The Man Who Introduced Ecstasy to Madchester Wants to Run for a Seat in the British Parliament

Bez, the maraca-shakin’, drug-takin’ dancer for the Happy Mondays, has announced plans to run as an independent candidate in the Manchester enclave of Salford.  His campaign platform includes promises to end war, cancer and “evil as the man policy.”  Apparently stripping bankers of their wealth is part of the plan.

And he does have a shot. The Labour incumbent is stepping down so it’s a wide open race.  Besides, he can’t dance the way he used to.  Bad knees, apparently.

As a friend of mine put it, “This is twisting my melon, man.”


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.