After signing to Tony Wilson's Factory Records, the late ‘80s saw the Happy Mondaysbecome the pioneers of the Madchester sound, as they blended their love of funk, rock, psychedelia and house with the sounds of the UK's emerging rave scene.
London Records present the first vinyl reissue of Happy Mondays' Bummed, originally released in 1988. Like many an influential album in rock history, the cultural significance of Bummed was apparent to precious few listeners upon its first release. Within a decade or two, it would be hailed as one of the best records of the '80s, often by the self-same publications that had slated it back in the day - a harbinger of the seismic shift about to take place in British popular music, away from the squeaky-clean, corporately ordained pop-radio fodder which had increasingly dominated the charts since punk, and back towards the more aggressive, unruly, and experience-hungry urges which had always pulsed through rock n' roll. Featuring the singles "Wrote For Luck" and "Lazy Itis."
180 gram vinyl LP pressing with artwork lovingly replicated by original Manchester designers Central Station Design plus gatefold sleeve with embossing, printed inner-sleeve and download code.