Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

808 State: Brixton Academy, London

Bruce Dessau, The Guardian, 15 April 1991

WHILE Manchester's club culture is rent asunder by rave-dazed apathy and internecine drug wars, the bands that made the scene move on. Happy Mondays are conquering the globe, the Stone Roses plan a new record deal and 808 State come south to show they are the missing link between hedonism and humility.

Total word count of piece: 278


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.