The Charlatans ‎- The Only One I Know (1990)

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The Charlatans got a mention on this blog on Monday. More specifically, the organ riff they lifted off Deep Purple for their breakout single ‘The Only One I Know’. The sound they created was right in the mix of the dance-floor friendly Madchester movement that blended alt rock with psychedelia and funk. The swirling organ was played by keyboardist Rob Collins. He did not get the opportunity to deliver his signature on the biggest of stages. His car crash and death occurred three weeks before The Charlatans’ biggest concert to date — supporting Oasis at Knebworth in 1996.

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