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Inspiral Carpets: Wish you were here

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, July 1990

It’s a sun-kissed "no-lose situation" for Inspiral Carpets. Surfing on the stupendous sales of their shock-the-vicar T-shirt selection, and equipped with a user-friendly record deal and the odd cunning promotional prank, Manchester’s favourite support band are now setting their sights on America. Beneath those peace-loving paisley sun hats, Phil Sutcliffe detects devious business brains.

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