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Welcome to the official Distractions website. We will be aiming to record the history of one of the greatest, but least heralded, of all Manchester beat groups.

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

NME album of the year

As well as receiving the Single of the Week accolade, The Distractions also featured in NME's album of the year poll.  1980's end of year list saw Nobody's Perfect at number 37, sandwiched between Captain Beefheart and Stevie Wonder.  Label- and tour-mates Joy Division topped the list with Closer, and groups present who The Distractions knew and played with included Echo & The Bunnymen, Simple Minds, Magazine, John Cooper Clark and OMD, highlighting the global stature of the North West's post-punk scene.

As well as now including the end of year lists on their website, the NME also host a video of a track from Nobody's Perfect, courtesy of David Quantick at YouTube, the maudlin epic Looking For A Ghost.  Lest we forget, it was this track which led directly to the creation of this site, the reunion, new records, gigs, and yes, the forthcoming boxset, via the original post on The Granite Shore website...

The Distractions - Looking For A Ghost video

From the album Nobody's Perfect, and some World In Action footage of Hulme.

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