Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics (Hardback)
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Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics (Hardback)

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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 07/03/2019
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In the mid-1980s the Happy Mondays emerged as the prime mischief makers on the Madchester scene. Chief protagonist was Shaun Ryder, a man whose lyrical street swagger in songs like Kinky Afro, 24 Hour Party People and Performance, would come to define a generation.

Here, collected and edited for the first time, in trade and special editions, are his unforgettable lyrics with commentary by the man himself and an introduction by his literary collaborator, Luke Bainbridge.

With characteristic understatement, Tony Wilson once compared Shaun William Ryder's lyrics to the poetry of W. B. Yeats. That is, if W. B. Yeats had been an inveterate drug-taker and occasional dealer, a compatriot of criminals and crazies, an aficionado of low life and high times; if he had painted artful sketches of endless parties and urban blight, of chancers, dead beats, fanatics and, always, an endless stream of pharmaceuticals; if W. B. Yeats had composed fractured, hilarious, grubby and shrewdly observed anthems for the Madchester generation. That W. B. Yeats: Shaun William Ryder.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571330935
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 265 g
Dimensions: 222 x 146 x 15 mm
Edition: Main


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'Unique, hilarious, vicious, oddly logical, Ryder's lyrics are all his own.' - The Observer

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“24 Hour Poetry People”

Having grown up with these songs and listened to some of them a million times, I have to admit to never really knowing what the heck Shaun was singing about sometimes. Thankfully though each song in this collection... More

Hardback edition
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“Good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, double double good, double double good.”

Those lovely people at Faber sent me a complimentary copy for an honest review.

In 1989 I was a 15 year old boy enduring a never ending run of SAW pop pap hits in the charts. Somehow I saw the video for the Vince... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 19

“Xcellent!!”

Simply brilliant great to go over the lyrics n some great little stories in there .

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