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2.0 out of 5 stars Not that good really, 18 Jan 2007
This review is from: Bez's Madchester Anthems (Audio CD)
I have written a review for a number of these "madchester/baggy" compilations and its not so much as critise what has been included, (though a few are a bit odd) but what is missing.

You see anyone can lay there hands on the Roses, Mondays and New Order tunes. Its songs like Weekender by Flowered Up, or Standing Here by the Mill town Brothers, My Rising Star or Shall We Take a Trip by Northside. that a hard to track down and that give a real flavour to the madchester sound rather than Orbital, or Admakski who you can find on any compilation from the era. I am guessing some of the problem with these bands is ownership of the publishing rights but even so I am sure a better representation of the scene and the bands involved could have been put together.

Take the Smith's, for instance, I love them to bits but they have about as much to do with Madchester as the Nirvana did. So try again Bez. A better compilations for the scene are, Madchester Vol 1 or Weekender, (if they haven't been deleted) whilst neither comprehensively cover the scene completely they do a much better job than this one.
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Initial post: 8 May 2008 09:15:44 BDT
Erm, 'my rising star' and 'shall we we take a trip' by northside are both available on there first album - Chicken Rythms, on here for about 6, and any other website, or record shop going for any where between three quid or a fiver, not really that hard to 'track down' are they?

Posted on 19 May 2008 12:46:48 BDT
The future sound of london and northside tracks are both on this CD by Bez, you just need to click the 'see all 20 tracks' tab!!

Posted on 27 Aug 2009 15:17:56 BDT
D7 says:
To be honest, New Order were never part of the Madchester scene, or indeed any scene. They had been around for years before that but just happened to have Technique released around the same time.
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