9. HAPPY MONDAYS
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The 15 Greatest Manchester Bands Of All Time
7. 9. HAPPY MONDAYS
Formed in Salford in 1980, it wasn’t until the end of the decade that Shaun and Paul Ryder’s band of indie funksters signed to the legendary Factory Records. Featuring their mate Bez as percussionist/dancer, their scratchy take on dance-rock fitted the post-Acid House boom perfectly and their track Step On hit Top 5 in 1990. Their album Pills N’ Thrills And Bellyaches was a success, but the follow up pretty much bankrupted Factory. They split in 1993 but are back touring this year.