Happy Birthday To Me
Release date: March 3, 2017
20th anniversary edition of their 1997 classic!
I love this album. It means a lot to me. It was a very creative time for me personally, and for The Muffs.—Kim Shattuck
While Blonder And Blonder might have been our big swing, it was on Happy Birthday To Me where we felt like we’d achieved everything.—Ronnie Barnett
Happy Birthday To Me is my favorite Muffs album. From start to fi nish, it’s the one that best represents what we’re about.—Roy McDonald
When singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kim Shattuck took the production reigns for their third album, The Muffs knew they were going to deliver something special. As she says in her liner notes, “It was the fi rst time I ever produced, and I was super proud of my new batch of songs. “Happy Birthday To Me had more hooks than my daddy’s fi shing hat” (according to drummer Roy McDonald) and, bassist Ronnie Barnett says, “All cylinders were fi ring, our collective dream was being lived, and it was on our terms.”
Twenty years later, Happy Birthday To Me reaches a new audience. Available on LP for the fi rst time in those two decades (fi rst pressing on white vinyl, with black to follow), as well as on CD (expanded with a U.K. B-side and 6 previously unissued demos), it’s as vital as ever. Both formats feature photos, liner notes from the band, track-by-track commentary from Shattuck, and new mastering from multiple Grammy® winners Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen.
You don’t need to close your eyes and make a wish. This stellar reissue of Happy Birthday To Me proves that you can have your cake, and eat it too. Dig in.
Crush Me That Awful Man Honeymoon All Blue Baby My Crazy Afternoon Is It All Okay? Pennywhore Outer Space I’m A Dick Nothing Where Only I Could Go Upside Down You And Your Parrot Keep Holding Me The Best Time Around Pacer Till You Walk Away (Crush Me)(Demo)* That Awful Man(Demo)* Honeymoon(Demo)* My Crazy Afternoon(Demo)* Outer Space(Demo)* The Best Time Around(Demo)*
LP consists of Tracks 1–15.