‘It was

From the ‘in­sane’ days of Glas­ton­bury and Ja­pan, to writer’s block and too much booze – drum­mer Rick Mcmur­ray takes through 19 years of Ash

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

NOS­TAL­GIA. It can give tur­bu­lent or tax­ing ex­pe­ri­ences a cer­tain rose-tinted gleam. Add to that a self-con­fessed shaky mem­ory and a con­ver­sa­tion con­ducted on ap­prox­i­mately two hours’ sleep (Rick McMur­ray has just be­come a fa­ther for the first time), and the pot­ted his­tory of one of Ire­land’s most suc­cess­ful rock bands may end up slightly askew. Nonethe­less, ahead of their Indiepen­dence set, the Ash drum­mer di­vulges his per­sonal rec­ol­lec­tions of their 19 years to­gether.

what we’d done. So it felt very dis­jointed.”

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