Put ‘Em Under Pressure – the song
» The full documentary with all parts together:
According to Wikipedia the guitar intro was…
It is often assumed the guitar intro was a straight audio sample of Dearg Doom by Horslips, however this is not the case.
Anthony “Anto” Drennan is credited with playing lead guitar on the single.
The Horslips song “Dearg Doom”, was itself based on the traditional Irish tune, O’ Neill’s March, (which appeared as Marcshlua Uí Néill on Sean O Riada’s 1969 album “O’Riada sa Gaiety”,) and which refers to Hugh O’Neill and his part in The Nine Year War.
Put ‘Em Under Pressure – the podcast
Radio station RTE One posted a podcast about the events with the Republic of Ireland team from 25 years ago:
John Kenny has delved into the RTE Radio and Television archives to blend together, with the best music of 1990 to bring a unique never to be forgotten story of the Republic of Ireland involvement at Italia 90 when Irish people at home and abroad went football crazy.
The penalty shoot-out
I’ve posted this next bit as part of the Dreaming of Ireland podcast. Here from the Stephen Frears movie The Van (originally in the Roddy Doyle book) is their recreation of watching the penalty shoot-out between Ireland and Romania:
Here’s the full thing if you want to watch it again: