In this book Mark McAvoy explores the history of Cork rock music from the early days of legendary guitarist Rory Gallagher in the 1960s, through the Finbarr Donnelly led punk era of the 1980s, to local indie legends The Frank And Walters and the irrepressible Sultans of Ping.
Cork Rock explores the records, venues, personalities and culture that sprang up around rock music on Leeside. Delving deep into the stories behind seminal Cork acts such as Taste, Five Go Down To The Sea? and Microdisney, Cork Rock traces the careers of many of the city’s most popular and talented musicians.
With exclusive photographs and interviews with leading performers, managers, DJs and promoters, Cork Rock is essential reading for all true music fans.
It’ll require a feat of the loaves and fishes variety to better Mark McAvoy’s comprehensive take on Cork’s substantial contribution to rock music history. You’ve loved the music, now read the book. JACKIE HAYDEN – HOT PRESS