Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Monsters (Re-Up)


A really odd record I bought today at a boot sale. It was released on the Happy House label ( Made In America ) in the 60's I imagine. One side a has a story and the other is all songs ,or rather, tunes- sub funk backing tracks that have percussive intruments like bells, marracas and squeakers layered over the top in a strange haphazard fashion. The resulting mess is quite alarming! I recognise a few tunes here including James Brown's "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". Maybe you can spot some others? Goodness knows what children thought of this when it was played at their parties!

I've had many requests for this to be uploaded again with the story side of the record - so here it is.


Happy Monsters - Story

Happy Monsters - Ooog Frug

Happy Monsters - Monster Rock

Happy Monsters - See See Monster

Happy Monsters - Clap Your Tentacles

Happy Monsters - Kiss Me Ooognight

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Gail's Man said...

I bet it sounds great after a tab of acid!

wastedpapiers said...

It sounds like it was made by using some sort of drug that's for sure! Thanks for dropping by Anon and Gail's Man.

KL from NYC said...

Just listened to Clap Your Tentacles -- this LP is a real find. Thank you.

KL from NYC said...

Monster Rock is "Greenbeans" [Greensleeves] by an uncredited Alvino Rey for Somerset budget LPs with sound effects added on top of it. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

ThankyouthankyouthankyouTHANKYOU!!!
Brings back great childhood memories of acting out the story with my siblings and dancing to the songs. Thought I'd never find it again!

wastedpapiers said...

My pleasure- glad to see this upload has hit the spot!

Cassie said...

OMG... my sister had this record. What a bizarre memory. :)

Anonymous said...

Many, many thanks for upping this again, My Dad bought me this album when I was 6 in 1975 and I loved listening to the story over and over and I've just found it again in my old record box at my Mum's ... happy days. cheers. Juw

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for dropping by Cassie and Anon. Glad to hear this post hit the nostalgia button!

JimG said...

Thank you very much for posting this, I had this record as a young boy and have been looking for it for ages!

emptythevoid said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I've been looking for this record since, well, forever! One lost artifact from my childhood crossed off the list.

wastedpapiers said...

Cheers Jim and emptythevoid - happy to oblige.

siys said...

Cool post! I have this record too!! Thank you!
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unicorn27 said...

Thanks for this! I remember it from my childhood - not heard it 35 years! Was starting to think I'd imagined it!

Linda Koelling said...

Oh no (or should that be OOOOGG no)! I can't access the files. I just brought back the record to the US after going through my childhood stuff and was looking for a way of listening to it!