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

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 with the notion of being in a band; and maybe there are still some doubters, but whatever else their conspicuously consuming lifestyle has done to them, the positive effect is that it's resulted in a self-assurance and an LP of swaggering, cocksure maturity.

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