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Black Grape: It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah! (Radioactive)

Stephen Dalton, Vox, September 1995

YOU KNOW the story. Just over two years ago, it all went pear-shaped for Shaun Ryder. Smack addiction, bitter infighting and musical stagnation finished off Happy Mondays. Ryder looked like a classic burnt-out rock'n'roll casualty and British pop seemed set to lose one of its few remaining mavericks.

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