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The tragic incident that prompted Dolores Oriorden to write “Zombie”

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They are part of the symbolic groups in Ireland. Cranberries was founded in 1989 in Limerick by two brothers, Noel and Mike Hogan, guitarists and bassists, respectively. Then, along with their friends Fergal Lawler, drummer and singer Niall Quinn, very quickly the Celtic hue Dolores Oriorden became the group’s personality with a strong voice.

The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and produced several hits, including the most popular: Zombie, Released on the band’s second album No need to argue. The song was born on March 20, 1993, after the IRA (Irish Republican Army) attack. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. military base, killing two children, ages 3 and 12.

Dolores O’Reillyan, shocked by the attack, decides to pick up the pen while on tour with the group. In this song she demands a ceasefire The British military and the IRA have been at loggerheads for 30 years. They also refer to the 1916 Easter uprising in Dublin, which marked the beginning of an Irish uprising against Great Britain.

The record company does not need this single

Zombie It also marks a very different grunge style from the group’s pop ballad. Strong voice intended to carry the message of this song. We remember too Very clear clip In the 1980s, during the unrest, we saw children running on streets similar to Belfast …

According to Alan Kovac, the former manager of the group, The Cranberries, the record company Island Records, would try to convince them not to release the title as a single. Dolores O’Reilly pulled out a million-dollar check The label suggested working on another song …

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