STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME


Released posthumously in 1987, Strangeways, Here We Come was a somewhat incomplete album; it hinted at great heights, but never quite achieved them. A poor tail-end contributed to a feeling that the album didn't quite "hang together"; although the individual tracks may have been excellent, they weren't quite comfortable somehow nestled next to two others. Having said that, this album contains my favourite start out of all the albums, the sublime "A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours".
Strangeways is a prison in North Manchester, and the title is a play on "Borstal, here we come" from Billy Liar.

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