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an informer whose information implicates a large number of people in terrorist activities or other major crimes
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The last high-profile supergrass trial, involving the Stewart brothers, ended with the judge saying their evidence was "infected with lies" and 12 of the accused being declared not guilty.
It's a departure from the upbeat Britpop of Supergrass, showcasing a darker and more experimental edge; being described as ''dreamy'', ''raw'' and ''confessional'' by critics.
The case was largely based on the evidence of his accomplice Karl Chapman, who turned supergrass.
you enough to catch him live I don't know why, even though his guitar-playing prowess on Supergrass tracks like Richard III and Caught By the Fuzz is so epic, it's like being thrown into a ice bath headfirst, but I was totally blown away by both his vocal performace and musical skill.
Whereas the album has been performed, written and mixed by Gaz and former Supergrass producer Sam Williams live, it is very much a collective band effort.
And, just as every spotty Herbert turns into an adult, Supergrass would spend the next 17 years evolving into mature and thoughtful songwriters - despite the impetuous ghost of Alright continuing to haunt them like an incriminating Polaroid of some embarrassing adolescent tryst.
And the vision of Coombes and former bandmates Mick Quinn and Danny Goffey prancing around in the video for signature hit Alright is an enduring image for all Supergrass fans.
The last supergrass trial in Northern Ireland was in 1985, when 25 members of the INLA were jailed on the evidence of Harry Kirkpatrick.
After Henderson - who used to live in Marsh and Bradley - was caught by police, he turned supergrass against four accomplices.
Supergrass will round off their career with four farewell shows in June, starting at Glasgow Barrowlands on June 8, then Manchester's Academy, the Brixton Academy in London and a final show in Paris on June 11.
LONDON: British band Supergrass, which had hits in the 1990s with singles "Alright" and "Richard III," announced on Monday it had split.
WHEN Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Supergrass bumped into top producer Nigel Godrich at a gig, he made them an offer they couldn't refuse.