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McCarthy were a British band, formed in Barking, East London in 1985 by schoolmates Malcolm Eden, Tim Gane, John Williamson and Gary Baker. They mixed a sweetly style, dominated by Gane's 12-string guitar playing, with Eden's overtly political lyrics, often satirical in tone, which reflected the band's far left leanings.

After a string of singles, including 'Red Sleeping Beauty' and 'Frans Hals', and a track on the NME read more

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  • Avatar for karlmort
    Now I hear were Hood got their main inspiration: Red Sleeping Beauty
  • Avatar for Isab3lla
    I've known about them for so long and today was the day I decided to take a listen. I honestly don't know why it took so long.. they're brilliant.
  • Avatar for snowy657
    Frans Hals and Red Sleeping Beauty - great tracks
  • Avatar for Nochek
    great times......
  • Avatar for blebbio
    wish there was more politics in pop.
  • Avatar for terrycarver
    bit188 - I agree
  • Avatar for bit188
    they would not have been mccarthy without the politics!
  • Avatar for RussellChap
    They'd been more popular without the politics...
  • Avatar for sakurabunny
    Everything off I Am a Wallet is a proper good tune!
  • Avatar for Accept-Yourself
    How about voting up a new pic comrades: viva McCarthy! ♥

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