Cactus World News
Cactus World News
The band released their debut album, Urban Beaches in 1986 and gained impact hits with its three singles: "Years Later", "Worlds Apart" and a re-recording of "The Bridge". The respected music reference site "AllMusic.com" gave Urban Beaches 4.5 out of 5 All three singles reached the UK Singles Chart. After their second album, No Shelter, was shelved in 1989, the band were released from their recording contract and underwent several personnel changes. MacAindris and Sheehy both quit in 1989. McEvoy and Kearns continued for a few more years, with various other band members coming and going, including Chris McGoldrick (bass), John Doyle (bass) and JJ Collier (drums). After leaving Cactus World News, Sheehy went on to record and tour with Ronnie Wood, Bo Diddley, Robert Palmer, Michelle Shocked, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Carl Carlton, Hinterland, Dave-Id Busarus and Hothouse Flowers (appearing on both Born and Live).
Sheehy currently plays with the Canadian songwriter Jeff Martin. Kearns (using the name Francis Xavier) released a solo album, Walking The Waves (2005), which featured both Sheehy and McEvoy. It was announced in June 2011 that Cactus World News are to reform after 20 years (with the exception of Eoin McEvoy who has other commitments) in order to support Simple Minds in Kerry, Ireland on 30 July 2011. February 2015 saw the band announce a Pledge page campaign to release Found, a collection of very rare and previously unreleased tracks. Albums Urban Beaches (MCG 6005, 1986; re-released with extra tracks 2001) - UK No. 56 Live - Spin Magazine Concert Series (MCA L33-17202, US 1986) No Shelter (1989, MCA; unreleased until 2004) Singles "The Bridge" (1985, Mother) "Years Later" (MCA, 1986) - UK No. 59 "Worlds Apart" (MCA, 1986) - UK No.
58 "The Bridge" (MCA, 1986) - UK No. 74 "Rebound" (MCA, 1989) "Town Like This" (MCA, 1989) "Don't Let Me Down" (Rainbow, 1990) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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