Happy Mondays

Heathens, thugs, hooligans and ruffians; these are just some of the words that have been used to describe Happy Mondays. With their pastiche of funk, northern soul, house, hip hop and psychedelia they singlehandedly defined the baggy genre. As part of the larger, ecstasy-fuelled Madchester scene, they and other baggies (e.g. Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatans) hip hoppers (e.g. Ruthless Rap Assassins, MC Tunes) and house acts (e.g. 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald) re-cast grim, industrial Manchester in DayGlo colors and fractals. No one epitomized the genre-bending hedonistic spirit of the times more than the... Read More

Genre:
Rock, Alternative/Indie, Brit-Pop, Electronic-Dance, House
City Of Origin:
Manchester, United Kingdom
Formed Date:
1985
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