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The 'real' James

Still a good listen after all this time. What for is one of the bands best singles.


The second long player from James, released in 1988. A more accomplished affair than the 1986 debut LP Stutter. Some classic tracks on here including Ya Ho and What For. An essential purchase. Better than anything the Smiths could come up with.

an accident

I recorded some of my own music and set the artist to 'james' (my name). The ministore informed me about this band and i thort id take a look. Not to bad.


Formed: 1982 in Manchester, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

As one of the first groups to be dubbed "the next Smiths," James became an institution on the British alternative music scene during the '80s and '90s with their pleasant folk-pop. Early in their career, James were praised by their idol Morrissey, which turned out to be both a blessing and a curse. The group was pegged as second-rate Smiths, yet continued to tour and record, eventually gaining a sizable following. In the late '80s, James, like many of their British peers, became involved in the acid...
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