WMUC Welcomes the Happy Flowers to Third Rail -- April 15, 2007


The Happy Flowers stand as an "old school" WMUC favorite. The Happy Flowers became inactive in the early 1990s, but by that time they'd made their mark as a seminal noise-core band of the 80's. Evoking the nightmare world of childhood trauma with insight, humor and surprising heart, the duo of ex-Landlords members Mr. Anus, drummer/guitarist Charlie Kramer and Mr. Horribly-Charred Infant, vocalist/guitarist John Beers teamed up to form the Happy Flowers in their native Charlottesville, Virginia in 1983. They established their singular aesthetic - brutal, improvisational noise laced with wailing vocals - over the course of tracks like "Mom and Dad Like the Baby More Than Me," "I Wet the Bed Again," "Mom, I Gave the Cat Some Acid," "Razors In My Apple" and "All the Toys Hate Me." The Happy Flowers found a growing audience within the ranks of the U.S. hardcore and noise communities and will grace the WMUC airwaves once again.

This reunion show is a rarity and one not to be missed as the Happy Flowers resurrect their brand of humorous hard core. Tune in on 88.1FM, listen right here on WMUCRadio.com or join the studio audience and watch them grind out some of their trademark songs.