Happy Mondays are an English rock band formed in Salford in 1980. The band's original line-up was Shaun Ryder (vocals), his brother Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar), Paul Davis (keyboard), and Gary Whelan (drums). Mark "Bez" Berry later joined the band onstage as a. Rowetta joined the band as a guest vocalist in 1990.
Thanks to Absolute Radio (Repost) Happy Mondays released Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches on this day in 1990.
Happy Mondays started 1992 in a very dark place and things only got darker as the year progressed. Their stand alone single, ‘Judge Fudge’, had only made an unimpressive 24 in the UK charts at the end of 1991, and a shockingly homophobic interview with the NME at the start of the year left an enduringly nasty impression of a band once seen as the popular heroes of rave. Between those two points came Yes Please!, the Happy Mondays’ fourth studio album.
The Happy Mondays have been a beautiful disaster since day one but somehow they have tumbled their way through three decades and have left a stunning legacy behind them. Discovered at, where else but Manchester’s Mecca of Mess, The Hacienda, the band were picked from the line-up of a battle of the bands and taken under their wing by Tony Wilson
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RECORD STORE DAY 2019 Top of page. Buffalo Tom. Nettwerk. LP. RSD Limited Run, Regional Focus. Quiet Life/Life in Tokyo.
The Happy Mondays are like some awesome psycho-disco group, exactly what you need for a night of hard drinkin' and general mischief. Even today the album stands up well, I can listen to it on a loop for quite awhile, very catchy stuff. The only complaint I have is that I didn't get the MP3's for free in my cloud player when I bought the physical media, but that's my foul for not paying attention.
This year’s Record Store Day is April 18, 2015. Captain Beefheart’s best Peel session cuts compiled on Rough, Raw And Amazing. Carcass’ aptly named Choice Cuts compilation on clear, blood-spattered vinyl. Mark Kozelek’s What’s Next To The Moon, a pre-Sun Kil Moon tribute album to Bon Scott-era AC/DC. Ministry’s Trax Box, a patent leather box set that includes 7 CDs and 1 LP. Sun Ra’s Calling Planet Earth on psychedelic vinyl and Planets Of Life Or Death: Amiens ’73 on 12″. The Spaceape’s ‘Ghost Town’, ‘At War With Time’ 7″ on vinyl for the first time. Swans’ first release the 12″ EP. Tags: Record Store Day.