Virgin Prunes were an Irish post-punk band formed in Dublin in 1977. The core members of the band included Dik Evans (brother of U2's The Edge), Gavin Friday, and Guggi. Evans and Guggi left the band in 1984, and the group disbanded in 1986 after the departure of Friday. The other members continued under the name The Prunes until they split up in 1991.
Links to Peel
Peel played tracks from the group between 1981 and 1984 on his shows, but after that, wasn't that keen on the band's new material. He and Mark Ellen even reviewed their Sons Find Devils compilation VHS release, on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1986, which had a clip of the Rhetoric video being broadcast.  However, judging by the lack of airplay of the Virgin Prunes on his shows in 1986, it seems Peel didn't seem to be enthusiastic about it.
Other Shows Played
- 08 March 1981 (BFBS): Twenty Tens (I've Been Smoking All Night) (7") Baby
- 29 March 1981 (BFBS): Twenty Tens (I've Been Smoking All Night) (7") Baby
- 22 October 1981: Come To Daddy (10" - A New Form Of Beauty 2) Rough Trade
- 14 October 1982: Baby Turns Blue (7") Rough Trade
- 20 October 1982 (BFBS): Baby Turns Blue (7") Rough Trade
- 28 October 1982: 'Walls Of Jericho (LP-...If I Die, I Die)' (Rough Trade)
- 25 April 1984 (BFBS): Pagan Lovesong (single) Rough Trade