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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Back In Black Grape

Posted by on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Black Grape - 'Get Loaded In The Dark'

Tonight at London's Coronet, Shaun Ryder has reformed Black Grape on-stage for the first time since 1997.

New greatest hits package, new album on the way, and, unlike last year's Happy Mondays incarnation, Ryder's essentially got the full group to return this time, complete with Danny Saber and Kermit.

Ryder says, 'It's great, it's interesting, it's part two. I've had a break and now I'm back to do it. Danny Saber and I have a great working relationship and the time is right.'

From the press-release:

As one of the most successful bands to emerge from Manchester in the 1990s, following in the footsteps of The Stone Roses, New Order, and The Charlatans, Black Grape's debut album It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah charted at number one in 1995. The critical and commercial success of the album represented one of the most triumphant comebacks in rock & roll history and featured three Top 20 singles including the brilliant "Reverend Black Grape," "In The Name Of The Father," and "Kelly's Heroes," as well as the iconic pop-art image of Carlos The Jackal on the album's cover. Two further Top 10 singles followed in 1996 with "Fat Neck" and football anthem "England's Irie" (recorded with The Clash's Joe Strummer no less), resulting in the band being asked to take the headline slot at that year's Reading Festival alongside The Stone Roses and Rage Against The Machine.

Coming to 'Get Loaded In The Dark' this Easter for their first live show in over 12 years, the return of Black Grape is sure to be an extraordinary and exhilarating experience full of wall-to-wall anthems.

In other words, Black Grape gave us this.

The greatest lyric of the 20th century.

Jesus was black, man,
No, Jesus was Batman!
No, no, no, no, no,
That was Bruce Waaaaaaaaayne!


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Grrr 1
Fuck. Now I have to listen to this album on the commute home to get it off my system.
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