ROLLERSKATE SKINNY

ROLLERSKATE SKINNY

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HISTORY

BORN IN DUBLIN IN THE EARLY 1990'S, ROLLERSKATE SKINNY COLLECTIVELY IMAGINED A WAY TO CREATE NEW MUSICAL SOUND. GER GRIFFIN, STEVE MURRAY AND KEN GRIFFIN EACH SET OUT ON A MUSICAL JOURNEY THAT LASTED FOR CLOSE ON A DECADE MINUS TWO YEARS. INTO PARADISE AND THE IDIOTS WERE THEIR AURRAL COMRADES IN ARMS. SHUNNED AND IGNORED FOR MUCH OF THE TIME IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY THE BAND SET SAIL WITH FRIEND AND SUPPORTER COLM (FRODO) WALSH TO HOLYHEAD WALES AND BOARDED A TRAIN FOR THE BRIGHT SOUNDS OF LONDON WHERE UPON THEY ENTERED A WORLD INHABITED BY SHOEGAZED MISANTHROPES AND THIRD GENERATION ENCRUSTED HIPPIES.

SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR OF THEIR PUBLISHER (CLIVE GABRIEL OF CHRYSALIS) FOR NIGH ON SEVENTEEN NIGHTS AND AS MANY DAYS PLUS ONE, THEY EVENTUALLY TOOK UP RESIDENCE IN SHANE MAcGOWAN'S PREVIOUS DWELLING IN MARBLE ARCH WITH THE HELP OF FRIEND AND CONFIDANTE SIOBHAIN (SHANES SISTER) McGOWAN.

 CATHY THEIR SCOTTISH LANDLADY FAILED IN HER ENDEAVOURS TO KEEP THE IMMIGRANT BOYS IN LINE EVENTUALLY EVEN SHE SUCCUMBED TO THE IRISH WAYS AND BECAME ANOTHER ACCOMPLICE IN HER INIMITABLE SCOTTISH STYLE.

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THEIR DRUMMER (JOE SHIELD) EVENTUALLY JOINED THE PARTY BUT LEFT SOON AFTER FOR THE COMFORT OF HIS SISTERS ABODE. 

THE CREATIONS THAT BECAME THE FIRST TITLES COMMITTED TO TAPE WERE MOULDED AND SHAPED IN THE PUBLISHERS BASEMENT STUDIO OF LADBROKE GROVE.

COMPLACENCY  WAS BORN 

SHOULDER  VOICES  WAS  BORN 

 

ROUND AND ROUND THE MERRY GO ROUND OF LONDON VENUES AND PUBS. THE POWERHAUS,THE ASTORIA,THE BULL AND GATE, THE VENUE, ..............

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