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== 1992 ==
 
== 1992 ==
In 1992, [[Kent Paul]] is managing this group; in the San Andreas Introduction film, Maccer and Paul are shown in a recording studio in England, Paul having just bought Maccer's contract. The two decide to try their luck in America, and the band travels to [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]].
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In 1992, [[Kent Paul]] is managing this group; in the [[The Introduction|San Andreas Introduction film]], Maccer and Paul are shown in a recording studio in England, Paul having just bought Maccer's contract. The two decide to try their luck in America, and the band travels to [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]].
   
 
Later in the year, the band, Kent Paul, and [[The Truth]] take peyote in the middle of the [[Las Venturas]] desert. [[Maccer]] and Paul wake up the next day to find that the rest of the band have disappeared. Five months later, the band members are found, and Maccer denies to the media that they were ever missing, but simply "on break".
 
Later in the year, the band, Kent Paul, and [[The Truth]] take peyote in the middle of the [[Las Venturas]] desert. [[Maccer]] and Paul wake up the next day to find that the rest of the band have disappeared. Five months later, the band members are found, and Maccer denies to the media that they were ever missing, but simply "on break".
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== Inspiration ==
 
== Inspiration ==
   
Maccer is voiced by musician Shaun Ryder; the Gurning Chimps are likely inspired by Ryder's real-life band from the late '80s/early '90s, The Happy Mondays. The Happy Mondays were instrumental in the creation of the early '90s acid house, rave and "Madchester" scenes in England, focused on the northern city of Manchester. However Maccer's appearance seems to be based on Ian Brown, the lead singer of another Madchester band, The Stone Roses, even having a 'Stone Roses Lemon' on his hat (which is in a style famously worn by the Stone Roses drummer, Alan 'Reni' Wren).
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Maccer is voiced by musician Shaun Ryder; the Gurning Chimps are likely inspired by Ryder's real-life band from the late '80s/early '90s, The Happy Mondays. The Happy Mondays were instrumental in the creation of the early '90s acid house, rave and "Madchester" scenes in England, focused on the northern city of Manchester. However Maccer's appearance seems to be based on Ian Brown, the lead singer of another Madchester band, The Stone Roses, even having a 'Stone Roses Lemon' on his hat.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 03:13, April 18, 2014

The Gurning Chimps were a musical group featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Maccer is the only member of the group seen in the game.

1992 Edit

In 1992, Kent Paul is managing this group; in the San Andreas Introduction film, Maccer and Paul are shown in a recording studio in England, Paul having just bought Maccer's contract. The two decide to try their luck in America, and the band travels to San Andreas.

Later in the year, the band, Kent Paul, and The Truth take peyote in the middle of the Las Venturas desert. Maccer and Paul wake up the next day to find that the rest of the band have disappeared. Five months later, the band members are found, and Maccer denies to the media that they were ever missing, but simply "on break".

1998 Edit

The Gurning Chimps may remain active by the time of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, which takes place in 1998 — Head Radio DJ Michael Hunt indicates Maccer vomited on his shoes when he was backstage at one of the band's concerts, although the time of this is not specified.

Inspiration Edit

Maccer is voiced by musician Shaun Ryder; the Gurning Chimps are likely inspired by Ryder's real-life band from the late '80s/early '90s, The Happy Mondays. The Happy Mondays were instrumental in the creation of the early '90s acid house, rave and "Madchester" scenes in England, focused on the northern city of Manchester. However Maccer's appearance seems to be based on Ian Brown, the lead singer of another Madchester band, The Stone Roses, even having a 'Stone Roses Lemon' on his hat.

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