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leading member of the Madchester scene, their induction is unlikely because of their lack of stateside sucess. Still, you should go and get Pills Thrills 'n' Bellyaches anyway.
Posted by Kit on Sunday, 06.10.07 @ 17:15pm
Followed Kit's advice, got PT&Ba and I am a fan now. Very clever, intriguing stuff; I like it.
Posted by shawn mc on Thursday, 06.14.07 @ 13:23pm
Posted by liam on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 14:16pm
The only stateside success i'm aware of them having was topping the dance charts with Hallelujah. Can anyone confirm this?
Posted by liam on Friday, 10.26.07 @ 10:23am
AMG doesn't list Hallelujah at all BUT it does show that they had some popular tracks on Alternative Rock stations.
Posted by Casper on Friday, 10.26.07 @ 14:06pm
I checked wikipedia and it turns out that it was Stinkin' Thinkin' that went #1 in the dance charts
Posted by liam on Friday, 10.26.07 @ 14:29pm
Talking about Essential Albums, I'd actually nominate Bummed as their best work, and it has certainly aged the best out of all their albums.
Posted by liam on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 15:07pm
Yeah, Shawn, I'd recommend that you go out and buy a copy of "The Stone Roses", but don't expect any similiarities to the Happy Mondays - the Roses were more like rock traditionalists. You can live without "Second Coming", but it does contain some stunning tracks ("Tears", "Begging You", "Driving South").
Posted by MAIL on Saturday, 12.22.07 @ 18:37pm
Good info MAIL, thanks; I'll get on gettin some stuff from all 3 of those bands.
Posted by shawn on Sunday, 12.23.07 @ 10:06am
Shawn, if you do find any stuff by the Charlatans UK, avoid the album "Simpatico". Besides the first two tracks, it's a boring, pointless attempt at ska and dub. I can see from previous comments that you're into "pop groove", so if I were you I'd get "Wonderland" - some of the r&b incorporations are really impressive, like on "You're So Pretty - We're So Pretty".
Posted by l i a m on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 16:18pm
Hey Liam -
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 01.9.08 @ 13:53pm
I think I may have heard some of "Stupid, Stupid, Stupid". It can't have been that great if I can't really remember it! I wouldn't be surprised if it was crap, as they did take alort of drugs...
Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.10.08 @ 08:04am
Oh yeah, in response to Kit's (old) comment, I've got to make it clear that the majority of 'Madchester' groups were sh*t.
Posted by Liam on Sunday, 02.3.08 @ 13:49pm
Hey Liam - I don't see Kula Shaker listed on the site yet. What's your opinion of them - they were a part of the Brit-pop scene about the same time as HM and company, yes?
Posted by shawn on Monday, 04.28.08 @ 13:23pm
I never took to Kula Shaker at all really, and K is a bit off a golden horse in my eyes. I think Cornershop are much more worthwhile, but I'm not much fond of them either.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.28.08 @ 13:49pm
Any Paul Weller or Ocean Colour Scene stuff is good too. There is a new band who opened for Weller in NYC last year that is fantastic - The Rifles. Check them out. Agree on Primals, Charlatans, Mondays and Stone Roses. If you like Cocteau Twins, you would love the Sundays.
Posted by PreissDog on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 23:38pm
Good songs back in the day such as this:
Posted by crunchypete.com on Saturday, 06.27.09 @ 12:15pm
YES! Absolutely. Yes, New Order were around, but from what I can tell the Mondays were different. They perfected the acid house rhythms, and were even more danceable than New Order, making them perfect for the new Hacienda... well, AMG describes their innovation and influence better than me. Along with Stone Roses they started the "Madchester" scene. Both bands should be inducted, though if The Smiths and New Order can't get in how can either band have a real chance?
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 06.30.10 @ 19:23pm
Oh, and "Step On" is one of the weirdest and coolest singles of the 80's.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 06.30.10 @ 19:23pm
In fact, I second Kit's statement; you should definitely get Pills 'n' Thrills 'n' Bellyaches, Bummed as well. Keltner time:
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 08.31.10 @ 16:50pm
9. Are Happy Mondays the best in it's genre eligible for the Hall of Fame? Among alternative bands, no in my opinion. There are some who I think are inferior to the Mondays but are more deserving (like The Smiths.) In "Madchester" (a media created term) they're either first or second only to the Roses.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 08.31.10 @ 18:10pm
It sickens and saddens me after reading that description to think that this group of miscreants has been inflicting their pathologies on society, especially some of the most vulnerable and innocent members of society-the youth. May they rot in hell unless they repent for their evil ways.
Posted by Evangelist on Tuesday, 08.31.10 @ 18:25pm
Greetings from Northamptonshire, England.
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 09.9.10 @ 10:10am
Greetings from the United States.
Posted by Evangelist on Monday, 11.8.10 @ 12:06pm
Do I smell a roll? I'm sure I do.
Posted by Okay on Monday, 11.8.10 @ 13:24pm
Oops, meant troll.
Posted by Okay on Monday, 11.8.10 @ 14:07pm
Ah... so the entire scene is to blame for the Gallaghers' (who I admit have been dicks) behavior? Right, of course. That's of course like saying that all priests should be shot because of the behavior of the Catholic Church, but enough of that for now.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 11.10.10 @ 12:46pm
Sam, are you feeding the trolls again?
Posted by Ralph on Wednesday, 11.10.10 @ 14:02pm
Posted by Okay on Wednesday, 11.10.10 @ 15:15pm
Yes I am, but that's the last time I'm going to. All comments not concerning the band and whether they should be in the Hall will be ignored from now on. Trolls: Go find a way to check out Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, listen to it with open ears and minds 3 or 4 times and then get back to me.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 11.16.10 @ 06:39am
Shaun's reaching a bit right now by doing I'm A Celebrity (Bez did it before, that's why he's doing it), he reportedly has some anger issues and if his own brother doesn't want to perform with him anymore... Still, he looks more enjoyable to be around than "Doctor" McKeith (who's rubbed a lot of people the wrong way), and apparently he's an absolute gentleman when he's not on a short fuse, as evidenced by the (sadly, in vain) attempts to raise funds for the late Tony Wilson.
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 11.28.10 @ 16:19pm
Whoever just voted "no" to Happy Mondays and "yes" to the Partridge Family, explain yourself.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 03.7.11 @ 14:26pm
ok seriously, whoever keeps voting "no" to Happy Mondays and "yes" to the Partridge Family can you explain yourself? I keep seeing this strange phenomenon in action, it's been going on for a year or so now! Until I get a valid explanation I will continue to vote "yes" to Happy Mondays whenever I see a "no" vote cast, just for the sake of cancelling out that "no" vote.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 04.30.12 @ 12:43pm
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