Aslan are an Irish rock band from Dublin who formed in 1982. Composed of Christy Dignam, Joe Jewell, Billy McGuinness, Alan Downey and Rodney O’Brien, the band has released six studio albums.
They took their name from the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis’s series of books chronicling the fictional land of Narnia, (Aslan is the Turkish for ‘Lion’), and emerged from the working class areas of Finglas and Ballymun in Dublin’s Northside, in the mid-1980s. They released a demo single, ‘This Is’, in the Spring of 1986, which was a huge hit and became the longest ever play-listed single on Ireland’s pop radio station, RTÉ 2fm.
At that time, the band’s rehearsal space was a building close to Dublin Airport; the building was a disused pig sty to which they would transport their equipment in shopping trolleys. It was here that the band wrote their debut album, Feel No Shame, which contained that first hit single.
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