It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah
|It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah|
|Studio album by Black Grape|
|Released||10 October 1995|
|Genre||Alternative dance, Britpop|
|Producer||Danny Saber, Stephen Lironi, Shaun Ryder, Gary Kurfirst (exec.)|
|Black Grape chronology|
It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah is the first album by British band Black Grape. It was released in 1995. The album was seen as something of a triumphant comeback for both Shaun Ryder and Bez (both formerly of Happy Mondays). The album represented what some considered an evolution of the Happy Mondays sound on their 1990 album Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, with more of a hip hop influence, down mostly to the rapping of Kermit, formerly of the band The Ruthless Rap Assassins. The album was a critical and commercial success.
The album art features a famous photograph of infamous international terrorist Carlos the Jackal colored in pop art style. This album art was inspiration for Issue 2 of the Image Comics series, Phonogram.
The opening lines of 'In the Name of the Father' are quoted in the novel The Demented Lands by Alan Warner.
Throughout the album there are lyrical references to The Beatles.
- "Reverend Black Grape" – 5:12
- "In the Name of the Father" – 4:21
- "Tramazi Parti" – 4:45
- "Kelly's Heroes" – 4:22
- "Yeah Yeah Brother" – 4:10
- "A Big Day in the North" – 4:10
- "Shake Well Before Opening" – 5:40
- "Submarine" – 3:50
- "Shake Your Money" – 4:13
- "Little Bob" – 5:33
- "Reverend Black Grape"
- "In The Name Of The Father"
- "Kelly's Heroes
- Shaun Ryder - vocals
- Kermit - vocals
- Psycho - vocals
- Helen Vigneau - backing vocals
- Paul "Wags" Wagstaff - guitar
- Anthony Guarderas - bass
- Jed Lynch - drums, percussion
- Danny Saber - guitars, bass, keyboards, hammond organ, programming, mixing, engineering, production
- Stephen Lironi - keyboards, hammond organ, slide guitar, programming, production
- Martin Slattery - saxophone
- Michael Scherchen - programming, engineering
- Bez - vibes/dance
- Phil Ault, Ewan Davis - additional engineering
- Tom Lord-Alge - mixing
- Ted Jensen - mastering
I Should Coco by Supergrass
|UK number one album
19 August 1995 – 1 September 1995
Said and Done by Boyzone