Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Fave Albums: The Charlatans - Some Friendly

Another band associated with the "Madchester" scene (although not actually from Manchester) was The Charlatans.  Their debut album Some Friendly was released in 1990 and contains the hit singles "The Only One I Know" and "Then."  The heart of the band's sound on this album is the organ playing of Rob Collins, particularly on "White Shirt," "Believe You Me" and "Sproston Green."  Tim Burgess was also the perfect pin-up front man with his bowl cut and pouty lips.  They were one of my favorite bands in high school and I managed to see them live once or twice (and had the bruises to prove it from being up against the barrier in the pit).

Favorite Lyric: Have you seen my polar bear? It's that white thing over there ("Polar Bear")

Favorite Song: "Sproston Green"

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