Given that we’ve begun archiving Greystones’ once-thriving nightlife, and we’ve just launched a new Battle Of The Bands, GG thought it was high time we paid tribute to the town’s Greatest Ever Band. Fact!
Way, way back, as the 1980s became the 1990s, The Baskerville Sisters ruled Greystones.
Moving from a too-packed Sunday night in The Woodlands Hotel to sardine-packed nights in The Stables, if you weren’t in that door by 9pm, you very often couldn’t get in.
And that’s because, from the comic intro and that bras section to the poptastic intervals and the Latin American freakout, The Baskerville Sisters are Greystones’ Greatest Ever Band. Fact!
It was all down to the drummer, of course, but there were other people involved. On rhythm guitar, effects and bad attitude was Reno Baskerville (aka Joey Morrison), whilst out front, Wilbur Baskerville (aka Phelim Drew) not only knew how to nail everyone from Johnny Cash to The Clash but he also had the towering stage presence of a certain grey-bearded gentleman formerly of this parish.
Keeping those rockabilly grooves burning with the three Baskerville Sisters – Judd was the dud on the skins – were The Twanger Twins (aka Elvis Lang and Adolf Cullen).
And now, for you fine people, we’ve unearthed an October 1989 gig with The Baskerville Sisters, as they once again raised the roof of The Stables. Guesting is Wilbur’s beloved father, Ronnie Baskerville, and the night in question also happens to be Sunday, October 29th, when Judd Baskerville welcomed his daughter, Lucy Baskerville, into the world.
So, put on your stetson and your high-heel sneakers, crack open a beer, and enjoy. Greystones will never see their like again. Thanks to that court order.