In November 1988.

In November 1988, “Factory” label released “Bummed”, the second Happy Mondays album. It was recorded in August 1988, at “Slaughterhouse” in Great Driffeld, East Yorkshire, ”Strawberry Studios” in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and was produced by Martin Hannett.

Personnel:

  • Shaun Ryder– vocals
  • Paul “Horse” Ryder– bass
  • Mark “Cow” Day– guitar
  • Paul Davis– keyboards
  • Gary Whelan– drums
  • Mark “Bez” Berry– Bez
  • Dave Hassell – percussion
  • Steve Hopkins- piano
  • Horseman – banjo
  • The Slaughterhouse, Colin Richardson, John Spence, John Pennington, Strawberry, Laurence Diana – engineers
  • Central Station Design – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Mark Day, Gary Whelan and Mark Berry, except where noted.

  1. Country Song
  2. Moving in With
  3. Mad Cyril – opens with the line “We’ve Been Courteous”
  4. Fat Lady Wrestlers
  5. Performance
  6. Brain Dead – Ryder’s opening “You’re rendering that scaffolding dangerous!” is a quote from the movie “Gimme Shelter”
  7. Wrote for Luck
  8. Bring a Friend
  9. Do It Better
  10. Lazy Itis – the song borrows from “Ticket to Ride” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and nods to “Family Affair” and “Gonna Make You a Star” by David Essex

 

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