Theme of the Week #5 Madchester – Rave On!

This summer both the Happy Mondays and the Stone Roses will be reforming to play reunion gigs and once again the country will be reminded of those heady days in 1989 when the tunes were baggy and the jeans even baggier! In celebration and anticipation of the gigs PYMCA thought we’d celebrate all thing Mancunian. Top One, Nice One, Get Sorted.

Shaun Ryder, The Happy Mondays, live UK 1989 - Peter J Walsh

He bangs the drums, Ian Brown, The Stones Roses, 1990 - Peter J Walsh

Temperence night in the Hacienda, Manchester 1989 - Peter J Walsh

Raver in Joe Bloggs clothing, 1990 - Dave Swindells

Ravers on the main stage in the Hacienda, Manchester 1989 - Peter J Walsh

Stone Roses fans holding up a poster, Spike Island, Widnes UK May 1990 - Dave Swindells

Mike Pickering dj'ing at one of the early Manchester parties 1988 - Peter J Walsh

Bez of the Happy Mondays, Live at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester 1989 - Peter J Walsh

Kids wearing Joe Bloggs clothing, Manchester 1989 - Peter J Walsh

A man looking through records in Eastern Bloc Record shop, Afflecks Palace, Manchester 1990 - Dave Swindells

A Guy Called Gerald (Gerald Simpson) at an early gig in Manchester, UK 1988 - Peter J Walsh

Clubbers dance under red lights on the main stage of the Hacienda, Manchester 1988 - Peter J Walsh

Fans in baggy jeans at the Stone Roses gig, Spike Island, May 1990 - Dave Swindells

Nathan, manager of the Happy Mondays and Tony Wilson (Right) head of Factory Records, Manchester 1990 - Peter J Walsh

Clubbers on the main stage at the Hacienda Club, Manchester, UK 1989 - Peter J Walsh

A group of kids standing outside Afflecks Palace giving out flyers, Manchester 1990 - Dave Swindells

Phil the A&R man at the Factory offices in Palatine Road, Manchester 1990

A clubber on the podium of the main dancefloor of the hacienda - Peter J Walsh

A clubber gurning on the dancefloor of the Hacienda, Manchester 1988 - Peter J Walsh

Two boys in oversized indie T-shirts, Manchester 1990s - Dave Swindells

Stone Roses Fans at Spike Island gig, May 1990 - Dave Swindells

Two members of security stand by the main Fac 51 doors to the Hacienda, Manchester, early 1990's - Peter J Walsh

The Hacienda main dancefloor, Manchester 1989 - Peter J Walsh

Girls in oversized clothes showing their jeans, Manchester 1990s - Dave Swindells

Freaky dancin' to the sounds of the Happy Mondays at the Hacienda, Manchester 1989 - Peter J Walsh

A Stone Roses fan wearing colourful patterned clothing, Spike Island 1990 - Dave Swindells

Ecstasy Dove pill. One of the original doves making the rounds of Manchester in 1988

View more images from Madchester and the Hacienda
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