They still are. You may love or hate their style and sound – there’s not much middleground between the two positions – but John Peel’s favourite band won’t be ignored.
Extract from page 269 of 2000 Tunes: A History of Manchester Music by M. H. Rees; used with permission. Read the whole series (25 extracts) here; or my summary post. Readers might be interested in my forthcoming novel about a man obsessed with Manchester music - confusingly, it is also called 2000 Tunes!