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Blackthorn

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This band was assembled by former Balance / Alice Cooper / Meats Loaf guitarist Bob Kulick, using a line-up of former Quiet Riot members Chuck Wright (bass, ex-House Of Lords), Frankie Banali (drums, ex-W.A.S.P. ) and Jimmy Waldo (keyboards, ex-Alcatrazz), alongside previous Rainbow / MSG /Alcatrazz vocalist Graham Bonnet. This experienced team undoubtedly fascinated the supergroup label, but they had been keen to try out straight down their collective previous to permit the band to become judged alone merits, rather than be looked at as only a short-term task. The Kulick-produced Afterlife noticed the band disregard developments and play within a traditional hard rock design, with Kulick’s effective electric guitar lines adding significant weight to large, yet accessible, materials that included a reworking from the Rainbow strike, ‘All Night Longer’ (Bonnet sensed that the initial edition was ‘not really as heavy since it must have been’).

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Height 1.92 m
Awards Goya Award for Best Production Supervision, Goya Award for Best Costume Design, Goya Award for Best Art Direction, Goya Award for Best Cinematography
Music Songs Road To Anglesea, Sons of Molly, Garryowen_Sean South, Lid of Me Granny's Bin, John's Reels, Celtic Symphony, When New York Was Irish, Old Hag You Have Killed Me / Shandon Bells, The Banks of the Sweet Primroses, London Lasses / The Torn Jacket, Come Out Ye Black 'N Tans, Mountain Road / Cooleys / Jacksons, Johnny Sands / Congress Reel, Spailpin Fanach / Hamilton House, Sleep Soond / Galley Watch / Spirit of Whisky, Far from Home / Foxhunter's Reel, Gander in the Pratie Hole / Humours of Ballymore, The Maid Behind the Spinning Wheel / Old Blackthorn, Women of Ireland / The Legacy, Snowy Path / Foxhunter's Jig, Follow Me Up to Carlow/The Hurlers' March, The Ploughman/Turkey in the Straw, New York Girls/John Ryan's Polka, Spanish Lady/Valerie's Quick Step, Joy of My Heart/Ae Fond Kiss, Lad O' Beirnes / Branholm, Obsessive Island / Rolling Waves / Stan Chapman's, The Neat Little Bunch of Rushes, Johnny Leary's Polka / The Maid of Ardagh, Banks of Loughgowna / Roaring Barmaid / Burke's, Homebrew / Homeruler / Kitty's Wedding, Sleep Soond
Albums Codex Archaos, Witch Cult Ternion (Extended Version), Gossamer Witchcraft, It's An Irish Thing, Araneum, Ratty Shoes, The Other Side, Push & Pull, Witch Cult Ternion, Open Skies, Market Town, Irish Pride, Here We Go Again, Singing the Travels, Swift and Sloe, Sweet Forget-Me-Not, Just the Beginning
Nominations Goya Award for Best Film, Goya Award for Best Director, Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay, Goya Award for Best Original Score, Goya Award for Best Editing, Goya Award for Best Sound, Goya Award for Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, Premio Juventud for Favorite Flick - Movies

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