“Redcoat” is a hard rock reworking of a bluesy song written and recorded by Paul J Bolger in the mid-1990’s on “The Moss House” album under the name BOLGER. It was a fun return to old territory as Steve Roche also played bass on the original. The song has been a favourite of the Forge Hounds team for a long time. So much so in fact the band decided to give it their own unique treatment.
This new arrangement expands on the original with Mick Wall’s lead guitar taking over from the harmonica driven riffs of Mick Kinsella from the original. With Andy Kavanagh adding a stomping beat the new Redcoat also received a fresh middle eight with the slightly funky spoken word breakdown. All this leads to a big climax with the heroes of the song putting down their oppressors by whatever means they can.
It was recorded and engineered by Brendan Carthy at Orchard Studios, Enniscorthy and mixed and mastered by Frankie McClay at Einstein Studios, Antrim. The supporting video was shot at Electric Avenue in Waterford by Colin Shanahan of Digicol Photography and Media Productions. The video was directed by our very own Paul J Bolger, with the animation being created by PillarStone Productions.