- 08 Nov 01
DOLORES O'RIORDAN may have the highest profile but the others are also here to remind you that THE CRANBERRIES are a group. and with the release of their new album wake up and smell the coffee, a happier, wiser, less embattled group than ever before. “all you need is love,” they assure JOE JACKSON
The Cranberries are pissed off at hotpress. Or, at least, they’re pretending to be. Y’see, the guys in the band seem to think that every time they talk to this magazine Dolores gets the bulk of the space and they’re side-lined into a box containing a few cursory quotes. Maybe that’s why, this time round, we’ve been told we must “talk to all of the Cranberries or no-one at all.”
Which would be fine – except that Noel Hogan hasn’t turned up for the interview anyway! But Dolores O’Riordan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor have. And as they sit on a sofa near the rehearsal space in Dolores’ home in Kilmallock, County Limerick, they’re in fine form, buzzing, blissful and anxious as hell to tell the world about their new album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee. But let’s kick off by hearing them sound off about the media tendency to focus on Dolores.
Joe Jackson: Are the guys really pissed off at that?