James is a Manchester band who formed in 1981 but gained fame in the 90's as part of the ''Madchester' scene.''Sit Down'' is their best known song, which reached No.2 in 1990, the accompanying album ''Gold Mother'' contained other hit singles ''Come Home'' and ''Lose Control''. The same year, James performed two sell-out dates at the Manchester G-Mex.
Before they hit these dizzy heights, James t-shirt sales were very successful even without a Top 40 song.
Singer Tim Booth was well-known for his chaotic, frantic and energetic dancing which actually led to hospital treatment for a bad neck in the later stages of the band's career!
With the release of the album ''Seven'' James found recognition in the U.S, and the same year it was released (1992) they played a sell-out show to 30,000 people at Alton Towers in July.
The album ''The Best Of'' hit No.1 in 1998, however by 2001, ''Millionaires'' was their final album release for some years - Booth went onto become a solo artist.
In 2007 the band reformed and played T In The Park and the V Festival, a new album was issued in 2008, ''Hey Ma''.
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