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Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays are an English alternative/dance band from Salford, Manchester. Formed in 1985, the band's line-up was Shaun Ryder (hailedby Tony Wilson as "the greatest poet since Yeats") on lead vocals, his brother Paul Ryder on bass, lead guitarist Mark Day, keyboardist PaulDavis, and Gary Whelan on drums. Mark "Bez" Berry would join them on stage to excite the crowd. They were a part of the Madchestermovement, along with the Stone Roses. They were also signed to the legendary Factory Records, a label run by music impresario Tony Wilsonand which released records by bands such as New Orde ...read more

Happy Mondays are an English alternative/dance band from Salford, Manchester. Formed in 1985, the band's line-up was Shaun Ryder (hailedby Tony Wilson as "the greatest poet since Yeats") on lead vocals, his brother Paul Ryder on bass, lead guitarist Mark Day, keyboardist PaulDavis, and Gary Whelan on drums. Mark "Bez" Berry would join them on stage to excite the crowd. They were a part of the Madchestermovement, along with the Stone Roses. They were also signed to the legendary Factory Records, a label run by music impresario Tony Wilsonand which released records by bands such as New Order, Joy Division, James, and A Certain Ratio. Their demise came about when, on a trip toBarbados where they planned to record their follow-up to their magnum opus Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, the members sold their furnitureand, allegedly, their clothes for crack cocaine. They also tried to kidnap Johnny Marr of the Smiths. After arriving back in London, Shaun Ryderheld the master tapes to their album for ransom, forcing Tony Wilson to pay £50 for them. After listening to the tapes, Wilson realized that therewere no lyrics, for Ryder had refused to write them. All the money that went towards this record forced Factory Records to declare bankruptcyand seek a buyout from London Records. After the group split, Shaun Ryder surprised everyone by not overdosing on drugs and instead forminga new (albeit similar) band Black Grape. « hide

Similar Bands: Black Grape, The Stone Roses, W.B. Yeats, Gorillaz

LPs
Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
1990

4.1
59 Votes
Bummed
1988

3.6
26 Votes
Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party...
1987

3.5
11 Votes
Compilations
Greatest Hits
1999

3
1 Votes

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