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!