Hellfire Club Sessions

The Hellfire Club Sessions

by The Mahones
     
 
In an effort to rid themselves of incessant Pogues comparisons, the Mahones enlisted the production services of Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay. He drew from this band a more consistently muscular sound without sacrificing their penchant for Irish-influenced music. Chief songwriter

Overview

In an effort to rid themselves of incessant Pogues comparisons, the Mahones enlisted the production services of Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay. He drew from this band a more consistently muscular sound without sacrificing their penchant for Irish-influenced music. Chief songwriter and lead vocalist Finny McConnell broadened his scope of writing in songs like the Tom Waits-inflected "Cocktail Blue," and the zany "Shake Hands with the Devil," indicate.However, one cannot listen to "Jimmy Claibourne" without imagining a less-inebriated Shane MacGowan singing. While Draggin' the Days and Rise Again concentrated almost solely on Irish-themed music, The Hellfire Club Sessions experiments with acoustic rock, blues and subtle touches of country music. This album would mark the beginning of a stylistic shift for the Mahones which would manifest itself more clearly on 2001's Here Comes Lucky.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2006
Label:
True North
UPC:
0620638017821
catalogNumber:
178

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mahones   Primary Artist
Johnny Fay   Percussion,Drums
Colin Cripps   Guitar
Roger James   celtic harp
Peter J. Moore   Overdubs
Andrew Brown   Accordion,Hammond Organ,tin whistle,Group Member
Finny McConnell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Electric Sitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Ger OSullivan   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Bodhran,Electric Mandola,Group Member
Gord Sinclair   Piano
Kevin Williams   Finger Snapping
Owen Warnica   Bass,Vocals
Dympna McConnell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnny Fay   Producer
Ken Friesen   Engineer
Gilbert O'Sullivan   Arranger,Composer
Mahones   Arranger,Producer
Finny McConnell   Composer
Ger OSullivan   Artwork,Concept
Alana Ruoso   Layout
Neil Prime-Coote   Portrait Photography

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