History Music / HappyMondays

9th May '16 1:36:35 AM LondonKdS
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* AntiPoliceSong: "God's Cop" is a personal attack on James Anderton, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester at the time the song was recorded and a notorious right-wing nutter and religious fanatic.
19th Jan '16 9:09:17 PM Quag15
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* ShoutOut: Marlene Dietrich's most famous line of ''Shanghai Express'' 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 most famous line of ''Shanghai Express'' ''Film/ShanghaiExpress'' is quoted in "Angel" ("It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily").
26th Dec '15 12:56:03 PM Morgenthaler
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HappyMondays 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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HappyMondays 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.
13th Jun '15 8:34:48 AM Quag15
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* LyricalDissonance: They were masters of this trope. For example, lyrics dealing with sexually transmitable diseases ("Tart Tart"), Manchester's crazy Chief Constable who claimed he talked directly to God ("God's Cop"), blowjobs ("Kuff Dam"), being busted for dope smuggling ("Holiday") and most notably, ParentalAbandonment ("Kinky Afro"). All over danceable rhythms.

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* LyricalDissonance: They were masters of this trope. For example, lyrics dealing with sexually transmitable diseases STD's ("Tart Tart"), Manchester's crazy Chief Constable who claimed he talked directly to God ("God's Cop"), blowjobs ("Kuff Dam"), being busted for dope smuggling ("Holiday") and most notably, ParentalAbandonment ("Kinky Afro"). All over danceable rhythms.



* SingingSimlish

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* SingingSimlishSingingSimlish: Sort of. Ryder's deep Manc accent makes it hard to understand the lyrics at times, making it sound like he's doing this.
16th Mar '14 6:49:03 PM Quag15
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16th Mar '14 6:48:18 PM Quag15
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* BlackSheepHit: Their cover of John Kongos' "Step On" was this for a while. Shaun used to hate singing that song. He mellowed a bit, later.



* DevelopmentHell: A famous case. The album: ''Yes Please!''. First, they moved to Barbados in order for Shaun to avoid Heroin and focusing only on Methadone. It didn't work. Working with a different producer (Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne produced ''Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches'', now this album was being produced by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz) caused a lot of slacking. Add to that Shaun's discovery of Crack, leading to spending a lot of money and basically loading Eddy Grant's studio gear into a van and going downtown to sell for Crack (they also took his sun loungers and basically created "crack dens"). After they got back to England, they didn't want to give the master tapes to Tony Wilson and the rest of the Factory personnel. However, they sold it for £50, only for the Factory guys to discover that it didn't contain any vocals (because Shaun didn't write any lyrics and couldn't be bothered). This waste of time and money ultimately led to Factory going bankrupt.



* MissingEpisode: "Desmond", from their first album, drew a lawsuit because it blatantly lifted the vocal melody from Music/TheBeatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", and had to be removed from subsequent pressings of the album.
15th Nov '13 6:52:27 PM Quag15
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* PunBasedTitle: The album ''Uncle Dysfunktional''. From that album, there's "Anti Warhole On The Dancefloor".
4th Oct '13 5:46:00 PM Quag15
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They were later portrayed/parodied in [[Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople 24 Hour Party People ]], the movie about the story of Factory Records, which included a cameo of bassist Paul Ryder as a gangster. The title of the movie comes from the single and debut album track of the same name.

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They were later portrayed/parodied in [[Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople ''[[Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople 24 Hour Party People ]], People]]'', the movie about the story of Factory Records, which included a cameo of bassist Paul Ryder as a gangster. The title of the movie comes from the single and debut album track of the same name.
4th Oct '13 5:42:26 PM Quag15
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* "Playground Superstar" (2005) (single) (off the Goal! soundtrack)

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* "Playground Superstar" (2005) (single) (off (from the Goal! ''Goal!'' soundtrack)
4th Oct '13 5:41:03 PM Quag15
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* "The Boys Are Back In Town" (single) (1999) (cover of a ThinLizzy song)

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* "The Boys Are Back In Town" (single) (1999) (cover of a ThinLizzy Music/ThinLizzy song)
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