Happy Mondays: 'Bummed (Collectors’ Edition)'

Happy Mondays: 'Bummed (Collectors’ Edition)'

Despite its historical status as lesser sibling to 1990’s ‘Pills’N’Thrills And Bellyaches’, ’88s ‘Bummed’ has actually dated best of all the Mondays’ albums. Martin Hannett’s raw production shows the Madchester sound in its...

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Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays’ first album since 1992’s ‘…Yes Please!’ is the sound of a damaged former addict being ushered into a studio for one last shot at the big time – before falling on his arse. Most of the burbling that makes up this record...

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London Shepherd's Bush Empire

London Shepherd's Bush Empire

They pick up where they left off at Glastonbury . Staggering on stage half an hour late, Shaun Ryder swigs from a bottle of Lucozade. " Shepherd's Bush is getting restless" he nods - and it's immediately clear Lucozade is not all he has been...

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Happy Mondays : The Boys Are Back In Town

Happy Mondays : The Boys Are Back In Town

This sounds like one of those major label crossover bands who would put lots of scratching and sampling in the first 20 seconds going, 'Check this out' and then crash into some wah-wah-drenched non-song like Rockschool playing the hits of EMF ....

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Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Of course, it's shoddy. Expecting the Mondays ' comeback to be anything other than an ethically vacuous cash-in is a bit like asking crocodiles to go vegetarian. For the self-righteous, there's plenty to moan about here. There are no new songs,...

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Manchester Evening News Arena

Manchester Evening News Arena

It is one of the oldest clichis known to man(chester) to compare the atmosphere at gigs to that of football matches. But this one demands it. Never mind the testosterone choir singing along to Madchester anthems, the tout/cop standoff outside,...

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