The Inspiral Carpets are an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986.
The Inspiral Carpets emerged, alongside bands like Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, from the indie scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their sound is based around psychedelic keyboards and jangly shaped guitars. The band were propelled to fame after being 'discovered' by the Radio 1 DJ John Peel and had their first chart success in the UK with a single entitled "This Is How It Feels", which is a song about unemployment and touches on themes of domestic violence.
At the time of their initial success, the band earned some notoriety for their squiggly-eyed cow 'Cool as Fuck' T-shirts; a student at Oxford Polytechnic was prosecuted on obscenity charges for wearing one. One of their roadies, Noel Gallagher, who was rejected in an audition to be the band's vocalist, went on to great success with the band Oasis. The band is named after a clothing shop on their...
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Track listing: Keep the Circle AroundButterflyJoeFind Out WhyMoveThis Is How It FeelsShe Comes in the FallBiggest MountainWeaknessCaravanPlease Be CruelTwo Worlds CollideGenerationsBitches BrewHow It Should BeSaturn 5I Want YouUniformCome Back Tomorrow
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Track listing: Joe (acoustic)Seeds of DoubtWhiskey
Track listing: JoeI Want YouI'll Keep It In mindTainted Love
Track listing: JoeMoveThis Is How It FeelsShe Comes in the FallCommercial ReignBiggest MountainWeaknessCaravanPlease Be CruelDragging Me DownTwo Worlds CollideGenerationsBitches BrewSaturn 5UniformFind Out WhyHow It Should BeSackvilleI Want You
Track listing: I Want YouParty in the SkyPlutomanUniformLovegroveJust WednesdaySaturn 5All of This and MoreThe Way the Light FallsHalf Way ThereCobraI Don't Want to Go Blind
Track listing: I Want You (feat. Mark E. Smith)Dragging Me Down (Imaginary New York mix)Party in the Sky (Perfect Alien dub)Plutoman (dub mix)
Track listing: Saturn 5I Want YouThe Way the Light FallsParty in the Sky
Track listing: GenerationsSaviourBitches BrewSmoking Her ClothesFireHere Comes the FloodA Little DisappearedTwo Worlds CollideMysteryRain SongIrresistible Force
Track listing: Bitches Brew (Horse)Dragging Me Down (live at Glasgow Barrowlands)Smoking Her Clothes (live at Glasgow Barrowlands)Fire (live at Glasgow Barrowlands)
Track listing: CaravanPlease Be CruelBorn YesterdaySleep Well TonightGripBeast InsideNiagaraMermaidFurther AwayDreams Are All We Have
Track listing: CaravanCaravan (What? Noise Rethink)Skidoo (Full Length)
Track listing: This Is How It Feels (7" version)Commercial ReignShe Comes in the Fall (7" version)Sackville (12" version)Commercial Rain (Hog Battered mix)She Comes in the Fall (a cappella)This Is How It Feels (Robbery mix)This Is How It Feels (Snatch mix)She Comes in the Fall (12" version)This Is How It Feels (Drum mix)Commercial Rain (Rub-A-Dub mix)
Track listing: Biggest MountainGold TopWeaknessI'll Keep It in Mind
Track listing: Real ThingSong for a FamilyThis Is How It FeelsDirecting TraffikBesides MeMany Happy ReturnsMemories of YouShe Comes in the FallMonkey on My BackSun Don't ShineInside My HeadMoveSackville
Track listing: JoeFind Out WhySo FarOut of TimePlane Crash
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