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Caucasian Walk, Gavin Friday live in Limerick 2011

Gavin Friday has been touring his new album ‘catholic‘ in Ireland, Belgium and The Netherlands – opening his set with Caucasian Walk at every show. Fellow ex-Prune Dik Evans joined the band for the shows in Stradbally (Electric Picnic) and the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.

Big Think – Overcoming Arts True Test: Discipline – Guggi

“While artists are known for following whims and dodging routine, the Irish painter Guggi insists that hard-work, structure, and a refusal to put down even the most frustrating piece, are the keys to developing ones talent.”

Mates, Dames and Prunes

Virgin Prunes on stage at Carnegie Hall (Gavin Friday, Guggi, Dik + Jim Thirlwell) We’re still recuperating from our whirlwind trip to New York City, where we attended the “Gavin Friday and Friends” concert at Carnegie Hall. By ‘we’ I mean the International Brigade, a group of friends who met online, through their love of […]

Guggi’s bohemian rhapsody

Growing up with nine siblings Guggi, was known as the eejit one, but now the ex-Virgin Prunes member is at the forefront of Irish art, still friends with Bono and looking far more like an eejit savant, writes Sarah Caden Sunday March 15 2009 ‘AM I a good Christian?” asks Guggi, sitting in front of […]

Bringing art and anarchy to 1980

Irish music magazine State.ie talks to Gavin Friday about the Virgin Prunes. The full article, ‘When art and anarchy collide’ is available online. “The second gig we ever did was just me and Guggi, with U2 are our band, when they were The Hype. I worked in a slaughterhouse and I got a load of […]

The return of the slaughterhouse six

From: Hot Press By Peter Murphy Back in their terrifying heyday, they threw pigs’ heads around on stage, covered themselves in muck, provided Marilyn Manson with a career and wrote ‘Community Games’ for Aidan Walsh. Having escaped the clutches of a sinister born-again Christian turned transvestite, they’re now making movies with Neil Jordan, dining with […]

Take Me Back To ’72…

Gavin Friday remembers the Virgin Prunes From The Independent, October 7, 2004 Virgin Prunes – A Terrible Beauty Re-released Blame it on the Prods and the Plymouth Brethren… Blame it on the Christian Brothers and the GAA… Blame it on Georgie Best and the cider drinking Boot Boys…. Blame it on Sister Nora, my career […]

A Conversation With Dave-id – Part 1

Hello, is that Dave-id? It’s Stuart from Virginprunes.com. [Pause] Sorry, just turning down the sound on the telly. How are you? Yeah, good thanks. What have you been up to today? Just taking it easy today, out late last night. Where were you? Oh, out on the town on a date, having too many drinks […]

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 […]

Guggi: “We were just teenagers with nothing to do”

Sunday Times, September 2002 They didn’t fit into Cedarwood Road, nor into the lower middle-class niche of their youth. Neither of them liked football, the drinking culture that they saw the older teenagers slipping into nor the grinding poverty of ambition among their peers. It helped that they lived opposite each other: Derek Rowen in […]