Here's a band that got lost in the history books. A late 80s early 90s band that spawned from the same record company as Joy Division. Part of the early rave/dance scene in the UK.
There is a pretty funny story by Johnny Marr of the Smiths in this playlist. I guess the Happy Mondays randomly went over to his house one night and tried to kidnap him and take him to Barbados.
I recently learned about a particular place and time in music called “Madchester”. This era is all about music that came out of Manchester England between the late 1980s and early 1990s. I would have to say that Madchester is what gave Electronic music momentum through the 1980s and into the 1990s.
The grand venue for Madchester music was this night club called the Hacienda. The Hacienda was famous for raves, violence, drug sales and never turning a profit. Which is very similar to the Happy Mondays story. For further reference watch the movie “24 Hour Party People”. It’s a great flick and will fill you in on some music history.
This Kinky Afro song is a great way to start off a crap Monday though. I suggest you cue this playlist up at the start of ever week!