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Happyhead was Carl Marsh’s short-lived task following dissolution of Shriekback. Acquiring its cues through the pharmacological grooves of acidity house as well as the Madchester picture, Happyhead was a vibrant, brash coupling of acidity home rhythms and noisy guitars much like Inspiral Carpets and rugs, Carter U.S.M., Jesus Jones, or Happy Mondays. Happyhead contains Marsh (dubbed Kylie) on vocals and guitars, Jim Kimberly (JFK) on keyboards and drums, and Steve Greetham (the fantastic Steven) on bass, with maker/mixer David Barratt acquiring an active composing part with Marsh. Regrettably, Happyhead just skipped the dance rock and roll boat; their single album, Provide Happyhead, didn’t turn out until 1992, where time acid home had been changed by grunge as the existing flavor from the month. In conjunction with indifferent advertising from the group’s label, the changing from the pop music guards doomed Happyhead from the gate. Marsh continuing with a single career following the band’s demise.

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