The Cranberries on the 25th Anniversary of No Need to Argue

Season 3 | Episode 28
1h 1m | Sep 9, 2020

This Must Be the Gig is joined by Fergal Lawler and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries.

The group formed in 1989 in Limerick, Ireland, along with Noel's brother Mike on bass and later joined by vocalist Dolores O'Riordan. Over the course of eight albums and 20 years, the group wrote some of the biggest, most memorable sing-along anthems of the '90s, from "Linger" to "Dreams" to "Zombie" to "Salvation", becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Tragically, the group's most recent record, 2019's In the End, turned out to be their last, as Dolores sadly passed away prior to its completion. But now, Fergal and the Hogan brothers are honoring their late friend and continuing the strength of their legacy with a 25th anniversary reissue of The Cranberries' second album, No Need to Argue. In addition to the original album, the package will include B-sides, demos, live recordings, a slew of unreleased photos, an essay from the band's archivist, and more..

Lior spoke with Fergal and Noel about looking back at No Need to Argue at 25 years, the beloved song "Yesterday's Gone" making the cut after only previously appearing on MTV Unplugged, seeing Irish heroes U2 as teens, the power of a good cover, and so much more.

Head here for more info on The Cranberries.

Head here to pre-order the reissue of No Need to Argue.

Head here for more information on this week's featured organization, Milwaukee's African American Roundtable.

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