THE WEDDING PRESENT Released Their Fabulous Debut Album ‘GEORGE BEST’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history…

11 October 2017

Band: THE WEDDING PRESENT (Leeds, England)
Album: GEORGE BEST – their debut LP
Released: 12 October 1987 – 30 years ago…
All Music wrote: ” ‘George Best’ is easily the best possible introduction to the Wedding Present’s work. It’s also a fine introduction to the entire C-86 scene that had such an impact on British rock. It would be nearly impossible to name the standout tracks, since the band’s strength lies in the fact that every tune is so solid. Nearly every song on the album is just as good as those that have been picked out as singles. David Gedge’s cheerfully bitter worldview and brilliantly glum wordplay was fully formed by this point, as was the band’s musically punishing attack that was built on hummingbird fast guitars and thumping drums. A brilliant debut.”
My impression: After all these years I still can’t get enough of those scintillating jingle-jangle guitars, snappy melodies, brisk choruses and Gedge‘s bittersweet and witty stories. A vibrant masterstroke record all the way, that doesn’t sound passĂ© at all…

Here’s GEORGE BEST, still in great shape
(original tracklist: #1 – #13)…

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Then…

Now…

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