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Those Nervous Animals
Sligo based rock group that had nationwide success in the mid 1980's with LP 'Hyperspace'

About Those Nervous Animals

Although the group disbanded in 1988, since 1994 they perform together regularly on a part-time basis. The band's original songs are a mixture of funky, radio friendly pop tunes, and a selection of quirky material with an ironic or humorous twist. Their material may have been influenced by Talking Heads. The band was originally managed and produced by Riverdance composer, Bill Whelan. At their peak in Ireland Those Nervous Animals were a major draw, filling the Baggot Inn regularly on a Thursday night (there used to be huge queues) and performing on the bill at Self Aid in 1986. They also played The Stadium, the SFX and venues all around the country. There was big hype about the band at that time. Those Nervous Animals never played or released records outside Ireland.

The band released six singles, including Just What the Sucker Wanted, The Business Enterprise (My Friend John), How Does the Shopper Feel? and Damian. The early singles were on their own Dead Fly label. Some of these are included on their one EP, entitled Hyperspace released on Tara Records.

Those Nervous Animals were never signed by a major label. Although the band called it a day in 1989, they returned with a tour and a CD Single, Rocket Ship in 1993/4, on Danceline Records.


My Friend John (live at Self Aid Dublin 1986)


naomi wrote on 2008-11-12 00:00:00:
rock on daddy-oh :)
Sheena wrote on 2008-08-30 00:00:00:
Does anyone know where John Tobin is now?
danny mc taggart, letterkenny wrote on 2008-05-28 00:00:00:
humped amps for these dudes back in 1985
Carina Isbister wrote on 2007-02-03 00:00:00:
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