TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah’ – Debut LP By BLACK GRAPE

Remarkable albums from the past

‘It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah’

Released: 7 August 1995
Debut album

ALL MUSIC / Stephen Erlewine wrote: “When ‘Happy Mondays’ fell apart in 1992,
most observers assumed that Shaun Ryder would never recover from his numerous
drug addictions. No one could have ever predicted that he would return to the top of
the charts three years later, relatively fit and healthy, with a new band that fulfilled all
of the promises of his old group. Black Grape is what Happy Mondays always were, only
better. Leaving behind the stiff musicianship that plagued even the best Mondays records,
‘Black Grape’s debut, It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah, is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humor.Not only is
‘It’s Great When You’re Straight’ a triumphant return for Ryder and his sidekick Bez, it’s the
first album they have ever recorded that justifies all of the hype.”

Score: 9/10 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: ‘It’s great to have a party record like this… yeah.’

TOP TRACK: In The Name Of The Father

Album in full

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