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Happy Mondays: Afro Divvy Act

James Brown, New Musical Express, 6 October 1990

Get your hands on your handbags HAPPY MONDAYS are back. After a long hard summer recording in Los Angeles, the ugliest band in Britain have turned their backs on beaches and come home to the cold rainy shoulder of Mancunian life.

As a funky new single 'Kinky Afro' beats its way out of the barbers and into immediate controversy, NME finds the band dodging the bullshit, enjoying their new found wealth and looking forward to the release of their third LP.

SHAUN RYDER talks to JAMES BROWN about Hot Chocolate, marriage, moustachioed mother-in-laws, and getting LA-ed, but will the band survive their ever-increasing fame?

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