17 Oct 2005
New Happy Mondays single 'Playground Superstar' out now 
After 13 years, Happy Mondays today release their long-awaited new tune, 'Playground Superstar'. It is the lead single from new film Goal! and has been given a full UK release.

The band also play three live dates at the end of October with support from The Farm and Stereo MCs.

October

Wed 26 - Newcastle (Carling Academy)
Thurs 27 - Birmingham (Carling Academy)
Sat 29 - Manchester (Manchester Evening News Arena)

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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