Today’s film is the 1990 Granada ‘Madchester’ documentary telling the story of the Manchester ‘baggy’ scene that grew around the Hacienda, the Stone Roses & the Happy Mondays. Appearances from Tony Wilson, Derek May, 808 State, a Guy called Gerald…oh and Northside and MC Tunes obviously
I have always loved this 1983 classic but never seen the video before, stumbled across it today and noticed it’s filmed on the seafront at my home town Eastbourne, on a typically fine day on the ‘Sunshine Coast’…
Full length recording of this 2006 BBC broadcast, an attempt to describe the genesis of the rave scene over the Summer of 1989. Features some articulate interviews with Tony Wilson, Fabio, Sheryl Garatt, some voices from the establishment; Douglas Hurd, Kelvin Mackenzie and some frankly bizarre appearances from Jason Donovan, Bill Wyman and Sonia!
It tries to place the acid house generation in the context of Thatcherism and rampant 80’s consumerism.