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Album Review

With the Madchester scene well and truly underway, King of the Slums veered heavily toward the indie-dance scene with Blowzy Weirdos. A more "Charlatans-with-a-sneer" took the place of "the Fall-at-100-miles-per-hour" musical style. The wonderful lyrics still told tales of lowlife ("Rimo"), unsatisfying relationships ("Blowzy Luv of Life"), and the misplaced egos of small minds ("Clubland Gangs"). KOTS, as they were often known, were more in tune, both musically and philosophically, with the Happy Mondays and their joy in seediness rather than the love-fuelled Stone Roses. Blowzy Weirdos was the sound of a band on the verge of major success. How frustrating they split just before their years in obscurity could be rewarded.


Formed: 1986

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Formed near Manchester, England, by vocalist Charley Keigher (vocals) and Sarah Curtis (electric violin), Salford’s King Of The Slums first surfaced with the amateurish ‘Spider Psychiatry’ on SLR Records in 1986. The single went unnoticed and the band spent nearly two years refining their sound, before issuing the impressive EP England’s Finest Hopes, on the local Play Hard label in February 1988. Curtis’ scratchy, John Cale -like violin playing and Keigher’s vehement polemic were augmented by Jon...
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Blowzy Weirdos, King of the Slums
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 01 January 1991

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