Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Happy Flowers Part 1... GO TO YOUR ROOM!

Happy Flowers - Not Fade Away
Back in the days before Grunge had it's knackers whipped off by corporate buy-out, one of the more interesting sideshows was an outfit called Happy Flowers.
Mr Anus and Mr Horribly Charred Infant (I don't think they used their real names) had the bright idea of not only writing songs about childhood tantrums, but actually recreating them on their instruments.

I'm hard pressed to say what was their finest moment, but the hatchet job on Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away is rather special.
It's about ice cream.
"Ice cream is better than you, Mom and Dad", they scream.
Like Fat Tony says, It's funny because it's true.

As Buddy Holly covers go, it just about compensates for all those bloodless shuffles that James Taylor inflicted on us.
Any one fancy doing a Gabba version of You Got A Friend?

Happy Flowers never signed to a major label.

Visit - Happy Flowers
Buy - Too Many Bunnies (Not Enough Mittens)


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