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Music, Sat 10 Nov 2018

Shaun Ryder's Black Grape

Shaun Ryder's Black Grape

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Shaun Ryder returns with Black Grape. For a top night of very happy mayhem.

The Happy Mondays fell apart in 1992, leaving most observers to assume that it was the end for Shaun Ryder, as he struggled to recover from his numerous drug addictions. No one could have ever predicted that three years later, a relatively fit and healthy Shaun would return to the top of the charts, with a new band.

Black Grape’s debut album, It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humor.

The new band was looser and grittier than the Mondays.
Ryder’s sound was reinvigorated, creating bizarre rhymes that tie together junk culture, drug lingo, literary references, and utter nonsense.

One of Britain’s best wordsmiths Shaun Ryder’s lyrics have always been delightfully freewheeling, and full of multicolored imagery.

Teaming up with Kermit ( ex Ruthless Rap Assassins) he now had a rapper on board with equal skills to bounce off.
Even better, the music has deep grooves and catchy pop hooks that come straight out of left field. From the blaring harmonica of the triumphant "Reverend Black Grape" and the trippy sitars of "In the Name of the Father" to the seedy, rolling "Shake Your Money" and the stinging guitars of "Tramazi Parti.”

Whilst the memory of the Happy Mondays, has been kept alive by its various members extra musical curricular activities, Black Grape has always been the simmering stalking horse, waiting in the wings, for a time to come back to life, and remind people of the huge commercial and musical celebration that it was.

So we’re delighted to report that Black Grape are back on the road, and with new album Pop Voodoo that really does rock the fuck out of the discotheque. It’s a rewind to over twenty years ago and the glory days.

Shaun’s word play has never been deployed to such devastating effect, and he scores a bullseye whether he hits the obvious targets (Trump), and the more obscure ones… well, find out for yourself. The world is in a bit of a state right now, and bullshit reigns more than ever, and perversely disguised as candour. We need Manc street sass, intelligence and wit more than ever right now.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 Nov 2018 19:30

Prices

Tickets £25 available online

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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
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Address

Peter Street,
Carlisle,
CA3 8QP

Directions

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Map reference: NY 400561  Lat: 54.89674 Long: -2.93612

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Carlisle station

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