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Shaun Ryder

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Shaun Ryder was the poster youngster for rock and roll & move excess in the past due ’80s and early ’90s, a minimum of within the U.K. Because the potty-mouthed, drug-using head from the Happy Mondays, Ryder was voted probably to become a global star along with the following rock & move casualty in pre-Brit-pop THE UK. Ryder was created in Manchester, Britain, on August 23, 1962. In 1982, Ryder shaped the Happy Mondays, sketching upon ’60s psychedelia, ’70s funk, and ’80s home music. The group released its debut LP, Squirrel and G-Man 24 Hour Party People Plastic material Encounter Carnt Smile (Light Out), in 1987, nonetheless it didn’t possess the effect of its follow-up, Bummed, showing up a year later on. Bummed thrust the Content Mondays in to the open up hands of indie purists who once choked on anything around the dance graphs. Ryder’s sleazy, rap-influenced vocal design was even more punk than funk, reflecting the road chat of club-hopping Manchester youths. Nevertheless, it didn’t translate well in the us, because the band’s third full-length, 1990’s Supplements ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches reached the united states on a influx of buzz that sunk once industrial radio refused to bite. While “Stage On” received some interest on alternative channels — then just a few — the Content Mondays’ real target audience is at England, as Supplements ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches strike number one around the U.K. graphs and Ryder’s like of narcotics offered fodder for the tabloids. Ryder’s heroin dependency as well as the lackluster product sales of 1992’s critically roasted Yes, Make sure you tore the music group aside. In 1993, Ryder created Dark Grape, additional developing the Happy Mondays’ party-all-the-time audio with a larger focus on rap and funk. Dark Grape’s first recording, 1995’s It’s Great IF YOU ARE Right…Yeah, debuted at number 1 in England. Nearly somebody that folks would contact a gifted vocalist, Ryder’s unapologetically unpolished and soulless, accent-heavy vocals continuing to inspire English musicians such as for example Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine as well as the Streets.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shaun Ryder
Height 1.73 m
Profession Actor, Mail carrier, Journalist, Author, Columnist, Singer-songwriter, TV Personality
Nationality British, English
Spouse Joanne Ryder
Children Coco Sian Ryder
Siblings Paul Ryder
Awards NME Award - Godlike Genius Award
Music Songs Step On, Kinky Afro, Loose Fit, Hallelujah, God's Cop, Dennis and Lois, Reverend Black Grape, Playground Superstar, Bob's Yer Uncle, Northern Soul Brother, Scooter Girl, Rush Rush, Holiday, Grandbag's Funeral, Donovan, Cuntry Disco, Close The Dam, The Boys Are Back in Town, Angels and Whores, Electric Scales, Jellybean, W.F.L., Rats With Wings, Uncle Dysfunktional, The Story, Anti Warhole on the Dancefloor, Ooo La La to Panama, Weather, Dr Dick, Long Legs, Whizz Wheels, Bob's Your Uncle
Albums Uncle Dysfunktional, Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, The Platinum Collection, Amateur Night in the Big Top, Greatest Hits, Stupid Stupid Stupid, It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah
Nominations NME Award for Best Book
Movies The Avengers


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Kinky Afro", "Holiday", "God's Cop", "24 Hour Party People" - uncredited
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
One Day 2011 writer: "Reverend Black Grape" - as Ryder
Movin' on Up 2011 TV Movie writer: "Loose Fit"
The National Television Awards 2011 2011 TV Special performer: "Step On" - uncredited
Dear Deidre 2007 TV Movie documentary writer: "DARE"
The Devil Wears Prada 2006 writer: "Yeah Yeah Brother" 1995
Goal! The Dream Begins 2005 writer: "Playground Superstar"
Entourage 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
S.P.U.N.G TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2003 music - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2003
24 Hour Party People 2002 writer: "24 Hour Party People Jon Carter Mix", "24 Hour Party People", "Freaky Dancin'", "Tart Tart", "Wrote For Luck", "Loose Fit", "Kinky Afro", "Sunshine and Love", "Hallelujah"
Half Baked 1998 writer: "'Marbles Why You Say Yes' Remix" - as S. Ryder
The Jackal 1997 writer: "Get Higher" - as S. Ryder
Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 writer: "Donovan" - as S. Ryder
Bulletproof 1996 writer: "Reverend Black Grape The Crystal Method Edit" - as Shawn Ryder
The Fan 1996 writer: "LITTLE BOB"
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special "In the Name of the Father"
Virtuosity 1995 "A Big Day In The North"
Police Story 3: Supercop 1992 writer: "HARRY THE DOG"
Pyrates 1991 writer: "Bob's Yer Uncle"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rise of the Footsoldier 3 2016 post-production Mad Dog
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game Maccer / Additional Voices (voice)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction 2004 Video short Maccer (voice)
The Avengers 1998 Donavan
The Ghosts of Oxford Street 1991 TV Movie as The Happy Mondays

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
24 Hour Party People 2002 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Factory: Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live 2006 TV Special Himself
Gorillaz: Phase Two - Slowboat to Hades 2006 Video Himself
Essential Gorillaz 2006 Video documentary short
Gorillaz: Live in Manchester 2006 TV Special Himself - Dare
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Forty Years of Fuck 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Albums 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief 2005: Is This the Way to Amarillo 2005 Video short Himself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Himself
X-Rated: The TV They Tried to Ban 2005 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Big Brother 2005 TV Series Himself
Shaun Ryder: The Ecstacy and the Agony 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tim Lovejoy and the Allstars 2004 TV Series Himself
Blood on the Turntable 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
24 Hour Party People: The Factory Records Saga 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pump Up the Volume 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love 1970's 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock Babylon 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Grape Tapes 1997 Video Himself
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series Himself
The Word 1990-1993 TV Series Himself
Juke Box Jury 1990 TV Series Himself - Panellist
James Coburn and the Rum Bastards 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The Creation Myth Documentary filming Himself
Would I Lie to You? 2016 TV Series Himself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 2016 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Britain's Got More Talent 2011-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Room 101 2016 TV Series Himself
Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
2000s: The Best of Bad TV 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Trying to remember the 00s
The 90s: The Best of Bad TV 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Trying to remember the 90's / Happy Mondays
80's: The Best of Bad TV 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Trying to remember the 80's
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Happy Mondays
TFI Friday 1996-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Through the Keyhole 2014 TV Series Himself
The Jeremy Kyle Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Big Brother's Bit on the Side 2014 TV Series Himself
Shaun Ryder on UFOs 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
This Morning 2013 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2013 TV Series Himself
Goodbye Granadaland 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Xtra Factor 2010-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Celebrity Panel
All Star Mr & Mrs 2012 TV Series Himself
That Sunday Night Show 2011 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Singer
The National Television Awards: Party 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
The National Television Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2010 TV Series Himself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! 2010 TV Series Himself
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Himself - Singer, Happy Mondays
Shameless 2009 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2012 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Movin' on Up 2011 TV Movie Himself - Happy Mondays
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Liquid Assets 2003 TV Series documentary Himself

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