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Madchester
Stylistic origins: Punk rock, rave culture, Psychedelic rock, Northern Soul, Post-punk, pop, Hard rock, and Football casual culture
Cultural origins: mid-late 1980s, Manchester, North West England
Typical instruments: Guitar - Bass - Drums - keyboards
Mainstream popularity: Mainly late 1980s-mid 1990s, with some continuing influence
Derivative forms: Big influence on Britpop, with most acts going towards it, then British trad rock later. Nu Rave in London also.
An NME Originals issue covering the Madchester movement.

The term Madchester was coined for a rock music scene that developed in Manchester, England, at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article is about a form of party. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Verve see A Northern Soul This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... Casuals are an element of football support that first evolved in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Britain and is typified by the wearing of expensive European designer clothing. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping,popping or using a pick. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Britpop was a British alternative rock genre and movement that was at its most popular in Great Britain in the mid 1990s. ... New Rave (also spelt Neu Rave and Nu Rave), is a style of music fusing elements of electronic dance music and rock. ... Image File history File links Madchester. ... Image File history File links Madchester. ... The NME Orginals is a collection of magazine articles and reviews from the NME and Melody Maker magazines about one band or genre. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


The scene mixed indie rock and dance music. Artists associated with the scene included The Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays, the Inspiral Carpets, 808 State, James, The Charlatans and A Guy Called Gerald. At that time, The Haçienda nightclub was a major catalyst for the distinctive musical ethos in the city that was called the Second Summer of Love. Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK) is a British band. ... A Guy Called Gerald is the stage name for musician, record producer and DJ Gerald Simpson from Moss Side in Manchester, United Kingdom. ... Fac 51 Haçienda (better known as simply The Haçienda) was a nightclub and music venue in Manchester, England. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Catalysis. ... Ethos (ἦθος) (plurals: ethe, ethea) is a Greek word originally meaning the place of living that can be translated into English in different ways. ... The Second Summer of Love is a name given to the period in 1988 in Britain, during the rise of Acid House music and the euphoric explosion of unlicensed Ecstasy-fuelled rave parties[1]. The term generally refers to both the summers of 1988/9[2] [3] when electronic dance...

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Before Madchester

The music scene in Manchester immediately before the Madchester era had been dominated by indie bands such as The Smiths, New Order and The Fall. These bands were to become a major influence on the Madchester scene, but just as important was New Order's Haçienda nightclub. In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any of a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by perceived independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 from the remaining members of Joy Division—Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ... This article is about the band. ... Fac 51 Haçienda (better known as simply The Haçienda) was a nightclub and music venue in Manchester, England. ...


The Haçienda had been opened by Factory Records in May 1982. For the first few years of its life it played predominantly indie music, but gradually began featuring more disco, hip-hop and electro (in this respect, the club enjoyed a relationship of mutual influence with its part-owners New Order). FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 which featured several prominent musical acts, such as Joy Division, New Order, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. ... Discothèque redirects here. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Electro, short for electro funk (also known as robot hip hop and Electro hop) is an electronic style of hip hop directly influenced by Kraftwerk and funk records (unlike earlier rap records which were closer to disco). ... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 from the remaining members of Joy Division—Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ...


In 1986, it became the first club in the UK to take house music seriously with DJs Mike Pickering and Little Martin aka MP² hosting the Nude night on Fridays. This night quickly became legendary, and helped to turn around the reputation and fortunes of the Haçienda, which went from making a consistent loss to being full every night of the week by early 1987. House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... Mike Pickering has DJed at The Haçienda and worked for Factory Records. ...


Other clubs in Manchester started to follow the Haçienda's lead: The Boardwalk, Konspiracy, House, Soundgardens and Man Alive in the city centre, the International (and later the International 2) in Longsight, Bugsy's in Ashton-Under-Lyne and the Osbourne Club in Miles Platting. The Boardwalk nightclub was located on Little Peter Street in Manchester, England. ... Longsight is an area in Manchester, England, around 3 miles south of the city centre. ... Ashton-under-Lyne is a town in Greater Manchester with a population of 44,400 (2001 estimate). ... The area of Miles Platting in inner north Manchester, England, was intensively developed in the 19th century providing homes for the industrial workforce. ...


Another key factor in the build-up to Madchester towards the end of that year was the sudden arrival of the drug ecstasy in the city - legend has it that a friend of the Happy Mondays was a pioneer in bringing the drug into the country from Amsterdam. According to Haçienda DJ Dave Haslam: "Ecstasy use changed clubs forever; a night at the Haçienda went from being a great night out, to an intense, life changing experience".[1] MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), most commonly known by the street names ecstasy or XTC (for more names see the full list), is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family, whose primary effect is believed to be the stimulation of secretion as well as inhibition of re-uptake of large amounts... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... Nickname: Motto: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Determined, Compassionate) Location of Amsterdam Coordinates: , Country Province Government  - Mayor Job Cohen (PvdA)  - Aldermen Lodewijk Asscher Hennah Buyne Carolien Gehrels Tjeerd Herrema Maarten van Poelgeest Marijke Vos  - Secretary Erik Gerritsen Area [1][2]  - City 219 km²  (84. ... Dave Haslam is an author and former DJ. He is famous for DJing at the legendary Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, UK. Later he hosted the weekly night Yellow at the Boardwalk nightclub in Manchester. ...


During 1988 Acid House became popular throughout the UK, another influence on the club culture building in Manchester. . The Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, which provided the electronic squelch sounds often heard in Acid House tracks A yellow smiley face is considered the emblem of acid house. ...


Madchester artists' early careers

Although the Madchester scene cannot really be said to have started before the autumn of 1988 (the term "Madchester" was not coined until a year after that), many of its most significant bands and artists were around on the local scene before then.


The Stone Roses were formed in 1984 by singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire, who had grown up on the same street in Timperley, a leafy suburban town to the south of Manchester. They had been in bands together since 1979, when they were both 16, but the Stone Roses was the first to release a record, "So Young", in 1985. The line-up was completed by Alan "Reni" Wren on drums and, from 1987, Gary "Mani" Mounfield on bass. The band disliked being associated with Madchester, but the media - which is always responsible for bringing regional scenes to a vastly wider public - places them solidly at the heart of the movement. The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... Ian George Brown (born February 20, 1963) is an English musician and former lead singer of the indie rock/Madchester band The Stone Roses. ... John Squire (born John Thomas Squire on 24th November, 1962) is an English songwriter, guitarist and artist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Alan John Wren (born on 10 April 1964, in Manchester, England), better known as Reni, was the drummer of The Stone Roses from 1984 to 1995. ... Gary Mani Mounfield (born November 16, 1962, Failsworth, North Manchester,is an English rock bassist, formerly of Stone Roses and currently in Primal Scream. ...


The Happy Mondays were formed in Salford in 1985. The members between then and the break-up of the band in 1992 were Shaun Ryder, his brother Paul, Mark "Bez" Berry, Paul Davis, Mark Day and Gary Whelan. They were signed to Factory Records, supposedly after Haçienda DJ Mike Pickering saw them at a Battle of the Bands contest in which they came last (the winners being, Manchester band, The Brigade.). They released two singles - "45", produced by Pickering in 1985, and "Freaky Dancin'", produced by New Order's Bernard Sumner in 1986 - before putting out an album produced by John Cale and bearing the snappy title Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) in 1987. Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... Shaun Ryder (aka X) (born Shaun William Ryder on August 23, 1962, in Little Hulton, near Salford, Lancashire) is an English singer and songwriter and an ex postman who became famous in the Madchester era band Happy Mondays. ... Bass player in Happy Mondays. ... Bez and maracas, freaky dancin at T in the Park. ... FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 which featured several prominent musical acts, such as Joy Division, New Order, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. ... Mike Pickering has DJed at The Haçienda and worked for Factory Records. ... Battle of the Bands is a generic term for a contest in which many bands, usually rock/guitar bands but often from a range of different styles, compete for the title of best band. The winner is determined by a panel of judges, the general response of the audience, or... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 from the remaining members of Joy Division—Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Davies Cale (born March 9, 1942) is a Welsh musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) was the first album by British band the Happy Mondays. ...


The Inspiral Carpets were formed in Oldham in 1986. The line-up was Clint Boon (organ), Stephen Holt (vocals - Tom Hingley would not join up until the beginning of 1989), Graham Lambert (guitar), Martyn Walsh (bass) and Craig Gill (drums). They released a flexi-disc a year later, and in 1988 the Planecrash EP (on their own Cow Records) brought them to the attention of John Peel, placing them well in the frame for the onset of Madchester. The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ... Clint Boon (born 27 June 1959, Oldham, Lancashire, England) is a musician. ... Tom Hingley (b. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ...


James were formed in 1981 by Paul Gilbertson and Jim Glennie (after whom the band was named), recruiting Drama student Tim Booth on vocals and Gavan Whelan on drums (Gilbertson and Whelan were to leave the band before it attained commercial success). They released their first EP, Jimone on Factory Records in 1983, and attracted critical enthusiasm, as well as a loyal local following and the patronage of Morrissey. However, sales of their two albums for Sire Records, Stutter in 1986 and Strip-mine in 1988, were disappointing and, at the time Madchester hit, the band was using t-shirt sales to fund its own releases through Rough Trade Records. Madchester helped bring them their belated commercial success and the single "Sit Down" became one of the most popular anthems of the era. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul Gilbertson was the first guitarist of UK band James, and is also the reason as to why the band originally formed and adopted its chaotic songwriting method of jamming. ... Jim Glennie is the bass player for UK band James. ... Tim Booth in the video for Say Something Tim Booth (born Timothy John Booth, 4 February 1960, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England) attended Shrewsbury School. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Jimone was the first EP by Mancunian band James, released in November 1983 by Factory Records. ... FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 which featured several prominent musical acts, such as Joy Division, New Order, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. ... For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... Stutter was the debut album from English band James, released in June 1986. ... Strip mining is the practice of mining a seam of mineral ore by first removing all of the soil and rock that lies on top of it. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Sit Down is one of the most famous tracks by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. ...


808 State were formed in 1988 by the owner of the Eastern Bloc Records shop on Oldham Street, Martin Price, together with Graham Massey and Gerald Simpson. The three put together an innovative live acid house set, performing at various venues around town, and releasing an acclaimed and influential album Newbuild on Price's own label. Simpson left soon after the release of Newbuild, but went on to record as A Guy Called Gerald. 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ... Centre of Manchesters Northern quarter, Oldham street is home to several of Manchesters alternative bars and shops, such as Vinyl Exchange, the citys largest second hand record store, Afflecks palace, Picadilly records, and several of Manchesters best small venues, such as Dry Bar and the... . The Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, which provided the electronic squelch sounds often heard in Acid House tracks A yellow smiley face is considered the emblem of acid house. ... A Guy Called Gerald is the stage name for musician, record producer and DJ Gerald Simpson from Moss Side in Manchester, United Kingdom. ...


Madchester begins

In late 1988, a series of record releases came together as the first rumblings of a serious new music scene in Manchester.


In October, the Stone Roses released "Elephant Stone" (produced by Peter Hook of New Order) as a single. Also in October, Happy Mondays released the single "Wrote for Luck" (followed by the Bummed album, produced by Martin Hannett, in November). In November, A Guy Called Gerald released his first solo single, "Voodoo Ray". The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... Peter Hooky Hook (born February 13, 1956 in Salford, Lancashire) is an English bass player. ... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 from the remaining members of Joy Division—Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... Bummed was the second album by British band The Happy Mondays. ... Martin Hannett (May 31, 1948 – April 18, 1991), sometimes credited as Martin Zero, was an innovative record producer who helped develop Joy Division and co-founded Factory Records with Tony Wilson. ... A Guy Called Gerald is the stage name for musician, record producer and DJ Gerald Simpson from Moss Side in Manchester, United Kingdom. ... Early Acid House track by A Guy Called Gerald. ...


Although none of these singles achieved mainstream success, all three got attention in Manchester, and "Wrote for Luck" and "Voodoo Ray" were recognised as significant records nationally within the indie and dance communities respectively.


The growth of the local scene had been boosted by the success of the Haçienda's pioneering Ibiza nights in the summer of 1988 and the launch of the Hot acid house night (hosted by Mike Pickering and John Da Silva) in November. Fac 51 Haçienda (better known as simply The Haçienda) was a nightclub and music venue in Manchester, England. ... Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa) is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to Spain. ... . The Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, which provided the electronic squelch sounds often heard in Acid House tracks A yellow smiley face is considered the emblem of acid house. ... Mike Pickering has DJed at The Haçienda and worked for Factory Records. ...


By December, some sense had started to develop in the British music press that there was something going on in the city. According to Sean O'Hagan, writing in the NME (17 December 1988): "There is a particularly credible music biz rumour-come theory that certain Northern towns– Manchester being the prime example– have had their water supply treated with small doses of mind-expanding chemicals ... Everyone from Happy Mondays to the severely disorientated Morrissey conform to the theory in some way. Enter A Guy Called Gerald, out of his box on the limitless possibilities of a bank of keyboards".[2] Sean OHagan was a founder-member of the Irish indie band, Microdisney. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ...


Interest in the Stone Roses increased as they gigged around the country and released the "Made of Stone" single in February 1989. This didn't chart, but was well-received and the band were looking like they were on the brink of being the biggest thing in the country by the time they released their eponymous debut album (produced by John Leckie) in March. The Stone Roses is the debut album by The Stone Roses, released in March 1989. ... This article is about the British music producer. ...


Bob Stanley (later of Saint Etienne), reviewing the album in Melody Maker (29 April 1989) wrote: "this is simply the best debut LP I've heard in my record buying lifetime. Forget everybody else. Forget work tomorrow".[3] The NME didn't put it quite so strongly, but reported nonetheless that it was being talked of as "the greatest album ever made". Saint Etienne are an English indie dance act, fronted by Sarah Cracknell (born April 12, 1967, Chelmsford, Essex). ... Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


"Baggy"

In May, the Happy Mondays released the single "Lazyitis" and the Inspiral Carpets put out their first single with new singer Tom Hingley, "Joe". Like the Stone Roses, the Inspiral Carpets were producing sixties - inspired indie music. All three of the main players in the emerging scene took a dance influence, particularly from 1970s funk, with disco basslines and wah-wah guitar being added to their indie jingle-jangle. The Inspiral Carpets added the distinctive sound of the Farfisa organ. Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... Tom Hingley (b. ... The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Seventh release by Manchester indie rock group, James. ... Farfisa is a brand name for a series of electric organs, and later multitimbral keyboards, made in Italy. ...


This sound, which was to become known as "baggy", generally includes a combination of funk, psychedelia, guitar rock and house music. In the Manchester context, the music can be seen as mainly influenced by the indie music that had dominated the city's music scene during the 1980s, but also absorbing the various influences coming through the Haçienda. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... Fac 51 Haçienda (also known as simply The Haçienda) was one of the most well known nightclubs in Manchester during the Madchester years of the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...


Alongside the music, a way of dressing emerged that gave baggy its name. Baggy jeans (often flared) alongside brightly coloured or tie-dye casual tops and general sixties style became the standard uniform of young people first in Manchester and then across the country - frequently topped off with a fishing hat in the style sported by the Stone Roses drummer Reni. The fashion, like the music, was somewhere between rave and retro. Alan John Wren (born on 10 April 1964, in Manchester, England), better known as Reni, was the drummer of The Stone Roses from 1984 to 1995. ... For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ... Retro is a term used to describe the culture of the past. ...


The majority of bands on the Madchester scene would produce music that could be described as "baggy", including James, The Charlatans and The Mock Turtles. However, in the early 1990s the sound spread across the country, with bands such as The Farm, Flowered Up, Candy Flip and (early on) Blur treading where mancunians had gone before. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Charlatans (known in the US as The Charlatans UK) are an English rock band. ... For the comic opera of the same name, see Mock Turtles (opera). ... The Farm is a band from Liverpool, UK. They were popular through the early 1990s. ... Flowered Up was a five-man Baggy band originating from Camden in London. ... Candy Flip were a British electronic band who rode the madchester wave in the late 1990s. ... Blur are an English rock band formed in Colchester in 1989. ...


The Madchester scene also gave a home to hip-hop artists Ruthless Rap Assassins and MC Tunes. The Ruthless Rap Assassins were a hip hop group from Hulme in Manchester, England. ... MC Tunes (born 1970, real name Nicky Lockett) is a British rapper from Moss Side Manchester, who worked with 808 State on the 1990 album, The North At Its Heights (ZTT, 1990). ...


Madchester hits the big time

During mid-1989, interest in the Manchester scene continued to grow, and media hype was well underway by the time the Happy Mondays released a Vince Clarke remix of "Wrote for Luck" as a single in September. INS agents recover Elián González by force from his uncles house; this photo, taken by AP photographer Alan Diaz won him a Pulitzer Prize. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... Vince Clarke (born Vincent John Martin, South Woodford, London, England, July 3, 1960) is an English pop musician and songwriter, who has been involved with a number of successful pop groups, including Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Assembly and Erasure. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ...


November was the month when Madchester seemed to have conquered the consciousness of the country, though, with four of the defining singles of the movement being released: "Move" by the Inspiral Carpets, "Pacific" by 808 State, The Madchester Rave On EP by the Happy Mondays and "Fools Gold"/"What the World is Waiting For" by the Stone Roses. The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ... The Happy Mondays Madchester Rave On E.P. was released in the November of 1989 on Factory Records and was seen to be one of the key releases from the Madchester music scene. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ...


The Happy Mondays record, featuring the lead track "Hallelujah!", coined the term "Madchester" - it had originally been suggested by their video directors the Bailey Brothers as a potential t-shirt slogan.


November was a further triumphant month for the Stone Roses in particular, who performed an ecstatically-received gig at London's Alexandra Palace, and were invited onto BBC2's high-brow Late Show (where they caused a stir when the electricity cut out during their performance and they stormed off). On 23 November 1989, the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays appeared on the same edition of Top of the Pops. The "Fools Gold" single made number 8 in the UK singles chart, at that time a major feat for an indie band. Alexandra Palace from the south Alexandra Palace was built in an area spanning Wood Green and Muswell Hill, North London, England in 1873 as a public entertainment centre and North London counterpart of The Crystal Palace. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC. History The channel was scheduled to begin at 7:20pm on April 20, 1964 and show an evening of light entertainment, starting with the comedy show The Alberts and... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ...


Madchester's role as an industry bandwagon from this time on is hard to deny. James were amongst the first beneficiaries of this. The local success of their self-financed singles "Come Home" and "Sit Down" (the latter becoming something of a Manchester anthem during 1989, with clubs full of people ritually sitting on the floor to it) led to a deal with Fontana, and they were to score chart hits with "How Was it For You" and a re-recorded version of "Come Home" (sounding distinctly baggier) in the summer of 1990. Bandwagon may refer to: any of several observable copycat behaviours, as used in the phrase to jump on the bandwagon; see bandwagon effect and bandwagon fallacy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fontana Records was a record label active in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1960s, as a subsiduary of the Dutch Phillips company. ...


The Charlatans were originally from the West Midlands, but their singer, Tim Burgess, was from Northwich in Cheshire. They came to prominence through appearances in Manchester, particularly as a support act to the Stone Roses, and given similarities in their sound to several Madchester bands, they became strongly associated with the scene in the minds of both fans and the press. They released a debut single "Indian Rope" in January 1990 and their second "The Only One I Know" quickly became seen as a classic, making the UK top ten. The Charlatans could refer to two bands The Charlatans, a United States band The Charlatans, a British band, sometimes known in the US as Charlatans UK This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... Tim Burgess (born May 30, 1967) is the lead singer of British rock/indie act the Charlatans. ... Northwich is a wich town in Cheshire, England. ... Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a county in North West England. ...


A number of other bands joined the fray during 1990, including World of Twist, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, The High, Northside, Paris Angels, and Intastella. These bands are sometimes seen as bandwaggoners (Northside in particular are sometimes, probably unfairly, seen as a cynical invention of Factory Records to cash in on the Madchester scene). Others would point to a pioneering exploration of the possibilies of indie-dance crossover - a journey to which minor players gave an invaluable contribution. World of Twist were a band from Manchester, England. ... Carfax, at the west end of the High Street, Oxford. ... NorthSide is record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota that specialized in Nordic roots music. ... This January 2007 is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 which featured several prominent musical acts, such as Joy Division, New Order, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. ...


Commercial success

Due to its limited promotional resources and its predominantly anti-commercial ethos, indie music had, for the most part, represented a specialist market during the 1980s. For example, The Smiths, probably the most prolific and successful indie band of the mid-80s, had struggled to make the UK top ten singles chart. The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ...


It is in this context that the chart success of Madchester bands should be measured. It should not be seen as confusing that on the one hand a review of the UK music press of the time would give the impression that Madchester was an all-conquering cultural force, whilst on the other hand, sales of records by the bands involved seem decent but unspectacular by the standards of 2005. There is no doubt that the scene broke new commercial ground during 1990.


"Step On" and "Kinky Afro" by the Happy Mondays both made number 5 in the singles charts, whilst James scored the biggest Madchester hit, making number 2 in 1991 with a re-recording of "Sit Down". In the album charts, the Happy Mondays made number 4 with Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, and the Inspiral Carpets got to number 2 with Life. The Charlatans were the only Madchester band to take the number 1 spot, with the album Some Friendly in the autumn of 1990. Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pills n Thrills and Bellyaches was the third album by British band The Happy Mondays and is seen as a key album in the Madchester scene. ... The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... Some Friendly is the debut album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK), released on October 8, 1990. ...


Outside the UK, the success of Madchester was limited, although some releases gained recognition in specialist charts around the world. In the U.S., the albums The Stone Roses, Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches and Some Friendly reached the lower echelons of the U.S. album chart. The Happy Mondays toured the US in 1990 and were alone amongst Madchester bands in troubling the Billboard 100, with "Step On" reaching number 57 (The band would however, reach #1 in the US dance charts for their single "Stinkin, Thinkin", from Yes Please!, in 1992). The Stone Roses is the debut album by The Stone Roses, released in March 1989. ... Pills n Thrills and Bellyaches was the third album by British band The Happy Mondays and is seen as a key album in the Madchester scene. ... Some Friendly is the debut album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK), released on October 8, 1990. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Yes Please! was the final studio album by British band The Happy Mondays. ...


Decline

The peak of Madchester was in mid-1990. On May 27, the Stone Roses performed at Spike Island in the Mersey Estuary, supported by DJs Frankie Knuckles and Dave Haslam. This concert was seen by many as a one-band Woodstock for the times. is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... Spike Island, Halton Borough, Widnes, , England, a birthplace of the British chemical industry, is a reclaimed toxic waste site. ... Ferry across the Mersey, June 2005 The River Mersey is a river in north-western England. ... Frankie Knuckles (born January 18, 1955, in New York City) is a DJ, producer and remix artist. ... Dave Haslam is an author and former DJ. He is famous for DJing at the legendary Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, UK. Later he hosted the weekly night Yellow at the Boardwalk nightclub in Manchester. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ...


A rapid succession of chart hits followed during the summer, including "One Love" by the Stone Roses, "This Is How It Feels" by the Inspiral Carpets, "The Only One I Know" by The Charlatans and "Kinky Afro" by the Happy Mondays. The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... The Charlatans (known in the US as The Charlatans UK) are an English rock band. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ...


After this, however, Madchester's recorded output slowed. The end of the year saw triumphal concerts by James and a double-header with the Happy Mondays and 808 State, both at Manchester G-Mex, which seem, in retrospect, to mark the end of the era. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ... The G-Mex centre or Greater Manchester EXhibition centre is a exhibition and conference centre in Manchester in England. ...


The Stone Roses cancelled their June 1990 tour of the US, issuing a press statement saying: "America doesn't deserve us yet". The real reasons are probably more complicated - the Roses also cancelled a gig in Spain and an appearance on the UK chat show Wogan. They did not face the public again until the end of 1994, spending the intervening time in and out of studios in Wales (where they recorded at leisure a second album, Second Coming) and fighting in court to release themselves from their contract with Silvertone Records. Wogan was a chat show on British television, hosted by Terry Wogan. ... This article is about the country. ... Second Coming was an album released on December 5, 1994 in the UK and early 1995 in the US by The Stone Roses. ... Single side Silvertone Record, c. ...


The making of the next Happy Mondays album, Yes Please! was also problematic, and it would not be released until October 1992. The band flew to Barbados to record it, making repeated requests of Factory Records for extra time and additional funds (almost certainly in part to fuel growing drug habits). This is reputed to have been the major factor in the bankruptcy of the label in November 1992. Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... Yes Please! was the final studio album by British band The Happy Mondays. ... FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 which featured several prominent musical acts, such as Joy Division, New Order, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. ...


With the two bands seen as the most central to the scene out of action, media fascination with Madchester dwindled. James, Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatans and 808 State continued to record, with varying degrees of success, during the 1990s, but ceased to be seen as part of a localised scene. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... The Charlatans (known in the US as The Charlatans UK) are an English rock band. ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ...


Local bands catching the tail-end of Madchester, such as The Mock Turtles, became part of a wider baggy scene. The music press in the UK began to place more focus on shoegazing bands from the south of England and bands emerging through US grunge. For the comic opera of the same name, see Mock Turtles (opera). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze or shoegazer; practitioners referred to as shoegazers) is a style of Independent (or Indie) music that emerged from the U.K. in the late 1980s, lasting until the mid 1990s, with peaking circa 1990 to 1991. ... The north, the midlands and the south Southern England is an imprecise term used to refer to the southern counties of England. ... “Grunge” redirects here. ...


Legacy

Musical legacy

The immediate influence of Madchester was in inspiring the wider baggy movement in the UK, with bands from various parts of the country producing music in the early 1990s heavily influenced by the main Madchester players. These bands included Flowered Up (from London), The Farm (from Liverpool), the Soup Dragons (from Glasgow) and Ocean Colour Scene (from Birmingham). Blur, from Colchester, certainly adopted a baggy style in their early career, although in an interview with Select Magazine in 1991 they claimed, rather implausibly, to have "killed" the genre. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Flowered Up was a five-man Baggy band originating from Camden in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Farm is a band from Liverpool, UK. They were popular through the early 1990s. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... The Soup Dragons were a Scottish indie rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s, named after a character in the 1970s childrens TV show The Clangers. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Ocean Colour Scene (often abbreviated to OCS) are an English rock band from Birmingham. ... Birmingham (pron. ... Blur are an English rock band formed in Colchester in 1989. ... The town of Colchester is the main settlement in the East of England borough of Colchester, Essex. ...


Subsequently, the influence of Madchester on Britpop in the mid-1990s was fairly clear, depending on which bands are discussed. Oasis are a clear example, and their guitarist Noel Gallagher worked as a roadie for the Inspiral Carpets during the Madchester era and vocalist Liam Gallagher had been a long time fan of Ian Brown. Both Gallagher brothers are self-professed fans of The Stone Roses. Britpop was a British alternative rock genre and movement that was at its most popular in Great Britain in the mid 1990s. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born May 29, 1967 in Burnage, Manchester, England) is an English songwriter, guitarist and occasional vocalist with the Manchester rock band Oasis. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... Liam Gallagher (born William John Paul Gallagher on September 21, 1972, Burnage, Manchester, England) is an English singer and tambourine player of the band Oasis. ... Ian George Brown (born February 20, 1963) is an English musician and former lead singer of the indie rock/Madchester band The Stone Roses. ... The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ...


The "big beat" dance music movement of the late 1990s also owed much to Madchester's eclectic approach to clubbing, with the Manchester DJ-ing duos the Chemical Brothers and Mint Royale being heavily inspired by their experiences in the Manchester clubland of the early 1990s. Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the work of artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and The Prodigy. ... The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo, comprised of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. ... Mint Royale is an big beat electronica duo from Britain, comprised of Neil Claxton and Chris Baker and who are best known for their remixes. ...


More generally, the Madchester scene was groundbreaking in the way it brought together dance music and alternative rock, in particular the combination of the types of drumming found in funk and disco music (and sampled in 80s hip-hop music) with jingle-jangle guitar. In the 1990s, this became a commonplace formula, found frequently in even the most commercial music. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Hip-Hop music is a style of popular music. ...


From a marketing point of view, it might be speculated that the Madchester experience taught the music industry a number of lessons in the selling of alternative music. Some might find it tempting to suggest that there is no coincidence in the development of hype around the grunge bands in Seattle, Washington soon after Madchester died down. “Next big thing” redirects here. ... “Grunge” redirects here. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ...


Impact on Manchester

The cultural impact of Madchester within its home city and surrounding administrative areas was significant, although hard to assess in the long-term. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ...


The mushrooming of Manchester's nightlife has certainly had a long-term impact, particularly with the subsequent development of the Gay Village and Northern Quarter. City centre living is also something that began to catch on in Manchester in the wake of Madchester. The city centre had not been seen as a residential area, but by 1994, high-end flats were selling for over a million pounds. The growth in the residential market in the centre of the city continues to this day. Canal Street Canal Street looks across the Rochdale Canal into Sackville Park in the centre of Manchester, UK. The street is the main focus of Manchesters gay community and is lined with gay bars, clubs, cafes and shops. ... The Northern Quarter is an area in the city centre of Manchester, UK, generally marked out between Piccadilly, Victoria and Ancoats, and centred around Oldham Street, just off Piccadilly Gardens. ... City of Manchester. ...


The attraction of the city was such that, at the height of Madchester in 1990, the University of Manchester was the most sought-after destination for university applicants in the UK, a position shared year-on-year by Oxford and Cambridge in the normal course of things. Affiliations Russell Group, EUA, N8 Group, NWUA, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Website http://www. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ...


The scene also gave an undoubted boost to the city's media and creative industries. This was not only the case at the grass-roots. The BBC launched The 8:15 From Manchester, a Saturday morning kids' TV show (with a themetune by the Inspiral Carpets, a re-write of "Find out Why"). This ran during 1990 and 1991, cashing in on the street-cred of the city at the time. The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ...


Organised crime became an unfortunate side-story to Madchester, with the vibrancy of the clubbing scene in the city (and the popularity of illegal drugs, particularly ecstasy) producing a fertile environment for gangsterism. During the 1990s, this was to get worse, with shootings becoming frighteningly regular in areas such as Moss Side, Cheetham Hill, Salford and Longsight, and occurring from time to time in the city centre. Violent incidents at the Haçienda led to a campaign against it by Greater Manchester Police, and contributed to its closure in 1997. MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), most commonly known by the street names ecstasy or XTC (for more names see the full list), is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family, whose primary effect is believed to be the stimulation of secretion as well as inhibition of re-uptake of large amounts... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cheetham Hill is a district of Manchester, England located approximately 2 miles to the north of Manchester city centre. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... Longsight is an area in Manchester, England, around 3 miles south of the city centre. ... City of Manchester. ... Fac 51 Haçienda (better known as simply The Haçienda) was a nightclub and music venue in Manchester, England. ... Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, in North West England. ...


The Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays, 808 State and James are amongst the bands commemorated on a Manchester "walk of fame" commissioned for Oldham Street in the city's Northern Quarter at the end of the 1990s. Centre of Manchesters Northern quarter, Oldham street is home to several of Manchesters alternative bars and shops, such as Vinyl Exchange, the citys largest second hand record store, Afflecks palace, Picadilly records, and several of Manchesters best small venues, such as Dry Bar and the... The Northern Quarter is an area in the city centre of Manchester, UK, generally marked out between Piccadilly, Victoria and Ancoats, and centred around Oldham Street, just off Piccadilly Gardens. ...


Depiction in film

Michael Winterbottom's 2002 film 24 Hour Party People follows the story of Tony Wilson and Factory Records, including the Madchester period and the Happy Mondays' success. Michael Winterbottom (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anthony Howard Wilson (20 February 1950 – 10 August 2007) was an English record label owner, radio presenter, TV show host, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC. Wilson, commonly known as Tony Wilson, was the music mogul behind some of Manchesters most successful bands. ... FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 which featured several prominent musical acts, such as Joy Division, New Order, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. ...


Discography

Key Madchester recordings

Month Artist Title Details UK chart
10/1988 The Stone Roses Elephant Stone Single, Silvertone n/a
10/1988 Happy Mondays Wrote for Luck Single, Factory n/a
11/1988 A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray Single, Rham Records 12
11/1988 Happy Mondays Bummed Album, Factory 59
2/1989 The Stone Roses Made of Stone Single, Silvertone n/a
3/1989 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses Album, Silvertone 14
6/1989 James Sit Down Single, Rough Trade 77
7/1989 The Stone Roses She Bangs the Drums Single, Silvertone 36
8/1989 Inspiral Carpets Find Out Why Single, Cow Records n/a
9/1989 Happy Mondays WFL (Vince Clarke Remix) Single, Factory 68
11/1989 808 State Pacific Single, ZTT Records 10
11/1989 Happy Mondays Madchester Rave On EP, Factory 19
11/1989 The Stone Roses Fools Gold/What the World is Waiting For Single, Silvertone 8
11/1989 Inspiral Carpets Move Single, Cow Records n/a
1/1990 The Charlatans Indian Rope Single, Dead Dead Good Records 57
3/1990 Happy Mondays Step On Single, Factory 5
4/1990 Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches Album, Factory 4
4/1990 Inspiral Carpets Life Album, Mute Records 2
5/1990 The Charlatans The Only One I Know Single, Situation Two 9
5/1990 Happy Mondays Kinky Afro Single, Factory 5
5/1990 Inspiral Carpets This Is How It Feels Single, Mute Records 14
6/1990 James Come Home (re-recording) Single, Fontana Records 32
6/1990 James Gold Mother Album, Fontana Records 9
6/1990 MC Tunes versus 808 State The Only Rhyme That Bytes Single, ZTT Records 10
6/1990 The Stone Roses One Love Single, Silvertone 4
10/1990 808 State Cubik/Olympic Single, ZTT Records 10
10/1990 The Charlatans Some Friendly Album, Situation Two 1
2/1991 808 State In Yer Face Single, ZTT Records 9
3/1991 James Sit Down (re-recording) Single, Fontana Records 2
9/1992 Happy Mondays Yes Please! Album, Factory 14

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FAC 115: Factory Records Stationery (1984) Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 which featured several prominent musical acts, such as Joy Division, New Order, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. ... The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... Mute Records is a record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette, under the moniker The Normal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Change is an album by The Dismemberment Plan. ... Fontana Records was a record label active in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1960s, as a subsiduary of the Dutch Phillips company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gold Mother was the fourth album from English band James, originally released June 1990. ... Fontana Records was a record label active in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1960s, as a subsiduary of the Dutch Phillips company. ... MC Tunes (born 1970, real name Nicky Lockett) is a British rapper from Moss Side Manchester, who worked with 808 State on the 1990 album, The North At Its Heights (ZTT, 1990). ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ... ZTT Records is a record label founded in 1983 by NME journalist Paul Morley, record producer Trevor Horn, producer/engineer Gary Langan and businesswoman Jill Sinclair. ... The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... An expression of departure. ... Single side Silvertone Record, c. ... 808 State is also a nickname for Hawaii, derived from its telephone area code. ... 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Madchester-era "best of" compilations

Artist Title Label Year
808 State 808:88:98 ZTT Records 1998
The Charlatans Melting Pot Beggars Banquet 1998
Happy Mondays Greatest Hits London Records 1999
Inspiral Carpets Greatest Hits Mute Records 2003
James The Best Of Fontana Records 1998
The Stone Roses The Complete Stone Roses Silvertone Records 1995
Various Artists Madchester Flute Records 1995
Various Artists Sorted - 40 Madchester and baggy anthems Ministry of Sound 2002
Various Artists Viva Haçienda Deconstruction Records 1997
Various Artists The Hacienda Classics Virgin TV 2006
Various Artists Bez's Madchester Anthems: Sorted Tunes from Back in the Day Warner Strategic Marketing 2006

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References

  1. ^ United Manchester website, 2003-http://www.unitedmanchester.com/music/hacienda.htm
  2. ^ New Musical Express, IPC, London, 17 December 1988
  3. ^ Melody Maker, IPC, London, 29 April 1989

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Further reading

  • Dave HASLAM: Manchester, England, Fourth Estate, London, 2000 (ISBN 1-84115-146-7)
  • Richard LUCK: The Madchester Scene, Pocket Essentials, London, 2002 (ISBN 1-903047-80-3)
  • Tony WILSON: 24-hour Party People, Channel 4 Books, London, 2002 (ISBN 0-7522-2025-X)
  • Conor McNICHOLS (ed): NME Originals: Madchester, IPC, London, 2003

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