Monday 22 June 2015

Happy Flowers - Discography

Happy Flowers

Review by Joey

Genre/s: Noise Rock, Industrial, Noise
For Fans Of: UFO Or Die, The Gerogerigegege, sounds of children in pain, Cosmonauts Hail Satan, Throbbing Gristle

Believe it or not, aside from Ramones, my first exposures to punk were a video of T.S.O.L. playing "Code Blue"and the subject of this post, Happy Flowers. The story behind my introduction to Happy Flowers will take you on a trip back to the early 2000s. The year is 2003, the Iraq war has been going for a few months, and everyone has just found out about the abuses in Abu Ghraib prison. One of the US soldiers' main methods of torture was playing loud music, and apparently Happy Flowers was used. So, I first heard the track "I Said I Wanna Watch Cartoons" at age 12 or 13. I fucking loved it, although more so for comedic reasons than for musical ones. I'd revisit it every once in a while and eventually started finding other tracks; and when I finally started downloading music, I remembered this band and sought them out. And here I am today.

But I'm sure you don't care about my story, so let me talk about what Happy Flowers sound like. The two members, Mr. Anus and Mr. Horribly Charred Infant, bring you childhood nightmares and traumas, accompanied by an assortment of instrumentations which include (but are not limited to) wailing feedback, caveman drums, atonal guitar noise, the occasional actual riff made of notes, rare melodies, the sounds of banging on a piano, and droning bass. The lyrics, as you may have guessed by the part about "childhood nightmares and traumas,"  are all from the point of view of children. They throw tantrums, they cry, they fight, they bully each other, they try to apologize for simple mistakes like accidentally killing a pet or burning the house down, they ask absurd questions, and sometimes practical ones too (why can't we eat the baby like the pet gerbils did?). This is truly horrifying shit, and it's amazing.

Honestly, I feel this band is one of the best and most underrated noise rock bands who ever existed. They should be up there with Flipper, Brainbombs, No Trend, Drunks With Guns, etc as a classic band and as pioneers of the genre. So download this, sit back, and enjoy. Or don't enjoy it. Either way, you're in for an experience of sorts.

Here's what you're getting:

  • Songs For Children (1985)
  • Now We Are Six (1986)
  • My Skin Covers My Body (1987)
  • They Cleaned My Cut Out With A Wire Brush (1988)
  • I Crush Bozo (1988)
  • Oof (1989)
  • BB Gun (1989)
  • Call Me Pudge (1990)
  • Lasterday I Was Been Bad (1990)


*Does not include comp tracks, compilations/combined releases, or the Peel session


  1. I remember hearing "Paul get your head in the window"(is that even the title ha,ha.),on college radio when I was a kid,I couldn't stop laughing!!!!!! My friend and I went to the record store the next and actually found a copy of I Crush Bozo!!!! Even the cover is ridiculous.

  2. These guys were in a band called the Landlords. Do you have their 1987 ep of cover songs?

    1. I have the 1984 LP but not the 7". However, the 7" can be found here (along with a comment from Mr. Horribly Charred Infant!):

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  9. One sound you didn't describe that they use is Pan Flute.

    Yes, the sounds of Zamfir beginning "Toastfire" off "My Skin Covers My Body", Mr. Anus and Mr. Horribly-Charred-Infant screaming apologies for burning down the house because they didn't know they weren't supposed to butter the bread before throwing it in the toaster.

    Noise punk through the mind of psychotic seven-year-olds takes some odd genius to put together, and "My Skin Covers My Body" does it quite well. Titles such as "Left Behind" (parents leaving the children at a freeway rest stop), "Jenny Tried to Kiss Me at Recess", "The Sun that Burns" (the trauma of childhood sunburns), and "Mom, I Gave the Cat Some Acid" make us relive the worst of our childhood nightmares.

    And yes, I can personally relate to "Toastfire". No, I didn't burn the house down, but yes, I destroyed a toaster by making a toasted cheese sandwich, the cheese going in with the bread. "PLEASE DON'T SWEAR AT ME!!! I'M TOO BIG TO BE SPANKED!!!" and the soothing sounds of pan flute.

  10. Hey dude, thanks a lot for this, I found this band today in an old advertisement for Touch And Go records and I'm delighted, I'm writing to you from Argentina. Best regards!