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Inspiral Carpets are an English rock band formed in Oldham in Formed by Lambert and singer Stephen Holt, who departed the band before they signed with Mute Records the band had a sound characterised by the use Lets Get Ourselves Together - Various - Rock Legends 2 - 20 Classic Tracks organ playing and distorted guitars.
The band was part of the late s and early s Madchester movement. InTom Hingley, who featured on all of the band's studio albums during their original run, departed the band. Hingley and Boon gave conflicting accounts of his departure, with Hingley stating that he had been sacked and Boon stating that he had chosen to leave.
The band continued, re-uniting with Stephen Holt who sang on the band's early material. On 22 Novemberthe band announced that Gill had died. Graham Lambert and Stephen Holt had a Inspiral Carpets - Life from their school days. They formed Inspiral Carpets inoriginally as a garage rock and punk inspired band, with keyboardist Glenn Chesworth This Jesus Must Die - Various, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice* - Jesus Christ Superstar bassist Tony Feeley.
They came to prominence, alongside bands like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondaysin the Madchester scene of the late s. After a flexi-disc featuring "Garage Full of Flowers" given free with Manchester 's Debris magazine infollowed by Inspiral Carpets - Life Cow cassette, their first release proper, the Planecrash EP on the Playtime label received much airplay from Radio 1 DJ John Peelwho asked the band to record a session for his show.
As their popularity grew, Playtime's distributor Red Rhino Records went bankrupt, leading the band to form their own label, Cow Records in Marchthe label's first release being the Trainsurfing EP.
The single reached No. The following year's The Beast Inside was less well received by critics,  but still achieved a top 5 album chart placing.
The "Caravan" and "Please be Cruel" singles only reached No. The next album, Devil Hopping reached number 10 in the album chart, with "Saturn 5" and "I Want You" giving them top 20 hits, from that album the latter's single version featured Mark E.
They re-formed inreleasing a Inspiral Carpets - Life single "Come Back Tomorrow" recorded ina couple of sold-out tours and a number of new compilation records, most notably the Cool As box set.
They have toured sporadically since, reuniting yet again in to tour in support of an iTunes only compilation of their b-sides and rarities. They played a tour in under the banner "Return of the Cow", announcing that their own Cow Records label was to be revived.
In February it was revealed that Tom Hingley was no longer part of Iron Man - Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Blitz band; with the circumstances of his departure unclear.
Members of the band indicated that Hingley had left of his own accord, with Clint Boon contradicting Hingley's suggestion that the band had split up;  whilst Hingley himself later claimed that he had been fired by the band at a meeting. In August the band announced a reunion with their original singer Stephen Holt.
The accompanying video for the main track was shot at a live concert in Buenos Aires in November In support of the single the band toured the UK in March for the first time with Holt for 24 years. In May the band were special guests on the Inspiral Carpets - Life Mondays tour which was their first tour together with their original line up for 24 years. In April Inspiral Carpets - Life conjunction Inspiral Carpets - Life Record Store Day Dung 4a previous cassette only collection of demos fromwas issued on vinyl and CD with an earlier tape Cow Demo added as a free 7-inch with the vinyl version.
Uncut said of Inspiral Carpets - Life album: "the whole package is a fine summation of the Inspirals enduring appeal". On 20 Novemberdrummer Craig Gill committed suicide at the age of Immediately after his death, friends of Gill began a social media campaign to help get the Inspiral Carpets UK Inspiral Carpets - Life "Saturn 5" to number 1 at Christmas in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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