22 Aug 2007
Psychedelic gangster lyricism 
Former Creation Records boss Alan McGee pays respect, nay homage, to Happy Mondays in the Guardian's music blog today.

"On Monday, the congregation at Tony Wilson's funeral was rocked by the sounds of Bob's Your Uncle by the Happy Mondays, one of two utterly iconic bands (the other being Joy Division) he signed to Factory Records. This year the Mondays reformed and have just released a new record. Their story is a vindication for every northern hooligan rock band out there. Put it this way: they have been alive, releasing and recording for 20 years of hardcore pharmaceutical abuse..."

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