Happy Mondays recording in Barbados
The Happy Monday's were long-established as '24 hour party people' when the time came to record their fourth album Yes Please!. In a bid to avoid the ecstasy and heroin culture that surrounded them in their native Manchester, the band opted to record the album at Eddy Grant's house in Barbados. Sadly the island was suffering from something of crack cocaine epidemic at the time which somewhat hampered the sessions. The resulting album cost so much to record that it bankrupted Factory Records and garnered nothing but crushingly negative reviews - the pick of which appeared in Melody Maker and simply read 'No thanks'.