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Into Paradise – Yesterday´s Men

The great Dublin band, Into Paradise and their great Yesterday’s Men track from the album Churchtown.

The Paradise story and their first album can be had here; into-paradise-story

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Dave Long made a great record with his mate Shane O’Neill from Blue in Heaven as Supernaut in 1997 and we’ve already posted this neglected classic here; super Supernaut

Into Paradise’s myspace page is here; IntoParadise

Dave Long is still making music and you can catch up with him on myspace; Dave Long

May 12, 2008 Posted by | Blue In Heaven, David Long, Into Paradise, Ireland, Music_Alternative, Rachel Tighe, Shane O'Neill, Supernaut, _MUSIC | 3 Comments

Into Paradise – Rarities

Into Paradise – Rarities
Yes, friends, here are some very rare Into Paradise tracks provided by our pal Serge Zeni.

There are some real beauties in here!

A must have for Paradise fans!

Grab ’em while they’re available, motherfuckers!!



Tracklisting

1: Under The Water “1
2: Here With You
3: Blue Moon Express
4: Lovely Day
5: Going Home
6: Rehearsal
7: On And On And On
8: Shot By Both Sides
9: Low
10: Stand Still
11: Sleep

Some details on these rarities:

Tracks 1-5 come from the “Under The Water” album. These tracks were omitted on the US version – already posted here – see link below. “Going Home” appears to be a different mix.

Track 6 can be found on the “Change” 12″ EP. Unreleased music from a recording session for the song “Under The Water”.

Tracks 7-9 are available only on the “Burns My Skin” CD/EP .

Tracks 10-11: are available only on the “Angel” CD/EP.

Tracks 1-6: were ripped from Serge’s original LPs.

Tracks 11 “Sleep” is the same version than the one on “Down All The Days”except that it’s a longer mix and, in my opinion, the Definitive one!

More Comments & great news from Serge;

Dave’s about to get two Into Paradise Live Shows from gigs in Holland and England, in 1991!

And even more, Dave’s also about to get “Churchtown” alternate mixes/unreleased tracks.

I can’t fucking believe it…!

Please, feel free to download the “Here With You” cover on my site; myspace.com/sergezeni It’s at the blog section, due to the 21’07 total length. I decided to have a go for it because Dave likes it very much!

See ya soon, mates!

S.ZENI.

The Paradise story and their first album can be had here; into-paradise-story

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Dave Long made a great record with his mate Shane O’Neill from Blue in Heaven as Supernaut in 1997 and we’ve already posted this neglected classic here; super Supernaut

Into Paradise’s myspace page is here; IntoParadise

Dave Long is still making music and you can catch up with him on myspace; Dave Long

Again, we thank our friend, and huge Into Paradise fan, Serge Zeni for making these Into Paradise albums – and Supernaut – available to us, via the very kind auspices Dave Long! Cheers guys! myspace.com/sergezeni

Here be even more paradise;

EDIT;

NEW LINK

INTO_PARADISE_More_Paradise

MIRROR

More_Paradise.zip.html

All Thanks to Serge !

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May 12, 2008 Posted by | Blue In Heaven, David Long, Into Paradise, Ireland, Music_Alternative, Rachel Tighe, Shane O'Neill, Supernaut, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

Into Paradise – "For No-One" (1993) / "Down All The Days" (1992)

Into Paradise – “For No-One” (1993) / “Down All The Days” (1992)

Sometimes when I sleep beside you
my love goes cold.
No one ever dreams of you
and you never want them to.

Before their unfortunate demise, Dublin band Into Paradise realeased two magnificent mini albums, both released on Irish indie label Setanta;

  • Down All The Days (Setanta SETLPM7, 1992)
  • For No One (Setanta SETLPM8, 1993)

Both albums illustrate a maturity in the band’s songwriting and performance. A style fully of their own.

Both are very fine works.

Sadly neglected works.

In a car, on your street
I got nothing to lose anymore

Into Paradise “For No-One” (1993)

1: Only One
2: Under The Stars
3: All Of These
4: Letting Go
5: Move Over
6: Don’t Let Me Down
7: Move Up, Move On

“Down All The Days” (1992)

1: Tomorrow 1
2: Angelus
3: Must Get Better
4: Sleep
5: Love
6: Sister
7: In A Car
8: Tomorrow 2


The Paradise story and their first album can be had here; into-paradise-story

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Dave Long made a great record with his mate Shane O’Neill from Blue in Heaven as Supernaut in 1997 and we’ve already posted this neglected classic here; super Supernaut

Into Paradise’s myspace page is here; IntoParadise

Dave Long is still making music and you can catch up with him on myspace; Dave Long

Again, we thank our friend, and huge Into Paradise fan, Serge Zeni for making these Into Paradise albums – and Supernaut – available to us, via the very kind auspices Dave Long! Cheers guys! myspace.com/sergezeni

Here be paradise;

EDIT:
NEW LINK;
(Both mini albums on One RAR)

INTO_PARADISE_-_Mini_Albums.rar

Original Links

For_No_One.Zip

Down_All_The_Days.Zip

All Thanks to Serge and Dave!

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May 12, 2008 Posted by | Blue In Heaven, David Long, Into Paradise, Ireland, Music_Alternative, Rachel Tighe, Shane O'Neill, Supernaut, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Into Paradise – Heaven (1990)


Wonderful promo video by wonderful Dublin band Into Paradise for their single Heaven (1990).

We have loads of wonderful Into Paradise stuff (albums, rarities, videos etc.) here; IntoParadise

May 12, 2008 Posted by | Blue In Heaven, David Long, Into Paradise, Ireland, Music_Alternative, Rachel Tighe, Shane O'Neill, Supernaut, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Into Paradise – Churchtown (1991)

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Into Paradise – Churchtown (1991)

Audio CD (August 13, 1991)
Label: Capitol
ASIN: B000008GUX

I smell flowers
It must be Summertime
Down through the lanes
I’m near your house
I’ve come to the point
I’ve got not nothing left in life
It burns my skin
I go under
This was Into Paradise’s most successful album, their major label debut and Adrian Borland produced ‘Churchtown‘ from 1991.

I had this on the stereo non-stop when it first came out!

I saw the band play at a few great gigs in Dublin too around this time.

Man, music meant so much to me back then. Music and beer and pussy! Now, it’s mainly beer and pussy!!

On this great album, named in honour of the Dublin suburb of Churchtown from where Dave Long hails (as does his mate Shane O’Neill from Blue in Heaven), the group sound fully energised on invigorating tracks like “Rain Comes Down” and “Bring Me Up.”

Churchtown is characterised by large-scale dramatic sweeps supported by strong, attractive melodies that kept even slower tracks like “I’m Still Waiting” vibrant.

Dave Long spills his heart out over 12 tracks that are filled with rawness and power.

The album brings to life a catalogue of fascinating and resonant characters whose heart and soul are pained, rapt with confusion, desperation, obsession.

The killer opener “Rain Comes Down” is a tour-de-force that soars high into the ether. A true classic.

I see your house

It brings back memories

Lying beside you

Touching your face

Feeling so real

For the very first time

Hard to believe

I could ever be like this

Rain comes down

And I feel better

Rain comes down

And I see clearer

Other highlights in this great LP include “Winter” an epic track which finds Long screaming “Why Can’t I Just Love You” – a standard enough lyric until you’ve heard it expressed in this song! This guy’s hurt and he’s letting you know all about it !!

“Angel”, one of the two singles released from the album, is a great example of a tight band playing at their peak.

The album ends with “Gently Falls” which explores a young woman’s suicide. Nice! As an end to the album it certainly packs an emotional punch, but don’t play it when that new chick you’re dating comes over for the first time and your intentions are, naturally, naughty! It could really spoil the mood!

Not a bad song to be heard here! A dark, real, brooding, melodic work. Magnificent!

Here’s the video for the wonderful Burns My Skin single.

I bought this CD in Houston a few years back at a time that I had a radio show. This CD was always on the show because every single song was being asked by the fans and because every single song sounded great and could have been a hit. From the first song “Rain Comes Down”, to the last one, this band sound a lot like the best of a mix of U2/Radiohead/Pink Floyd but different and even better!! (that is a lot to say no?).

“Yesterday’s Men” has also a great guitar base and lirics. “I am still waiting” is a slow song in the Pink Floyd/Radiohead vein.

Other highlights are “Burn my skin” and “Tears in your eyes”. I do not know anything about this band, except that this CD should be fully exposed and loved by past and new fans.

Great songs, great sounds, great singing and playing!! what more could one ask?

By luco “luco”

Tracklisting

1. Rain Comes Down

2. Burns My Skin

3. Yesterday’s Men

4. I’m Still Waiting

5. Winter

6. Bring Me Up

7. All Down from Here

8. Angel

9. Dreaming

10. Dive

11. Tears in Your Eyes

12. Gently Falls

The Paradise story and their first album can be had here; into-paradise-story

Lotsa other Into Paradise stuff here; Into Paradise

Dave Long made a great record with his mate Shane O’Neill from Blue in Heaven as Supernaut in 1997 and we’ve already posted this neglected classic here; super Supernaut

Into Paradise’s myspace page is here; IntoParadise

Dave Long is still making music and you can catch up with him on myspace; Dave Long

Again, we thank our friend, and huge Into Paradise fan, Serge Zeni for making these Into Paradise albums – and Supernaut – available to us, via the very kind auspices Dave Long! Cheers guys! myspace.com/sergezeni

Here be More Paradise;

EDIT:
NEW LINK;

(Note; Two albums here; Into Paradise and Churchtown albums on One RAR)

Into_Paradise_-_Churchtown___Into_Paradise.rar

Original Link

Churchtown.zip

All Thanks to Dave and Serge!

May 8, 2008 Posted by | Blue In Heaven, David Long, Into Paradise, Ireland, Music_Alternative, Rachel Tighe, Shane O'Neill, Supernaut, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

Into Paradise – Into Paradise (1990) & the story of Paradise

Into Paradise – Into Paradise (1990 US-only compilation)

I keep my faith

cos it’s all I have

Into Paradise were a great group from Dublin who mixed post punk edginess /angst with dollops of pure pop to create a rather unique and wonderful sound.

I was a big fan of the group back in the day. Back even when they were known as Backwards Into Paradise!

The band first formed in 1986 and went by the Backwards Into Paradise handle until1988.

The name Backwards Into Paradise was a reference to the great band Blue in Heaven, also from the same leafy suburb of Dublin, Churchtown.

The original line up included songwriter Dave Long and Rachel Tighe.

They released the single Never The Same / She Is Close on Snap-Owl Records in 1986.

This work was described in Irish music mag Hot Press as sounding like “Knocking On Heaven’s Door all speeded up”!!

Backwards Into Paradise also appeared on two compilations released by Comet. Comet was a marvellous little Dublin record store wherein I wasted hours and hours sifting through oceans of great second-hand and new records, and wasted lots of money too!

I first heard Backwards Into Paradise on Capital, the great pirate station that existed in Dublin at the time and which blasted out wonderful, obscure indie music most of the day! I was immediately hooked!

In 1989, after changing their name to Into Paradise, they released the ‘Blue Light‘ EP in 1989 on the newly formed independent Irish label Setanta.

The line up then was Dave Long (Vocals, Guitar), Rachel Tighe – no relation to the mad Capt Tighe from Galactica! -(Bass), James Eadie (Guitar, Keyboards) and Ronan Clarke (Drums).

The Blue Light EP was selected as single of the week in the Brit music mag NME in June 1989. Back then, NME was a highly respected music journal (not the rag it now is) and being single of the week there was a huge accolade for any band. Especially bands from Ireland, as it was immensely difficult then to become known in the UK – a huge indie music market compared to the tiny pond of Ireland.

Top Irish indie DJ, (well, he was that back then – far from it now!) Dave Fanning – whose show was, in those days, a music diamond amongst the morass of Irish Radio and unmissable for indie kids like myself – played the great track I Want You from this EP regularly on his evening show through the summer of 89.

I saw Into Paradise play live on numerous occasions in small clubs across Dublin – and also on two occasions in tiny towns out in the wilds of Ireland! – during this time. Their live shows, in the spirit of punk / post-punk, were aways highly energised, edgy, powerful affairs and in Dave Long the group had an excellent frontman who always put his heart (and blood, sweat and tears!) into the performances. A few gigs, in true rock’n’roll fashion, actually ended with fighting between band members!

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Later in 1990 came the band’s first full-length album, ‘Under the Water‘, also on Setanta.

Setanta’s first taste of success came when Into Paradise received glowing reviews from the British music press for Under The Water.

A flurry of major label interest followed and Into Paradise subsequently signed to Ensign Records, while retaining Setanta head-honcho, Keith Cullen as band manager.

Later that year, Ensign/Chrysalis issued a collection called Into Paradise, in the States. This was a compilation of the Under the Water LP and the Change EP. A true fan should have this US release as well as the originals though, because of variations in the tracks.

Into Paradise followed up with their most successful album – and major label debut – the Adrian Borland produced ‘Churchtown‘ in 1991.

This was followed by two great Mini Albums;

  • Down All The Days -1992
  • For No One -1993

The two mini albums are excellent, especially Down All The Days which may be their best work.

All too sadly though, this great band called it a day in 1993.

They will always be remembered by their many fans.

Into Paradise Discography

  • Never The Same (EP) (1986) … under the name BIP
  • Blue Light (EP) (1989)
  • Change (EP) (1990)
  • Under The Water (1990)
  • Into Paradise (1990 US-only compilation)
  • Burns My Skin (Single) (1991)
  • Churchtown (1991)
  • Angel (Single) (1991)
  • Down all the days (1992)
  • Angelus (7″ Single) (1992)
  • For No One (1993)

A more detailed discography can be had here; http://irishrock.org/ipnw/ijk.html

Into Paradise still have a myspace page! Well, Brendan Behan has one and he’s fkn dead!! Read about BB here (no, not Bardot!) : Brendan Behan – Remember

Into Paradise’s myspace page is here; IntoParadise

Rachel Tighe went on to record with Luggage for a few years from 1994. I’ve got my mitts on one of Luggage’s fine releases today and will be posting it soon!

Later I recall Rachel touring as part of mad witch Sinead O’Connor’s live band.

Dave Long went on to make a great record with his mate Shane O’Neill from Blue in Heaven as Supernaut in 1997. We’ve already posted this neglected classic here; super Supernaut

Dave’s still making music and you can catch up with him on myspace; Dave Long

We will also soon be posting the other great Paradise albums; Churchtown, Down All The Days, and For No One.

Keep tuned pop pickers!!

We need to thank our friend, and huge Into Paradise fan, Serge Zeni for making these Into Paradise albums – and Supernaut- available to us, via the very kind auspices Dave Long! Merci Beaucup! myspace.com/sergezeni

Tracklisting

1: Bring Me Closer
2: Red Light
3: The Circus Came To Town
4: Change
5: The Pleasure Is Over
6: Hearts And Flowers
7: Heaven
8: Under The Water
9: The World Won’t Stop
10: Say Goodnight
11: Going Home.

And I lose myself

in the big black night.

And I need you now

just like I always did.

And she brings me closer.

Closer still.

She gives me nightmares

that never end.

She brings me closer.

Closer still.

– Bring Me Closer

Here be Paradise


EDIT:
NEW LINK;

(Note; Two albums here; Into Paradise and Churchtown albums on One RAR)

Into_Paradise_-_Churchtown___Into_Paradise.rar

Original Link

Into_Paradise.zip

All Thanks to Dave and Serge!

http://stupidd.blogspot.com/

Mail us: stupidand@gmail.com

May 7, 2008 Posted by | Blue In Heaven, David Long, Into Paradise, Ireland, Music_Alternative, Rachel Tighe, Shane O'Neill, Supernaut, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Supernaut – Supernaut (1997)

Supernaut – Supernaut (1997)
Dirt Recordings – DIRTY15CD

Fucking hell!

It’s like buses. You wait 10 hours for one, and then twelve turn up! Well, that happened me in Shenzhen last week. Maybe it’s just a Chinese phenomenon!

Anyway, I was waiting ages to make a “Blue In Heaven” post. And then, suddenly now we’ve also had access to this treasure!

Yes, this project involves BIH’s frontman Shane O’Neill, and fellow Churchtown denizen, the great Dave Long (of “Into Paradise” fame).

And what’s more, we’ll also be posting some more classic albums from Dave’s wonderful “Into Paradise”!

I want the “Blue In Heaven” and “Into Paradise” revival to start NOW!

Yes, via the wonderful assistance of our friend Serge Zeni, we’ve been able to get access from Dave Long to this great Supernaut album, as well as his great works with “Into Paradise”!

Merci bien, Serge! Dave, aussi!

It doesn’t get much better than this!

https://i0.wp.com/www.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGPORTRAITS/music/portrait200/drp000/p046/p04602owrg0.jpg“Blue In Heaven” were a band I loved years ago as a teenager and saw live many times! I once travelled hundreds of miles (in paddyland, that’s quite far!) back and forth to Cork one day just to see them headline an outdoor gig by the banks of the Lee at a “Carling Rocks” festival, as I recall!

Yeah, my old man sure gave me a warm fucking welcome when I got back home in the wee hours, that night! So warm, I couldn’t sit down for about three days!

I also loved “Into Paradise” who, although not necessarily in terms of sound, had many similarities with “Blue In Heaven”, primary among which being the quality of the music they made, the greatness of their live shows and, most unfortunately, the lack of the success they so richly deserved.

So who are Supernaut? Glad you almost asked! Supernaut was a one-off recording project involving Dave Long and Shane O’Neill, with other collaborators including Dave Clarke and Paul McQuillan.

This sounds quite different to both “Blue In Heaven” and “Into Paradise”, and is actually a very good album. There’s a real vibrancy to the tracks which combine the raw vitality of a garage band with My Blood Valentine type soundscapes.

This album is very good indeed,somewhat of a neglected classic! Too bad they didn’t make any more records.

Tracklisting

1: Sun Just Shines
2: In A Car
3: Feel So Real
4: Merry Go Round
5: Sunday Morning
6: So Glad
7: Give Me More
8: If She Stays
9: Waiting.

All songs written, produced and recorded by Supernaut: David Long, Shane O’Neill, Dave Clarke & Paul McQuillan.

Here be real music, mofos!

http://rapidshare/Supernaut_DD.rar

All thanks to Serge and Dave!

May 3, 2008 Posted by | Dave Clarke, David Long, Music_Alternative, Paul McQuillian, Shane O'Neill, Supernaut, _MUSIC | 1 Comment