Today, 25 March, marks the anniversary of one of the most ‘Madchester’ gigs of all time, the Happy Mondays at Manchester’s G-Mex Arena, supported by 808 State.
Kicking off with Rave On, and taking in epic tracks like Step On, Lazyitis and 24 Hour Party People, the March 1990 gig is a proper time capsule of a seminal time in music history.
Some years back, ITV broadcast the gig as part of its ‘Night Time’ programming, so kudos to whoever decided to set the VCR going that night and upload it to YouTube.
The gig is in two parts, part one can be found here:
And part two is here:
Do It Better
Clap Your Hands
24 Hour Party People
Wrote for Luck
[Kudos to Ergenstra Media Resources for the YouTube video]