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Happy Mondays
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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'Their story is a vindication for every northern hooligan rock band out there. Happy Mondays sparked a British guitar pop renaissance.' Alan McGee In 1985, when the Happy Mondays exploded onto the Manchester music scene like a Molotov cocktail, no one had heard anything like them before. As they developed into the face of the Acid House Madchester movement, critics ranked them alongside The Velvet Underground and the Sex Pistols as cultural lightning rods, and that was just for the music. The stories of their excesses are the stuff of rock n roll legend: the overdoses, fights on stage, the death threats, the gangsters, the stabbings and shootings in the studio. Yet this seemingly unhinged and uncontrollable band encouraged by their equally crazed benefactors at Factory Records transformed British music forever, leaving behind five infectious albums of unparalleled dirt and delight. Twenty-five years after their breakthrough appearance on Top of the Pops, in November 1989, Simon Spence, the acclaimed biographer of The Stone Roses: War and Peace, tells the story of how the Happy Mondays came to provide the soundtrack to Britains last great youth movement. Based on extensive interviews with the band and key associates, he reveals the truth behind the mythic stories that have ensured their outlaw reputation, and unravels the chaos that led to the groups ultimate implosion and the tragic collapse of Factory Records. A riotous mix of pills, thrills and joyous chart hits, this is the untold story of Britains greatest rock n roll gang.
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peaknit
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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📕 Haruki Marakami
✍️ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
🎥 Happy Days
🎤 Haelstorm
🎶 Help by the Beatles
#manicmonday #letterH @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 2mo
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IMASLOWREADER
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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a bit late but here we go:
1. Paris
2.Ruth Ware & Ransom Riggs
3. catching up on reading & sewing
@Cupcake12

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OriginalCyn620
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Thanks for the tag @Klou ... I‘m a day late posting because I didn‘t see this until this morning! #motivationalmonday

1. Me and my daughters have several doctor appointments lined up. No one is sick, just routine checkups and therapy. For example, tomorrow I have to go to the chiropractor. 🩺
2. My spot on the sofa. 📚
3. The first one I thought of is Becky Bloomwood. I too had a serious shopping problem when I was in my twenties! 😂

MallenNC I almost said Becky! 2y
Klou You're welcome. And I posted it late last night, so not surprised you only saw it today. 2y
Cupcake12 Thanks for playing x 2y
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TheBookDream
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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1. Get molds made of my feet for inserts so I can walk again 😬😫

2. Pierogis!!!

3. Hmm. Probably middle of the day. I usually have been productive in the AM and need a break, and it‘s still early enough that I can steal my favorite reading spot for a while.

@Cupcake12 #motivationalmonday

Try it @CatGusMax and @BooksnShades

Cupcake12 My friend introduced me to pierogi‘s ❤️ thank you for playing @thebookdream xx (edited) 2y
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suzie.reads
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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Perfect Monday evening after work 🥰

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peaknit
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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Had a good weekend celebrating my husband‘s birthday. Made a cake, and convinced him to run 3 miles with me. Now I have a case of the Mondays...(also watched Office Space, I forgot how funny that is)

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AmyG
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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X - Sue Grafton
???
X-Files
Xavier Rudd
XO - Elliott Smith

#ManicMonday #LetterX @JoScho

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Mitch
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What a lovely way to start the week. 😍

Thank you lovely ladies. #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!!! 💗💗 2y
UwannaPublishme 😘😘😘 2y
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Scochrane26
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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1. USA—near Lexington, Kentucky
2. Purple Hibiscus
3. 300-400 pages, but I don‘t mind longer
4. @Catherine_Willoughby @madams421
@veritysalter #lockdownlowdown @Texreader

veritysalter Thank you for playing 📚♥️ 3y
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TheBookHippie
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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Forgot yesterday 🤣🤣🤣💚🤷🏽‍♀️ #manicmonday #letterh
💚How Stella got her Groove Back
💚Hemingway
💚Heidi the old classic one
💚Hippie Sabatoge
💚Harden my Heart Quarterflash

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 3y
JoScho 💚💚💚 3y
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JNSibanda
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Ever feel like this?

Karkar Totally today!!!! 3y
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RamsFan1963
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cleoh
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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Happy Monday, lovely book people! It‘s my first day at my new co-op placement and my mug describes exactly how I feel about the situation (except I have a mocha instead of tea this morning)!

Chrissyreadit Hope you enjoy both mocha and co op. 3y
cleoh @Chrissyreadit thank you! I‘m excited! 3y
Tamra Good luck! 3y
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Jas16 Good luck today! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good luck 🍀👍🏻 3y
JacqMac Good luck! Love the cup. (edited) 3y
cleoh @Tamra @Jas16 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JacqMac thanks everyone! It went very well ☺️ 3y
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thereadingowlvina
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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Have a Marvelous Monday Littens!!! 😁

@JoScho #EmojiMadness #ManicMonday

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Ireadkidlit
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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie-A. Bradley (❤️)
Stand by Me (book/movie, pie eating contest)-S. King
Cherry Pie-Marvin and Johnny, or Warrant!
#manicmonday
@JoScho

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Craftylikefox
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📚The Devil Wears Prada
🎬 Zoolander
🎼 Anything by Debbie Gibson. She is the first to pop into my head haha
#manicmonday @JoScho Happy Monday!!

JoScho Debbie Gibson is awesome. I had her cassettes 💕 3y
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Come-read-with-me
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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📚 Confessions of a Shopaholic. 🎬 Breakfast at Tiffany‘s 🎼Material Girl. #manicmonday

JoScho Perfect song! Thanks for playing 💕🛍 3y
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Clwojick
Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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Monday morning mood. #TeamSlaughter

SaturnDoo 🤣😂🤣 I am definitely feeling it today. 3y
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thereadingowlvina
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Happy Monday everyone!!! 😊

Thanks for today's #ManicMonday #EmojiMadness @JoScho 👍😁💕

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤 3y
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Texreader
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Happy Monday everyone! I‘m trying to start the week right with “homemade biscuits” from my sweetie pie, Midnight. I wish us all a good week!

Lcsmcat 😻best way to start the day! 3y
Trashcanman Thank you have a great week as well 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks A beauty! 😻 3y
sblbooks Aww, I had a cat named Midnight too 3y
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EadieB
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Cinfhen Not familiar with this song!!! 3y
arlenefinnigan Is there a better opening couplet of a song than "Son. I'm thirty/ I only went with your mother cos she's dirty"? 3y
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