THE HAPPY MONDAYS Tickets
To meet the massive hometown demand they've had to add a new date at Manchester Ritz on November 15th - TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE
The Happy Mondays are to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their seminal album, 'Bummed' by playing it full, along with other fan favorites, on a Nov/Dec tour
25 years on from its release in November 1988, Happy Mondays’ sophomore album 'Bummed' (Fac 220) still sounds extraordinary and unique.
Marrying dense funkadelic grooves with biting post-punk guitars and disorientating, eddying keyboards it makes for a vivid, unsettling, and elaborate whole. We hear slide guitar mixing with looped drum-machines, alongside sound clips from the film ‘Performance’ and half-inched Beatles melodies; all unified by Shaun Ryder’s singular incantations of luck, lazyitis and fat lady wrestlers.
The importance of this record can’t be overstated; 'Bummed' propelled the Happy Mondays into the wider public eye, found them dominating Top Of The Pops and playing stadiums.
'Bummed' is the crucial connector between indie and acid house of course, between rock and rave – just listen to the Vince Clarke remix of ‘Wrote For Luck’ (WFL) – this is something daring and unheard of which changed the clubbing landscape of the country forever. So exactly 25 years later we have a chance to hear this seminal and astonishing album played out in full; from the two stepping ‘Country Song to a meeting with ‘Mad Cyril’ and a heady dose of ‘Lazyitis’ along the way.
These performances are guaranteed to be unprecedented and phenomenal.
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