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Tuesday 24 May 2022

Cathal Coughlan RIP

I was very saddened to hear the news yesterday that Cathal Coughlan has left us after a long illness. Microdisney are one of my all-time favourite bands and I was lucky enough to see them live in 1987 when they were promoting the brilliant "Crooked Mile" album and again during their brief reunion in 2018. The Fatima Mansions and his solo work were none too shabby either.

RIP Mr Coughlan. Long about now he's heading home...

"Long About Now" - The Fatima Mansions

"Everybody Is Dead" - Microdisney  

"Past" - Microdisney

"Goodbye Sadness" - Cathal Coughlan


  1. Sad news. I first encountered him on Snub TV, tied to a chair singing Only Losers take The Bus.

  2. I also vividly remember watching that Snub TV video when it aired. I used to record all those shows, so it's probably still lurking on an old VHS tape around here somewhere. Sad news.

  3. A great tribute, Ernie, I'm especially appreciative of the OGWT video, as I hadn't seen this before.