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Proud Mary

This retro UK rock-band was roundly pilloried within the national music press during the discharge of the 2001 debut album, sketching a lot of the critics’ ire for his or her association with Noel Gallagher of former Britpop stars Oasis. From Manchester, Happy Mary was created in 2000 by Greg Griffin (vocals), Paul Newsome (acoustic guitar/vocals), Adam Grey (acoustic guitar) and Neville Cottee (bass). The quartet required their name from the Creedence Clearwater Revival regular. Their demo drawn the eye of Gallagher, who produced the music group the first putting your signature on to his Sour Mash label and wanted to create their debut recording. Two limited release singles, ‘Extremely Greatest Friend’ and ‘All Great Things’, demonstrated an audio working understanding of early 70s US rock and roll, and preceded the discharge of THE SAME KIND OF Blues. The rehashed blues and nation rock and roll evident through the entire recording found small favour with both critics and everyone, and the music group splintered shortly later on. The songwriting nucleus of Griffin and Newsome battled on contrary to the advice of the hostile music press, employing several session musicians to greatly help record their second recording, that was released with the Redemption label in past due 2004. Like & Light was a designated improvement on Proud Mary’s debut, although Griffin and Newsome still relied as well heavily on the magpie method of songwriting. Bass participant Andy Rourke (ex-Smiths) consequently became a member of the duo on tour.

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