Happiness Finally Came to Them

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Happiness Finally Came to Them
Ralph Carney and Daved Hild and Kramer - Happiness Finally Came to Them.jpg
Studio album by
Released1987
Recorded1985 (1985) – 1987 (1987)
StudioNoise New York
(New York City, NY)
GenreExperimental rock
LengthVinyl: 42:49
CD: 52:16
LabelShimmy Disc
ProducerKramer
Ralph Carney chronology
Happiness Finally Came to Them
(1987)
Black Power
(1994)
Kramer chronology
Happiness Finally Came to Them
(1987)
Roll Out the Barrel
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Happiness Finally Came to Them is a studio album by Ralph Carney, Daved Hild and Kramer, released in 1987 through Shimmy Disc.[2] It was the first album to be issued under any of the three musicians' names, serving as both Carney's and Kramer's launching point for their respective solo careers. Although most of the songs are credited to all three musicians, Hild served as the album's primary songwriter and lyricist.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hands"Carney, Hild, Kramer2:28
2."Telephone"Carney, Hild, Kramer1:26
3."Clown"Carney, Hild, Kramer3:35
4."Nothing"Carney, Hild, Kramer3:02
5."Bank"Carney, Kramer3:12
6."Slowly"Carney, Hild1:48
7."Wanda"Carney, Kramer1:48
8."Larry"Carney, Hild, Kramer3:01
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Name" (The Beatles cover)Lennon–McCartney5:02
2."Barometer"Carney, Hild, Kramer1:10
3."Treefrog"Carney1:36
4."Turkeyfaced"Carney, Hild, Kramer1:58
5."Javalena"Carney2:16
6."Disguise"Carney, Hild, Kramer2:00
7."Lotto"Carney, Hild, Kramer2:14
8."End"Carney, Hild, Kramer, Plumbly2:32
9."3-D"Carney, Hild, Kramer2:49
CD issue
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
18."Blood Drinking Head Choppers"Hild9:27

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Happiness Finally Came to Them liner notes.[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1987 Shimmy Disc LP Shimmy-007
Europe 1990 Shimmy Disc CD SDE 9027/CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ralph Carney: Happiness Finally Came to Them > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Rompers, Terry (2007). "Kramer". Trouser Press. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Coley, Byron (May 1988). "Underground: Daved Hild". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. 4 (2): 29. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Happiness Finally Came to Them (sleeve). CarneyHildKramer. New York City, New York: Shimmy Disc. 1987.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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