Name given to a genre of UK bands in the late 1980s who occasionally fused guitar-based '60s-style indie music with modern dance rhythms and "funky drummer
Most notable baggy members were "Madchester
" bands like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, but the tag was mainly used for the slightly later bands that they influenced like Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatens, Blur (circa 'Leisure'), James (circa 'Gold Mother'), Five Thirty, The High, Flowered Up, Candy Flip and others.
Distinguishable by their lolloping, psychedelic-tinged sounds, pudding bowl haircuts and huge 21" flares (from which the name "baggy" derived), the scene lasted only a short while, roughly from 1989 to 1990, but served as a prototype to the more conventional sounds of Britpop
, a few years later.