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When the Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets were bringing back flowery psychedelia during Manchester’s heyday, Happy Mondays stuck to their football- hooligan roots. Their druggy, thuggish antics have become almost as legendary as the hits they left in the wake of a short-lived movement where acid house grooves were successfully fused with U.K. indie-guitar-pop. The Mondays defined Manchester’s baggy era by reworking John Kongos’ 1972 single “He’s Gonna Step On You Again” into the 1990 dance floor hit “Step On.” Though not chronologically sequenced, it makes sense for “Step On” to open this comp, as it was the Mondays’ most successful single next to the soulful “Kinky Afro,” a slow-burning, modern-rock chart-topper. Fans of the band’s early rave-inspired jams should delight in hearing the pulsing “Wrote For Luck” from 1988’s Bummed and of course 1987's “24 Hour Party People," which has become a Northern England anthem of sorts. The sultry cool of “Bob’s Yer Uncle” totally makes up for their turning Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” into lazed-up come-down lullabies.

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late to the party

I didnt hear this band until i saw the film 24 hour party people with steve coogan so im not a die hard fan or anything but these are really good songs with a strange mix of dance/trance/ and rock woven in there. id recomend hallelujah,24 hr party people and mad cyril for starters.


I had graduated from college, and had become hooked on jazz and therefore had pretty much started listening to jazz full time by the mid 1980s. I did not get back to revisit popular music of the late 80s and 90s until a couple of years ago. I really missed the boat on these guys! Had I been paying attention c. 1989 I would have flipped out and become an instant fan! This has become my go to album when I need a jolt, the musical equivalent of a cup of strong coffee in the morning. And the movie… big Steve Coogan fan so that did not hurt. I pretty much think most of the band are a-holes but I forgive them all their sins for producing the likes of Step On and 24 Hour Party People. Maybe others will not agree, but if you love the Clash you will love Happy Mondays. Same catchy rhythm and slyly in your face vocals.


Formed: 1985 in Manchester, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

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. While the Stone Roses were based in '60s pop, adding only a slight hint of dance music, Happy Mondays immersed themselves in the club and rave culture, eventually becoming the most recognizable band of that drug-fueled scene. The Mondays' music relied heavily on the sound and rhythm of house music, spiked...
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