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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 La’s – The La’s

Everyone just thinks of ‘There She Goes’ but there’s songs on that record that are just phenomenal. I related to the Liverpool thing, I saw them in Cambridge and loved them. God, they’re going to deliver so much! Them and The Stone Roses stand out as burning brightly and never heard of again. That’s a matter of regret to me. They were so great in that moment. What we lost, somehow, there’s a poignant feeling around that record for me.