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Rocks In The Attic #185: Alfie – ‘If You Happy With You Need Do Nothing’ (2001)

RITA#185I bought this in the wake of the hype surrounding Badly Drawn Boy, who I was a fan of at the time. I recall the music press pigeon-holing the band as being a prominent member of the BNAM – or the ‘British New Acoustic Movement’. Ugh. That’s almost as bad as NWOBHM.

I think I may have listened to this once when I bought it, and it has remained on the shelf ever since. On listening to it again, I probably reckon I just wasn’t in the mood for it at the time. It’s very inoffensive acoustic folk music – the sort of thing that Donovan was churning out in the ‘60s, but with a Manchester – or Madchester – slant.

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