In the year 2017, Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ celebrated in 20th anniversary, ‘The Joshua Tree’ by U2 its 30th, and The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ its 50th birthday. The Radiators From Space’s ‘TV Tube Heart’ was released 40 years ago this year.
Commonly known as Ireland’s first punk band, The Radiators formed in 1976, and went on to usher in a new generation of acts in Ireland; names such as The Boomtown Rats, Virgin Prunes, and U2 would appear in the years that followed.
For The Record this week, Dan features tracks from ‘TV Tube Heart’, and chats to Pete Holidai of the band on Wednesday’s show.