INSPIRED BY: MADCHESTER...
I read an article recently discussing the greatest Madchester anthems and thought I'd create a YouTube playlist of my favourites. This was the soundtrack to my early drinking sessions in the only pub in the town that would serve us. I would spend half the price of a pint on the video jukebox to watch Step On by the Happy Mondays. What was I thinking?!
Not all the songs on the list are from Manc's, there are indie/dance/baggy bangers from bands coming out of Liverpool, Glasgow and London in there too, Madchester had a massive influence at the time.
These are the songs that I remember fondly when I think of Madchester (although the name does make me cringe a bit, to be honest). So get your biggest flares on, roll the sleeves up on your Joe Bloggs t-shirt and dance behind your fringe!!!
Click on the image above to watch on YouTube.
Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald
Step On by Happy Mondays
Waterfall by The Stone Roses
The Only One I Know by The Charlatans
This Is How It Feels by Inspiral Carpets
Fine Time by New Order
Come Home by James
Shall We Take A Trip by Northside
Fools Gold by The Stone Roses
Groovy Train by The Farm
Can You Dig It by The Mock Turtles
I'm Free by The Soup Dragons
Wrote For Luck by Happy Mondays
The Sun Rising by The Beloved
Loaded by Primal Scream
Strawberry Fields Forever by Candy Flip
She Bangs The Drum by The Stone Roses
There She Goes by The La's
There's No Other Way by Blur
Pacific State by 808 State