The Inspiral Carpets – Further Away

Their debut ‘Life’ may contain their most famous efforts but the follow up ‘The Beast Inside’ was always my favourite album from Oldham’s the Inspiral Carpets. The band bred a love-hate relationship with the press with lots of barbs aimed at their fashion sense and choice of barbers. But that side was incidental because their music was all that mattered. Of course they hardly revolutionised the art of songwriting but at the heart of much of their output was psychedelic drenched melody. And that was largely down to Clint Boon’s Farfisa organ interjections, giving the baggy grooves a blast of Doorsesque retro glamour. Recently the band announced plans to record their first new material in over 15 years and are currently out on tour around the UK and Ireland. To celebrate here is one of my favourite tracks from the band, the 13 minute plus grandeur of ‘Further Away’. Mooove aside Adele. KD

The Inspiral Carpets – Further Away

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Buy Songs: The Inspiral Carpets
Year: 1991

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  1. Reece B. Cruel
    August 28, 2012

    For what could well be the last chance ever to hear this live Check out Tom’s ‘Beast Inside’ Tour – the whole album live!!
    Newcastle O2 Academy2 Thursday, 06 Sep 2012
    Glasgow O2 ABC2 Glasgow Friday, 07 Sep 2012
    Liverpool O2 Academy2 Saturday, 08 Sep 2012
    Birmingham O2 Academy3 Sunday, 09 Sep 2012
    Bristol O2 Academy2 Monday, 10 Sep 2012
    Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach, Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 MANCHESTER RUBY LOUNGE, Friday, 21 Sep 2012

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