Toasted Heretic

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Toasted Heretic
OriginGalway, Ireland
Years active1985–present
LabelsBananafish Records
Liquid Records
MembersDeclan Collins (lead guitar)
Neil Farrell (drums)
Julian Gough (vocals)
Aengus McMahon (bass guitar to 1992, then rhythm guitar)
Barry Wallace (bass guitar from 1992)
Past membersBreffni O'Rourke (rhythm guitar 1985-1992, 2005)

Toasted Heretic was 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]


Compilation album
  • "Galway And Los Angeles" (1991)
  • "Another Day, Another Riot" (1992)
  • "LSD (Isn’t What It Used To Be)" (2005)


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

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