Monday, 22 March 2010

Denying Madchester

I came across this blog recently which has been causing a bit of a stir in Manc-land, have a look, it's a very entertaining read for anyone who enjoys blasphemy as much as I do.

I'm honestly getting sick of all this Madchester revival nonsense too. It's like a bad circus that will never leave town. I'm glad that there's other people out there who feel the same way.

I'm too young to remember any of the Madchester stuff when it actually happened. I was a child. And even when I was getting into music properly a couple of years later, the majority of the sounds that captured my attention came from further away. The whole hacienda thing was alien to me, the Madchester scene has never meant anything to me other than act as the soundtrack to some mis-spent student nights in 5th Avenue. I never liked New Order/Joy Division and I hated the Happy Mondays. I have both Stone Roses albums, but have listened to neither for years (I always preferred the 2nd one anyway). I think it's disingenuous to hark on about a supposed 'golden age' of Manchester music, scenes evolve, they're changing constantly. It's just that, for some reason, whenever a new local band comes through the ranks and begins to court national press, there are always comparisons, no matter how undeserved they may be, to one of said above bands.

Some people just need to learn to let go, man...