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Iron Fist in Velvet Glove – the story of Microdisney
produced by Paul McDermott

Much loved Cork band Microdisney recently reformed for a one off show and potentially more. Timing it perfeclty is this documentary  that details how Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan first met in Cork in 1980 and formed the band. The duo moved to London in 1983 and released four critically acclaimed albums for Rough Trade and Virgin records before disbanding in 1988. Microdisney’s 1985 album The Clock Comes Down the Stairs topped the UK Indie Charts upon its release and regularly features at the top of “the best Irish album of all time” lists…

Doc is on the link below.

https://soundcloud.com/ucc98-3fm/iron-fist-in-velvet-glove-the-story-of-microdisney


Contributors include:

Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan (Microdisney’s co-founders)
Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens)
Geoff Travis (co-founder Rough Trade Records)
Ronnie Gurr (A&R Virgin Records)
Jamie Lane (producer of The Clock Comes Down The Stairs)
Andrew Mueller (journalist and writer)
Elvera Butler (Downtown Kampus and Reekus Records)
Gareth Ryan (Kabuki Records and Rough Trade Distribution) and
Richard Boon (Production Manager, Rough Trade Records)
and others

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