Personalities | The Boo Radleys | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1988–99)

Best remembered for the 1995 UK hit single ‘Wake Up Boo!’, The Radleys had been a previously struggling indie band. Formed in 1988 by Simon ‘Sice’ Rowbottom (guitar, vocals), Martin Carr (guitar), Timothy Brown, (bass) and Steve Drewitt (drums) they were second-generation shoegazers with ideas. Third album Giant Steps (1993) traded blows with memorable melody and hooks before Wake Up (1995) became a must-own album for everyone in the UK. The band split in 1999.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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