tommydski wrote:NOT CRAP.
only three good things have ever come from Leeds in West Yorkshire -
1) Gang Of Four
2) The Wedding Present
when in new york i often tell people that i come from the same place as gang of four so they have a reference. guess those guys like gang of four enough that almost every band that comes from there sounds like them...
A-HEM!! Better make that four good things now I'm on the board, Tommy...
Anyway I was reading through this from the start and was going to write this before I got to your post anyway - being in Leeds (and one of them, I forget which, used to live - *throws stone* - there
) in the middle of a strange time of chest-puffing and self-congratulation amongst 'the music scene' (ie The Kaiser Chiefs are a success, and A&R men are in town), I almost never, ever hear anyone mention the Wedding Present. Oh, they're talking about Leeds' 'rich musical heritage' alright - Gang of Four, The Mekons and the Sisters of Mercy - but everyone has either forgotten about the Wedding Present, or doesn't think that a top forty single every month for a year constitutes 'success', or they're not fashionable enough -
- or, more likely knowing this town, everyone knows them for 'George Best' and thinks they're from Manchester.
Anyway, most of what I have ever had by the Wedding Present appears to have slipped from my fingers, and this thread (and some hearty dancing to a tape in the winter) has inspired me to do something about that. Not crap.