His "Madchester" motifs launched a Britpop invasion.

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With the Stone Roses and Primal Scream, Mani’s magnificent meld of dub, rock, and psychedelia exudes massive, legato grooves and countermelodies coaxed from his arsenal of basses which include Rickenbacker, and a Jack Casady Epiphone, among others.

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A Manchester United Devotee, in 2010 Gary Mounfield combined forces with former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and Joy Division / New Order bassist Peter Hook under the moniker Freebass, which waxed It's A Beautiful Life before calling it a day.

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