Bez, A Twenty-Four Hour Party Political Person
The Happy Mondays Legend Gives Our 'Eads A Wobble
He’s a threat to democracy, as dangerous as ISIS, and keeps bees. He’s a freaky dancer, a maestro of the maracas and a brewer of fine old, traditional ale.
Oh yes – and the icon that is Bez from the legendary Mancunian band Happy Mondays also wants to be your MP.
Garry’s guest tonight is Mark Berry, known universally as Bez. By the late 1980s, the Happy Mondays were a central part of the Manchester music scene and personified rave culture. Musically, the band fused indie pop with house music, funk and northern soul. In terms of style and dress, they crossed hippy fashion and ideals with 1970s glamour. Sartorially and musically, the band helped to encourage the psychedelic revival associated with acid house.
Fast forward to now. Bez has won Celebrity Big Brother, twice been declared bankrupt, and is more interested in reality than in the drug-fuelled excesses of previous decades.
Today, the parties he attends are more likely to be political than rave.
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