THE WATERBOYS – Bestseller ‘FISHERMAN’S BLUES’ Came Out 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

16 October 2018

Band: THE WATERBOYS (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Album: FISHERMAN’S BLUES – the band’s 4th LP

Released: 17 October 1988 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “Mike Scott had been pursuing his grandiose “big music” since he founded the Waterboys, so it came as a shock when he scaled back the group’s sound for the Irish and English folk of Fisherman’s Blues. Although the arena-rock influences have been toned down, Scott’s vision is no less sweeping or romantic, making even the simplest songs on Fisherman’s Blues feel like epics.” – Full review hereScore: 4.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: The Scots went back to basics on this one. Traditional Scottish & Irish, country and stripped down rock and roll. And it worked terrifically. It became their best-selling album in the UK.

Top Tracks: Fisherman’s Blues / Strange Boat / And A Bang On The Ear / When Ye Go Away

ALBUM in full (#1 – #13)…

THE WATERBOYS: Facebook – Website – Discography

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