Craig joined The Weird Happenings in 1991 & were regular performers at The
Woolwich Tramshed. With Skippy The Skin-Head Hippie on Drums, Chris Simson
on Guitar, Guz on Bass & Bong on Keyboards Craig carried on contributing
to the Crustyculture that he'd helped promote in Psycho's Mum.
E.Y.E at The Woolwich Tramshed
Rehearsals were at Quay Sound Studios in Greenwich & Thames Polytechnic
served as a base of operations.
With Skippy's imprisonment for selling LSD the band carried on with
Paco (from Conflict) on drums. Skippy's release party at The Tramshed
with The Brain of Morbius signalled a return to the original line-up
of The Happenings with Craig leaving to form The Dangerous Bend
Mirrors. Collaboration between Skippy & Craig carried on, however,
culminating in The Dutch House Free Festival in 1992.
Few film & audio records exist of The Happenings. The photo (taken by
Karen Robinson) is of Guz, Skippy & Craig at Sussex University playing
a gig in front of a crowd taken to Brighton in a double decker bus. The
whole experience made Cliff Richards look like the wanker he is! Summer
Holiday? I should fucking Coco!
The Happenings' music was no nonsense Crusty Space Metal (harder than
The Ozric Tentacles & a lot less subtle than Hawkwind). There was also
the rudimentary beginnings of Hard Core Dance Music, break-beats & Acid
Techno layered in with key-board loops.... a sound further utilised by
Dangerous Bend Mirrors & then fully explored by Fuzznation, Revoltage &
Sunsnake later on along Craig's musical path.
The lyrics were written by Craig, Bong & Skippy.
Other bands who have played on the same line-up as The Happenings have
included Mother Gong, Sister Mary Elephant, Dreamstate & The Bomb Zombies.
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