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aviddiva



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: Manchester bands strand on BBC-4 Reply with quote

I had another reason to hate Mike Pickering of M-People on the Factory Records documentary. He said bands like 10cc and Barclay James Harvest had nothing to say to Mancunian people.

And M-People had loads to say, right? 'Search For The Hero'. They and Mika and the Scissor Sisters made me realise I wasn't suitable to work in a charity shop.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Manchester bands strand on BBC-4 Reply with quote

aviddiva wrote:
I had another reason to hate Mike Pickering of M-People on the Factory Records documentary. He said bands like 10cc and Barclay James Harvest had nothing to say to Mancunian people.


They obviously had something relevant to say to the rest of the world on the basis of the number of records they sold and gigs they performed!

aviddiva wrote:
And M-People had loads to say, right? 'Search For The Hero'. They and Mika and the Scissor Sisters made me realise I wasn't suitable to work in a charity shop.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wikipedia helpfully supplies a list of bands and artists who hail from the Manchester area http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bands_from_Manchester
The good, the bad and the ugly.

I've only been to the place half a dozen times, but Paul Heaton (who lives there but was born on the Wirral) summed up my perception of the place perfectly - http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Manchester-lyrics-The-Beautiful-South/AFEDF18DC8167A08482572280013A4D2

Needless to say it rains whenever I go, the city centre always resembles a building site, and it bugs me that they take half the trams out of service just as Old Trafford is emptying at the end of a match on a Saturday.
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aviddiva



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:06 am    Post subject: Manchester bands strand on BBC-4 Reply with quote

Thanks Rockit Ron! The Beautiful South hit the nail on the head, though they were from Hull.

I've also been thinking of the Herman's Hermits song 'It's Nice To Go Out In the Morning', which Graham Gouldman wrote. This also mentions Old Trafford.
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