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Happy Mondays: Squirrel & G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Can't Smile (White Out) (Factory)

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, April 1987

BLUR. The boys from Happy Mondays skitter past us on the rob down the Arndale. Loose limbs and flares kick dust into everybody's eyes. ...

Happy Mondays: The Rock Garden, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, May 1987

HAPPY MONDAYS is where the repetition-repetition-repetition of post-Velvets jangle-drone meets the repetition-repetition-repetition of '70s funk. Imagine a cross between the Blue Orchids and Hamilton Bohannon, ...

Bodines,The, The Fall, Happy Mondays: The Fall/The Bodines/Happy Mondays: International, Manchester

Live Review by John Robb, Sounds, May 1987

STRANGE HOW, these days, any gathering of vaguely well known groups always makes you think of charity and polished consciences. But tonight seemed to be ...

The Stone Roses: International, Manchester

Live Review by John Robb, Sounds, July 1987

KING ROCK is still flailing his sweaty head around the world. And Stone Roses are four hip dudes close to his heart, guitars slung low, ...

The Stone Roses: Trunk Call — Romancing The Stone

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, January 1988

Are THE STONE ROSES the likeliest lads in Manchester to step into the huge void left by the implosion of The Smiths? JOHN ROBB reports ...

Happy Mondays

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Auckland Star, 1989

IF PUNK WAS the answer to the broad lack of genuine invention in the musical mid-70s, then the Acid House phenomenon answered those who believed ...

Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, Face, The, January 1990

AFTER A YEAR of underground success, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays crowd into a Top Of The Pops dressing room to celebrate their entry into ...

Happy Mondays: Homage to Catatonia

Report and Interview by Jack Barron, NME, March 1990

It's just another manic HAPPY MONDAYS, as the Manc scuzz bags-made-good wreak havoc in a nab-it-all frenzy through Europe on their way back to a ...

The Stone Roses: Another Early Night

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, July 1990

Stockholm, 4 am: the amateurs are going to bed. Not so the Stone Roses, who are limbering up to go out and dance...like fish. Having ...

Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder

Interview by 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 ...

Inspiral Carpets: Cowabunga!

Report by Betty Page, Vox, December 1990

THE MUTANT HERO TURTLES HAVEN'T HIT JAPAN YET, BUT FOR THE MOMENT THE LOCALS ARE OBSESSED WITH A DAFT LITTLE COW WITH SPIRALLY EYES. WE ...

Happy Mondays: Mondays, Bloody Mondays

Interview by Susan Compo, Siren, 1991

As the Happy Mondays prepare to release a live album to counteract/complement the Baby Big Head bootleg, what’s a girl with a book of post-punk ...

Electronic: Getting Away With It

Interview by John McCready, Spin, July 1991

John McCready probes the northern soul of Electronic, the first English supergroup of the '90s ...

Happy Mondays: That Monday Mourning Feeling

Report and Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, December 1992

FOR NO IMMEDIATELY discernible reason, Shaun Ryder is attempting to perform a party trick and failing miserably. He is trying to flick a cigarette (one ...

Charlatans, The (UK): The Charlatans: Return to Madchester

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, March 1994

After a few indiscretions, Manchester's adopted sons The Charlatans are keeping their motor running with the help of Ambient hippy Steve Hillage... ...

The Stone Roses: Second Coming (Geffen)

Review by Gavin Martin, Vox, February 1995

TIMING CAN count for a lot in the fickle world of pop. When they released their eponymous first album in 1989, just in time to ...

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

Review by 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 ...

Black Grape: Spills 'n' Thrills and Jelly Aches

Report and Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, Vox, November 1995

After breaking and entering the album charts at Number One, BLACK GRAPE decided to drag their scuzzy, 24-hour party on the road. VOX gets over-friendly ...

Black Grape: Monster Bunch!: Black Grape: Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, NME, April 1996

BLOODY HELL. Seven years since The Stone Roses played a legendary show in this very building, and seven days after they split, it's like Madchester ...

Ian Brown: Unfinished Monkey Business

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, February 1998

Urbane Gorilla: The Stone Rose, back from the dead ...

Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays: What The World Is Still Waiting For?

Retrospective and Interview by Jack Barron, Melody Maker, March 1999

It was the scene that produced some of the best bands the world had ever seen. Now, with the Happy Mondays reforming end The Stone ...

The Stone Roses

Retrospective and Interview by John McCready, MOJO, May 2002

ON FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1987, the greatest rock'n'roll band of the decade are playing to no more than 30 people at Planet X, a dark ...

The Stone Roses at 20

Retrospective and Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, September 2009

TWENTY YEARS AGO, the Stone Roses felt like an unstoppable force of nature. These four baggy-trousered young moptops from Manchester were adored all over Britain, ...

This Charming Manchester (Manchester Music, Then and Now)

Overview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, October 2009

From Joy Division and The Smiths, to the headliners at next month's Dubai Sound City, Happy Mondays and Doves, Manchester has long been Britain's self-styled ...

Manchester's Music Scene Now Has Everything Everything

Overview by Paul Lester, Guardian, The, January 2010

Never mind the Buzzcocks... or Stone Roses, or New Order: Manchester can stop trading on its former glories. Three new bands explain how they are ...

Happy Mondays: Manchester Arena, Manchester **

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, May 2012

LIKE a musical version of a Civil War re-enactment society, the elder statesmen of Manchester's fabled 1980s rock scene are returning to relive their youthful ...

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