WEDDING PRESENT: LA STORIA DEL ROCK

Nel 1984 si formano a Leeds e si trasferiscono vicino a Manchester, che oltre alla passione della musica simpatizzano per un loro idolo calcistico George Best, dal cui nome traggono spunto per il primo album. La musica un misto tra pop e folk, molto originale ma carente sotto l’aspetto tecnico. Infatti alcuni membri lasciano il gruppo per un progetto parallelo. Fa scalpore che ogni primo lunedì del mese escono con un singolo, che gli permettera una certa popolarità più per la trovata commerciale che per il brano musicale. La band si scioglie alla metà degli anni novanta per ritrovarsi in una sporadica riunione nel 2005.

 

 

formazione

 

David Gedge: vocals, guitar (1985–present)

Keith Gregory: bass (1985–1993)

Peter Solowka: guitar (1985–1991)

Shaun Charman: drums, vocals (1985–1988)

Simon Smith: drums (1988–1997)

Pete Dorrington: guitar (1991–1995)

Darren Belk: bass, vocals (1993–1995), guitar (1995–1996)

Jayne Lockey: bass, vocals (1995–1997)

Simon Cleave: guitar (1996–2006, 2009–present)

Terry de Castro: bass, vocals (2004–present)

Kari Paavola: drums (2004–2005)

Graeme Ramsay: drums (2006–present)

Christopher McConville: guitar (2006–2009)

 

Singoli

 

* “Go Out and Get ’Em, Boy!” (Reception 1985/City Slang [reissue] 1985) GSGC

* “Once More” (Reception 1986) GSGC

* “Don’t Try and Stop Me Mother” 12″ (Reception 1986) GSGC

* “You Should Always Keep in Touch with Your Friends” / “This Boy Can Wait” (double A-side, Reception 1986) GSGC

* The Peel Sessions EP (Strange Fruit 1986) GSGC

* “My Favourite Dress” (Reception 1987) GSGC

* “Anyone Can Make a Mistake” (Reception 1987) GSGC

* “Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm” (Reception 1988) GSGC UK

* “Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?” (Reception 1988) GSGS UK

* “Давні Часи” (promo, Reception 1988/RCA 1989) GSGS

* “Kennedy” (RCA 1989) GSGS UK

* “Brassneck” (RCA 1990) GSGS UK

* 3 Songs EP (RCA 1990) GSGS UK

* “Dalliance” (RCA 1991) GSGS UK

* “Lovenest” (RCA 1991) GSGS UK

* “Blue Eyes” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Go-Go Dancer” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Three” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Silver Shorts”2 (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Come Play with Me” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “California” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Flying Saucer” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Boing!” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Love Slave” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Sticky” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “The Queen of Outer Space” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “No Christmas” (RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* “Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah” (Island 1994) GDBS UK

* “It’s a Gas” (Island 1994) GDBS UK

* “Sucker” (no label 1995) GBS

* “2, 3, Go” (Cooking Vinyl 1996) GCLS UK

* “Montreal” (Cooking Vinyl 1997) GCLS UK

* “Interstate 5” (Scopitones 2004) GCCP UK

* “I’m From Further North Than You” (Scopitones 2005) GCCP UK

* “Ringway to SeaTac” (Scopitones 2005) GCCP

* “The Thing I Like Best about Him is His Girlfriend” (Vibrant 2008) GDMR

* “Holly Jolly Hollywood” (Vibrant 2008) GDMR

 

Studio albums

 

* George Best (Reception 1987) GSGC UK

* Bizarro (RCA 1989) GSGS UK

* Seamonsters (RCA 1991) GSGS UK

* Watusi (Island 1994) GDBS UK

* Mini (Cooking Vinyl 1995) GBS UK

* Saturnalia (Cooking Vinyl 1996) GCLS UK

* Take Fountain (Scopitones February 2005) GCCP UK

* El Rey (Vibrant May 2008) GDMR

 

Compilation albums

 

* Tommy (1985-1987) (compilation, Reception 1988) GSGC UK

* Українські Виступи в Івана Піла (compilation, RCA 1989) GSGC/GSGS UK

* Hit Parade 1 (compilation, RCA 1992) GDGS UK

* Hit Parade 2 (compilation, RCA 1993) GDGS UK

* John Peel Sessions 1987-1990 (compilation, Strange Fruit 1993) GSGC/GSGS

* Evening Sessions 1986-1994 (compilation, Strange Fruit 1997) GSGC/GDBS

* John Peel Sessions 1992-1995 (compilation, Cooking Vinyl 1998) GDBS/GBS

* Singles 1989-1991 (2CD compilation, Manifesto 1999) GSGS

* Singles 1995-1997 (compilation, Cooking Vinyl 1999) GBS/GCLS

* The Hit Parade (2CD compilation, Camden Deluxe 2003) GDGS

* Search for Paradise: Singles 2004-5 (Scopitones 2006) GCCP

* The Complete Peel Sessions 1986-2004 (6CD Box Set, Sanctuary 2007) GSGC/GSGS/GDGS/GDBS/GCLS/GCCP

* Live 1987 (2CD compilation, Scopitones 2007) GSGC

* Ye Ye (Best Of The RCA Years) (compilation, Sony-BMG Camden 2007) GSGS/GDGS

* Shepherd’s Bush Welcomes the Wedding Present (live album, Dreamcatcher 2008) GCCP

* How The West Was Won (4EP Box Set, Vibrant 2008) GDMR

 

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