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Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder

Mat Snow, Q, December 1990

IT IS FOUR in the afternoon and Shaun Ryder, the allegedly handsome front man of Happy Mondays, is enjoying his breakfast. Manchester being the only place in Britain not to have heard of the Greenhouse Effect, there is a decided nip in the air; and, of course, being Manchester, it is absolutely sheeting down outside. Sensibly fortifying himself against the elements, Shaun, 28, starts his day with a pint of lager to wet his whistle for a good session of Jack Daniel's ("JDs") and coke which happens to be – as Shaun cheerily belches – Keith Richards's favourite breakfast too.

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