WHIPPING BOY
 
 
New OFFICIAL band Website
WHIPPING BOY ::: Reunite for Two Shows in December 2005 :::
 
 
     
 
WHIPPING BOY
Seminal Irish Band Launch New OFFICIAL band Website 2:30pm Irish Time Friday 2/12/05

::::: www.whippingboy.net :::::
  • :::It's the only official Whipping Boy website on the internet and therefore it's the place where the band's latest news will always appear first.
  • :::Latest news not published elsewhere.
  • ::: Comprehensive discography with never-before-seen comments on each release by the band. Includes long-lost cover art.
  • ::: Publication on site of long-lost reviews of gigs and releases by various publications, going back to the early days of the band.
  • ::: Gallery of never-before-seen photos.
  • ::: A comprehensive never-before-publishing tour diary of the Lou Reed tour, with accompanying exclusive photos.
  • ::: Selection of links from the band.
  • ::: Online Shop selling Whipping Boy merchandise.
  • ::: Fan forum to chat and talk about all things Whipping Boy!
  • ::: The first place to read about new Whipping Boy gig news on the net.
  • ::: Rare and unpublished photos of the band.
  • ::: Music Downloads

Upcoming Whipping Boy Reunion Shows:

DEC 18th, Dublin, Olympia Theatre. SOLD OUT. Tickets: 27.50 inc booking fee. Available from Sound Cellar, Road Records and usual Ticketmaster Outlets.
DEC 19th, Cork, Savoy. Tickets: 27.50 inc booking fee. Available from www.tickets.ie and Plugd Records.
DEC 29th, Waterford, The Forum. Tickets: 25 inc booking fee. Available from www.ticketmaster.ie and www.forumwaterford.com.

The story of Whipping Boy is consistent with the deluge of nearly-made-it stories which have become part of rock folklore. Hailed by music critics in 1995 as the best thing to emerge from Dublin since U2, problems with their record label and the general indifference of the public has led to the premature and sad demise of a uniquely powerful band.
Formed in the late 1980s with Fearghal McKee on vocals, Myles McDonnell on bass, Paul Page on guitars and Colm Hassett on drums, Whipping Boy released their debut LP 'Submarine' on the now-defunct Liquid label in 1992. Few copies of the album were pressed and it remains a rarity.

The big time seemed imminent in 1995 with the release of 'Heartworm' on the Sony label. Hailed by critics as a masterpiece, it was disgracefully ignored by the punters. The band retreated into a maze of contractual wrangling and personal differences. They seemed to have overcome their difficulties when they went into the studio in 1998 to record their third album, 'Whipping Boy'. However, the album wasn't released until early 2000. Whipping Boy actually disbanded after the recording of the album two years prior.

Fast forward to 2005 and the legend of the band is cemented when HOT PRESS Magazine conducted a readership survey for the Top 100 Irish Album of all-time and "Heartworm" placed at Number 7. Now considered as one of the most influential bands ever to come out of Ireland, newfound interest in the band has reached fever pitch not only for the band's original fan base but also for a new generation of fans. Demand for Whipping Boy's albums has never been higher, albeit difficult to find in recent years. With the announcement of the band reforming, a new chapter for Whipping Boy begins.

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::: Seminal Irish Rockers :::
WHIPPING BOY
::: Reunite for Two Shows in December 2005 :::

>>>> WHIPPING BOY Dublin Date SOLD OUT <<<<

DEC 18th, Dublin, Olympia Theatre. SOLD OUT
Tickets: 27.50 inc booking fee. Available from Sound Cellar, Road Records and usual Ticketmaster Outlets.

DEC 19th, Cork, Savoy.Tickets: 27.50 inc booking fee. Available from www.tickets.ie and Plugd Records.

:::NEW:::
DEC 29th, Waterford, The Forum. Tickets: 25 inc booking fee. Available from www.ticketmaster.ie and www.forumwaterford.com

The story of Whipping Boy is consistent with the deluge of nearly-made-it stories which have become part of rock folklore. Hailed by music critics in 1995 as the best thing to emerge from Dublin since U2, problems with their record label and the general indifference of the public has led to the premature and sad demise of a uniquely powerful band.

Formed in the late 1980s with Fearghal McKee on vocals, Myles McDonnell on bass, Paul Page on guitars and Colm Hassett on drums, Whipping Boy released their debut LP 'Submarine' on the now-defunct Liquid label in 1992. Few copies of the album were pressed and it remains a rarity.

The big time seemed imminent in 1995 with the release of 'Heartworm' on the Sony label. Hailed by critics as a masterpiece, it was disgracefully ignored by the punters. The band retreated into a maze of contractual wrangling and personal differences. They seemed to have overcome their difficulties when they went into the studio in 1998 to record their third album, 'Whipping Boy'. However, the album wasn't released until early 2000. Whipping Boy actually disbanded after the recording of the album two years prior.

Fast forward to 2005 and the legend of the band is cemented when HOT PRESS Magazine conducted a readership survey for the Top 100 Irish Album of all-time and "Heartworm" placed at Number 7. Now considered as one of the most influential bands ever to come out of Ireland, newfound interest in the band has reached fever pitch not only for the band's original fan base but also for a new generation of fans. Demand for Whipping Boy's albums has never been higher, albeit difficult to find in recent years. With the announcement of the band reforming, a new chapter for the band begins.

 
 

 

 
     
 
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