Playtime Records 1990. AMUSE7CD
The New FADS were one of the better Manchester bands of their era, although not really part of the whole Madchester baggy thing. This was their breakthrough (third) single, and it’s easy to see why. It’s got a great bass line, really funky guitar work and their trademark excellent percussion. I’m also a sucker for singers who use megaphones; too much time spent listening to The Fall I guess. Their later work (also really worth hearing) was angrier and darker – this is more about leaping around the room, although the lyrics deal with desertification which isn’t much of a cause for celebration.
The band seem to have been completely forgotten about – there’s surprisingly little on the web about them, although they do have a myspace page.
There are a couple of remixes here too which work well enough, but it’s the first track, the original version which is essential. As for further listening, everything’s deleted, although it looks like all their albums are on itunes, if you don’t mind crappy MP3s.