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Stuart has written 35 posts for Virgin Prunes

Quotes by and about Virgin Prunes

“The Virgin Prunes are a mirror to you. To look in that mirror or turn away is your choice…” From “Art Fuck”, an early unreleased Virgin Prunes song. “The energy, the vitality, the r’n’r spirit radiated from the Virgin Prunes and anybody who’s ever come in contact with them is amazing. Their ideas alone are […]

Solo Careers and Offshoots

This page specifically lists solo careers of, and offshoot bands involving, former Virgin Prunes members. It does not list guest appearances of Virgin Prunes members – during their time in the band or otherwise – on other artists’ records. For the full picture, see the Name and Members page. Gavin Friday Gavin’s solo career began […]

An introduction to Virgin Prunes

“There is no other group in the business doing what they’re doing at the moment,” announced Gay Byrne to his Irish television audience in 1979, introducing the Virgin Prunes. “What it is they’re doing I’m not too sure, mind you, but there’s no one else doing it.” His response was fairly typical. The Virgin Prunes […]

Band name and Members

The group had a particular trait of giving new names to the people and things around them, stemming from the Lypton Village ethos of providing an alternative space for self-expression away from the norm of mid-1970s Dublin life. The group’s name and its members’ names have been explained in various interviews. Other names given by […]

Unreleased songs

Many of these titles come from bootleg tape covers or are simply guesses. If you think you know better, please let us know. Unreleased songs/performances * Art Fuck was an early song/performance piece. * Boy Girl was an early song/performance piece – U2 recorded a complementary song with the same title. * Sad was an […]