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These will be some Rarer tunes (Mod, powerpop, punk, ska, - if it's got a good sound I'll post it) ripped from my vinyl collection. The idea is that now you Know about them, You can seek them out!
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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Apartment - We'll Have A Holiday (1981)

b/w - Weekend

Only 45 from this Northern Irish (Belfast) bunch
& 3rd (final) 45 for the Good vibrations [more mod / R&B / soul] subsidiary label "Strong Records" (the other 2 being "Mighty Shamrocks" & Rob Strong & The Rockets)

The band were

Hugh Matier (guitar voc)
Kenny Briggs (bass)
Joe Hanratty (drums) ex Allykatz
Jim Sisk (organ)
Mervyn Crawford (Saxophone) ex Soul Foundation
Alastair Wallace (Flugal Horn)

& according to the sleeve they had a Saturday night residency at the Errigle Inn on Ormeau Rd, Belfast

Al Wallace & Merv Crawford still play together in Apartment B
Joe Hanratty & Jim Sisk also play together in the Illegals
Al Wallace, Merv Crawford & Joe Hanratty play together in "The Soul Foundation"

Sounds & scans below


  1. Hey Bristol boy joe hanratty is my dad. The link for this song is dead. Anyway you can repost it. I have the 45 myself but no way of hearing it

    1. If you send an e-mail to mylifesajigsaw@gmail.com I'll send you a link

  2. Thanks so much. Email sent. Ps, how do you know the band?