Even Ireland gets in on the act…
The Blades, The Undertones, The Virgin Prunes,
Berlin, DC 9, Stiff Little Fingers, The Atrix, The
Facets, Frankie Corpse & The Undertakers, The Boy
Scouts, The Vipers, The Sussed, Victim, The
Outcasts, U2 (then called The Hype), The Radiators
From Space, Rudi, The Boomtown Rats, Rocky
De Valera & The Gravediggers, Frankie Corpse &
The Undertakers, The Radiators From Space
Liberation, excitement, creative energy
“Here was music that gave you licence
to do it yourself. Punk allowed you to
steal or borrow a guitar and anyone
could form a band. You didn't need to
be as intelligent as Bowie or have a
third level degree. It was liberating.
You could just do it.”
Gavin Friday, Virgin Prunes
But a word caution: does your app solve
real problems? Deliver real value?
The backlash has started…
1979: A tale of two bands
“Until the U2 phenomenon broke
the Blades were considered to
be the Irish band most likely to
go global. This Dublin trio
acquired a massive hometown
reputation in the early 80s with
their dynamic blend of punk, pop
and soul but somehow failed to
make the vital commercial
The “better one” didn’t make it….
From hobby to serious business – a
The Blades, The
Stiff Little Fingers.
The Atrix, The
Corpse & The
U2 | Anatomy of success
Attitude, product, competitiveness, ambition, work-ethic,
record company, team & personalities, Paul
McGuinness, money, talent, luck, evolution, marketing,
value, music, drive, doing it for the punters,
togetherness, in for the long haul, time, longevity, brass necks,
commercial-savvy, ego, lack of ego, local to
global, vision, brand, community, timing...
Lessons for Web app start-ups?
Team: balanced, ego-full and ego-less
Product: real value for real people
Punters: its about them, not you
Local, then global?
Time to get serious.
2009 – Ireland is dan le merde, again.
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