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Happy

on The Meadowlands

by The Wrens

First Played: 2003-09-10 21:50:11
Last Played: 2019-07-25 17:13:53
Total Plays: 186
 

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  • Cheryl Waters : 07/25/2019 10:13 AM
    "The group -- guitarist/vocalist Charles Bissell, guitarist Greg Whelan, bassist/vocalist Kevin Whelan, and drummer Jerry MacDonnell -- formed in the late '80s and went through several names before settling on Low. Unaware of the slowcore band already named Low, in 1993 the group recorded a 7" under this name; when they heard about the other Low, they changed their name to the Wrens." https://bit.ly/2K9aeeq
  • John Richards : 06/19/2019 06:18 AM
    According to The Wrens' Charlie Bissell, this is one of the best songs on the album. "To me, the song that still works best on that record is probably "Happy," which is I think the only one where you sort of hear that it's a band arrangement. All those decisions were made in real time in the basements, like 'Hey, if you do this, I'll try this' and whatever." - https://bit.ly/2ZwKC1b
  • Cheryl Waters : 05/10/2019 12:45 PM
  • John Richards : 04/04/2019 06:32 AM
    A 9.5 rated album from Pitchfork upon its release in 2003. Read an oral history of the making of The Meadowlands album here: https://bit.ly/2N4QgCJ
  • John Richards : 02/14/2019 07:13 AM
    The Wrens vocalist Charles Bissell to Stereogum about the making of this song: "What you’re actually hearing on “Happy” is not only the original drum take, but also the two main guitars. I went back and doubled a couple things, but that’s it. I actually took great pains to go back and double my fluky mistakes and inconsistencies from the original guitar recording. But “Happy” went through many iterations prior to starting The Meadowlands — we had recorded it, changed it and reworked it before we finally tracked it for the record, like a normal, respectable band would do."https://bit.ly/2N4QgCJ

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  • sscully : Apr 17, 2008 01:03:38 PM
    awesome band from NJ, these guys hold regular jobs and families and play/write part time
 
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