Tag: Man Alive Club

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Re-rooting?

Henry Holland and Agyness Deyn famously left the Manchester area at the earliest possible opportunity… but their roots are still evident occasionally. Here, Henry’s knitwear references the Man…

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Caribbean Carnival

When I moved to Acomb Street in 1986, my friend Joe, a Cowesby Street native, made me swear on my life that I would never go into the…

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Pure @ Man Alive – 1990s

To be honest, I can’t remember exactly when the Pure nights started – 1990 or 1991 – but I remember the idea behind the project, which was to…

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FunkyMutha Man Alive

FunkyMutha was named after the Prince track ‘Sexy MF’, 1992. The picture below is of Dale, Alf and Winston in the Man Alive DJ box: Alf already DJ’d…

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The Wilde Club

By Geraldine The Wilde Club ran for several months at the Man Alive in 1985 and was set up by members of the band Big Flame. Some weeks…

From City Life Issue 131, Aug-Sep 1989

CarWash Man Alive

CarWash was a club night named after the track by Rose Royce from 1976; it was an antidote to the acid house nights which dominated Manchester in 1989…

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Brazil

Brazil and Breeze were similar small independent club nights, begun in 1988. They were small outcrops of dance-music-diversity, poking up through the tidal wave of house. (Tsunamis didn’t…