SINGLES

These are the singles known to date

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Johnny's Wedding / Flower Among Them All (Irish 1972 with picture sleeve. Oats MOO 1)

Green Gravel / Fairy King (Irish 1972 with picture sleeve. Oats MOO 2)

The High Reel / Furniture (UK 1973 - no picture sleeve. Oats OAT 1)

The High Reel / Furniture (German 1973 with picture sleeve. Atlantic ATL 10 337)

The High Reel / Furniture (US 1972 - no picture sleeve. Atco 45-6935)

Dearg Doom / The High Reel (Irish 1973 with picture sleeve. Oats MOO 4)

Dearg Doom / The Shamrock Shore (UK. (distr.RCA) 1973 - no picture sleeve. Oats OAT 2)

NOTE Dearg Doom was Number 1 hit in Germany

More Than You Can Chew / Faster Than The Hound (UK (distr.RCA) 1974 - no picture sleeve. Oats OAT 3)

Nighttown Boy / We Bring The Summer With Us (UK 1974 demo - no picture sleeve. RCA Victor RCA 2452)

King Of The Fairies / Phil The Fluter's Rag (Irish 1974 with picture sleeve. Oats MOO 6)

King Of The Fairies / Sunburst (UK Jan 1975 general release and demo - no picture sleeve. RCA Victor RCA 2505)

(If That's What You Want) That's What You Get - Parts 1& 2 (Apr 1975 - 7" Single - RCA 2564)

Daybreak / Oisin's Tune (Irish 1976 with picture sleeve - Horslips Records label)

Trouble With A Capital 'T' (edit) / Trouble With A Capital 'T' (US 1976 DJM Records DJUS 1032 - possibly promo only)

Warm Sweet Breath Of Love / King Of Morning, Queen Of Day (UK Mar 1977 with limited promo picture sleeve. DJM DJS 10754)

Warm Sweet Breath Of Love / Warm Sweet Breath Of Love (US 1976 mono/stereo promo - no picture sleeve. DJM DJUS 1026)

The Power And The Glory / Sir Festus Burke (German 1977 with picture sleeve. DJM 2043 013)

The Power And The Glory / Sir Festus Burke (UK 1977 green vinyl - Shamrock shaped - special green Horslips bag with printed autographs - no picture sleeve. DJM DJS 10792)

Sure The Boy Was Green / Exiles (US 1977 green vinyl promo - no picture sleeve. DJM DJUS 1036)

Sure The Boy Was Green / Exiles (as above, but regular commercial release)

Tour-A-Loor-A-Loor-A-Loor-A... EP with four tracks: Sure The Boy Was Green / Red River Rock (live) / Trouble (With A Capital T) / Bridge From Heart To Heart (Irish 1978 EP with picture sleeve. Horslips Records MOO 16)

Speed The Plough / Bridge From Heart To Heart / Red River Rock (live) (UK 1978 - special green Horslips with printed autographs - no picture sleeve. DJM DJS 10859)

The Man Who Built America / Long Weekend (UK 1979 yellow vinyl with picture sleeve. DJM DJS 10888)

Loneliness / Homesick (UK 1979 special green shamrock shaped. DJM DJT 15001)

Loneliness / Loneliness (US 1979 promo special green shamrock shaped. DJM DJMS 1105)

Loneliness / Homesick (US 1979 - no picture sleeve. DJM DJMS-1105)

Guests Of The Nation / When Night Comes (Irish 1980 with picture sleeve. Horslips Records MOO 18.)

Shakin' All Over (live) / Sword of Light (live) (Irish 1980 with picture sleeve. Horslips Records MOO 21.)

There was also a 12" US promo released, called Horslips Presents Horslips. One side consists of Warm Sweet Breath Of Love and Sure The Boy Was Green. But the other side is a hilarious 13 minute long presentation of The Man Who Built America" LP. Here the band themselves use typical Monty Python-esque humour to present Ireland, their music and their (then) new album. It has to be heard to be believed. One member suggests Pointer Sisters as a typical example of Irish artists, but is promptly being told by another member that: "Pointer Sisters? They're not even green!". And all this is being mixed with edits from the album and traditional, acoustic versions of tunes they used as basis for songs on the album. It finishes with a final question to the listeners: "Do you know what "pogue mahone" means?" This about six years before Shane McGowan told everyone what it meant, and made a living out of it, as well. (for those that don't know what it means - it's Gaelic for "kiss my ass".

RELEASED AS LIPSTICK

Come Back Beatles / The Fab Four-Four (Irish 1975 Polydor Records UK Polydor 2058 725) - This was actually released on the 21 April 1976 to tie in with the re-release by EMI of all The Beatles singles. It was not released in Ireland !

RELEASED AS CREATURES

Turn out the Light/ It must be Love (CBS 202048 -1966 - 7" Single)

String Along/ Night is Warm (CBS 202350 - 1966 - 7" Single)

Looking at Tomorrow/ Someone Needs You (CBS 2666 1967 - 7" Single)

AND A FEW BY HOST:

Walk On love / The Long Walk (Changeling 1983 CRS 8301with art sleeve)

Walk On love / Strange Disease (UK 1983 with art sleeve. Aura AUS 144)

It is unlikely that this list is complete. "Exiles" was heard on European Pop Jury, representing Ireland, prior to the release of Aliens, so it is possible that it could have been out as a single.

ZEN ALLIGATORS

Who Can That Someone Be? / The Berlin Wall (Label - Spider Records Cat No: - WEB 045 - Released - 1981). The Line up was Johnny Fean - Guitar / Vocals, Eamon Carr - Drums, Philip Fay - Guitar / Vocals and Gary Eglington - Bass / Vocals


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