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Inspiral Carpets

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The Inspiral Carpets are a band from Oldham in Greater Manchester formed by Graham Lambert in 1986.

The Inspiral Carpets emerged, alongside bands like Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, from the Indie scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their sound is based around harmonic (and often psychedelic) keyboards and jangly guitars. The band were propelled to fame after being 'discovered' by the Radio 1 DJ John Peel and had their greatest chart success in the UK with a single entitled 'This is How it Feels', which is a song about loneliness and unemployment.

At the time of their initial success, the band earned some notoriety for their squiggly-eyed cow 'Cool as Fuck' T-shirts. One of their roadies, Noel Gallagher, went on to great success with the band Oasis. The band is named after a clothing store in the Oldham neighbourhood.

After an amicable split in the mid-nineties they re-formed with their original line-up in 2001. This was backed with the release of a new single, a couple of sold-out tours and a number of new compilation records.

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Band Members

Early Line-up

  • Graham Lambert (Founder) - Guitar
  • Craig Gill - Drums
  • Clint Boon - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Stephen Holt - Vocals
  • David Swift - Bass

Height of Success Through to Present Day

  • Graham Lambert (Founder) - Guitar
  • Graig Gill - Drums
  • Clint Boon - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Tom Hingley - Vocals
  • Martyn Walsh - Bass

Discography

Studio Albums

  • Life (1990)
  • The Beast Inside (1991)
  • Revenge of the Goldfish (1992)
  • Devil Hopping (1994)

Compilations

  • The Singles (1995)
  • Cool As (2003)

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