Dobba - Guitar
Norbert - Vocals
Booga - Vocals
In 1992 after a 2 year break the Fingolstones returned to the studio rejuvenated and bursting with ideas. Daz and The Charmer had both been sacked and Booga fresh out of rehab had rejoined the band.
Dobba had mastered a new instrument, the 12 string guitar and its jingly jangly sound added a new dimension to the Fingolstones sound. The three songs that were to be recorded at this session were unanimously described by all and sundry as their best work ever. Finally it had all started to come together for them. The songs were good, the playing immaculate and the twin harmonies of Norbert and Booga akin to listening to a choir of Angels singing their heavenly music to the gods.
A lot had happened in the past two years that had forced them all to grow up. Dobba had finally left university and realised that he had to pull his finger out and find a real job. Norbert had a particularly emotional split with his then bird and Booga had dried out from the booze after a month in the priory.
The first track laid down was the beautiful and haunting Streets of Birdholme. Based on the classic Streets of London the lads adapted it to fit their own little world, with verses covering sexual excess, seething jealousy, the gulf between rich and poor and the effects of married life on the single life they all knew and treasured.
The song was a huge hit amongst their close knit group of fans and success on a huge scale looked to be just around the corner.
A Real Street In Birdholme.