Limerick band The Hitchers perform their second single 'Blame it on his Hormones'.

Limerick band The Hitchers perform ‘Blame it on his Hormones’ on 'Scaoil Amach an Bobailín'. The group formed in 1989 with Eoin O'Kelly on lead vocals, Andy Gallagher on lead guitar and backing vocals, Hoss Carney on bass guitar, Niall Quinn on drums and backing vocals and Benny McCormack on rhythm guitar.

In 1989 The Hitchers drummer Niall Quinn also became the singer of a band The Cranberry Saw Us with guitarist Noel Hogan, bass player Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler on drums. A year later he decided to leave the band to focus on The Hitchers. Eventually Dolores O'Riordan joined the band as singer and The Cranberry Saw Us became known as The Cranberries.

In March 1990, The Hitchers won the All-Ireland S'kool Band '90 contest in Cork. They released their cassette singe ‘Blame It On His Hormones’ on the Xeric label in October of that year.

‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was an Irish-language television programme featuring comedy sketches, rock music and debate on social and political issues.

Loosely translated as ‘Let It All Hang Out’, the programme was designed to be zany, informal and appeal to Irish speakers both inside and outside the Gaeltacht.

‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was presented by Seán Bán Breathnach and Cynthia Ní Mhurchú. There were also two young reporters, Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, who went around the country looking for lively stories. The series was first broadcast on 7 October 1990 and ran until 1992.

This episode of ‘Scaoil Amach an Bobailín’ was broadcast 8 December 1991.