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Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches

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Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
LP by The Happy Mondays
Released April, 1990
Recorded ???
Genre Madchester
Length 43 min 46 sec
Record label Factory
Producer Paul Oakenfold, Steve Osborne
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDMISS70406240853382769&sql=A4sn20r6ac48p)
Happy Mondays Chronology
Bummed
(1988)
Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
(1990)
Live
(1991)

Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches was the third album by British band The Happy Mondays and is seen as a key album in the Madchester scene. It was released in 1990 and was produced by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne. "Step On" is known for the line "You're twisting my melons man!".

In 2005, the album was voted the 51st greatest album of all time by Channel 4 viewers.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks apart from 8 were written by the Happy Mondays. "Step On" was written by Demetriou and Kongos.

  1. "Kinky Afro" - 3:59
  2. "God's Cop" - 4:58
  3. "Donovan" - 4:04
  4. "Grandbag's Funeral" - 3:20
  5. "Loose Fit" - 5:07
  6. "Dennis and Lois" - 4:24
  7. "Bob's Yer Uncle" - 5:10
  8. "Step On" - 5:17
  9. "Holiday" - 3:28
  10. "Harmony" - 4:01

Singles

  • "Kinky Afro" (#5 in the UK, April 1990)
  • "Step On" (#5 in the UK, October 1990)
  • "Loose Fit" (#17 in the UK, March 1991)

Personnel

  • Paul Oakenfold (Arranger, Producer, Mixing)
  • Ray Blair (Recording)
  • Steve Osborne (Arranger, Producer, Mixing)
  • Paul Ryder (Bass Guitar)
  • Shaun Ryder (Vocals)
  • Mark "Cow" Day (Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar)
  • Dave Burnham (Mixing)
  • Bez (Dancer)
  • Simon Machan (Programming)
  • Tony Castro (Percussion)
  • Rowetta (Vocals)
  • Gary Wheelan (Drums)
  • Paul Davis (Keyboards, Programming)

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