Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches

Release date
12 Feb 2007
Running length
9 tracks
Running time


Everyone’s tags

More tags


    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Kinky Afro 3:59 114,562
2 God's Cop 4:58 41,888
3 Grandbag's Funeral 3:20 31,616
4 Loose Fit 5:07 75,192
5 Dennis And Lois 4:24 32,650
6 Bob's Yer Uncle 5:10 50,334
7 Step On 5:17 157,954
8 Holiday 3:28 30,314
9 Harmony 4:01 26,260

About this album

Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches was the third album by British band Happy Mondays. It was released in 1990 and was produced by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne at Eden Studios in London.
In 2000 Q magazine placed Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches at number 31 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2005, the album was voted the 51st greatest album of all time by Channel 4 viewers.
Cover artwork by Central Station Design.

In November 2007 the album was rereleased by Rhino records with extra tracks and a DVD of music videos

Track Listing:
All tracks written by Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Mark Day, Paul Davis and Gary Whelan except as noted.
1. “Kinky Afro” – 3:59
2. “God’s Cop” – 4:58
3. “Donovan” – 4:04
4. “Grandbag’s Funeral” – 3:20
5. “Loose Fit” – 5:07
6. “Dennis and Lois” – 4:24
7. “Bob’s Yer Uncle” – 5:10
8. “Step On” (John Kongos, Christos Demetriou) – 5:17
9. “Holiday” – 3:28
10. “Harmony” – 4:01

Singles form Album:
“Step On” (#5 in the UK, April 1990)
“Kinky Afro” (#5 in the UK, October 1990)
“Loose Fit” (#17 in the UK, March 1991)

Cover Versions:
Step On: originally a single by John Kongos, also featured on his 1972 album Kongos; the full title of Kongos’ version is “He’s Gonna Step On You Again”.
Tokoloshie Man: also originally a single by John Kongos, Kongos’ version is spelled “Tokoloshe Man”.

Shaun Ryder – vocals
Paul Ryder – bass guitar

Other releases

Listening Trend

143,757listeners all time
1,173,773scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more


Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • silverlage


    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • silverlage


    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TAW1972

    im from south carolina , usa however now as listeners of this music please feel free to update me for future shows never been close too go to a live show but maybe someone can give me a connection ...

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TAW1972

    lost and found pick it up and start all over again probably one of the most unrecognized band for its time all i can say is peace peace too pills thrills and bellyaches this would be one of my inspirations for just lovin music

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TAW1972

    this is experimental music and just happened to run too MANIFEST DISCS AND TAPES found it in 1990 just before graduating high school ... all i can say is that i experienced many of those never-ending nights with loads of lights and got lost for a little while came too... once again one of the best bands ever screaming in my ears "KINKY AFRO" Happy Mondays !!!

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • viva__hate

    got this on vinyl, FACTORY 320! what an album.

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • RHiscox

    The Happy Mondays classic party album, takes me right back to the 90s http://teenshoegaze.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-mondays-pills-n-thrills-and.html

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ritesofspring

    oh yeah

    22 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mgpixlab


    30 May 2011 Reply
  • mutinyonark

    classic album ..definitely genre/era defining. "i only went with your mother 'cause she's dirty"

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • IAJP

    this is a pride of place vinyl

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • missjulia423

    perfect :)

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • starcalibre

    WHERE'S DONOVAN :C best track on the album

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • nibbler32

    I remember I bought this album the day it was released & I iv still listened to it over the years. One of my fav albums ever. Happy Mondays were gods

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • spencergame

    I played this to death while I was growing up. It's probably one of the main reasons why I never really grew up... Good times!

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • innercityboy

    One of the albums I always play from Track 1 to Track 10. A great late night album. Just gave it a listen for the first time in a while and still loved every minute of it. Have some great memories of listening to this album in various places during the 90's

    21 Sep 2009 Reply
  • IAJP

    in many ways i prefer this album to the stone roses debut, they're not comparable in anyway other than the fact they both came out of manchester and within about a year of eachother, they represent different aspects of british music at the time..this is the one that doesn't take itself so seriously and as such is better to listen to because of that..brilliant...god made it easy.

    15 Sep 2009 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    damn, it's sort of missing "donovan"

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Wafflecake

    I can't stop listening to this album.

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • FadingMind

    Friggin' amazing.

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • All 26 shouts

Listening Now

Top Listeners