Pplware Classics…

Deepak Gupta July 17, 2022
Updated 2022/07/17 at 2:48 PM

Because remembering is always good, Pplware brings its usual weekly section of music classics to its readers. We present in this section the songs that marked our youth or our recent past and that we still listen to because they are milestones in our life.

You can find music from styles as varied as Rock, dance music and even Pop that we love so much. The artists are known, with the songs that made them famous and that we like so much.

Enter the article and see the classic we chose for today!

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So here's the music video we have today for our readers!

Kinky Afro - Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays is an alternative rock/dance band formed in Salford, Greater Manchester in 1980 that had its heyday in the 1980s. The name is a pun on the song "Blue Monday" by fellow country band New Order. The Happy Mondays were born on the legendary Factory Records, where they remained until 1992, having been considered the last "treasure" of the label. They then signed to London Records, where they remain to this day. The band's dramatized history (with touches of humor and fiction) can be seen in the film 24 Hour Party People, by Michael Winterbottom (2002), which tells the story of Factory Records.

Originally, it was formed by vocalist Shaun Ryder, his brother and bassist Paul Ryder, guitarist Mark "Moose" Days, keyboardist Paul Davis and drummer Gary Whelan.

The Happy Mondays broke several taboos at the time and reached good positions in the top hits in England. The band even had a "crazy" dancer, Bez, who, not to mention just dancing, played maracas. The band was one of the main drivers of a movement called Madchester, a pun on "mad" with "Manchester". This movement, along with shoegaze, was one of the pillars of Britpop in the 1990s, and in addition to the Happy Mondays, it had the Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, James, The Charlatans and even the Blur in their early career.

The band was on Brazilian soil in 1991, when, on January 26, they performed at the Rock In Rio festival, at Maracanã Stadium. Considered a mystery for being little known in Brazil, they ended up doing one of the best and most fun concerts of the event. Before, however, they became controversial when vocalist Shaun Ryder stated, in an interview with Folha de S. Paulo, that he would go to Brazil accompanied by "a thousand tablets of ecstasy"; he backtracked by stating, shortly afterwards, that he didn't want to "try the Brazilian chains".

Before the band's last work, the album Uncle Disfunktional, which did not have significant repercussions even in its own British stronghold, members of Happy Mondays were able to participate in side projects of greater and more curious repercussion: Shaun Ryder gave his voice, in 2005, to excellent and dancing song "Dare", by Gorillaz, having also participated in the video opposite the "vocalist" Noodle. The "crazy" Bez could be seen in 2005 participating in an episode of the show "Pimp My Ride UK Style", produced by British MTV and broadcast by MTV Brazil the following year. Thanks to this episode, it became known that the former maracas dancer now works as a taxi driver in London (whose taxi has been modified), lives with his mother, was the winner of the "Celebrity Big Brother" program (UK, BBC/ Channel 4, 2005) and is better looking than his colleague Shaun.

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