Happy Mondays were, along with the Stone Roses, the defining band of the Madchester scene in the late eighties and early nineties. Their music combined rock and house elements in a unique fusion which, coupled with Shaun Ryders biting lyrics, became the soundtrack of the era. This DVD captures the band on their first American tour in 1990 in support of their bestselling album Pills n Thrills And Bellyaches. It combines brilliant full performance footage from The Sound Factory in New York with behind the scenes material to give a really intimate portrait of the band at their peak. There are also cameo appearances from Keith Allen and the late Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records.
This footage is taken from the Eagle Vision DVD “Call the Cops”. Use the links below to order from Amazon.
If you are in the US, click http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FWRYUG/?tag=eaglrockente-20
If you are in the UK, click http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001BDLVNU/?tag=wwweaglerockc-21
Keywords: manchester madchester shaun ryder rider bez stone roses happy mondays pills thrills bellyaches black grape step on kinky afro hallelujah halellujah sean stoner indie factory tony wilson
Added: September 29, 2008