The Happy Kids Play Their Own Songs! (LP)

by The Happy Kids

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"It's a well-reported fact that The Happy Kids sneer at true musicianship. They are neither willing to compose, nor to play their instruments properly. Accordingly, at their live shows, they celebrate mass to plagiarizing whatever primitive ditty captures their attention. Ana Threat and Al Bird Dirt mangle their second-hand, second-rate equipment (a cheap, deranged Italian combo-organ and an off-key German Kaufhaus-guitar) accompanied by an audio cassette player that spits out pre-recorded beats at an inappropriate speed and volume.

Yet, here it is: “The Happy Kids Play Their Own Songs”; twelve tunes out of which the duo claims the authorship of nine. The oeuvre perhaps wins through its repetitiveness (to put it mildly), which I presume Mr. Dirt and Ms. Threat understand is “art”.

Frankly, I do not know how they managed to assemble and record an entire album; let alone to persuade a prestigious record company – or even a third-rate pressing plant – to have it manufactured. Plus, I must admit, I am not exactly sure who on earth the producers expect to buy such a record. Still, I am delighted to file the album in my vast collection of contemporary “Rock music”, as I am definite that there won't be any one like it to follow. Ever.



Yours sincerely,
Artie (CEO)
'Top Hit' Talent Agentur, Wien XII"

(Line Notes on the back of the LP)
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credits

released June 27, 2011

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THE HAPPY KIDS are

ANA THREAT
Guitar, Glockenspiel, Clavietta, Telephone
AL BIRD DIRT
Organs, Telephone
A TAPEDECK
Beats



Recorded by The Happy Kids, 2011. Artwork by Elwis Presslmayer. Photography by Wolfgang Bohusch (front) and Nolte Trashnik (back). Mastered by Chris Janka.
The Happy Kids appear courtesy of Trash Rock Productions, Vienna, Austria.
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Released on Grey Past Records, 2011.
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Get the LP here:

*) GREY PAST RECORDS (The Netherlands)
mail to: marthy.coumans@gmail.com
*) TRASH ROCK PRODUCTIONS (Austria)
trashrockproductions.com

or here:

*) BOMP RECORDS (USA)
www.bompstore.com

*) HOANZL (Austria)
www.hoanzl.at/play-their-own-songs.html

*) SHINY BEAST (The Netherlands)
www.shinybeast.nl

*) SOUNDFLAT MAILORDER (Germany)
www.soundflat.de


... and certainly in well-assorted record storeS around the globe.

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The Happy Kids Wien, Austria

The Happy Kids like to do things their way. They don't care about songwriting, spreading autobiographical details, or dragging too much rubbish to shows. Boy on fuzz organ, girl on surf guitar, plus A Tapedeck that spits out vintage drum machine beats at an inappropriate speed and volume - that's it. ... more

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