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The Happy Mondays Reform!
Luke Turner , January 18th, 2012 05:03

Original line-up back together!

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Over the past few weeks the Quietus has been hearing rumours that yet another giant group from music past was set to get back together for a series of live events in 2012. Now we can confirm that following their city-mates The Stone Roses back into the live arena will be the original line-up of The Happy Mondays. We've learned that Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Gary Whelan, Bez and Rowetta Satchell, along with former members Mark Day and Paul Davis (not included in the 1999 reformation) are currently taking bookings for gigs and festival appearances. Says the call-out to promoters across Europe: "The rumours are true... Happy Mondays, the seminal Manchester band who changed musical culture forever has reformed and will be available for select live gigs across 2012". More on what these dates might be as and when we get it.

Freaky Deaky
Jan 18, 2012 10:10am

Available for weddings, bar mitzvahs and puppet shows natch!

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Jan 18, 2012 10:28am

Guess we know who's supporting the Roses then,

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Dan B
Jan 18, 2012 11:08am

Mark Day! Cow is one of the most underrated guitarists ever! All the best bits in Mondays songs are by Mark Day (the guitar in 'Tart Tart', the guitar on 'Hallelujah', the guitar on 'Kinky Afro', I could go on). Fuck everyone banging on about Shaun 'I'll fucking rape you and fucking batter you' Ryder and Mark 'restraining order' Berry.

Actually Mark, don't do it!

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Jan 18, 2012 12:14pm

ALWAYS a crap live band

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Keith Barker
Jul 6, 2013 7:57pm

In reply to Dan B:

Dan is spot on! Day is a great rhythm guitarist.

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