FACTOID # 19: Cheap sloppy joes: Looking for reduced-price lunches for schoolchildren? Head for Oklahoma!
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > The Cranberries
The Cranberries
Origin Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Years active 1990–2003
Label(s) Interscope, Island
Website www.cranberries.com
Members
Dolores O'Riordan
Noel Hogan
Mike Hogan
Fergal Lawler

The Cranberries are an Irish alternative rock band that rose to mainstream popularity in the 1990s. Since 2003 the members have all pursued solo careers. They have sold an estimated 43 million albums worldwide, not including singles. Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... This article is about the capital of County Limerick in Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Limerick Code: LK Area: 2,686 km² Population (2006) 183,863 (including Limerick City); 131,303 (without Limerick City) Website: www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Dolores Mary Eileen ORiordan (Burton) (born September 6, 1971) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... Noel Hogan (b. ... Mike Hogan may refer to: Mike Hogan, member of Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries Mike Hogan, Irish publisher Category: ... Fergal Patrick Lawler is the drummer and percussionist of the Irish band The Cranberries He was born in Parteen (near Limerick), Ireland on March 4 1971. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Band members

Dolores Mary Eileen ORiordan (Burton) (born September 6, 1971) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Noel Hogan (born Noel Anthony Hogan, 25 December 1971, in Moyross, Limerick, Ireland) is the guitarist and co-songwriter of The Cranberries. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Mike Hogan may refer to: Mike Hogan, member of Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries Mike Hogan, Irish publisher Category: ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Fergal Patrick Lawler is the drummer and percussionist of the Irish band The Cranberries He was born in Parteen (near Limerick), Ireland on March 4 1971. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set - the latter an old-fashioned term) is a collection of drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a sole percussionist (drummer), usually for jazz, rock, or other types of contemporary music. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...

History

Origins and Mainstream Success

Noel and Mike Hogan, two brothers from Limerick formed the band with drummer Fergal Lawler in 1990. The band was originally named The Cranberry Saw Us, a pun on cranberry sauce. The lead singer at that time was a friend of theirs named Niall Quinn, who had an extravagant taste for composing and song names, such as "My Grandma drowned in a fountain in Lourdes", "I was always all ways" and "Throw Me Down A Big Stairs". When he left the band, Dolores O'Riordan, who was a friend of Niall's girlfriend at the time, and relations with powerful banking family the O' Riordans in Cork, auditioned and won the role of lead singer. She quickly demonstrated her lyrical ability when the band handed her a demo of a melody they had been working on. She took the demo home and returned with a full set of lyrics for it the next day, the song (which later became one of the band's biggest hits) was then given the name "Linger". This article is about the capital of County Limerick in Ireland. ... Dolores Mary Eileen ORiordan (Burton) (born September 6, 1971) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... Linger is a song composed by Irish musicians Dolores ORiordan and Noel Hogan of the rock band The Cranberries. ...


Their homemade demo tape did well locally and the band soon recorded a demo tape which they sold in record stores throughout Ireland. After the original run of 300 copies sold out, the group truncated their name to the Cranberries and sent another demo tape, which featured early versions of both "Linger" and "Dreams," to record companies throughout the UK. The tape was made at Xeric studios, which was run by Pearse Gilmore, who would later become their manager. At the time the tape was made, all of the members were still in their late teens.


The demo tape earned the attention of both the UK press and record industry and there soon was a bidding war between major British record labels. Eventually, the group signed with Island Records whose other famous Irish contract is with U2. The Cranberries headed into the studio with Gilmore as their producer to record their first single, "Uncertain." The title proved to be prophetic, as the band did indeed sound ill at ease on the single, leading to poor reviews in the press, in addition to tensions between the group and Gilmore. Before they were scheduled to record their debut in 1992, the Cranberries discovered that Gilmore had signed a secret deal with Island to improve his studios. The tensions within the band became so great they nearly broke up. Instead, the band severed all relations with Gilmore, hired Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records as their new manager, and hired Stephen Street, who had previously worked with The Smiths, as their new producer. Island Records is a record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Geoff Travis is the founder of both Rough Trade Records and the Rough Trade chain of record shops [1] ^ Rough Trade: Rough and ready. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Stephen Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s and Blur in the 1990s. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ...


The Cranberries' debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, was released in the spring of 1993, followed by a single of "Dreams." Neither the album or the single gained much attention, nor did a second single, "Linger", until the band embarked on a tour, catching the attention of MTV, which put their videos into heavy rotation. Although singles wise in the UK, Linger was released first (Feb. 1993 peaking at 74, re-issued Feb. 1994 peaking at 14) and was followed by Dreams (May 1994 peaking at 27). Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Cant We? is an album by The Cranberries. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Linger is a song composed by Irish musicians Dolores ORiordan and Noel Hogan of the rock band The Cranberries. ...

O'Riordan married the band's tour manager, Don Burton, in a much-publicized ceremony in July, 1994. The marriage, as well as the group's videos, emphasized the singer as the focal point of the band. O'Riordan's position in the group continued to rise with the fall release of the group's second album, No Need to Argue. Boasting a slightly harder, more streamlined sound, yet still produced by Stephen Street, the record debuted at number six on the US charts and eventually outsold its predecessor; within a year it went triple platinum, spawning the number one modern rock hit "Zombie" and the number 11 "Ode to My Family." In 1995, they continued with a tour, and they released two more singles "I Can't Be With You" and "Ridiculous Thoughts". To date the album has sold very well. It went diamond in Canada, Switzerland, and went seven times platinum in the United States (seven million copies sold). In early 1995, they also recorded an "MTV Unplugged" performance (in New York), where they played nine songs. The performance was not released as an album, but can be found in some of the band's bootlegs. album cover No Need To Argue by The Cranberries This image is the cover of an album or single. ... album cover No Need To Argue by The Cranberries This image is the cover of an album or single. ... No Need to Argue is an album by The Cranberries released in 1994. ... Don Burton (born 27 January 1962 in Canada) is the husband and manager of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores ORiordan. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... No Need to Argue is an album by The Cranberries released in 1994. ... Stephen Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s and Blur in the 1990s. ... Zombie is a protest song by the Irish band The Cranberries from the 1994 album No Need to Argue. ... Ridiculous Thoughts was the fourth single off The Cranberries second studio album No Need To Argue. ...


Late-90s

During the tour for No Need to Argue, rumors began to circulate that O'Riordan was going to leave the band to pursue a solo career, which the band vehemently denied. No Need to Argue is an album by The Cranberries released in 1994. ...


Nevertheless, the rumors persisted until the band began recording their third album with producer Bruce Fairbairn, who had previously worked with Bon Jovi and Aerosmith. The resulting album, To the Faithful Departed, was a tougher, more rock-oriented album. It did not meet the critical acclaim of its predecessors. Q Magazine even placed the album in their '50 Worst Albums of All Time' in 2006 [1]. Upon its spring 1996 release, the album entered the charts at #2 UK and #4 US, but its first single, "Salvation," failed to become a hit on par with "Zombie," "Linger," or "Ode to My Family." It did, however, spend 4 weeks at the top of the Billboard Modern Rock chart. The album only went double platinum, which was somewhat disappointing in light of its two predecessors' multi-platinum status. The band released "Free To Decide" as the second single from the album, but it only reached #33 in the UK, and did not make the top 40 in the Billboard charts. During the autumn of 1996, the group canceled their Australian and European tour, sparking another round of rumors that O'Riordan was about to launch a solo career. In early 1997 "When You're Gone" was released as a single in the United States, reaching #22 on the Billboard Top 40, thereby becoming one of the most successful singles of the band to date in the US. Bruce Fairbairn press photo Bruce Earl Fairbairn (born in Vancouver, Canada on December 30, 1949, died May 17, 1999) was a music producers who was prominent during the 1980s and 1990s, producing songs for bands such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Loverboy. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... To the Faithful Departed (TTFD) is an album released by The Cranberries in 1996. ... Salvation is the lead single for The Cranberries third studio album To the Faithful Departed. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...

In 1999, the group released Bury the Hatchet. The first single "Promises" was released in February, backed by a video made by French Director Olivier Dahan (who previously worked with them on "Salvation"). Album cover for Bury the Hatchet by The Cranberries designed by Storm Thorgerson. ... Album cover for Bury the Hatchet by The Cranberries designed by Storm Thorgerson. ... Bury the Hatchet was the fourth album by The Cranberries, released in 1999. ... This article is about the year. ... Bury the Hatchet was the fourth album by The Cranberries, released in 1999. ... Look up promise in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Salvation is the lead single for The Cranberries third studio album To the Faithful Departed. ...


The album went on sale in April 1999 and reached #7 in the UK and #13 in the US, where it went gold, far outstripping competition from the likes of Counting Crows and The Chieftains. The album's most successful single was "Promises", which peaked in the UK at #13, and in the United States at #34. The second single was "Animal Instinct", which didn't reach the Top 40 in UK. The third and fourth singles were "Just My Imagination" and "You & Me", respectively. The group started a world tour in April 1999 and it finished in July 2000. It was the biggest and most successful tour of the Cranberries' career. The album has sold over 3,500,000 copies to date (their fourth-best selling album), with impressive sales in countries like France, Italy, Spain and Taiwan. This article is about the year. ... Counting Crows is an American Folk Rock band originating from Berkeley, California. ... The Chieftains are a Grammy-winning Irish musical group founded in 1963, known for performing and popularizing Irish traditional music. ...


The tour brought them back to Ireland for their first date in four years, when they performed at Millstreet in County Cork. As the tour rolled on, the band released "Bury The Hatchet - The Complete Sessions", a double CD featuring B-sides as well as live tracks taken from a live show in Paris. Millstreet (Sráid an Mhuilinn in Irish) is a town in west County Cork, Ireland with a population of approximately 1,500. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Cork Code: C (CK proposed) Area: 7,457 km² Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


2000s

In October 2001, the album Wake Up and Smell the Coffee was released. One of the band's longtime fans, producer Stephen Street, had returned. The album debuted at #46 in the U.S. charts and #61 in the UK (the band's least successful album) but helped them to revive their career in the U.S. The first single was "Analyse", which didn't reach the Top 75 in the UK, becoming one of their least successful singles. In January 2002, they released the second single "Time Is Ticking Out", and some months later another one, "This Is The Day". Neither song reached the UK singles charts. The album has sold over 1,500,000 copies to date. They completed a world tour from February to October 2002. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Wake Up And Smell the Coffee was the fifth album by The Cranberries. ... Stephen Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s and Blur in the 1990s. ...


The following year a greatest-hits compilation entitled Stars - The Best of 1992 - 2002 was released, along with a DVD of music videos. Stars is an album from the Irish band The Cranberries. ... Stars is a DVD album by Irish rock band The Cranberries. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


The three non-single tracks appearing on Stars are "Daffodil Lament" (voted by the fans as the top non-single from the band's five albums), "New New York", and "Stars", the latter two tracks both previously unreleased. "New New York" is, as would be expected, a reaction to September 11th. It reached #20 in the U.K albums charts. The song "Stars" was released as a single from that album. They won an award in Taiwan, in 2002, for best selling international band with the album "Stars". In that country, they have been successful with every album they have released to date. They started a European tour in mid October 2002, which ended in December of the same year. In mid 2003, the band played a few tour dates, some with the Rolling Stones (as opening act), and some alone. They performed two new songs during those dates ("Astral Projection" and "In It Together"), which were supposed to be released on the band's sixth studio album.


Hiatus and solo careers

In September 2003, despite working on a new album[1], the Cranberries announced they were taking some time to pursue individual careers.
Since then Dolores O'Riordan has been collaborating on a number of musical projects, before launching her solo career with the album Are You Listening? in 2007. Noel Hogan's eclectic new project is called Mono Band, whose first full-length self-titled album saw a limited release in 2005. Fergal Lawler is now a member of The Low Network, whose first album is to be released in 2007.[2] Dolores Mary Eileen ORiordan (Burton) (born September 6, 1971) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... Are You Listening? is Dolores ORiordans debut album. ... Noel Hogan (born Noel Anthony Hogan, 25 December 1971, in Moyross, Limerick, Ireland) is the guitarist and co-songwriter of The Cranberries. ... Fergal Patrick Lawler is the drummer and percussionist of the Irish band The Cranberries He was born in Parteen (near Limerick), Ireland on March 4 1971. ...


Discography

Albums

Studio

Miscellaneous combinations / limited editions 1,800,000 approx. Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Cant We? is an album by The Cranberries. ... No Need to Argue is an album by The Cranberries released in 1994. ... To the Faithful Departed (TTFD) is an album released by The Cranberries in 1996. ... Bury the Hatchet was the fourth album by The Cranberries, released in 1999. ... Wake Up And Smell the Coffee was the fifth album by The Cranberries. ...


Compilations

  • "Bury the Hatchet - The Complete Sessions" (2000) – 26 track release
  • "Stars - The Best of 1992 - 2002" (September 2002) – UK #20, ITA #3 (ww sales 1.3 million)
  • "Treasure Box - The Complete Sessions 1992-1999" (2002) – 4 albums remastered

See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Stars is an album from the Irish band The Cranberries. ...

Other

Disk cover Doors And Windows is a multimedia disk by the Irish band The Cranberries. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
Hot 100 Hot 100 Airplay Top 40 Main. Mains. Rock Modern Rock Adult Top 40 UK France Irish Singles Chart
1993 "Dreams" 33 15 Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
"Linger"* 7 4 74 3
1994 "Linger"* (commercial single) 8 14 14
"Dreams" (commercial single) 42 38 27 9
"Zombie" 22 18 32 1(6) 14 1 3 No Need to Argue
1995 "Ode to My Family" 39 35 11 38 4 16
"I Can't Be with You" 23 24 21
"Ridiculous Thoughts" 14 20 23
1996 "Salvation" 21 33 25 1(4) 13 13 8 To the Faithful Departed
"Free to Decide" 22 16 8 23 33 43 28
"When You're Gone" 22 50 27 17 26 21
1997 "Hollywood"
1999 "Promises" 12 13 32 19 Bury the Hatchet
"Animal Instinct" 54 55
"Just My Imagination" 71
2000 "You and Me"
2001 "Analyse" 26 89 57 28 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
2002 "Time Is Ticking Out"
"This Is the Day"
"Stars" Stars - The Best of 1992 - 2002
  • * "Linger" also reached #18 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • ^^Double A-Side, both receiving substantial play on radio.

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. ... The Irish Singles Chart is the Irish music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association and compiled on behalf of the IRMA by Chart-Track. ... Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Cant We? is an album by The Cranberries. ... Linger is a song composed by Irish musicians Dolores ORiordan and Noel Hogan of the rock band The Cranberries. ... Linger is a song composed by Irish musicians Dolores ORiordan and Noel Hogan of the rock band The Cranberries. ... Zombie is a protest song by the Irish band The Cranberries from the 1994 album No Need to Argue. ... No Need to Argue is an album by The Cranberries released in 1994. ... Ridiculous Thoughts was the fourth single off The Cranberries second studio album No Need To Argue. ... Salvation is the lead single for The Cranberries third studio album To the Faithful Departed. ... To the Faithful Departed (TTFD) is an album released by The Cranberries in 1996. ... Bury the Hatchet was the fourth album by The Cranberries, released in 1999. ... Wake Up And Smell the Coffee was the fifth album by The Cranberries. ... Stars is an album from the Irish band The Cranberries. ... The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ...

Appearances

The Cranberries appeared on the WB show “Charmed” performing their song “Just My Imagination” in P3, which is owned by the sisters on the show. The Warner Bros. ... For other uses, see charm. ...


DVDs and videos

  • "Beneath The Skin - Live In Paris"
  • "Beneath The Skin - Live In Paris - 2"
  • "Stars - The Best of 1992 - 2002" (2002)
  • "20th Century Masters Collection: The Cranberries"
  • "Live - Live in Astoria" (VHS)
  • "Live - Live In Astoria" (DVD)

Stars is a DVD album by Irish rock band The Cranberries. ...

See also

This is a non-definitive list of best selling recording artists, embracing worldwide single and album sales. ...

References

  1. ^ The Cranberries' unreleased sixth album
  2. ^ The Low Network

External links

  • Official website
  • Pretty Dolores : A Fan Website about Dolores O'Riordan And The Cranberries
The Cranberries
Dolores O'Riordan | Noel Hogan | Mike Hogan | Fergal Lawler
Discography
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? | No Need to Argue | To the Faithful Departed | Bury the Hatchet | Wake Up and Smell the Coffee | Stars: The Best of 1992-2002

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Cranberry SC20 Smart Client... Computing just got smarter (292 words)
Cranberry launches a powerful, energy-efficient and totally manageable Smart Client device that offers businesses a viable alternative to the conventional desktop PC.
Cranberry’s SC20 Smart Client is no bigger than a paperback book and can perform all the functions of a bulky PC, but takes up just a fraction of desk space.
Cranberry UK Limited is a registered producer under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2007 and a member of Valpak`s Compliance Scheme.
Cranberry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (930 words)
The cranberries are related to the bilberries, blueberries, and huckleberries, all in Vaccinium subgenus Vaccinium.
The Cranberry Harvest on the Island of Nantucket, Eastman Johnson, 1880.
Cranberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants, chemicals which are known to provide certain health benefits to the cardiovascular system and immune system.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m