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I'm sure The Wainwrights, The Rythmaires and Live for the Weekend were local. 50p for a pint of Carlsberg.
Artefact added : 2nd November 2009
by Debbie
Bluemauvey Says –
The Wainwrights were from the Marple area as I remember it. A bunch of very young lads at the time; the guitarist was called Olaf, a very Marpalian name.
COMMENT ADDED 5th November 2009
philriley427 Says –
The Brigade were locals too. I played drums for them.
The support; Karen Hall's band, 'The Danny Boys' were also Manchester based.
By fluke, a few years later, I worked in the same advertising agency as Karen.
COMMENT ADDED 5th November 2009
Bluemauvey Says –
'Little Martin' was Martin Pendergrast (one part of T-Coy with Mike Pickering - later of M People 'fame'). He was one of the earliest exponents of the 'style' that eventually became known as 'baggy'.

As early as 1983-4, he had the Byrdsian basin cut (along with John Squire), and he wore semi-flares and turtle-neck jumpers; cotton plaid shirts etc.

He relocated to the States just before the whole Madchester thing was foisted on us. I only saw him a couple of times after that, but his sister, Brenda, and the rest of his family remained in Chorlton.

Never quite got his love for the dross that is/was Chicago House, but hey, a million people can't be wrong right? Right?
COMMENT ADDED 6th November 2009
Jazzdog1 Says –
Could write so much.. the Hacienda was so much fun then this house stuff started ... and it got better.
thats why James debut sounds like the Birthday Party/Beefheart crossed with James Brown and Funkadelic!

H the B
COMMENT ADDED 3rd September 2010
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