#619 Happy Mondays – Bummed

I have heard Happy Mondays, but I have not heard of their 1988 album Bummed. I am familiar with their 1999 album Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches, unfortunately I do not remember any of the songs at all. I skimmed through it. I guess they never made an impression on me. They were popular during the Madchester era.

Funny Trivia: Vocalist Shaun Ryder claims to have seen a UFO for the first time in 1978. I think that might be true, especially when you learn there was heavy drug use, especially ecstasy during the recording of this album and Ryder had a heroin addiction. I believe he saw a UFO.

I found this to be a difficult album to review. Vocalist Shaun Ryder shouted the lyrics and the music sounded like it was underwater. I kind of sort of liked it, but I hated the shout singing. I doubt any songs will make the list. 6/10.

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