1990 – present (27 years)
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Danny Moran and Janice White from Tottington, north of Manchester, formed The Bedflowers around 1989. Their EP Songs of Summer 1990 included the bass talents of Sheila Seal and the drum bashes of Howard Goody, both of The Man from Delmonte, so it comes as no surprise that the Bop! label was their destined signing.
They drew their inspiration from many sources, not least The Man From Delmonte but don't erroneously dismiss them as a spin off band or worse, a tribute. Their lively plinks and boppy melodies, backing Janice's 'girly' teenage vocals were unique.
"I'm so cool" from the above EP shows their close ties to the Manchester music swell of the time, when The Boardwalk, Hacienda and The Venue thrived. It is tongue in cheek, they were more part of the culture than the tune would have you believe but then as the culture was a pop culture, it was cool to safely distance yourself from the masses a little and it never hurt to do so, putting Horwich on the map, to the point where it could not support the tourist influx.
If you missed The Bedflowers, you probably are not reading this; if on the other hand you remember, even vaguely, their uplifting music and are reading this … you might even crack a reminiscent smile.
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