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Party Pieces: Andy Burnham's Favourite Albums
Fergal Kinney , March 2nd, 2022 09:21

The Mayor of Greater Manchester takes Fergal Kinney through 13 records that shaped him, via his days as a Hacienda regular and his children introducing him to Big Thief


The Wedding Present – George Best

I played this to death, I loved it and it had everything for me. I love guitar bands, if there’s anything I’ve always loved it’s soaring guitar bands and George Best is the kind of album that does that better than anything. I love David Gedge’s style, that slightly conversational, matter-of-fact thing. ‘Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft’ - it’s just great. It’s been a constant, I loved it when I first heard it and still do. It’s the pinnacle of guitar music.