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Revisited: Andy Rourke (the Smiths) with Dolores O’Riordan (the Cranberries)

Like fans the world over, we here at Talkhouse were devastated to hear of the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan's untimely passing. We felt that the best way to honor her was to share her sweet and funny conversation with her D.A.R.K. bandmate Andy Rourke from 2016.

Original introduction: On this week’s episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Andy Rourke of the Smiths and Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries sit down to discuss their new supergroup, D.A.R.K, and we give their song “High Fashion” its world premiere.

The new bandmates and old friends talk about Dolores’ teenage Smiths fandom, Stephen Street (who helmed production duties on iconic records for both groups), initial reaction from their legendary bands’ diehard fans to the new project, and getting pelted onstage at festivals back in the day by a half-eaten apple and a packet of sausages adorned with the note “Meat is Murder.” Take a listen and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts. — Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast producer and engineer

Today's episode was mixed by Mark Yoshizumi.

(Image Credit: Jen Maler)

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