It’s now midnight in Ireland, April 29th, Mike Hogan turns 45 today.
Our thoughts go out to our favorite bass player on this special day!
Photo off “Uncertain” video
The Cranberries are in studio this week to record the next (and possibly final?) Cranberries album. These last 24 hours, they published a few photos on their Instagram account:
“So we start the album”
“Back in the studio” – (Noel with a new tattoo)
“Day 2 of recording”
Let’s note the band was in studio last week as well (or maybe just Noel?), at the famous Abbey Road studios in London, to remaster the “Everybody Else…” album for the 25th Anniversary edition that should be released later this year.
This week, the three of them gathered at Kore Studios, in London too, to record a brand new Cranberries album. For those who are wondering how they’ll be dealing with vocals without Dolores, please keep in mind the last interview Noel Hogan gave to RollingStone: “I spoke to Dolores last Friday and she was great. We spoke about getting back to work – recording and new tracks we were working on. She sent some of those tracks to me by email on Sunday morning”, as well as the band’s recent statement: “we will also be completing the recording of a new studio album as previously announced, which we also started last year and for which Dolores had already recorded the vocals.“
Everyone can easily imagine how painful going through these tracks must be for the lads. Like many fans who are supporting them through social media, we’re sending love and courage to Noel, Mike and Fergal.
We love you guys, In It Together!
Do you recognize those teenagers, how old were they?
Do the math, this photo of the foursome The Cranberry Saw Us was published on 27 January 1990 in a local newspaper called “Limerick Tribune” along with a review of their very first demo cassette, “Anything”.
The singer at the time was Niall Quinn, he is on the very left and you probably know the names of the others. One of the earliest photos of the band ever… if not the earliest(?)
Niall Quinn (16), Mike Hogan (16), Fergal Lawler (18), Noel Hogan (just turned 18)
The complete Limerick Tribune article is available on the magazine section or directly by clicking here. This is the earliest article about The Cranberry Saw Us known to this day.
Thanks to Sue for this gem!
UPDATE – APRIL 15
Niall Quinn posted on Twitter a few more details about this photoshoot, the only one The Cranberry Saw Us (with him as singer) did:
As you may have already seen on socials, earlier today The Cranberries posted a video and a photo on Instagram from the famous Abbey Road Studios in London where they are currently remastering “Everybody Else…” for the album’s 25th anniversary.
As a reminder the classic album counts 12 tracks:
1. I Still Do
5. Waltzing Back
6. Not Sorry
9. Still Can’t…
10. I Will Always
12. Put Me Down
and the “Complete Sessions” album released in 2002 added 6 more tracks:
15. What You Were
17. Pretty (Prêt-à-Porter Movie Remix)
18. How (Radical Mix)
Let’s note the band earlier mentioned they would be including some unreleased tracks and other bonus material from the era on this anniversary edition of the album. The fans already know of 5 unreleased songs from this period, thanks to bootleg recordings, as some of these were played a few times live in concert in the early years:
LIKE YOU USED TO
SAME OLD STORY
The question is… have all these songs been recorded in studio back then?
And what about some more unknown songs we would never have heard about, is there at least one or two somewhere?
Could the 25th Anniversary Album be an ultimate double CD/LP including all those 23 or more songs?
Time will tell… but today, the remastering has just started and it’s a bit of a nice news at this difficult time!
TMZ published on their website and YouTube a voicemail audio message Dolores left for label executive Dan Waite on 15 January 2018 at 1:12 AM (GMT) to let him know how Bad Wolves version of Zombie “sounds fucking terribly good“.
Everyone knows TMZ and the sensationalism side, that’s why they’re surfacing this and writing “The Final Voicemail”. The final voicemail, this we can’t really know but for sure some of the very last words said by Dolores just a few hours before she was found dead. Very moving or very disrespectful, up to you!
15 January 2018 – 1:12 AM (GMT)
Irish Mirror just announced this morning that “Dolores O’ Riordan’s long-awaited inquest that was due to start today in court has now been removed from schedule”
They add that
The inquest into the death of the Irish star had originally opened five days after she was found dead, but was adjourned until Tuesday April 3 so the Coroner could await the results of medical tests.
However, an announcement from the coroner’s court revealed there will be no hearing today and that an inquest date is yet to be set.
No reason has been given for the change.
They remind that Dolores was
“staying at a hotel in central London when on Monday 15 January she was found unresponsive in her room.
The London Ambulance Service was contacted and verified her death at the scene.
Subsequently the Met Police attended and they determined the death to be non-suspicious.”
The series will never stop!!!
The album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on colored vinyl again and again. Two more colors are coming: “White” and “Pink & Orange”. One color really makes sense and one really doesn’t…
Still made by the label Plain, both versions will be released on 4 May 2018 and do not seem to be limited. A possible oversight (?) as all previous NNTA colored vinyl reissues were limited.
As usual on runtshop.com, price is $29.98 (each) including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping is available for a few extra dollars.
runtshop.com (Pink & Orange)