“Gone are the times when a chauffeur-driven automotive with weighing scales within the boot for medicine could be ready outdoors the Prime of the Pops studio.” Joyful Mondays/Black Grape’s Shaun Ryder on “altering occasions” within the music trade

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Joyful Mondays/Black Grape/Mantra Of The Cosmos frontman Shaun Ryder has launched a brand new e-book Shaun Ryder: Joyful Mondays, And Fridays, And Saturdays, And Sundays, and given his ideas on the altering face of the music trade.

“Been clear 21 years,” the singer tells The Telegraph in a brand new [paywalled] interview, “however the public nonetheless desires to listen to in regards to the medicine, medicine, medicine, rock ’n’ roll and intercourse. I’m undecided what it’s like for younger lads getting into the enterprise now however gone are the times when a chauffeur-driven automotive with weighing scales within the boot for medicine could be ready outdoors the Prime of the Pops studio for us.”

“If a lad, or a lass, in a band desires to have a little bit of enjoyable with groupies it’ll be throughout social media earlier than it. You possibly can’t conceal nothing. Modified occasions.”

In 2024, Ryder is not simply an indie rock star, but in addition a TV star, showing alongside his greatest mate Bez as a daily visitor on Channel 4’s long-running and unfailingly standard TV present Gogglebox

“These younger children watch us on the iPad,” he tells The Telegraph, “and begin questioning who these two previous bastards are: by the point the programme ends, they’ve downloaded all our albums.”



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