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Whipping Boy

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Whipping Boy

Whipping Boy Biography

Whipping Boy were an Irish alternative rock band who were active from the late 1980s until the late 1990s, releasing 3 full-length albums in that time. The original line-up reformed from 2005 to 2006, before returning once more from 2011 to 2012 with only two original members.History Whipping Boy formed in Dublin in 1988, the band comprising Fearghal McKee (vocals), Paul Page (guitar), Myles McDonnell (bass, vocals), and Colm Hassett (drums). They initially performed cover versions of songs by The Velvet Underground and The Fall, and went by the name Lolita and the Whipping Boy, shortening their name when their female guitarist left. After a couple of EP's on the Cheree label, they release...
Whipping Boy were an Irish alternative rock band who were active from the late 1980s until the late 1990s, releasing 3 full-length albums in that time. The original line-up reformed from 2005 to 2006, before returning once more from 2011 to 2012 with only two original members.

History

Whipping Boy formed in Dublin in 1988, the band comprising Fearghal McKee (vocals), Paul Page (guitar), Myles McDonnell (bass, vocals), and Colm Hassett (drums). They initially performed cover versions of songs by The Velvet Underground and The Fall, and went by the name Lolita and the Whipping Boy, shortening their name when their female guitarist left. After a couple of EP's on the Cheree label, they released their low-key debut album, Submarine in 1992 on Liquid Records . Their live performances raised their profile, with McKee known to cut himself with broken glass on stage. The album was critically acclaimed though commercially unsuccessful, and led to a deal with Columbia Records, who issued the band's second album, Heartworm, in 1995, along with three minor hit singles. Heartworm received much critical acclaim, with Allmusic calling it "an earth-shatteringly powerful experience". The group split up in 1998 after being dropped by Columbia, leaving a third album unreleased. The self-titled album was eventually released in 2000 on their own Low Rent label.

The band reformed in September 2005, announcing several Irish dates. The original line-up disbanded finally in 2006. McKee and Hassett reformed the band in 2011 without the permission of Page and McDonnell. Their respective roles were assumed by Killian McGowan and Finn O'Connor. This line-up released a single called "No One Takes Prisoners Anymore" before disbanding once more in 2012.



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Whipping Boy Tracks

Whipping Boy Discography

  • 1992AlbumSubmarine
  • 1995AlbumHeartworm
  • 2012AlbumI Think I Miss You EP
  • 2012SingleNo One Takes Prisoners Anymore
  • 2012AlbumWhipping Boy EP
  • 2021AlbumHeartworm (Expanded Version)
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