MANCHESTER

MANCHESTER

  • The Buzzcocks

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • The Fall

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Joy Division

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • The Duratti Column

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • John Cooper Clarke

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A Certain Ratio

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • New Order

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Smiths

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • The Stone Roses

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 808 State

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • A Guy Called Gerald

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • Happy Mondays

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Simply Red

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Take That

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Oasis

    Votes: 2 10.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Benny B

Well-known member
though it rends my heart I had to leave out the charlatans.

and the carpets were from oldham before anyone complains...
 
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luka

Well-known member
Shit city shit bands. Stevenage and Romford have given more to this country than Manchester. Having said that I've got a soft spot for oasis
 

luka

Well-known member
The two people I've heard described as 'Britains greatest r&b singer' are Mick Hucknall and Brian Harvey.
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
simply red had some CHOONS.
i was gonna say they had some great pop soul records but thats a bit of an insult isnt it. so ill just say that simply red made some of the best uk soul records of the 80s. brand nubian wouldnt have sampled them if they werent legit. i dont know about the albums as i never liked them that much, but moneys too tight to mention, if you dont know me by now, and a couple of others, they stand up i think (not going on youtube to find out though as lifes too short).

re: take that, gary should give up his solo career and just write for robbie.
 
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luka

Well-known member
Simply Red had tunes but the '80s UK soul scene was very strong and I don't think simply red are top of the heap.
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
theyre not top of the pops, but they had some classic singles, its indisputable.

i know every single song on the smiths greatest hits comp (and hatful of hollow) but never got into their albums, not sure why. cant nominate the band though as morrissey is prone to spouting incredible stupidity and never seems quite as clever as people (rock critics) seem to say he is.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
I just knew simply read would draw the heat in this discussion. My dad used to play that 1st album and it was fine, might even be a couple of deep cuts on there iirc. It hucknalls hideous appearance that's the real turn off unfortunately.
AND they practically invented UK funky with "fairground", remember?
 

luka

Well-known member
Sweet it's aggravating droid lay it on more thickly! Droid wasn't he an investor in blood and fire? Didn't he basically invent reggae?
 

luka

Well-known member
Aren't his politics impeccably socialist? My favourite is holding back the years, probably cos of the brand nubian connection but it's a great song in its own right
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
just googled them. forgot about moneys too tight to mention, a new flame, and their cover of make me feel brand new. face it, mick is up there as one of britain's great white soul voices. forget rod, van, and all the rest of them.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Sweet it's aggravating droid lay it on more thickly! Droid wasn't he an investor in blood and fire?

The blood & fire thing is literally his only redeeming feature and doesn't come close to compensating for simply red's ruination of 80's pop.
 
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