.
It's Sinead O'Connor. Yeah, I had her on my list, but I was like, I think I was should pass it to somebody. And yeah, she's a singer songwriter and political activist from Glasgow. Okay. In English in theory, I think it's pronounced Glengarry, but I think in Irish, it's got a totally different. Okay, probably probably so so. So she's from Glengarry, which is a suburb of Dublin. And I think I don't know, there's like, there's some there's some distinctions with that, right? Like you don't say you're from Dublin proper. You're from such and such place, Dublin?
Sure. I think. I don't know. I can't say we should have Brian on this episode. He went to Dublin. Not too long. The son of a bee. So her cousin, man. Yeah, he he's a world's man. Here. He is. He went to Dublin for Christmas in New Year. Oh, cool. Damn it.
He told us about maybe next year.
Is it going carrier Glengarry Glen Gary? Going, Gary? I don't know. Man. It's like, it's like, it's like,
I went to England, like Scotland Edinburg. You know, it's actually pronounced Edinburgh. But, you know, I get what you're saying. Yeah. It's It's It's It's one of those things. I guess. The last five letters are silent. No, right. Yeah. And yeah, you know, singer songwriter from Glengarry Dublin
who's gained major attention for her outspoken criticisms on religion, child abuse, women's rights and war. Despite her confrontational ideology, she's enjoyed a successful music career and over the years, she's collaborated with Wyclef john eurhythmics and Mary J. Blige and will soon be releasing a memoir, entitled rememberings it'll be coming out sometime this summer. Musically, she's influenced by Bob Marley. Bob Dylan. And the pretenders I was gonna say all the Bob's I was like, what other Bob?
You know, and like I said, She's no stranger to controversy.
And, you know, you can look up a list of her controversial remarks and I think if you want to like study it a little more, I mean, it's definitely like a personal endeavor.
But she's an interesting character. You know, if you if you can get past the radiology you can get into music. So I think yeah, I think she's definitely one that's one of the one of those interesting artists and there's always an interesting artist that pops up why actually, there's
referencing artists that always pop up in our inner episodes, you know, like, we don't really think much about who they are as a person. We just listen to the music and then we find out about them. I learned so much about bloodhound gang from you, episode. Yes. Like what's important because you need to know. I was like, I did not know that. Let's hit the bloodhound gang sticker offer off the back of our car.
Y'all have it now. I'm just kidding.
in my last artist is a wait. Oh, wait, wait, rude.
introduced the conversation about Sinead O'Connor but not like totally. Okay.
Like, there's too much to say next. I was just gonna add a little Sinead O'Connor Part Two?
No, I was just gonna add to that, you know, like Frank was talking about the controversy surrounding her. And that has kind of always been present, because she's always been very outspoken and was super infamous for her 1992 performance on Saturday live when she ripped a picture of the Pope. I remember. Yeah. I mean, I didn't see it when it happened. But I remember the performance. Yeah, super controversial. And the producers didn't know she was gonna do that. And so it was, you know, live, there was nothing to do to stop it. And that was a big, big deal.
And I think she's kind of just continued along those same lines the whole time refusing to perform at different things, because they might play the national anthem, and things like that, which is cool. But I just wanted to comment that she did a duet with the pokes. They're so haunted, and it's awesome. Okay, I'm gonna go ahead and put that on the list. It's so crazy how like in that region,
the UK and like Poland and stuff, like we saw that stuff with nurgle. And he's being he's being like prosecuted by the Polish government. Oh,
yeah. It's so crazy how they're like, that's like a big thing over there, like the censorship of like the church.
And like, here, it's like, it's like, not a thing. Like, it's kind of like, it's because we have ration of church and all that too. And also to the our Constitution. Like, lets us write free speech. Yeah, free speech and all that stuff. So like, how but I guess what I'm trying to say is like, how that is where like, in the other side, across the pond, that's where like, these places are like the pope is and everything. Oh, yeah. Big, but like, there's a lot of people that are against that just being there like naturally that they would be like for it, right? Like, they'd be like, oh, like I was raised with this. Oh, sure. And Sinead O'Connor was raised Roman Catholic as so many Irish people are, but but there's always like she was she was a rebel. And there's always gonna be like, those were like, they're like, they're like, Oh, no, this is stupid. Like, this is not how this question, what's the word? Like? It's not
just question. Yeah, exactly. Kind of, yeah, getting in there and scrutinizing everything that you grew up with? I think that's
common here for us. Right. And I think, you know, in other places as well, but we do have the freedom to speak out about it a lot more. Yeah. And it just like, for us, it doesn't stand out as much, because we can say whatever we want. It's gonna you know what I mean, to some extent, but it's gonna be like, we're not we're not gonna get like prosecuted for it. Like over there. They were. Yeah. Oh, yeah. They're choosing those Right. Yeah. Yeah. But like, over there, like, if you even say it, you're Yeah, so there's so i think i think it's got to do with like Poland and all these former Soviet countries, where there, there was no religion, it was all atheism. And I think when the Soviet Union fell, and they started allowing religion, I think a lot of people were like, realizing, hey, this is my identity that for so long was the press by the government, you know, so I think that's why a lot of them latched on to religion, because even to like Norway.
You know, Norway is a very, like socialist country, but it's also a very fundamentally Christian country. And which is, you know, where you get the whole controversy with the black metal bands and stuff and the church burnings and everything.
And I'm actually reading a book on that, like, on the whole history of black men, right. It's pretty interesting.
But a lot of these, you know, European countries, you know, that were former Soviet countries now that they have a religious identity, they, they cling on to it so so much, you know, yeah. Some of them have blasphemy laws, some don't. Some are just like, you know, do whatever you want, as long as you're not hurting others. And I guess, Poland probably takes a little more serious, you know, so yeah, somewhere like they're more old school and they don't grow out of that. Yeah, right. center would not
But anyways, next was your next or Oh, yeah, my next and my last one. is probably one of my favorite, loudest bands ever. Okay, you too.
No, not quite.
is a band called My Bloody Valentine? I saw them on a list too, but I thought somebody was gonna mention them and
I don't have them biscuit on me. I thought you're gonna find a way to steal.
They probably twice removed. I know.
I got you covered. I got you covered later. And yeah My Bloody Valentine was formed in Dublin in 1983 and after an unsuccessful start, in 1988, they released their critically acclaimed debut album entitled isn't anything which was followed by the even more successful second album loveless in 1991. The band unfortunately could not break the dreaded second album curse and broke up in 97 due to internal strife, and just overall creative differences and however the band reunited in 2007 they toured extensively in 20 1322 years after love less they released their third and most recent album, and bV to even much further acclaim.
My Bloody Valentine's music for me personally, I think it's best characterized as, like a literal wall of sound, and heavy use of pedals to create textures and soundscapes and their concerts are known to be extremely loud at times reaching 130 decibels, which is the equivalent of a military jet aircraft like taking off. Have you ever seen one? Once? Yeah, and my ears are ringing for four for four days afterwards. Dang, man, I have not been to a show like that in a long time where my ears are ringing for like a day after. That's good. That's really bad. I know. It is bad. I know. earplugs. I do too. Yeah, maybe that's why my ears don't ring anymore. Maybe that's why he can't hear me when he's standing by and I'm like, yelling at something at him. And he's just standing there on his because back in the night back in the day that like that pitch that you hear when your ears ringing is like the sound that like that you've lost you ever gonna hear that again? No, for real No, never gonna give you that range was like back in the day. I remember going to shows like that. And I would leave because I would be in the front. And like my ears were ringing but I was like on the front, but on the side where the where the monitors were? Yeah. And then Frank and I would jam in and room that was small. So the room The sound was bouncing around a lot in there. And now like there's your like, special earplugs for musicians and stuff in which case I have a set now. Your guys I'm not sponsored. There's even metonic I think too.
But I have a set now too. So right now I'm fucking older now and protect my drums and stuff. Yeah, it helps with drums, too. But anyways, got it. Kids protect your ears, please. You know and seriously, we're gonna be for people sitting around like a TV trying to watch movie with like full volume like my granny. Like the other day she had it on Hi, my mom was getting pissed was like, turn it down. Then my girl was
like, my mom was like, I didn't even know my TV went up to like 47
Yeah, remember that? That will be all of us. I promise. No. Like I you know, I feel like, when you're like a kid, you're like, man, whatever. Whatever. Yeah. But then again, there wasn't stuff like that to protect yours. I was just
like the dorky, right when you're looking at
tissue paper from the restroom and stuff it in my ears if I don't have earplugs because I can't go without it. Now off topic. Frank, do you have your problems? I feel like I did. I took a hearing test actually, like two years ago, for a job I used to have. Apparently my hearing was good. But I'm like, really? Like I heard.
I know. They're all like, Yeah, and I was like, I was like, I don't know.
I don't feel like I have hearing problems. I mean, when I'm when I'm alert. I'm pretty like I can hear things. Yeah. So like a cat. Like, like a superhero. Like you can hear like a fly.
Like that. But also I think it I don't know, maybe I don't know about my hearing. But I think I think my hearing is pretty good.
But after years of working as a bike messenger, I don't know I've had this like I have this really heightened sense of like vision and my surroundings and stuff.
See, I would say I would say heightened awareness, heightened awareness. Yeah, yeah. I there's actually a thing where like,
I have a cosmetology license. I did hair for a long time.
That hairdressers actually have like, 25%
worse hearing loss than the average person from using a blow dryer constantly. Oh, wow. Oh, boy. It's interesting. Yeah, I didn't think about that. My
hairdryer can get up to like 85 Oh, no, they get
they get loud. Yeah. And Dang, like, almost eight hours a day, you know? Well, guys, protect your eight years. You know what, I should have gotten a sponsorship for this one for your guys. I'm gonna be like, hold on, guys. I'm a word from Yeah, use code rth for 20% off.
Your next pair But no, they were not a real code. Don't enter it.
See what's Yeah, but know that that My Bloody Valentine show that I went to it was just the one. And I miss like the first third of it because the one friend I went to was just too busy trying to Mack with chicks on her way over there. So I was like,
actually I've heard I've heard of the name, but I'm not like so when I add them on the place. I'll actually speak into that. That band gorilla biscuits or Yeah, yeah, so was Pelican. Yeah, see, dude, I was like I was listening to him was like, these are good bands. Like I really enjoyed the music as the instrumental one was Pelican, right? Yes. Yes, though. They were good. I liked I liked them a lot, too. But uh, yeah, guys, if you don't know what I'm talking about, listen to Spotify. playlists, band's name after animals. Oh, there's some good stuff on there. Gorilla biscuits. Yeah, Pelican biscuits, but I did not search. I did not search. What were they were they called Queen, Queen, Queen Lloyds. Or what the fuck?
pills, your side of the road. Anyway.
I was trying to I don't I'm not familiar with it. Right? legit? That was the first time I'd ever heard that word. Really? Yeah. So like when you need to watch some like, I don't know. 80s movies or something? Yeah, maybe? Watch both. But um, yeah, no, going back to My Bloody Valentine. Dude. I mean, I have never been to a show before where there are signs posted all over the venue. ear protection highly suggested. I don't get it. What do they do they play with like a legit wall. Yeah, so you know, you know how like Slayer has like the wall of martial? Yeah, but it's like fake. They're all dummy amps. Except for like the one thing that popped up on my memories. No, I mean, like Kevin shields, singer. He has like a literal wall of working amps. And he puts them all on on the all the way up to 10. And he's got like two pedal boards that have like, 4050 pedals each. And he at some point in the show. He's got he's got all pedals on. And that's so weird. This popped up all my memories today. Yeah, so this is what this is what it is. Yeah. So you have like the dummy. The dummy cabinets.
yeah, I just remember like leaving the show, and I couldn't hear well for four days. And actually, I remember having blurry vision too, because of how the sound hit your eyeballs. No, I think I think it's like a like a librium type deal.
Yeah, it was like the sound waves. It was a Soundwave z. Like it was just like bouncing off the walls like crazy. And concerts come back. I want to see them. Are they still active? What is still active? Yeah. What is the point of performing so wildly? That's just their signature style. I mean, when when you listen, when you listen to when you listen to the records? Yeah, because they were made in like the late 80s, early 90s. They don't sound as loud as I'm describing them. Well, I mean, you get to control the volume, you get to control the volume.
They're cranking it to 11. And they don't have to know but you know, but I think because at that time,
I you know, I think I think if they're to remaster the if they're to remaster the older music today, Nick, you can probably bring it up to like three minutes.
But you can
stream it to the TV. But you could crank that shoot yourself, though. Yeah, you can.
I yeah, I don't get well, no, no, actually, I do get it because there are some bands that I come across those older albums that Frank's talking about, where they're not as high as so like the peak volume is not adjusted as high as some of the recent ones. So I get what you're talking about. Yeah. Like some of the Metallica actually songs, the ones that are not remastered if you listen to like, some of the red lightning or master puppets, the levels are a lot lower than like some of the other ones. So like, if I'm on Pandora, I'm like, actually skip them because they're not as high as adjusting my volume. Yeah, but um, anyways, so yeah, you know, I don't know, I dig them. I think.
Frankly, I've been on this band for 20 minutes right now it's my turn.
Well, I just want to say I think they're good. Their shows get really really loud. We got that.
They gave we had a whole segment about hearing loss. And they gave a whole new popularity. I mean, hearing loss.
Hearing loss. I meant here like literally
how loud it is. So it sounds like
they really popularized the Fender jazzmaster and Jaguar moto guitars because that's like, the guitars they use and Dave influence bands like Deftones Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins and even black gays metal bands like deafheaven and Alceste. Oh wow. So
Yeah, they're implements, like, spans all over the place, but we should be the band that plays so low that like
everyone has to wear a thing and crank it up and like they're they're known for playing Oh, yeah. Yeah. Do that. What's cool like those? What do they call those discos where people just wear headphones? The Silent disco? Yeah.
You can control your own volume. So yes, I have hearing loss. Your loss. Wait a minute, wasn't that like part of a wasn't that part of the thing
that they get here the subliminal message. Oh, same difference. Same, same, but different. Yeah, we'll have subliminal messages. Okay. Oh, okay. We'll do that so low that they can't hear the bullshit we're saying? Yeah.
you next. Thank you.
Okay, so I guess there's only like one more band that I actually want to talk about, but I'm just gonna list the rest. Okay. No, that's okay. The last band for me or the last? big one is the water boys. Oh, okay.
And they actually have members from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Oh, wow. And
they're just lovely. I think that you guys should check them out. And I'll check them the song that I think their most popular song is called the whole of the moon. Okay. And this season my cheese, no. hole like with a W like, oh, Allah. The whole of the moon. Yeah. So yeah, check them out though. There. Like I said, members from all of that area there. The other bands that I had that we didn't mention that I'm just going to run through or the cranberries like Hello, nobody talked about them. How am I listening? Okay, good.
I'm not gonna really say much there. They also sang songs about the troubles then, and stuff like that. But the chieftains Okay, okay. or another, I came across the Irish folk band, James Galway, which, who was like a really famous Irish flutist. Okay. And he performed with the chieftains and recorded with them and
won lots of awards and all kinds of stuff. And then the Irish rovers okay. Older Irish folk band that from the 60s and I threw house a painting because you know, I love them. They want my list to talk about themselves like I'm not gonna really you know, they're Irish or married or married two out of the three guys are Irish American.
And but that was how they kind of like sold themselves. Here's the limp biscuit connection. Oh, here we go. DJ.
DJ Leto used to perform in house the pain. Yeah, I think Yeah, I feel like you mentioned that in another episode. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Okay, so I'm not putting a limp biskit song on this. No, no, but I'm not gonna say, Oh, no, no, they're already on the top of the morning. Yeah, that's the song I put on because I know you like that song. I'm gonna say is that for every episode that follows expect a limp biscuit. Okay, why don't
you abandon Marilyn Manson? It used to be all Marilyn Manson. Like, I hate that guy. I got your back. So
I actually got you got you covered later on on the list. But no, yeah, no, definitely. I challenge you to try to bring up limbus getting connected to something we're talking about. Oh, yeah. For every episode. From here on out.
Okay, seven degrees of Olympus gets
a single digit speaking of 577 Yeah.
Speaking of House of Pain, I put everlast on mine. But I put the song that he did with Santana. Put your light on I think. I think that one if I'm correct on a Grammy or was nominated for a Grammy for like best performance or something. But, uh, yeah, that was one of my favorite songs from okay with everlast I should say. Nice. But, uh, yeah. Was that your list? I think that was my list. I think between everybody at the table, we got all of those. Okay, so we'll go back around and that will cuz I have a list too, but.
Okay, so I guess my turn. Yeah, my turn. I think this will probably top off. Frank. Do you have anything else? No, I don't. Okay, so this will probably be like the ultimate finish to the whole thing. So you mentioned cranberries. Yeah. So real quick. I just want to say cranberries. They're from Limerick, Ireland as well. They formed the 89 singer. Oh my god. Can you say her last name for me? Dolores O'Riordan Reardon that's how you say it. Yeah. Okay. Reardon. Yeah. So she joined the band in 90. And with her in the band while she was alive because she passed away in 2018. They the band with her sold 40 million albums worldwide. 40 million with her Dang. And their most popular. Their most popular songs were linger dreams and zombie, which everybody knows. Everybody knows zombie. I hear
San Antonio thinks
radio station, I mean, I'm going to go on. So the next list that I have here, I'm going to go ahead and run through them and you guys can interject anything you guys want. This is a list of artists who are Irish American. Okay? They have some kind of Irish this lineage. Um, so Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield were actually on my list and I was like, Oh, well might as well talk about him now while I'm talking about whiskey in the jar because I brought it metallic. Yes. So I had to connect it somehow. So I'm gonna go ahead and run down these and you guys can you know, say whatever you want.
Christina Aguilera, Tori emos show branch, which we talked about on I think our last episode, Mariah Carey, Aaron and Nick Carter. Kelly Clarkson. Kurt Cobain. I did not know. Alice Cooper. Billy Corgan. We say everlast Chris Cornell actually has some Irish lineage.
Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. Yeah, he has he actually has Irish ancestry on both sides. Okay. Mom and Dad side. Matt heafy. I don't know if you are familiar with Matt heafy. He is trivia Yeah, he is the vocalist and guitarist for trivium. His father is Irish and his mother's Japanese. So he's actually like half Irish. Jimi Hendrix was on the list. Okay. Um, half of mastodon, I think is Irish. So Brad Hines. He's the singer guitarist for mastodon. He's Irish. And Bill Killinger. He's the guitarist for mastodon. His father actually was an immigrant from Ireland. And he came over here to the US to escape something that was going on over there at the time in the 1950s. So he's he's Irish. I also have Maynard James Keenan. Yeah. So there's your tool connection, Frank. Oh, yeah. I did not know that. I knew he was like, Italian. He they had him on that. So the only people on this list were people who they had the specifics where they had to have have some kind of Irish ancestry. Okay. And he was on there. Benji and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte are on there. Mike mccolgan. I think we mentioned him briefly. So he's the he's a former and founding member of both Dropkick Murphys, and street dogs. I actually saw street street dogs live and I don't know if if I said this story on the show or not, but they're that band that I saw where the guy was singing and someone stole his wedding ring while he was crowd surfing. Oh, yeah. So that was street dogs. So he actually founded both bands, right. And he was actually in he's actually no longer neither of them from what I saw. Tim McGraw didn't know his last name. Yeah. Yeah, but I didn't like that's crazy. Patrick Monahan singer from train. He's Irish. Jim Morrison. I didn't know that's all Irish last name Morrison. Yeah. Lacey Mosley former singer flyleaf. She's a part Irish to Julianne healthier girl. She's a
Derek lyrical Excuse me.
Danny Hutton, the singer from Three Dog Night. Okay, he's he's Irish. I'm almost done here.
Bradley Noel, singer of a former singer of sublime.
He is Tom Petty. Okay, Trent Reznor was on the list your boys are on there. Yeah. Am shadows and Jimmy the rep Sullivan from Avenged Sevenfold. Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Gwen Stefani, Corey Taylor and Justin Timberlake. Also, too, I guess to close out the whole thing. There was one connection to on here. So you guys noticed that I mentioned Kurt Cobain has been having some Irish ancestry. So I found a cover. I don't know if you guys have heard it. Sinead O'Connor actually covered
a Nirvana song. Oh, and it was acoustic and it was actually I found it to be. I liked it a lot better than the Nirvana version. And the song was, oh, all apologies. So she did a cover of all apologies. It was on I guess her album universal mother. So it's on the song to play that. So if you guys want to listen to something for St. Patrick's, let's not play this. There's a lot of interesting stuff on there. reason why I brought that to was because Chris Cornell was on there on the list. And he covered Sinead O'Connor. Well, I know nothing compares to you is a cover of print song this Ryan O'Connor did. Well, Chris Cornell covered it too. Oh, that's right. I've heard it. Yeah. And it was it's it's quite good. Yeah. It's good. Yeah. So I have that on playlists, too. And I just thought that was a cool little circle that Sinead O'Connor covered Nirvana. And then Kurt Cobain. I mean, Chris Cornell covered Sinead O'Connor. Yeah, it's just like a little circle. And they're all they all have some kind of Irish connection and then, but um, that was that's what I had to close out. You know if you guys have anything to add, I don't know if he counts, but Mark Wahlberg.
Back Back when he was rapping he was known as Marky Mark. Is he? Is he Irish? Yeah. Okay, then I guess he does count. I mean, he was a musician I mean, yeah, for sure. Mikey mark.
In the funky bunch, oh my god, I have to put
my Mario feels vibration. I'll put that.
Okay, so he's gonna go and feel it feel it for so. So that's all I have. Do you guys have anything else? No, right? No I mean I tried to stick to like, Irish Irish I mean well yeah so did I but then I also found it interesting to find like the Irish Americans do because there's like they do have like some of them were like legit half Irish and it's so interesting you know and it kind of explains why Metallica covered whiskey in the during the first place not only because they were influenced by these bands that came before him but they are like as a whole 50% Irish or less I should say maybe. Yeah, but I just found it interesting. And you know, to see like some of these bands like their, their parents, half of you know, one of their parents was legit Irish?
No, the Irish are really prolific peoples. And if you look at like other forms of art and American culture in history, you know, literature and so on, there's going to be a ton of Irish influence and all of that because of the huge influx of Irish immigrants to the United States in the mid to late 1800s. Now 1900 So, yeah, out of that, no one I mean, I learned a lot of stuff. You know, today, as I always do, especially when there's a lot of history of wealth. But um, if you guys want to listen to any of the songs that we mentioned, or any of the artists that we mentioned, like I said, the playlist is on Spotify, you can just find it on rock, happy hour, pod comm next week, we're going to take off, I don't know what the next the following week's topic is going to be. But we do have a list. So we'll pick from that.
With that said, I don't know. I mean, you guys can find us on untapped or you can find me on untapped. I usually post beers that I'm drinking there aren't on the show. Um, but yeah, I mean,
yeah, just hit us up and know what you think of the show and stuff. And
I don't know what else to say. I had fun drinking these beers. And then we're gonna drink more Irish beers after this after we close this out. So you'll see those beers on Instagram. That's it. You guys be safe and have a Happy
St. Patrick's Day. See all next time. Yeah, yeah. All right. Cheers. Bye.
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