Blog #362, HAPPY MONDAYS

WARDEN TRACKS:  The featured tune on this post comes from a band out of Salford, England, whose lead singer used to be well-known for his non-stop party-lifestyle.  The group was also heavily featured in a movie that shares its title with one of their most popular songs; the film was also an audience & critic favourite at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002.  The band is HAPPY MONDAYS, who were legendary in the late 80’s / early 90’s “Madchester” music scene and despite their opulent ways have survived to this day.  The song is actually somewhat ridiculous, but if you delve into the back story about Happy Mondays, the era in which they peaked, and their crazy history, you will probably gain a new appreciation for the foolery that surrounds them.  Oh, the movie and the song are both called “24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE,” enjoy.
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