Inspiral Carpets Dung 4 on Limited Edition Import LP + 7"
The Inspiral Carpets – along with the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays – made their name as part of the whole ‘Madchester' scene, with a string of classic singles and a lucrative line of merchandise. Between 1989 and 1995, the band notched 15 hits and four Top 20 albums before disbanding. In 2003, they re-formed and have been playing sporadically ever since. In 2011, they reunited with original singer Stephen Holt and issued a self-titled album in 2014 – their first in two decades.
Back in mid-1989, after the Inspiral Carpets had launched their own Cow label, they released the mail-order cassette Dung 4. This album's worth of demos had been recorded around New Year's 1987, boasting unique songs as well as versions of tracks which they later re-recorded. Dung 4 has never been reissued on vinyl until now. Officially sanctioned by the Inspirals and remastered with help from their organist Clint Boon, Dung 4 is now expanded with the addition of four tracks from their earlier demo tape, Cow, recorded in May 1987.