An early line-up of the Stone Roses performing at The Hacienda in 1985

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Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:05

The Shambolics at P.J. Molloys

P.J. Molloys in Dunfermline, Fife could become as iconic for The Shambolics as The Cavern was to The Beatles at the start of their respective careers.

Published in Music
Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:52

The Shambolics on ZANI

Through a mutual follow on Twitter and a funny reply to a tweet a few months later was how I found out about a young local Kirkcaldy band called The Shambolics at the start of their career. My nephew Dylan who has the same taste in music as myself, not only followed the band but was also good mates with them.

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Monday, 26 August 2019 12:57

My Madchester

I can feel the earth begin to move, I hear my needle hit the groove and spiral through another day, I hear my song begin to say. Kiss me where the sun doesn’t shine, the past was yours but the future’s mine, You’re all out of time!

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The Stone Roses Live: Blackpool Empress Ballroom was a live performance by The Stone Roses, released on 4 November 1991 in the UK.
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There are times in any music lover life when you’re there, right at the start of a great band, they soundtrack an instrumental part of your life and you know you’ll be together regardless, through the ‘jazz funk concept album’ even.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:09

Flowered Up Memories of Liam.

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ZANI were sad and shocked to hear about the untimely death of Flowered Up’s lead singer Liam Maher. ‘Flowered Up’ were a gang of lads from Camden, and contemporary rivals to Madchester’s acts ‘The Stone Roses’ and ‘The Happy Mondays’. The ‘faces’ of the London club  scene in their day they took their street style and attitude to the stage, and became a musical force to be reckoned with. Yet despite their popularity they never really hit the big time, although they provided some great songs that captured England’s Sub culture.
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:15

Ian Brown – Northern Star

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Twenty years on from the Stone Roses debut, who would have thought at the time that Ian Brown would be nurturing a hugely successful solo career, let alone on his sixth studio album.  Having followed Ian Brown’s musical career for many years from being a teenager making the pilgrimage to Blackpool to the heady days of Spike Island to where it all went horribly wrong at Reading. 
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Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:00

Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs in depth

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The hot sun is beaming down on the face of the rhythm guitarist playing onstage in Mexico in 1999. On occasions he gazes up to the sun, he is slightly blinded by its glare and he is annoyed that he has left his sunglasses behind in the dressing room but happy he is no longer a plasterer from Manchester.

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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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