Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)

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Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)
Studio album by Happy Mondays
Released April 1987
Recorded December 1986
Genre Madchester, post-punk
Length 36:12
Label Factory - FACT 170
Producer John Cale
Happy Mondays chronology
Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)
(1987)
Bummed
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) was the first album by British band Happy Mondays. It was released in 1987 on Factory Records and was produced by John Cale.

The title and title track were later adapted for the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, which told the story of Factory Records and the Manchester music community, including the Happy Mondays themselves.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by the Happy Mondays.

  1. "Kuff Dam" – 3:06
  2. "Tart Tart" – 4:25
  3. "'Enery" – 2:22
  4. "Russell" – 4:53
  5. "Olive Oil" – 2:36
  6. "Weekend S" – 2:23
  7. "Little Matchstick Owen" – 3:42
  8. "Oasis" – 3:45
  9. "24 Hour Party People" – 4:40
  10. "Cob 20" – 4:20
  11. "Little Matchstick Owen's Rap"

The album was originally released without the track "24 Hour Party People". In its place was a track entitled "Desmond", which borrowed heavily from "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by The Beatles. A few hundred copies of the album were released with the "Desmond" track, but the sample was not cleared and Michael Jackson, then-owner of the Beatles' back catalogue, forced the removal of the track from future pressings, with "24 Hour Party People" taking its place. "Little Matchstick Owen's Rap" is listed on the compact disc and cassette editions but does not actually appear on the album itself. This missing track is only available as the B side of the "Tart Tart" single.[2]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Factory Communications UK: Part 4