On Saturday November 12, as part of the Dublin Book Festival, 2fm DJ Dan Hegarty, author of Buried Treasure Vol 2: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowned Albums (Liberties Press) will be joined by Cormac Battle (vocalist with Kerbdog and DJ on 2fm), Bronagh Gallagher (singer and actress), RTÉ Radio Producer Ian Wilson, and journalist and author Tony Clayton-Lea for a night of underrated long players at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.
Yesterday, to celebrate, we asked you to choose your favourite overlooked/forgotten/uncrowned album.
There could be only one winner.
Leopold Gloom wins a pair of tickets to see Buried Treasure with this
rambling excellent contribution:
My favourite forgotten/overlooked/uncrowned album is My Computer – No CV. They were then and still now a massively unheard of band. But for a few 2-3 line reviews I’d read in a couple of magazines at the time I’d have missed them completely.
It got some decent reviews, and it had John Leckie on board producing so I hunted it down. It was mad swirling, cacophony of sounds that feels like its been diligently stitched together with great care and precision but equally at times like it’s been cobbled in a shed in Manchester (which it at times was)
I listen to it thinking I’m the only person who knows this album. I gave it to a friend years ago and he loved it and failed to get it back. I spotted it in Tower in the bargain bin years later and bought it instantly. We may be the only 2 who ever bothered listening to it on these shores, and we’ve since fallen out but the album is still bloody brilliant.
Here’s the long, bewildering Boy I Used to Be (Listen carefully for a dog after 2/3 minutes)
Buried Treasure: Overlooked Forgotten And Uncrowned Albums
Yesterday: Here Be Treasure