The Saw Doctors will release a limited edition vinyl record of their classic debut album ‘If This Is Rock and Roll,I Want My Old Job Back’ on May 21 to mark the 30th anniversary of the album’s release in May 1991.
‘If This is Rock and Roll…’ went straight to Number 1 in the Irish album charts on it’s release, going on to sell over a half a million copies world wide, on the back of a massive number one hit single ‘I Useta Lover’ which stayed at the top of the Irish charts for nine weeks in 1991.
The limited edition vinyl record will feature all fifteen tracks from The Saw Doctors debut album including Top 5 Irish singles ‘N17’, ‘Red Cortina’ and ‘That’s What She Said Last Night’ and gig favourites ‘Why Do I Always Want You?’, ‘Presentation Boarder‘, ‘£25‘, and ‘I Hope You Meet Again’.
The cover of the limited edition vinyl record of ‘If This Is Rock and Roll,I Want My Old Job Back’ is Frank Miller’s iconic photo of the fathers of the band members of The Saw Doctors, posing as rock stars live on stage in the Warwick Hotel Ballroom in Galway. From Left: Paddy Doherty, Brendan Burke RIP, Fintan Donnelly, Tom Carton RIP, Jimmy Moran RIP.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of ‘If This Is Rock and Roll,I Want My Old Job Back’, The Saw Doctors have produced a 16 page souvenir booklet to accompany the limited edition vinyl. The booklet will include stories and memories from band members, Pearse Doherty, John Burke, John Donnelly, Davy Carton and Leo Moran of the writing and recording of the debut album in Loco Studios in Wales and archive photos by Frank Miller from the debut album photo shoot in Galway in March 1991.
The time has come for my brand new album ‘Surrounded By Time’ to be yours! I’m so excited for you to hear these songs, so listen with open ears from start to finish and enjoy this storybook ride through time with me. I hope you love it as much as I do!