Whipping boy, not the awful punk band from the 80's.
Whipping Boy were billed, rightly so, as the next big thing to come out of Ireland in the early 90's. Their second album "heartworm" was a cult hit over here. They were the first band I was live. An Amazing band full of punk energy.
Their sound, well it has changed alot over the course of three albums.
Their first album, "submarine" is kind of Sonic youth meets the pixies.
The second album Heartworm is
described by www.allmusic.com
as "Heartworm is an earth-shatteringly powerful experience from a previously unheralded band... so unsettling and dangerous, yet beautiful and moving"
It has the energy of Nirvana, the hooks of the Pumkpkins, the eerie atmosphere of Joy Division. They are influenced by the velvet underground, my bloody valentine, the fall.
It is an amazing album, highlights "we don't need nobody else, twinkle, tripped" Well the whole album is great.
Sony dropped them after this album.
they released one more album on an independent label and split up.
Their third album, entitled "whipping boy" is less driven, more relaxed songs, a very beautiful album.
In my mind they are far better than U2.
The best irish band, along with Thin Lizzy.
Sadly they never mad it big.
El riesgo vive siempre!