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Northside - Chicken Rhythms FLAC album

Performer: Northside
Genre: Rock
Title: Chicken Rhythms
Country: UK
Released: 1991
Style: Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1624 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1612 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1800 mb
Rating: 4.8
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Northside are a band from the suburb of Blackley and district of Moston in north Manchester, England. Formed in 1989, they released their only album Chicken Rhythms on Factory Records in 1991. The band became part of the 1990s ie-rave scene. Northside was formed by Warren "Dermo" Dermody (vocals/lyrics) and Cliff Ogier (bass). They were later joined by Michael Upton (guitar) and Paul Walsh (drums).

Presumably, the name Chicken Rhythms comes from Northside's use of mildly funky, chicken-scratch guitars, which the group weaves into its abstract, aloof, slightly quirky brand of alternative pop/rock. Northside takes some chances here and there, and one can admire its desire to strive for originality. But unfortunately, most of the songs are forgettable.

Chicken Rhythms' dismal artwork wasn't fair on Northside, however. Although Madchester also-rans, the group had a charmingly naive take on baggy, and their run of singles (LSD love-letter 'Shall We Take a Trip', the wondrous 'My Rising Star' and the Yellowman-quoting sign-off 'Take 5', that finally took them to Top of the Pops) were as good as those by the early Blur.


A1 Take 5 4:11
A2 Weight Of Air 5:55
A3 Funky Munky 3:10
A4 A Change Is On Its Way 5:13
A5 Yeah Man 4:55
B1 Tour De World 3:40
B2 Wishful Thinking 4:18
B3 Shall We Take A Trip 4:23
B4 Who's To Blame 3:33
B5 Practise Makes Perfect 3:00

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Amazon Studios
  • Recorded At – The Windings
  • Mixed At – Rockfield Studios
  • Published By – Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Factory Communications Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Factory Communications Ltd.


  • Artwork – Central Station Design
  • Engineer – Cenzo Townshend
  • Illustration – Dean Dermody
  • Producer – Ian Broudie
  • Songwriter, Performer – Northside


Recorded at Amazon Studios and The Windings
Mixed at Rockfield Studios
Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. 1991
℗ + © 1991 Factory Communications Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016839 403108

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FACT 310 Northside Chicken Rhythms ‎(LP, Album) Factory FACT 310 UK 1991
520 005-2 Northside Chicken Rhythms ‎(CD, Album) PolyGram 520 005-2 Canada 1992
POCD-1073 Northside Chicken Rhythms ‎(CD, Album) London Records, Factory POCD-1073 Japan 1992
GEFD-24412 Northside Chicken Rhythms ‎(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Factory GEFD-24412 US 1991
520 005-1, 210•1222•1 Northside Chicken Rhythms ‎(LP, Album) London Records, Factory, Rough Trade 520 005-1, 210•1222•1 Europe 1992