Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories
Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories
Episode 157 - Sinead O'Connor vs the Catholic church

Brian and Murdock celebrate the life out of time of the Irish protest singer Sinead O’Connor and explore the culturally defining moment that was her 1992 SNL performance.

Trigger warning: This episode is distinctly about abuse to children and includes graphic descriptions. 

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The book Why Sinead O’Connor Matters:

The memoir Rememberings: ​​

Journal article on Catholicism in 1960’s & 70’s Ireland:’Connor

1988 Music festival performance:

Time magazine Q&A:,33009,976937,00.html

Boomtown Rats photo ripping:–HkLjIg