Pugwash: Eleven Modern Antiquities

Produced and arranged by
Thomas Walsh & Keith Farrell
Engineered by
Keith Farrell
Assisted by
Stephen Farrell
Main recordings made at
‘The Bunker’, Dublin
Additional recordings made at
‘The Glebe’, Dublin
Mixed at
‘The Bunker’ by Keith Farrell assisted by Thomas Walsh
Mastered by
Steve Hoffman & Kevin Grey at ‘AcousTech Mastering’, Los Angeles, CA
Strings scored and arranged by
Dave Gregory
Strings played by
‘The Section’ and recorded at ‘Littlebox Studios’, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant engineering for ‘The Section’ by
Paul du Gre
Additional recordings on ‘Cluster Bomb’ & ‘Here’ made by
Dave Gregory at ‘Tonsil Town studios’, Swindon, England
Additional recordings on ‘At the sea’ made by
Andy Partridge at ‘Lighter Thief Lair’ studios, Swindon, England
Assistant engineering for Andy by
Stuart Rowe
Additional recordings on ‘Take me away’ made by
Jason Falkner at ‘Rhetoric Studios’, Los Angeles, CA
Addidional recording on ‘Limerance’ made by
Michael Penn at home in Los Angeles, CA
Additional recordings on ‘At the sea’ & ‘My genius’ made by
Eric Matthews at ‘Song Island Studios’, Portland, Oregon
Thomas Walsh
‘twangs’ Rickenbacker guitars
Keith Farrell
‘plonks’ Lakland bass guitars
Johnny Boyle
‘batters’ Pearl Drums and Sabian cymbals
Take Me Away
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, Novatron, Hammond & Floor toms
Keith Farrell
Bass, backing vocals, Moog & Hammond
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Jason Falkner
All electric guitars, Piano & Percussion
Nelson Bragg
Sleighbells & Woodblock
Cluster Bomb
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals & Acoustic guitar
Keith Farrell
Upright bass
Johnny Boyle
Drums, percussion
Neil Hannon
Vocals, Zither harp & Glockenspiel
Dave Gregory
Piano
Section Quartet
Strings
Here
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, Acoustic guitar & Electric rhythm guitar
Keith Farrell
Bass, backing vocals
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Dave Gregory
Electric ‘pick’ guitar & Guitar solo
Neil Hannon
Piano
Nelson Bragg
Percussion, sleighbells & backing vocals
Section Quartet
Strings
It’s So Fine
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, electric guitars, Korg synth, Moog & demo sample
Keith Farrell
Bass, backing vocals, electric guitars & Moog
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Neil Hannon
Vocoder, Korg synth sequencing, organ & Kawai R-IA Rhythmer
Nelson Bragg
Shakers
Stephen Farrell
Electric slide guitar
‘Handclaps’ by
Boyle, Bragg, O’Grady & Walsh (Percussionists at law)
Song For You
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, Novatron, Mellotron & Vibes
Keith Farrell
Bass, backing vocals, acoustic guitars, electric pick
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Neil Hannon
Rhodes piano
Nelson Bragg
Percussion & scratch
Rike Soeller
Cello
My Genius
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, Mellotrons, Vibes, sax & baritone bass guitar
Keith Farrell
Bass & Mellotron drum sample
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Neil Hannon
Piano & backing vocals
Nelson Bragg
Congas, guero, castanets, shakers & ‘Gentleman’s caugh’
Eric Matthews
Flugelhorn & backing vocals
Limerance
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, Mellotrons, Moog & vocal chant
Keith Farrell
Bass, backing vocals & Moog
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Neil Hannon
Piano, organ, synth, Intercontinental & backing vocals
Michael Penn
Electric guitar solo
Nelson O’Bragg
Shakers, tambourine, cymbal swell & shovel
Aidan O’Grady
Cymbal swell
Daragh & Paul Bohan
Vocal chant
‘Handclaps’ by
Boyle, Bragg, O’Grady & Walsh (Percussionists at law)
Your Friend
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, Mellotrons, electric & acoustic guitars
Keith Farrell
Bass, backing vocals, bass piano & electric guitar solo
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Neil Hannon
Piano, intercontinental & organ
Nelson Bragg
Sleighbells, tambourine & backing vocals
The Canon And The Bell
Thomas Walsh
Drums, vocals, acoustic guitar, vibes, Mellotron & Novatron strings
Keith Farrell
Bass & electric guitars
Neil Hannon
Vocoder & Korg synth
Nelson Bragg
Sleighbells & (Um)Bongo rub
Stephen Farrell
Electric guitar & slide guitar
At The Sea
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, rhythm electric guitar, Moog & mellotron sample
Keith Farrell
Bass, backing vocals, electric guitars, Moog & sample programming
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Andy Partridge
Swanee whistles, Kazoo’s, Mellotron brass & acoustic guitar solo
Neil Hannon
Piano, organ, Moog & sequencer
Eric Matthews
Flugelhorn
Nelson Bragg
Tambourine, shakers & congas
‘Handclaps’ by
Boyle, Bragg, O’Grady & Walsh (Percussionists at law)
Landsdowne Valley
Thomas Walsh
Vocals, backing vocals, Mellotrons, Chamberlins, electric & acoustic guitars
Keith Farrell
Bass, backing vocals & electric guitar pick
Johnny Boyle
Drums
Neil Hannon
Piano & Korg synth
Daragh Bohan
Mellotron
Paul Bohan
Backing vocals
Nelson Bragg
Tambourine & shaker
Rike Soeller
Cello
Strings
Eric Gorfain
Violin
Daphne Chen
Violin
Leah Katz
Viola
Richard Dodd
Cello
All songs written
by
Thomas Walsh (TAD Publishing, Ireland)
except ‘My Genius’ & ‘At The Sea’ co-written by
Thomas Walsh (TAD) / Andy Partridge (APE Publishing)
Cover artwork and booklet
by
Brian Hickey
at
Emagine Media Ltd.
based on an idea by
Thomas Walsh, Daragh Bohan and
Photography by
A plethora of beautiful family & friends
Band photo by
‘The Band’, led by Johnny Boyle & assisted by Freddy and Aidan
Management, label boss, entrepeneur, svengali & friend
Daragh Bohan
“Thank you’s
I’d like to dedicate this record to my father John Walsh Snr. and to my entire family. xx I’d also like to thank Joyce who lives through my records just as much, if not more than I do.. Thank You. xxx

This quaint little shellac could never have been made without a host of beautiful people who defy the widely held belief that our world is nasty and without love. They are… Keith Farrell, Johnny Boyle, Aidan O’Grady, Daragh Bohan, Brian Hickey, Dave Gregory, Andy Partridge, Jason Falkner, Eric Matthews, Michael Penn, Nelson Bragg, Eric Gorfain, Daphne Chen, Leah Katz, Richard ‘The doddmeister’ Dodd, Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Robin Danar, Nic Harcourt, Paul Bohan, Music Maker – Dublin, Frank Kearns, Dave Couse, Matthew Devereux, Stuart Clarck and all at ‘Hot Press’ and the ‘very special thank you’ award for this album goes to the legend that is Neil ‘Niles’ Hannon!!
Fiona Joyce, Conor Sheahan, Cormac Whelam, Glenn Kennedy, Alan Farrell and everybody at 1969 Records, Mark and Charmaine Ward, Sean Wallace, Dan Corry and Liz Clonan. The Toxic Twins, Stevo Berube, Bernie Gillepsie, Seamus Carroll at RMG, Colin Hare & family, Micky Kelleher, Paul Putner, Kevin Eldon, Peter Fitzpatrick, Russell Hayward, Brian Molloy & Ria Matthews, Arthur Mathews, Graham Linehan, George Byrne, Tosh, Joey, Vinny and Ken of ‘Saville’, Elton Mullally, Q, Duke Special and crew, Dave Fanning, Ryan Tubridy and Pat Kenny, Moff & The Blizzards, Ian Smith, John Kilbey, Phantom 105.2 FM & 2FM, Lee Blaylock at New Line Cinema, Harris, Rez Diva, Mike Bartlet, Mark Frumento and all our wonderful cast and crew of fans… I do this for you, I hope I haven’t let you down…?

Love…Thomas & the lads. xxx”
℗ & ©
2008 1969 Records Limited