HAPPY MONDAYS And THE STONE ROSES Performed Both On Same Edition Of TOP OF THE POPS 30 Years Ago…

30 November 2019

It was the Madchester era. It seemed like all great bands at the time came out of that buzzing city up north, called Manchester, the town of 24 Hour Party People.

Two of the biggest bands on the scene, THE STONE ROSES and HAPPY MONDAYS even performed on the same edition of the legendary BBC music programme Top Of The Pops. It happened on 30 November 1989, 30 years ago.

The Stone Roses played their greatest single success, the awesome trippy ‘Fool’s Gold’
and Happy Mondays, with surprising special guest, the late great Kirsty MacColl played ‘Hallelujah’ from their Madchester Rave On EP. Time to watch some cool moves…

– ‘Fool’s Gold‘ by THE STONE ROSES –

– ‘Hallelujah’ by HAPPY MONDAYS –

Great Song Lines From… ‘LAZYITIS’ By Manchester Legends HAPPY MONDAYS

From ‘Lazytis‘ by HAPPY MONDAYS

Here’s that groover in full…

Now that one got lazyitis
And that one go it alone
And this one go, wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah
All the way home
At my home (And I hope) I don’t come top of the class
Got no brown tongue lickin’ ass, can’t do what he’s asked
Won’t do what he’s asked
I think I did the right thing by slipping away, yeah
And the ache that’s making me ache has gone for the day
Now I’m the man that shot the boss
I pinned him down and blew his face off
I’m doing time with weirdo kind
Hustlin’ and rustlin’ and watchin’ from behind
Now that’s the man that shot the boss
He pinned him down and blew his face off
He’s doing time with weirdo kind
Hustlin’ and rustlin’ and watchin’ from behind
Now that one got lazyitis
And that one go it alone
And that one go, wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah
All the way home (x2)


From their 1998 album BUMMED – stream it on Lazytis

Still movin’ and groovin’ – coming tour dates here

FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 1…

Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

1. L.S.F. by Kasabian
(Album: Self-Titled Debut / 2004)

2. ‘Wrote For Luck’ by HAPPY MONDAYS
(Album: Bummed – 1988)

2. ‘Davey Crockett’ by HINDS
(A cover of a 1992 song by British band Thee Headcoatees)

4. ‘Cheer Up London’ by SLAVES
(Album: Are You Satisfied?  / 2015)

5. ‘All Hail’ by PINS
( EP: Bad Thing / 2017)