Too Much Texas

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Too Much Texas
Origin Manchester, England
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1984–1992, 2006
Labels Ugly Man
Past members
  • Tom Hingley
  • Raymond Breckon
  • Gordon MacKay
  • Laurence Ash

Too Much Texas were an English indie rock band, formed in 1984 in Manchester, best known as the band that Tom Hingley was in before joining Inspiral Carpets.


The band formed in 1984 in Manchester, by singer Tom Hingley, who was studying English, along with fellow Abingdon natives Gordon MacKay and Raymond Breckon, all of whom worked part-time at The Haçienda nightclub as glass collectors.[1][2][3][4] After a split flexi disc released with Debris magazine, they released their debut single proper, "Hurry on Down", on Ugly Man Records in 1988, and supported New Order, The House of Love and The Beloved.[4]

Hingley joined Inspiral Carpets in 1989 and now fronts Tom Hingley and the Lovers. The band continued with a new singer, releasing the Smart EP in 1989, eventually splitting in 1992.[1]

A retrospective collection, Juvenilia, was released in 2006 on Hingley's Newmemorabilia label, and the band re-formed for a UK tour.[1][5][6]

Band members[edit]

  • Tom Hingley - vocals, guitar
  • Raymond Breckon - bass
  • Gordon MacKay - lead guitar
  • Laurence Ash - drums


  • "Fixed Link" (1986) - flexi disk, split with Soil
  • "Hurry On Down" (1988), Ugly Man - 12" single
  • Smart EP (1989), Playtime
  • Juvenilia (2006), Newmemorabilia - CD


  1. ^ a b c "Not enough Texas?", BBC, 21 March 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2016
  2. ^ "Inspirational show from former Carpets' front man", Grimsby Telegraph, 19 January 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2016
  3. ^ Owens, David (2013) "Tom Hingley on bearing the brunt of the Carpet Burns that have affected his Madchester career", Wales Online, 10 September 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2016
  4. ^ a b Bearder, Tim (2006) "Too Much Texas", archived from [1], BBC, 17 March 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2016
  5. ^ Long, Chris (2006) "Too Much Texas - Juvenilia (New Memorabilia)", BBC, 19 April 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2016
  6. ^ Wood, Kelly (2006) "Too Much Texas at the Witchwood", BBC, 28 March 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2016

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