Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Can Buy The Thrills!

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, June 2003

IRISH BOYS HAVE always gone off to the promised land in search of girls and gold, but Dublin's Thrills did more than that. They spent a summer in San Diego, then wrote a whole album of songs about the magic of California. The record – out at the end of this month and produced by Beck/Supergrass boardmeister Tony Hoffer – is called So Much For The City and it's a delight. Think Teenage Fanclub's Grand Prix re-scripted by Paddy McAloon and rearranged by the High Llamas' Sean O'Hagan. Guitarist DANIEL RYAN spoke last month to BARNEY HOSKYNS.

Total word count of piece: 1442

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: