King of the Slums

Blowzy Weirdos

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With the Madchester scene well and truly underway, King of the Slums veered heavily toward the indie-dance scene with Blowzy Weirdos. A more "Charlatans-with-a-sneer" took the place of "the Fall-at-100-miles-per-hour" musical style. The wonderful lyrics still told tales of lowlife ("Rimo"), unsatisfying relationships ("Blowzy Luv of Life"), and the misplaced egos of small minds ("Clubland Gangs"). KOTS, as they were often known, were more in tune, both musically and philosophically, with the Happy Mondays and their joy in seediness rather than the love-fuelled Stone Roses. Blowzy Weirdos was the sound of a band on the verge of major success. How frustrating they split just before their years in obscurity could be rewarded.

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