Rooted in the North-West’s musical tradition, The Common Cold take their influences from The Fall, Neu!, British psychedelic rock band Kaleidoscope, their US contemporaries Quicksilver Messenger Service and the literary work of William Burroughs and Hubert Selby Jr. The band are fronted by former Dandelion Adventure members Ajay Saggar and Mark Wareing and backed up by a pair of drummers. Shut Up! Yo Liberals! is available on LP and CD on Action Records.