This is one for historians trying to imagine life in Ireland before the economy went on its vertical curve. Yep, it wasn’t pretty as the only option for college graduates was to emigrate to the distant lights of London, Boston and Sydney. Back in 1993 three of us headed to Essex in search of employment, we found it, but our bargain basement existence still sends shivers down my spine. Tiberius Minnows came from windswept Tyrone and foraged with an unexpected jangly repertoire. ‘Time Flies’ is delightfully innocent, especially mournful yet it has a wonderfully uplifting momentum. Those who remember the depression will shed a tear, for everyone else perhaps it’s time to reflect on how lucky we are to be living in such a time of plenty. KD
Tiberius Minnows – Time Flies
More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album: The Sound Of Lemington Spa
Where can I get a copy of the single?
Supposedly there’s one in the casket that contains the Lost Ark. If you can’t locate that get in touch with the Minnows at http://theminnows.com/