18 April 2023
Manchester’s 24-hour-party people HAPPY MONDAYS scored big time with their timeless cracker STEP ON 33 years ago. It was actually a reworked version of 1971 hit He’s Gonna Step On You Again by South-Africa born, Greek singer/songwriter John Kongos.
The legendary accompanying clip was shot in a small town
in Spain, named Sitges on the roof of Hotel Subur Maritim.
I featured the clip multiple times here on the blog in the past and will definitely
do so in the future. Today it’s to celebrate the 59th birthday of the Mondays glorious maraca player/dancer/DJ BEZ, born Mark Berry on 18 April 1964 in Bolton, Lancashire.
E we go.
HM: Instagram – Facebook
Top singles from the past…
31 December 2020
Of all classic crackers that celebrated a birthday this year, and were featured here,
Turn The Volume picked STEP ON by HAPPY MONDAYS, released 30 years ago
this year, as the cracking cracker of all 2020 crackers.
Why? This is the dance floor killer I moved to in mysterious ways
for years now and will do so tonight (New Year’s Eve).
It was actually a reworked version of 1971 hit He’s Gonna Step On You Again by
South-Africa born, Greek singer and songwriter John Kongos (listen/watch below)
Released: April 1990 – 30 years ago
Producer: Sound wizard Paul Oakenfold
Score: No 5 in the UK
Album: Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches
Third LP, released 5 November 1990
Shaun Ryder about the track: “It was fluke. We thought, this is the last thing we need! They sent over a tape with lots of songs from the back catalogue of Elektra. So we stuck the tape on and Step On was either first or second on the tape. We said, right – that’ll do!”
TOP OF THE POPS performance
(great moment: 3-minute mark when
Rowetta‘s voice fills the studio)
HAPPY MONDAYS: Facebook