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  • proper n. An alternative rock genre and associated social scene that originated in Manchester, England, in the late 1980s, influenced by indie, psychedelic and dance music.


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Blend of mad and Manchester


  • Top is more of a Manchester word originally, but it was adopted by a lot of people in about 1990 at the height of the 'Madchester' movement.

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  • I always felt sorry for them because of all the 'Madchester' crap.

    The Fall

  • The more mobile of the residents will enjoy the "bangin 'choons" available in the "Madchester" lounge whereas those in a persistent vegetative state will enjoy the relaxing groove of the - Stuff

  • Interestingly, Blur's music falls under the "Madchester" genre which combines indie rock, psychedelic rock, and dance music.

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  • Manchester became 'Madchester' and the epicentre of pop cool.

    Red Pepper

  • The trio's first incarnation, Sub Sub, formed in 1989 when Goodwin bumped into the Williams twins-whom he known in high school-at Manchester's legendary Hacienda club, epicenter of the burgeoning "Madchester" scene with its Ecstasy-fueled Acid House raves.


  • One of Terry's friends has penned a 'Madchester' song about the housemate to raise support for him in the Big Brother house.

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  • Starting out in the thriving 'Madchester' scene of the early 1990s in Northern England, the indie rockers have seen off their supposed bigger rivals The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays to maintain a solid fanbase and remain chart regulars and indie disco favourites.

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  • With a sound clearly inspired by the early '90s "Madchester" scene, while there a hint of things to come can be found the more angsty track

    Listal promoted

  • The book is very informative about the club, its staff and its finances, detailing the initial idea of the club, day-to-day running, the rise of the acid house movement in the North of England, the "Madchester" scene and the colourful characters it encompassed.

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