There was a brief period when it seemed that all the greaterst music in the world was coming out of Manchester. In the wake of the Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays and the Inspiral Carpets came a parade of band that all appeared hold great promise.
Naturally, 99% of these bands were over-hyped and flamed out after one single--if they made it that far. The High fell into this category.
The group was led by Andy Couzens, a guy who bailed on a gig with some band called The Stone Roses. He'd been with two pre-Roses bands, The Patrol and Waterfront.) Their debut single was produced by the infamous Martin Hannett.
"Up and Down" was the band's second single and didn't trouble the UK charts beyond the #59 slot. They broke up in 1993.
Too bad. This is a really pleasant little song.
Thumbing through my record collection, one letter at a time. Tomorrow's selection will be brought to you by the letter I.