310. Happy Mondays

Sometimes the very things you are known for and essentially made you famous could be the very thing that breaks you down and brings you back to near anonymity. The Happy Mondays rose to prominence fueled by the drug fueled rave scene which propelled those same addictions that led to their dismantling.   The Happy Mondays were a very distinct group. Emerging from the musical hotbed of Manchester, the band embraced the “Madchester” scene and created some of the best Alternative Pop ever done. Their brand of Rock music drew from the emerging House and Hip Hop scenes without really sounding like they utilized those influences at all. Driven by their excesses, the Mondays were unfortunately prone to indulgence and somewhat nonsensical lyrics that made their overall (though limited) catalogue inconsistent: but when they hit the mark musically, few were better.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2010   Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Manchester, England)   Nominated In: Never   Why They Will Get In: They could be a surprise inductee representing the Hacienda scene.   Why They Won’t Get In: The aforementioned scene will likely see a different representative than them.   Essential Albums: Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile And Then Some (White Out) (1987) Bummed (1988) Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches (1990)   Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Tart Tart (From Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile And Then Some (White Out), 1987) 24 Hour Party People (From Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile And Then Some (White Out), 1987) Lazyitis (From Bummed, 1988) Step On (From Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches, 1990) Bob’s Yer Uncle (From Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches, 1990) {acepolls 227}

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