Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sacred Heart Hotel...

I have been working away down in Guildford, with limited internet access, for the best part of the last few weeks hence the lack of posts. Haven't really seen my fellow bloggers postings either so will spend the next couple of days catching up on what I have missed.

Today's track popped up a few times on the shuffle while I was away so seemed only appropriate to post it today. Once labelled Ireland's answer to The Byrds, Gram Parsons and the Velvet Underground all in one package, The Stars Of Heaven released two albums on Rough Trade in the mid 80's before calling it a day at the start of the 90's. In their short career they managed to record four Peel sessions and had one of their tracks covered by Everything But The Girl. Another great wee band who never quite fulfilled the promise of their excellent debut album.

Sacred Heart Hotel


  1. Never heard them before Scott - not bad at all

  2. Excellent song, Scott. I didn't know they did 4 sessions.

  3. This is really good, Scott. As you say, so many influences coming through on this one.

  4. ...didn't they do a cover of Calvary Cross on one of those sessions?

    1. They did indeed George, on the same session they also did a nice cover of Gram's Still Feelin' Blue...