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- Posted on Oct 21st 2009 10:30AM by John D. Luerssen
Although little information about the circumstances of Maher's death are known other than he died at his home, Jeff Barrett -- who founded the band's label Heavenly -- told MusicWeek, "This is very sad news, a real shame. Liam and Flowered Up burned beautifully and brightly at exactly the right time. They had their moment and seized it by the bollocks."
The group -- dubbed the "Cockney Happy Mondays" during their brief tenure -- went on to become NME and Melody Maker cover stars, releasing the Heavenly singles 'It's On' in 1990 and the 13-minute 'Weekender' in 1992, plus the full-length album 'The Life of Brian,' which surfaced on London Records in 1991.
After the band's split in 1993, Maher reportedly battled drug problems but by 2001 he had signed to Creation Records founder Alan McGee's new label Poptones. However no material from that allegiance has seen the light of day.
More information on the cause of death is expected soon.