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A Conversation with Gavin Friday – Part 3

If you’ve ever wondered about Jennifer and Mary Coote, or puzzled over the difference between a nisam lo and a vibe-akimbo, today your prayers are answered as we get stuck into the wonderful and frightening world of the Virgin Prunes’ songs. Virginprunes.com: Time for some rapid-fire questions about the content of the songs. What was […]

A Conversation with Gavin Friday – Part 2

In this second part of the interview, Gavin explains more about the process of remastering the recordings and takes us through some of the other changes in the format of the material.Virginprunes.com: For Virgin Prunes completists, one of the most exciting things about the new CDs is the appearance of the previously unreleased track Fádo. […]

A Conversation with Gavin Friday – Part 1

After the work on the re-releases had been completed, Virginprunes.com caught up with Gavin in late August to find out how the project had progressed from initial idea to final execution. Keen to explain the process, in this first installment of the interview Gavin takes us through the building of the relationship with Mute Records […]

Exclusive Virginprunes.com Gavin interview on Monday

Join us next week for an exclusive three-part interview with Gavin Friday, starting on Monday.

Gavin Friday lands role in ‘Breakfast on Pluto’

We can now confirm that Gavin Friday will play a role in Neil Jordan’s new film ‘Breakfast on Pluto’. The film is written by Neil Jordan and Pat McCabe after McCabe’s 1999 novel. The Breakfast on Pluto cast consists of Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Rea and Gavin Friday. source: GF, www.gavinfriday.com

Gavin and Guggi sign at Sister Ray

Want to meet the two frontmen of the Virgin Prunes? Here’s your chance: Gavin Friday and Guggi will be signing copies of the re-issued CDs at London’s indie record shop Sister Ray on September 29th, before their Nag Nag Nag DJ set.

Gavin, U2 magazine, August 1982

Apart from the fact that Edge’s older brother Dik plays guitar in The Virgin Prunes, there are links between the two bands that go back to their childhoods, and recently Gavin Friday of the V.P.’s shed some light on their names: “The U2 connections were very strong at an early stage because I grew up […]

Virgin Prunes – Réminiscence

from: Premonition n°22, January 1996 À l’aube des années 80, la vague punk avait nettoyé la plage, et les jeunes groupes n’avaient que l’embarras du choix quant à la musique qu’ils désiraient créer. Un des groupes “froids” de l’époque allait pousser les choses plus loin que les autres, et leur influence, bien que discrète, sera […]