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Luggage – Meantime EP

Luggage – Meantime EP
October 1996

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Here come the leftovers,
Here we come ….

An excellent EP from the short-lived and, sadly long-defunct Dublin-based four-piece Luggage.

Luggage had been around a few months before they completed their line-up in early 1994 with the addition, on bass, of Rachel Tighe – formerly of great Dublin band Into Paradise (who we really liked back in the day and who we’ve posted here on numerous occasions! … check )

The band’s broad-ranging sound spanned abrasive R&B to comical torch ballads laced with punk guitar, all with a post-modern sensibility!

The lyrics were well written and somewhat tongue in cheek with topics ranging from ghosts to science fiction, to kitchen sink drama to glum glamour, love, life and the after-life!

Influenced by a range of diverse musical styles, but most by post-punk, they had a distinctive sound which variously called to mind acts like Mark E. Smith’s The Fall, Pere Ubu, Devo or John Cooper Clarke – all excellent touchstones. But Luggage put their own touch on the sound, and with clever and witty lyrics, plus tight playing, were able to create something unique and special!

Have you met the landlord’s prize-winning pets?

The Meantime EP was the band’s first release and was released as a joint venture by Dublin labels Blunt and Independent in October ’96.

The group soon after released the excellent follow-up four-track, “Comica Life” EP, which saw light of day at the end of November ’96.

On the live front Luggage supported Pulp, Edwyn Collins and Gallon Drunk, amongst others.

The band also recorded a couple of BBC Peel Sessions.

Luggage released an album comprised of their first two EPs together with 4 brand new songs in 1997.

Without the arrival of much deserved commercial success, the band called it a day soon after.

Alas, another lost great Irish band!

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Luggage were;

Joe Fahey – guitar
Barry O’Mahony – vocals
Cathal O’Reilly – drums
Rachel Tighe – bass


01 – Starsigns & Sportscars
02 – Here come the leftovers
03 – Proud Owners
04 – Who’s to know

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