Theres a good cover of the Stones Ruby Tuesday with Ronnie Wood as a guest, plus a Bryan Adams cover with fellow Irishman Bono (who admitedly sounds like he has bit of a belly ache...)
I think Caroline is a great drummer and its great to see how they have incorporated traditional Celtic music into pop and made the violin and tin whistle "cool".
All talented musicians - all can play multi instruments
All talented vocalists
And gorgeous ladies too... (I think Doc will like the guy too )
There are many other videos on youtube with whole concerts and of course all their singles. One song (cant remember which) has an official video with extensive DC3 flying complete with the sound of R1830 radials to satisfy the a.nut music lover!
I used to like them when they came out first, and they recorded some great stuff in their day, but I think their time has passed (as a group, anyway).
Andrea seems to be pursuing a solo career and the others marrying and raising families. She has also been dabbling in acting, and played the lead in Jane Eyre in Dublin over a year ago. I went to see it, and was, I have to admit, sceptical about another singer-turned-actor, but I'm delighted to report that she actually stole the show! And for someone so small, she was certainly well-able to project her voice.
Certainly the girls are very attractive, even still, but I don't think Jim would get the gay vote. While his sisters got the looks, as he ages he's starting to resemble -- alarmingly -- Kim Jong Il. And he seems to be getting as paranoid as the former North Korean leader: he seems to subscribe to every conspiracy theory going, and has been an entertaining guest on TV chat shows here the last couple of years.
The fact that they are not recording together anymore probably pigeon-holes them and they've never had a chance to develop their style, which is a shame, but one thing this country has thankfully never been short of is musical talent (at least we have SOMETHING going for us . . . ) and there is always new talent coming on stream to take their place.
bananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1604 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
I quite liked The Corrs - have got a few of their albums. As someone else said, they were good, easy-listening pop. Saw them live twice, once at Wembley (if I recall correctly), and once at The Royal Albert Hall for a Princes Trust Charity "do" - that was great.
Breathless was a good song, and I really liked "Radio" too. In addition, they seemed to put a good Irish jig-type song on each album which I liked. Haven't listened to them for a while though - maybe it's time to put them on again over Christmas.
Oh, and I can't help associating this sketch with them whenever I hear a Corrs song. Very funny.....
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27876 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
They were all from Dundalk , Co Louth not far from where I live. They were good back in the day and I went to a few of their concerts but they are rarely talked about here these days and their time has passed but they are still remembered with fond memories.
AF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 687 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
Not a fan per se, but I like them a lot.
The thing that's always amazed me with them, especially at their unplugged MTV gig, is how well they fit together, they're completely and totally in sync whether it's instruments-wise or lead/back vocals-wise. It's just unbelievably good work.
Ps762 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2012, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
I was a big fan of their album "Talk on Corners". One of those pop albums with, to ma anyway, not a bad track on it. Not really stuff to win critical acclaim but nice to play in your car. I remember in 1998 I used to go to my college music room and drum very badly along to it with the headphones on! Good times!
P.S. My brother told me recerntly that "Talk on Corners" was produced by the same guy who used to produce the rock band Def Leppard. I don't know if that's true but I thought it was cool. I always thought the album was produced by David Foster.