History Music / HappyMondays

15th Dec '17 10:23:18 AM blockboy
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: They were infamous for this. In fact, their behavior is believed to be partially responsible for Factory Records going bankrupt.
5th Dec '17 9:40:47 AM Malady
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* RecordProducer: Their debut album was produced by John Cale, ''Bummed'' by Martin Hannett, ''Pills 'n' Thrills'' by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne, and ''Yes Please!'' by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (the CreatorCouple of TomTomClub).

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* RecordProducer: Their debut album was produced by John Cale, ''Bummed'' by Martin Hannett, ''Pills 'n' Thrills'' by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne, and ''Yes Please!'' by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (the CreatorCouple of TomTomClub).Music/TomTomClub).
9th Nov '17 7:16:14 AM Quag15
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* ParentalAbandonment: * "Kinky Afro". Unlike most examples of said trope in popular culture, Ryder sings it in-character, and in a rather defiant and non-apologetic way:

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* ParentalAbandonment: * "Kinky Afro". Unlike most examples of said trope in popular culture, Ryder sings it in-character, and in a rather defiant and non-apologetic way:
9th Nov '17 7:15:20 AM Quag15
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* ParentalAbandonment: * "Kinky Afro". Unlike most examples of said trope in popular culture, Ryder sings it in-character, and in a rather defiant and non-apologetic way:
--> Son, I'm 30
--> I only went with your mother 'cause she's dirty
--> And I don't have a decent bone in me
--> What you get is just what you see yeah
28th Oct '17 5:30:58 AM ClintEastwood
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But it was in 1988 that they started to hit big time. They released their second album ''Bummed'', produced by Martin Hannett. At the same time they released from the album the single "Wrote For Luck", which would later on be remixed famously by Paul Oakenfold and Vince Clarke (the latter known as former member of Depeche Mode, the former as one of the DJ's who started to bring House music to the UK via Ibiza). By this point, they achieved their particular sound, by mixing, besides Indie Rock and House, genres and styles such as {{Funk}}, Northern Soul and PsychedelicRock, as well as using Latin-style rhythms and Country music twangs. Compared to the more traditionalist songwriting and heavy psychedelia of their counterparts Music/TheStoneRoses, the Happy Mondays sound was more technologically modern, based on {{Sampling}}, and dancefloor-friendly.

However, it was only through the release of the ''[[TropeNamer Madchester EP ]]'', that the Mondays finally got into Top of the Pops. They played alongside Music/TheStoneRoses, who also got into the national charts through the "Fools Gold" single, transforming what was mainly a regional scene into a full-blown national craze which also got the nickname "Baggy" (largely due to the baggy clothes worn by both bands, though the label "baggy" was applied to the Mondays and similar bands that emphasised the funky elements of their sound, as opposed to the more psychedelic Madchester popularised by the Roses), at the same time that Rave culture, fueled by Acid House and Techno, started to cause interest among the nation in the so-called "Second Summer of Love".

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But it was in 1988 that they started to hit big time. They released their second album ''Bummed'', produced by Martin Hannett. At the same time they released from the album the single "Wrote For Luck", which would later on be remixed famously by Paul Oakenfold and Vince Clarke (the latter known as former member of Depeche Mode, Music/DepecheMode, the former as one of the DJ's who started to bring House music to the UK via Ibiza). By this point, they achieved their particular sound, by mixing, besides Indie Rock and House, genres and styles such as {{Funk}}, Northern Soul and PsychedelicRock, as well as using Latin-style rhythms and Country music twangs. Compared to the more traditionalist songwriting and heavy psychedelia of their counterparts Music/TheStoneRoses, the Happy Mondays sound was more technologically modern, based on {{Sampling}}, and dancefloor-friendly.

However, it was only through the release of the ''[[TropeNamer Madchester EP ]]'', that the Mondays finally got into Top of the Pops.''Series/TopOfThePops''. They played alongside Music/TheStoneRoses, who also got into the national charts through the "Fools Gold" single, transforming what was mainly a regional scene into a full-blown national craze which also got the nickname "Baggy" (largely due to the baggy clothes worn by both bands, though the label "baggy" was applied to the Mondays and similar bands that emphasised the funky elements of their sound, as opposed to the more psychedelic Madchester popularised by the Roses), at the same time that Rave culture, fueled by Acid House and Techno, started to cause interest among the nation in the so-called "Second Summer of Love".
28th Oct '17 5:26:53 AM ClintEastwood
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By 1987 they were already gathering a strong reputation for their live performances, which had "Bez" doing his freaky dance (there's even one of their songs called "Freaky Dancin' ") and Shaun singing while holding a lyric sheet.
In the same year, they released their debut album ''[[LongTitle Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) ]]'', produced by [[Music/TheVelvetUnderground John Cale]].

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By 1987 they were already gathering a strong reputation for their live performances, which had "Bez" doing his freaky dance (there's even one of their songs called "Freaky Dancin' ") and Shaun singing while holding a lyric sheet.
sheet. In the same year, they released their debut album ''[[LongTitle Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) ]]'', produced by [[Music/TheVelvetUnderground John Cale]].
27th Sep '16 2:58:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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In the same year, they released their debut album ''[[LongTitle Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) ]]'', produced by John Cale.

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In the same year, they released their debut album ''[[LongTitle Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) ]]'', produced by [[Music/TheVelvetUnderground John Cale.Cale]].



* CoverVersion: Music/TheBeeGees' "Stayin' Alive", [[Music/Blondie Debbie Harry]]'s "Rush Rush", John Kongos' "Step On" and "Tokoloshe Man" and Music/ThinLizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town".

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* CoverVersion: Music/TheBeeGees' "Stayin' Alive", [[Music/Blondie [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]]'s "Rush Rush", John Kongos' "Step On" and "Tokoloshe Man" and Music/ThinLizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town".
27th Sep '16 2:56:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CoverVersion: Music/TheBeeGees' "Stayin' Alive", Muisc/DebbieHarry's "Rush Rush", John Kongos' "Step On" and "Tokoloshe Man" and Music/ThinLizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town".

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* CoverVersion: Music/TheBeeGees' "Stayin' Alive", Muisc/DebbieHarry's [[Music/Blondie Debbie Harry]]'s "Rush Rush", John Kongos' "Step On" and "Tokoloshe Man" and Music/ThinLizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town".
27th Sep '16 2:54:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CoverVersion: The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive", Debbie Harry's "Rush Rush", John Kongos' "Step On" and "Tokoloshe Man" and Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town".

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* CoverVersion: The Bee Gees' Music/TheBeeGees' "Stayin' Alive", Debbie Harry's Muisc/DebbieHarry's "Rush Rush", John Kongos' "Step On" and "Tokoloshe Man" and Thin Lizzy's Music/ThinLizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town".



* ShoutOut: Marlene Dietrich's most famous line of ''Film/ShanghaiExpress'' is quoted in "Angel" ("It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily").

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* ShoutOut: Marlene Dietrich's Creator/MarleneDietrich's most famous line of ''Film/ShanghaiExpress'' is quoted in "Angel" ("It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily").
26th Sep '16 11:11:26 AM MarkLungo
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Happy Mondays is an Alternative/Indie Rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester, England. They were one of the most popular bands in the late 80s, early 90s, and one of the flagship bands of Factory Records. They are now considered the TropeMaker of the Madchester scene, by sucessfully mixing House music with an Indie Rock sound.

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Happy Mondays is an Alternative/Indie Rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester, England. They were one of the most popular bands in the late 80s, early 90s, and one of the flagship bands of Factory Records.Creator/FactoryRecords. They are now considered the TropeMaker of the Madchester scene, by sucessfully mixing House music with an Indie Rock sound.
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