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Happy Mondays: Working Class Zero

Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 16 November 1991

1990 was the year HAPPY MONDAYS could do no wrong. But this year they've made more headlines than records — Ronnie Biggs, editing Penthouse, the rent boy furore, making a film with Malcolm McLaren, smashing up Dry bar, 'bootlegging' themselves... and on top of that, Madchester has lost its momentum. On the eve of their new single 'Judge Fudge' being released, STEVEN WELLS finds SHAUN RYDER defiantly unrepentant and fighting to exercise his demons.

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