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Black Grape

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Black Grape: Pips Out For The Lads

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 3 June 1995

If you expected old fruit SHAUN RYDER to come back as reconstructed new man you were pissing in the wind. PAUL MOODY discovers that the ...

Black Grape: Forget It All For An Instant

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, July 1995

After all the pills, thrills and bellyaches, Shaun Ryder felt peckish — so he nipped off to Kentucky Fried Chicken. It took him three years ...

Black Grape: Shaun Ryder Q+A

Interview by Cliff Jones, The Face, August 1995

Call the cops! Manchester's premier exponent of hooligan rock is back, and sounding better than ever. Cliff Jones grills the Black Grape head honcho on Star ...

Black Grape: It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah! (Radioactive)

Review by Stephen Dalton, Vox, September 1995

YOU KNOW the story. Just over two years ago, it all went pear-shaped for Shaun Ryder. Smack addiction, bitter infighting and musical stagnation finished off ...

Shaun Ryder: Sleazy Ryder

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, October 1995

In the first of a series never, ever to be continued, Shaun Ryder presents his passport to the land of a thousand karma sutra babes. ...

Black Grape: Shaun Ryder, Pop Star

Interview by Ben Thompson, The Independent, 1 October 1995

Once the high priest of proletarian hedonism, Shaun Ryder has traded in the low-life for a leafy London suburb. It's been a good move. The ...

Black Grape: Spills 'n' Thrills and Jelly Aches

Report and Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, Vox, November 1995

After breaking and entering the album charts at Number One, BLACK GRAPE decided to drag their scuzzy, 24-hour party on the road. VOX gets over-friendly ...

Monster Bunch!: Black Grape: Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 13 April 1996

BLOODY HELL. Seven years since The Stone Roses played a legendary show in this very building, and seven days after they split, it's like Madchester ...

Straight to Stupid: Black Grape

Interview by Dave Thompson, Alternative Press, 1997

DANNY SABER'S been a busy boy. Produced the Rolling Stones, remixed David Bowie, and then seven weeks recording the new Black Grape album, climbing ...

Black Grape: Leicester Arena

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 24 November 1997

WHEN SHAUN Ryder recently sang Black Grape's comeback hit 'Get Higher', he no doubt afforded himself a mischievous grin. For years, Ryder was the dark ...

see also Happy Mondays


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