was a one-off band
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, featuring former New Zealand
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band Split Enz
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frontman Tim Finn
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, Northern Irish
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singer/songwriter Andy White
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and the frontman of the Irish band
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The Hothouse Flowers are an Irish rock group that combines traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel and rock.-Career:The group first formed in 1985 when Liam Ó Maonlaí and Fiachna Ó Braonáin began performing as street musicians, or buskers, on the streets of Dublin,Ireland as "The...
, Liam Ó Maonlaí
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, that recorded and played together in 1995.
The band's name was created out of the letters of their first names. They released two album
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s. The first was the studio album Altitude
, was recorded in Periscope Studios in Melbourne
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. It had thirteen tracks, and it included references and influences to the musical and cultural traditions in which the participants grew up. The second was Bootleg
, a live recording from The Continental in Sydney
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, Australia. Both albums were recorded and released in 1995.
They toured briefly around Europe after the album was released. Finn re-recorded an ALT song as the title track and first song for his 2001 EP, What You've Done
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. The ALT version is the second track of that EP. Finn also included his new take on the song in the Feeding the Gods
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album the same year.
In 2004, Ó Maonlaí joined Finn on stage in Dublin
, during a Finn Brothers
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concert, and they performed one of the ALT songs. The three have worked together on each others' solo projects from time to time.
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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1995.- January–February :*January 18 – Jerry Garcia crashes his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California, USA, but is not injured in the accident....