Header

IRISH COFFEE

Heavy Prog • Belgium


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Irish Coffee picture
Irish Coffee biography
IRISH COFFEE officially started in 1970, originating from another band called "The VOODOO". In the beginning they played only covers from British & American bands, such as DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, The WHO, The KINKS etc... This band from Belgium, is killer hardrock with seering leads and really strong vocals, well composed songs.

They wrote and recorded a single album of their own music. IRISH COFFEE did a lot of live-gigs those days and were a support-act for bands like: FOCUS, Dr. FEELGOOD, YES, and many others. Unfortunately the band band splitted-up in 1975. But now the vocalist, guitarist and drummer have re-banded with a new organist and bassist and are touring in 2002-2003 playing their old stuff.

SINGLES:
1- Masterpiece / The Show (Triangle, 1971)
2- Carry On / Child (Triangle, 1971)
3- Down Down Down (Triangle, 1972)
4- Witchy Lady / I'm Hers (Barclay, 1973)

Irish Coffee official website

IRISH COFFEE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

IRISH COFFEE forum topics / tours, shows & news


IRISH COFFEE forum topics
No topics found for : "irish coffee"
Create a topic now
IRISH COFFEE tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "irish coffee"
Post an entries now

IRISH COFFEE Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to IRISH COFFEE

Buy IRISH COFFEE Music


Our life is musicOur life is music
Import
Audio CD$11.80 (used)
irish coffee LPirish coffee LP
AKARMA
Vinyl$35.00 (used)
live rockpalast 2005 LPlive rockpalast 2005 LP
SECOND BATTLE
Vinyl$59.00 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Irish Coffee - Show RARE FREAKBEAT PSYCH PROG 7" SPAIN 45 PS 1971 US $70.00 Buy It Now 23h 8m
IRISH COFFEE-IRISH COFFEE-71 BELGIAN HARD PSYCH ROCK-NEW LP US $49.99 Buy It Now 1 day
"7"-Irish Coffee-The Show/Masterpiece 70's belgian hard rock psych US $45.00 [0 bids]
1 day
IRISH COFFEE- Live Rockpalast 2005 US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Irish Coffee - Irish Coffee (CD, Dec-2002, Akarma) MINT, RARE US $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
THE BARDS: Irish Coffee-NM+ LP IRISH IMPORT AUTOGRAPHED BY ALL MEMBERS US $18.85 Buy It Now 5 days
IRISH COFFEE LP/1971 Belgium/Top Belgian Hard Rock/Heavy Progressive/Deep Purple US $35.99 Buy It Now 7 days
IRISH COFFEE- S/T (VINYL) LP (NEW) US $29.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Irish Coffee - Irish Coffee New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $35.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Irish Coffee - Finlayson,Cady New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $25.34 Buy It Now 10 days
Finlayson,Cady - Irish Coffee [CD New] US $17.98 Buy It Now 10 days
IRISH COFFEE-IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND-ORIGINAL GERMAN 45rpm 7" 1972-PROGRESSIVE US $20.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Irish Coffee - Irish Coffee Vinyl Record LP US $32.98 Buy It Now 19 days
IRISH COFFEE LP 1971 GUERSSEN Belgium LP Psych Hard Rock Heavy Progressive RE US $29.99 Buy It Now 19 days
IRISH COFFEE: Irish Coffee LP (Italy, 180g re, shrink) Rock & Pop US $35.00 Buy It Now 20 days
Irish Coffee [Vinyl New] US $30.98 Buy It Now 21 days
ROB GORDON AND HIS BAND irish coffee LP 10 track (stfid2163) stamp on back of sl US $8.43 Buy It Now 21 days
IRISH COFFEE NEW VINYL US $40.50 Buy It Now 21 days
CADY FINLAYSON - IRISH COFFEE NEW CD US $25.37 Buy It Now 22 days
"7"-Irish Coffee-The Show/Masterpiece 70's belgian hard rock psych US $45.00 Buy It Now 23 days
IRISH COFFEE: Live Rockpalast 2005 (rare rock & pop vinyl LP) US $60.00 Buy It Now 24 days
IRISH COFFEE - S/T 71 BELGIUM GUITAR ORGAN HARD ROCK SEALED CD+7 SINGLES TRACKS US $23.95 Buy It Now 24 days
Irish coffee- s/t + 7 bonus tracks US $21.99 Buy It Now 29 days

More places to buy IRISH COFFEE music online Buy IRISH COFFEE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for IRISH COFFEE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

IRISH COFFEE shows & tickets


IRISH COFFEE has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

IRISH COFFEE discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

IRISH COFFEE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.35 | 26 ratings
Irish Coffee
1972

IRISH COFFEE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

IRISH COFFEE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

IRISH COFFEE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

IRISH COFFEE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

IRISH COFFEE Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Irish Coffee by IRISH COFFEE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.35 | 26 ratings

BUY
Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee Heavy Prog

Review by Dr. Judkins

3 stars For my money this is a very good piece of early heavy prog. It's in line with the style of Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, and many of those, with a distinct early-UFO twinge to it in many of the tracks. A track such as Can't Take It is very heavy, and a number that any hard rock fan wouldn't hesitate to raise their fist and twirl their hair to. The majority of the record, however, is in a more melancholic tone, often slow but rarely mellow, driven by the excellent Hammond organ sounds of Paul Lambert, whose death shortly after the release of this album was apparently a major reason for the band's dissolution, likely causing their modern obscurity. Lambert plays in that excellent style that some like Jon Lord and Vincent Crane are known for, simultaneously carrying and filling out the rhythm of the track, whilst also inserting frequent heavy riffs and virtuosic licks to add the "flow" that often takes a group like this over the top from being just another heavy rock band to being something very enjoyable to listen to in its own right.

The crunchy, distorted guitar and passionate vocals keep the sound very heavy despite slow tempos and emphasis on song-writing. Competent musicianship all around, although at times the lead guitar can sound a little cold and repetitive, but still imaginative and pleasurable most of the time.

A very nice heavy prog album. In terms of the progressive side there's not a whole lot of unexplored territory being charted here, but the execution is strong and makes up for that. Recommended.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Irish Coffee by IRISH COFFEE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.35 | 26 ratings

BUY
Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee Heavy Prog

Review by ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer

3 stars I mentioned already in my review of the first "Machiavel" album, that Belgium was a desert in terms of rock bands. "Irish Coffee" might well be an oasis in the midst of this. Like other few legendary ones : Kleptomania, The Pebbles, Lager Blues Machine, Jenghiz Khan, Wallace Collection...almost only known in Belgium only (except Wallace of course who had a HUGE hit in 1969 (it was number in TWENTY countries and will pave the way for ELO).

Irish Coffee disbanded after the death of their very good keyboard player, Paul Lambert.

This album features, indeed great organ throughout all the numbers (but the intro for "Can't Take" is one of the finest moments available).Really close to Jon Lord's ones. The link with Purple is also valid with the vocals. Similarities with Hughes during "Cant Take" and "The Beginning Of The End". It features a Boléro-like intro (one of my fave number on this album), really close to prog.

It is true that "Irish Coffee" sounds almost like a hard-rock band but not only. The closing number, for instance, is more "Mark I" oriented. Somewhat psychedelic.

This is a good album. A rarity to discover if hard-rock is your taste (or heavy-prog as it is now accordingly categorized on PA). Three stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Irish Coffee by IRISH COFFEE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.35 | 26 ratings

BUY
Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee Heavy Prog

Review by debrewguy
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars Frankly, this is really nothing special. Your typical very early 70s organ driven hard rock. In some places, it reminds me of the Rod Evans Deep Purple, except you don't have virtuosos like Blackmore & Lord bringing the band to the top level. If you're looking for something like that era of Purple, you are better off getting Captain Beyond's first album. Now, it's not to state that this is horrible album. But it is typical of groups that barely made a living as opening act on those hard rock tours. Competent playing, some derivativeness, some showcasing your band's musical star (guitar/singer/keyboardist) , but nothing that you won't forget right after you've listened to the next thing. So unless that era's hard music is a compulsion, best save your money on this one.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Irish Coffee by IRISH COFFEE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.35 | 26 ratings

BUY
Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee Heavy Prog

Review by bristolstc

5 stars Recently on a buying trip to Brooklyn I scored a bunch of great records, both originals and reissues. The reissue of this album on Akarma knocked me cold, and continues to every time I play it. Belgium had an underrated and fantastic music scene in the early 70s, but Irish Coffee are the most impressive group I've heard from there, no question. What makes this album a masterpiece is the hard driving guitar work juxtaposed with quality songwriting and a bit of the Czar/ Stonehouse/Asgard UK vibe to the tracks. Czar and Deep Purple come to mind often, as does surprisingly a bit of early Spooky Tooth, yet Irish Coffee managed to create their own sound. The soaring, swirly guitars and inventive rhythm changes form the basis of the instrumental sound, while a strong and emotional voice and fine harmonies are the vocal element. It all works flawlessly for the entire album with each song building up to a frenzied crescendo or a lost world weary refrain. Lyrically, this is a really dark and tortured album with very disturbed themes about nuclear war, mental devastation, unremitting fear, and the like. The music, though, is surprisingly uplifting at times and makes you cheer for them to make it big not just in Belgium, but also internationally. Sadly, this was not to be. Irish Coffee couldn't even find a record contract and so put this out themselves. It is often the case with private pressings to have execrable sound quality, this one has BRILLIANT sound quality! You can hear everything clearly and each member of the group shines on every track. I haven't heard musicianship and songs this good for awhile! If you like UK hard rock/progressive rock you will love this, and if you like late period psychedelic rock with Eastern flourishes you'll love this, and it it that mixture of unique influences that makes for such an impressive album. The singer is fantastic, going over the top only when he needs to and not straining to sound like Gillan or Plant although he occaisonally recalls both. Irish Coffee deserved to be a worldwide sucess, at least the reissue gives us a chance to hear another great band lost in the shuffle. I would add that a musical rennaisance was going on in the early 70s in England and it spread throughout Europe. Irish Coffee were part of that rennaisance as were a lot of overlooked bands from Europe. They, however, sound both exotic in a UK way and exotic in a Euro way. I could not ask for more from an album. There is not one song on here that isn't brilliant. A full fledged masterpiece.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Irish Coffee by IRISH COFFEE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.35 | 26 ratings

BUY
Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee Heavy Prog

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

4 stars I'm not sure this belongs here but this is one of the better hard-rock coming out of Belgium, but also of continental Europe. This resembles all sorts of band especially in the Energy Dept: Purple , Rooster , Heep , Birth Control etc.... One must hear how The Party rocks to believe . The sad story of how such a precious album got wasted in the dustbin of time.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Irish Coffee by IRISH COFFEE album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.35 | 26 ratings

BUY
Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee Heavy Prog

Review by renedebot

3 stars One of the real classics from the European progressive hard-rock.A little bit overrated but always nice to hear.Good use of organ and a fantastic Hendrix inspired lead-guitarist Jean-Pierre Souffriaux.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.69 seconds