Cranberries "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" CD (1993)
Details: The Cranberries debut released on Island Records (US) in 1993. Great condition used item.
Description: “Linger” was the first song that The Cranberries (then still called The Cranberry Saw Us) wrote together in 1989 when O’Riordan answered a classified post by brothers Noel and Mike Hogan and friend Feargal Lawler. It was among the songs that The Cranberries played to what veteran Irish music critic Colm O’Callaghan called “general audience indifference” during their years spent gigging in college bars around Ireland and the song that eventually helped spark a bidding war that would see the band wind up on Island Records. Most importantly, it was also the song that helped O’Riordan access her greatest muse: her own conflicted feelings.
In an interview with The Guardian in 2017, O’Riordan revealed that The Cranberries’ first hit was inspired by her experience of getting charmed, and subsequently spurned, by a teenage crush.
“Everyone saw me being dumped, publicly, at the disco,” O’Riordan told interviewer Dave Sampson. “Everything’s so dramatic when you’re 17, so I poured it into the song.”
By the time the group entered the studio to record the rest of its debut album, that romantic confessionalism had become The Cranberries’ early creative blueprint. Listening to the album today, you’ll be amazed at how small it is — not in talent (the Hogans and Lawler eventually caught up to O’Riordan’s level) or in sound (the record’s atmospheric dream-pop brooding comes courtesy of veteran Smiths collaborator Stephen Street), but in the single-minded focus on interior life and interpersonal tangles found in O’Riordan’s lyrics."--Consequence of Sound
Grade: NM (CD/Cover)
CD TRACK LISTING:
1. I Still Do
5. Waltzing Back
6. Not Sorry
9. Still Can't...
10. I Will Always
12. Put Me Down