So Happy Together

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This article is about the Grifters album. For the Filipino film, see So Happy Together (film). For the episode of The Mighty B!, see List of The Mighty B! episodes.
Not to be confused with Happy Together (song). ‹See Tfd›
So Happy Together
Studio album by Grifters
Released 1992
Recorded 1991, Easley McCain Recording, A Kitchen, Two Living Rooms and The Flower Shop, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Indie Rock
Length 36:51 (CD), 17:59, (EP)
Label Sonic Noise
SON 002-2(CD)
SON 002-1(EP)
Producer The Grifters
Grifters chronology
The Kingdom of Jones
(1991)
So Happy Together
(1992)
One Sock Missing
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

So Happy Together is the first full-length album by Memphis indie rock band The Grifters. The album was noisier and lo-fi by even Grifters standards, much of it being home recordings on 4-track. It was released on the now defunct Chicago, Illinois label, Sonic Noise. It featured the re-recording "The Want", which debuted as an A Band Called Bud song. Originally released on vinyl as a six song mini-album, it was extended to a full twelve track album, though the album only features ten song titles. The back of the CD tray lists the original tracks apart from the bonus tracks and some of the lyrics to "Wreck" are featured in an image by Greg Harwell.

Original track listing[edit]

  1. "Dry Bones" 1:36
  2. "Hate" 2:01 (vocals Taylor)
  3. "Tat" 4:58 (vocals Taylor)
  4. "Clot" 2:43 (vocals Shouse)
  5. "The Want" 3:01 (vocals Shouse)
  6. "Oar" 3:40 (vocals Taylor/Shouse)

CD track listing[edit]

  1. "Dry Bones" 1:36
  2. "Hate" 2:01 (vocals Taylor)
  3. "Tat" 4:58 (vocals Taylor)
  4. "Clot" 2:43 (vocals Shouse)
  5. "The Want" 3:01 (vocals Shouse)
  6. "Oar" 3:40 (vocals Taylor/Shouse)
  7. "Wreck" 3:10 (vocals Shouse)
  8. (untitled track) 1:32
  9. "Meanwhile" 4:18 (vocals Shouse)
  10. "10,000" 3:06 (vocals Taylor)
  11. (untitled track) 1:23
  12. (blank track) 0:28
  13. "Love Explosion" 4:49 (vocals Shouse)

Album information[edit]

Grifters[edit]

  • Stan Gallimore (not credited)
  • Tripp Lamkins (not credited)
  • David Shouse (not credited)
  • Scott Taylor (not credited)

Additional credits[edit]

  • Album art by Greg Harwell
  • Engineering on some songs by Doug Easley and Davis McCain, Scott Taylor on most

Trivia[edit]

  • Sample on Dry Bones from The Prisoner
  • The Flower Shop is a Memphis florist (Anything Grows), where Shouse and Gallimore both worked. The band practiced and recorded there at night.

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