Toasted Heretic

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Toasted Heretic
OriginGalway, Ireland
GenresAlternative Rock Alternative Pop Punk Rock
Years active1985–present
LabelsBananafish Records
Liquid Records
MembersDeclan Collins
Neil Farrell
Julian Gough
Aengus McMahon
Barry Wallace
Past membersBreffni O'Rourke

Toasted Heretic were an Irish rock group who attracted a cult following in the late 1980s and 1990s. They were founded in Galway, where singer and lyricist Julian Gough was studying English and philosophy.[1] They are best remembered for their independent singles "You Make Girls Unhappy" and "LSD (Isn’t What It Used to Be)".

They made the top ten of the Irish Singles Chart in 1992 with "Galway and Los Angeles", written by Julian Gough about a chance meeting with Sinéad O'Connor in the entrance to Raidió Teilifís Éireann's Dublin studios.[2][3]



  • Songs for Swinging Celibates (1988)
  • Charm and Arrogance (1989)
  • Another Day, Another Riot (1992)
  • Mindless Optimism (1994)

Compilation album[edit]

  • Now in New Nostalgia Flavour (2005)

Extended plays[edit]

  • The Smug EP (1990)



Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Breffni O'Rourke (rhythm guitar 1985-1992, 2005)


  1. ^ Gough, Julian (2 October 2005), "The bedsit of horrors - Time and place", The Sunday Times (Irish edition) – via NewsBank
  2. ^ Murphy, Peter (4 June 2009). "Choose your top 20 indie moments!". Hot Press. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Julian Gough on the Late Late Show part 1". Retrieved 18 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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