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Happy Mondays: It’ll End In Tears…

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1993

IT WAS KENTUCKY Fried Chicken that did for the Happy Mondays, according to eye-witness accounts. The band were all foregathered at EMI's London HQ with nothing standing between them and a "£1.7 million" long-term deal bar an exchange of civilities and contracts with A&R head, Clive Black. But that was when Shaun Ryder announced that, before matters were solemnised, he just had to nip out for a finger-lickin' KFC.

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