Shout Bamalam – AMBITION, THE GROOVER AND GREED (12″)

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From 1988 and rare stuff from a Manchester Indie/Goth Band. Shout Bamalam, they contained members of The Fall and Marc Riley’s Creepers. On a more personal note my mate Alan used to know the singer and had a few run-ins with him in his youth!!!

The promo video was taken in the long gone International 1 venue where a young Nirvana would play a few years later!!

Yes, it’s a cover of T-Rex’s classic , faithfully reproduced with a slightly darker edge. Other tracks include “Recognition” which does sound (and probably) like it was was recorded in a bedroom in Hulme showing mutant funk sensibilities. “Doppel-Gang” sounding a bit more punkier.  “Stirred” is my favourite with it’s electronic precussion and OOH’s and AAAAH’s synth, predating the Madchester sound.

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