Mike Hogan, Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler, created the group “The Cranberry Saw Us”, which was trying to make an “alternative pop sound”, but the coming of the new vocalist Dolores O’Riordan made a new sound in this famous Rock band which was founded in Limerick, Ireland, 1990, and which changed their name to “The Cranberries”.
The next year, they started the tour in United Kingdom, and in 1992, after changing manager, they released they debut album call “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”, which had not so much success in the English audience, but it topped the Northamerican charts.
In October of 1994, they recorded their second album, “No Need to Argue”, which include great songs like “Zombie” and “Ode to My Family”, The album is the best selling album of that year, and it made them popular in England. The next year, they recorded in New York an acoustic album for MTV, and they made several performances in United States and Europe. Since that date Dolores, the leader of the band, started to be remarked because of her original movements on stage and her particular voice, very different to another women of rock.
In 1996, they edited their third album, produced by their selves: “To The Faithful Departed”, which first single “Salvation” topped the Billboard Magazine charts.
In ‘98, they edited “Bury the Hatchet”, an album which had a lot of success, especially in its first month of release, with songs like “Promises” and “Animal Instinct”.
With “Wake Up and smell The Coffee”, their 2001 album, they became one of the most important Rock band in the new generation.