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Happy Mondays: Squirrel & G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Can't Smile (White Out) (Factory)

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, April 1987

BLUR. The boys from Happy Mondays skitter past us on the rob down the Arndale. Loose limbs and flares kick dust into everybody's eyes. ...

Happy Mondays: The Rock Garden, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, May 1987

HAPPY MONDAYS is where the repetition-repetition-repetition of post-Velvets jangle-drone meets the repetition-repetition-repetition of '70s funk. Imagine a cross between the Blue Orchids and Hamilton Bohannon, ...

The Fall/The Bodines/Happy Mondays: International, Manchester

Live Review by John Robb, Sounds, May 1987

STRANGE HOW, these days, any gathering of vaguely well known groups always makes you think of charity and polished consciences. But tonight seemed to be ...

Happy Mondays: Vile Bodies

Interview by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, November 1988

In Manchester "shit" means great. Yet a year after Happy Mondays' shit debut album, Squirrel And G-Man, some critics have already written off the band. ...

Happy Mondays

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Auckland Star, 1989

IF PUNK WAS the answer to the broad lack of genuine invention in the musical mid-70s, then the Acid House phenomenon answered those who believed ...

The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, Face, The, January 1990

AFTER A YEAR of underground success, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays crowd into a Top Of The Pops dressing room to celebrate their entry into ...

Happy Mondays: Homage to Catatonia

Report and Interview by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, March 1990

It's just another manic HAPPY MONDAYS, as the Manc scuzz bags-made-good wreak havoc in a nab-it-all frenzy through Europe on their way back to a ...

Step Right On Up: Happy Mondays/808 State: G-Mex, Manchester

Live Review by John Robb, Sounds, March 1990

With rave rock shifting into top gear, 8000 watch its spiritual fathers Happy Mondays go mad in Manchester G-Mex. John Robb witnesses one of the ...

Ryders On A Storm: Happy Mondays in The Altered States of America

Report and Interview by Betty Page, Vox, October 1990

"GET THAT THING off, man... get that dangerous f***ingmotherf***ing thing off!" Shaun Ryder has just had the tip of my sleek black Olympus micro-cassette machine ...

Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder

Interview by Mat Snow, Q, December 1990

IT IS FOUR in the afternoon and Shaun Ryder, the allegedly handsome front man of Happy Mondays, is enjoying his breakfast. Manchester being the only ...

Happy Mondays: Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches (Factory)

Review by Betty Page, Vox, December 1990

IT MAY TAKE a while for the nation to be convinced of Happy Mondays' worth, to believe that they're not drug-dealing lowlife scum pissing around ...

Is Shaun Ryder Really A Sex Symbol?

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, Summer 1990

He's no oil painting but the Happy Mondays' grubby lead singer Shaun Ryder is deluged with love letters from admiring teenage girls. Now the group's ...

Mondays, Bloody Mondays

Interview by Susan Compo, Siren, 1991

As the Happy Mondays prepare to release a live album to counteract/complement the Baby Big Head bootleg, what’s a girl with a book of post-punk ...

Jane's Addiction/Happy Mondays: Madison Square Garden, NYC

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, May 1991

IT MUST HAVE seemed an inspired notion to pair these unabashed champions of drug culture, but inside sources tell me that it's turned out to ...

Happy Mondays: Yes Please! (Factory)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, September 1992

NO THANKS ...

Happy Mondays: That Monday Mourning Feeling

Report and Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, December 1992

FOR NO IMMEDIATELY discernible reason, Shaun Ryder is attempting to perform a party trick and failing miserably. He is trying to flick a cigarette (one ...

Happy Mondays: It’ll End In Tears…

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1993

IT WAS KENTUCKY Fried Chicken that did for the Happy Mondays, according to eye-witness accounts. The band were all foregathered at EMI's London HQ with ...

The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays: What The World Is Still Waiting For?

Retrospective and Interview by Jack Barron, Melody Maker, March 1999

It was the scene that produced some of the best bands the world had ever seen. Now, with the Happy Mondays reforming end The Stone ...

Happy Mondays: Greatest Hits

Review by Ian Fortnam, music365.com, August 1999

Of course, this whole Mondays comeback nonsense merely drags the hard-won bad name of everyone's favourite Manc scamps down to even lower levels of infamy. ...

Shaun Ryder: "I look all right, don't I?"

Interview by Ted Kessler, Guardian, The, June 2003

Two years ago Shaun Ryder was finished. He had lost his money, his mates and the plot. With a new album out, he tells Ted ...

Salford Lads Club

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, August 2007

'YOU SALFORD NANCY Boy!' was a regular insult hurled from the wings at the late Anthony H. Wilson, educated at De La Salle College in ...

Happy Mondays: Manchester Arena, Manchester **

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, May 2012

LIKE a musical version of a Civil War re-enactment society, the elder statesmen of Manchester's fabled 1980s rock scene are returning to relive their youthful ...

see also Black Grape

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