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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cool As Carpet

Continuing my new, semi-regular feature of bands and songs names related to , um, flooring and it's Oldham's Inspiral Carpets. I used to like them and for a while shared a house with a bloke who was obsessed with them. They had a long, slow decline but some decent pop hits in 89 and 90, despite Shaun Ryder's comment that they were 'clueless knobheads'. Bit rude really. There's the MES collaboration which is good. This Is How It Feels. Commercial Rain. Directing Traffic. But they never really sounded better than on this tinny, organ and guitar garage romp, a tribute to Joe, a tramp who lived on Sackville Street in town. Although I don't think this is the earlier version off the legendary Dung 4 cassette (which I flogged on ebay recently for a fiver).



george said...

A great band. Do you think that they were better live or in session than on record? Still, great songs.

Swiss Adam said...

Saw them live twice and was impressed both times. I'm not sure they ever got the right producer on record.

ally. said...

they played our club supporting the bodines and the little drummer boy had to be back in manchester in the morning for his paper round. bless