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  Happy Mondays - Biography - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Along with the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays were the leaders of the late-'80s/early-'90s dance club-influenced Manchester scene, experiencing a brief moment in the spotlight before collapsing in 1992.
Happy Mondays were one of the first rock bands to integrate hip-hop techniques into their music.
For a band that celebrated their vulgarity and excessiveness, Happy Mondays appropriately were undone by their addictions, but they left behind a surprisingly influential legacy, apparent in everyone from dance bands like the Chemical Brothers to rock & rollers like Oasis.
music.aol.com /artist/happy-mondays/4435/biography   (518 words)

 Happy Mondays - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Happy Mondays are an alternative rock band formed in Salford, Greater Manchester, England in 1985.
By the late 1980s, the Happy Mondays were an important part of the Madchester music scene and personified rave culture.
The Mondays disbanded in 1992, and Shaun Ryder and Bez formed Black Grape with ex-Paris Angels guitarist "Wags" (who would later go on to serve in the 1999-2000 reincarnation of the Mondays) and ex-Ruthless Rap Assassins star Kermit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Happy_Mondays   (849 words)

 Triple J | The Happy Mondays Background J-File
The Happy Mondays sound became the benchmark of the scene in general.
The Happy Mondays hit the big time in 1990 with a remake of a John Kongos hit from 1970.
The Happy Mondays announced their first tour of Australia at the end of 2000.
www.abc.net.au /triplej/jfiles/files/s232051.htm   (1434 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Freaky Dancin': Me and the Mondays: Books: Bez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a story of Bez, the man with the maracas and Shaun Ryder's sidekick in the Happy Mondays.
I found the sections on Bez's life before the Mondays very interesting - getting into scrapes in the way that only he could make believable - living in a cave, a garden shed, young offenders institutes and all the adventures he had along the way.
It recalls the story of Bez, frontman with the Happy Mondays, and the trials and tribulations of a manic party animal living right on the edge.
www.amazon.co.uk /Freaky-Dancin-Me-Mondays-Bez/dp/0330481975   (1113 words)

 Happy Mondays - Melon Twisting
The Happy Mondays were a unique and influential band from Manchester England popular in the late 80s and early 90s.
The Happy Mondays, The Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen are just a few of the bands who got their start at this legendary night spot.
Shaun Ryder: singer, songwriter and frontman of The Happy Mondays and Black Grape hit rock bottom in Australia a year ago; his assets were frozen, he was locked in litigation and battling with ongoing drug problems.
www.squidoo.com /happymondays   (1092 words)

 NME.COM - News - Happy Mondays complete first album in 14 years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Happy Mondays have completed recording sessions on their first album in 14 years.
The baggy veterans, who are currently without a record deal, have been working with US hip-hip producer Sunny Levine and U2 producer Howie B on the long awaited LP, which is also set to feature a guest appearance from Ry Cooder, reports 6 Music.
No release date has been set for the as-yet-untitled album, the Mondays' first since the release of 'Yes, Please' in 1992 and the band's first new material since the 2005 single 'Playground Superstar'.
www.nme.com /news/happy-mondays/23803   (206 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Bummed - Happy Mondays at Epinions.com
When the Happy Mondays emerged from the mid-80s in their home of Manchester, England, they were known as hooligans at best.
Yet, Hannett and the Mondays did share their love for drugs, notably Ecstasy, where the drug helped inspire on one of the finest albums of British indie music that would launch the Madchester movement of the late 80s/early 90s in Britain entitled “Bummed”.
Here, the Mondays with their sleazy, rocking dance song just go for it and be uncompromising in their bad boy ways.
www.epinions.com /content_155427966596   (1453 words)

 Happy Mondays News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Former British sensations the Happy Mondays have reportedly finished their first album in 14 years.
Happy Mondays have recently completed recording of their first full-length album since 1992's Yes Please.
Ian Brown was joined onstage by former Happy Mondays star Paul Ryder last night at his first UK show of 2006.
www.topix.net /who/happy-mondays?scoring=r   (708 words)

 Adrian's Album Reviews : Happy Mondays
Yet, it was The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays that were set-up to be The Beatles (Stone Roses) and The Rolling Stones (Happy Mondays) of the scene.
The Happy Mondays didn't have a single great instrumentalist, relied heavily on remixes and their producers for their musical arrangements and also had Bez and Shaun Ryder.
The Happy Mondays hype in the US was soon laughed at and the album barely scraped the top 100 over there.
www.adriandenning.co.uk /mondays.html   (1819 words)

 The Happy Mondays at Pride Of Manchester
The Happy Mondays were formed in Little Hulton, Salford, in 1984 by brothers Shaun (22) and Paul Ryder (20).
Not happy with a Manchester band copying their music, The Beatles management threatened to sue Factory, so the album was withdrawn and re-released six months later with the single '24 Hour Party People' replacing it.
Having failed to be scared by The threat of legal action from The Beatles management for 'Desmond', The Mondays decided to rip-off 'Ticket To Ride' with the single 'Lazyitis (One Armed Boxer)' (which featured their childhood hero Karl Denver).
www.unitedmanchester.com /music/happymondays-biography.htm   (1647 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Happy Mondays
And the Mondays' ranks included the one and only Bez (Mark Berry), an utterly deranged friend of the band whose sole role was to supply the spastic fantastic dancing that remains the scene's most enduring image.
To call the Mondays one of the most significant and influential rock groups to emerge in England since the Smiths would not be an indulgence in hyperbole.
The Mondays' carefully evolved sound — an odd, trancelike hybrid of '60s flower-power rock, cheesy '70s RandB and '80s acid house, accompanied by Ryder's straining, stream-of-unconsciousness words — became the blueprint for numerous local (later global) imitators.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=happy_mondays   (1293 words)

 The Happy Mondays biography
The Happy Mondays were the artful dodgers of acid house.
And this is where the Mondays walked in and the mid-80s indie bands grabbed their anoraks and walked out.
The Mondays' music - a funk-fired melange of musical odds and ends and their enthusiastic participation in Manchester's thriving club culture - saw them being feted, along with The Stone Roses, as the leaders of the late-80s indie-dance scene.
www.manchesteronline.co.uk /entertainment/bands/happymondays/s/79/79440_the_happy_mondays_biography.html   (1127 words)

Happy Mondays Lyrics - Monkey in the Family Lyrics
Happy Mondays Lyrics - Sad cunt from Preston (Country Song) Lyrics
The Happy Mondays Lyrics in Gnis365 are the property of Happy Mondays Lyrics respective authors, artists and labels.
www.sing365.com /music/lyric.nsf/Happy-Mondays-lyrics/4BA73EA9935A8FAD48256A93002102E6   (108 words)

 Happy Blue Mondays | Film | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper
I've been an awestruck lover of the Happy Mondays since their Hallelujah EP (featuring guest backing vocalists Rowetta and Kirsty MacColl) came out--but even though I realized 24 Hour Party People took its title from a song on the Mondays' John Cale-produced debut, I missed the film when it played at SIFF.
Brothers Shaun and Paul Ryder of the Mondays took note of Chicago's house-beat movement almost the moment it began, then stole it and fused it with Brit-pop and Northern soul.
In his book Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds called the Mondays the U.K.'s answer to the Butthole Surfers, but more accurately pointed out that they were generally considered the first band since the Sex Pistols to match their predecessors' aura of working-class hooliganism.
www.thestranger.com /seattle/Content?oid=11789   (533 words)

 www.mark-reed.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
HAPPY MONDAYS - London Clapham Common - 22 August 2004
The bassist and keyboardist seem to be having a whale of a time.
In the meantime, the Mondays rattle through a bunch of incredibly old songs with no alarms and no surprises.
www.geocities.com /terrorist_faction/mondays04.htm   (417 words)

 Rhapsody Music: Download, Listen, Play & Burn Happy Mondays
The Mondays were one of the first bands to champion the nascent rave culture of 1988, already mixing '70s psychedelia.
Happy Mondays were one of the main drug-induced forces on the Manchester Rave scene.
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www.real.com /dmm/rhapsody/artist/?artistid=4207   (112 words)

 Pappy's Fun Club :: Happy Mondays
Every other Monday night the Amersham Arms in New Cross plays host to some of the finest acts on the London comedy circuit.
From October 2nd to November 27th Happy Mondays is back, with a line-up of top acts from around the country.
Join the Happy Mondays mailing list to be notified of upcoming shows and events.
www.pappysfunclub.co.uk /happymondays   (179 words)

 Madchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the summer of 1989, interest in the Manchester scene continued to grow, and media hype was well underway by the time the Happy Mondays released a Vince Clarke remix of "Wrote for Luck" as a single in September.
The end of the year saw triumphal concerts by James and a double-header with the Happy Mondays and 808 State, both at Manchester G-Mex, which seem, in retrospect, to mark the end of the era.
The Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays, 808 State and James are amongst the bands commerated on a Manchester "walk of fame" commissioned for Oldham Street in the city's Northern Quarter at the end of the 1990s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Madchester   (3565 words)

 The Happy Mondays
"The Happy Mondays" were a band formed in Manchester, England in 1985.
By the late '80s, the Happy Mondays were an important part of the Madchester music scene and personified rave culture.
After the Happy Mondays disbanded in 1992, Shaun Ryder and Bez formed Black Grape.
www.artistopia.com /happy-mondays   (445 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Happy Mondays : Greatest Hits: Music: Happy Mondays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Mondays were pioneers with the likes of Weatherall and Oakenfold.
Anyway putting pedantry and semantics aside this is a decent enough starting point if you are new to The Happy Mondays, containing as it does, many of their seminal numbers.
The Happy Mondays Greatest hits is no doubt full of fantastic tunes, but you already have them already don't you!
www.amazon.co.uk /Happy-Mondays-Greatest-Hits/dp/B0000257PV   (1010 words)

 HappyMondays.info || Your portal into the world of the Mondays!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Happy Mondays are back - and we can reveal they've already recorded a brand new album - their first in more than 14 years.
Bjork and U2 producie Howie B is currently mixing the record and he told 6 Music its being produced by US hiphop producer Sunny Levine.
The Happy Mondays are currently without a record deal.
www.happymondays.info   (564 words)

The Mondays' ramshackle performance doesn't win, but it brings them to the attention of Mike Pickering, then the Hacienda's resident DJ, later founder of M People.
Recorded in L.A. with Oakenfold and Osbourne, Happy Mondays' triumphant third album is rivalled in the indie-dance era only by Stone Roses' debut.
The limp reworking of Thin Lizzy's classic peaks at #35 and is described by NME as "a flailing, half-arsed dog's breakfast, with Shaun's autopilot vocals clipping the treetops of his own boredom threshold".
www.pills-n-thrills.com /happy-mondays-biography.html   (1358 words)

 Happy Mondays
Unfortunately for them, Shaun had become addicted to heroin so the decision was made to send the band to The Bahamas, where he wouldn't be able to buy any.
Danny Cunnigham was brilliant playing Shaun Ryder and Paul Ryder even had a cameo, playing a gangster which many have compared to Salford gang lord, Paul Massey.
Following a brief side project with 'Amateur Night In The Big Top', where he provided (pretty random) vocals, Shaun reformed The Mondays (or Bez, Gary Whelan and himself to be precise) for some appearances in 2004, including a critically acclaimed gig in Barcelona which was later released on DVD and CD (called 'Step On').
www.unitedmanchester.com /music/happymondays.htm   (1802 words)

Happy Mondays is South East London's best comedy night.
Heym up Happy Mondays, hope yer nights run well.
I am pretty relieved you are not the band Happy Mondays, I can tell you!
myspace.com /happymondayscomedy   (395 words)

 Happy Mondays Quizzes and Happy Mondays Trivia -- FunTrivia
A few questions on the Mondays tunes circa 1990 when they were at their sleaziest and best.
A tuff quiz on funky disco killers the Happy Mondays.
* In April 1990, the Happy Mondays threw a gig to kick some sand at the Stone Roses' Spike Island scousefestival.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/music/music_h-k/happy_mondays.html   (395 words)

 BBC News | UK | Mondays singer escapes fine (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The case against 31-year-old James Butler, of Didsbury, Greater Manchester, was thrown out after the Happy Mondays singer told the judge he had been "on a bender" and thought the trial was listed for Thursday.
Ryder first found fame in the late 1980s with the Happy Mondays, whose hits included Kinky Afro, Step On and Hallelujah.
When Black Grape split in 1998, Ryder reformed the Happy Mondays, and the band played the Glastonbury Festival last month.
news.bbc.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /1/hi/uk/832257.stm   (433 words)

 Happy Mondays - Madchester Rave On DVD Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Continuing his quest to be the new Fred MacMurray to a generation that never asked for one, Allen stars in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause."
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