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Flowered Up - Better Life mp3

Flowered Up - Better Life mp3 Performer: Flowered Up
Title: Better Life
Style: Dub, Indie Rock
Category: Electronic / Rock
Date of release: Apr 1994
Country: UK
Label: Heavenly
Catalog number: HVN 38
Size MP3: 1448 mb
Size FLAC: 2726 mb
Rating: 4.5


1Better Life
2Better Life (Instrumental)


  • Written-ByPenney, Flowered Up


Limited edition of 500 copies.


User reviews
When the Happy Mondays started to sound like bleak soundalikes of themselves, the Stone Roses wasted their time in legal battles, Primal Scream returned to retro sixties rock, and it was admitted that Inspiral Carpets never really sounded like any of the others, the Madchester Rave movement was happily buried by the music weeklies. Flowered Up's Weekender is often referred to as the scene's final hymn in 1992.
But just Flowered Up from London, latercomers to the scene, would have had a vision of how to develop the Madchester sound. Weekender could have been the start of their big time - but it shouldn't happen. Better Life is the only document of what Flowered Up were working on after 1992.
It's a downtempo tune with rich, dubby production and some reggae elements, horns, well contrasted with dark, quite heavily distorted guitars and a massive slow flesh-and-blood groove. Liam Maher is in fine form (he makes Shaun Ryder sound like an opera singer in comparison). But whereas on 1991's A Life With Brian the band mostly sounded like they were bored to the bone (in a good way!), on Better Life the sound as if they really had something to say, while keeping things simple and effective.
This 7 inch is said to have been released as a limited edition of 500 copies only (after the band had already split). It must be one of the rarest records I own, then. It doesn't really seem to be sought-after, though; I got mine cheap. If you can pick this record up, do it, it's a unique piece of music.