Well, the complete title is, Squirrel and G-man twenty four hour party people plastic face carnt smile (white out). Released on Manchester’s Factory Records in April 1987, this fantastic slab of industrial funk was produced by ex-Velvet Underground legend John Cale, although I doubt that anyone knows why! It was just the Factory Records way I guess.
The Salford scallies recorded the ten album tracks in December 1986 and it’s a wonderful riot of threatening, edgy, disco-tinged funk. The music and lyrics are every bit as idiosyncratic as Factory Records was. This is independent music made by singularly-minded people for the most unique of record labels.
This raw debut album often gets overlooked for the Madchester-tastic Pills ‘n’ thrills and bellyaches (1990) which is a real shame given that this is the original, unfettered, inner-city sound borne of collective parents’ record collections, young mens imaginations and sheer serendipity. This is the Mondays’ music before celebritE kicked in. Just check out the disjointed jangly funk of Tart Tart
We are currently stocking the reissue album.
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Happy Mondays – Squirrel and G-man … (new reissue vinyl LP)
The 1987 debut album from Happy Mondays. This is a brand new reissue copy. Please note that the price includes second class postage and packing.