With thanks to Eoghan O’Sullivan of We Play Here and www.thepointofeverything.com/
One of the features in issue one of We Play Here was a piece looking back at the ‘glory days’ of Cork music, when Henry’s was the best club in the country, when the Frank & Walters and Sultans of Ping could do no wrong and when it seems like a world renowned band was playing the city every week. In the end we talked to Jim Morrish, Jim Comet, Stevie Grainger and Joe Kelly. One of the people who we were constantly told to get onto was Shane Fitzsimons, who had put on gigs around Cork throughout the 90s, from Pavement to Mercury Rev. Word, page and time restraints meant the interview didn’t make it into WPH 1, so we’ve decided to stick it up in its entirety here. It was done over email on November 11, 2013.