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2/8/2015 CliveAnders 5813 CliveAnders
4 stars [3 Votes, 4.17 Stars]
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Happy Rhodes - FYI, all 11 of Happy's albums are now on YouTube.

Plus, all of Happy's albums can be heard free via streaming audio at:

Full-length concerts can be seen on her MySpace page (click View My...Videos under her picture):

This is all written by a fan (Vickie). I have blanket permission to place Happy's music anywhere I want. She hates self-promotion and just wants her music to be heard. She's not trying to "make it" or whatever such ambitions are expected of a female singer-songwriter-musician who makes music because it's what she loves to do.

She lives on a farm in upstate New York and finally released her 11th album, and her first since 1998's Many Worlds Are Born Tonight, called Find Me (now on CD Baby and iTunes). 

Happy Rhodes started making music when she was 11, when her mother gave her a guitar to play with. She started writing music soon after, and had become an accomplished songwriter by the time she was 14.

At 17 she began working as an apprentice engineer at a recording studio. The studio's owner heard her voice and songs and gave her free time to record everything she'd written up to that point. He introduced her to Kevin Bartlett, who owned Aural Gratification, a small, cassette-only label to release his own albums. He persuaded her to gather up all the individual songs and release them on his label. They found that she had enough for 3 albums (which became Rhodes I, Rhodes II, and Rearmament) and soon after came a 4th, Ecto. The "1st4" were released on hand-dubbed cassettes for several years before they were re-released on CD in 1992.

In 1991 Happy released Warpaint, her first album conceived and recorded as an album, and the first to be released on CD. Warpaint was followed by Equipoise, RhodeSongs (a compilation of earlier songs, plus some rarities and a cover of Bowie's "Ashes To Ashes"), Building The Colossus and The Keep, a beautiful compilation of acoustic versions and more rarities).

In 1997 Happy recorded the lush and science-fiction tinged Many Worlds Are Born Tonight. It was recorded mostly at home with the vocals recorded in her bathroom. She and Aural Gratificaton parted ways and Happy signed with a new label called Samson Music. They provided the artwork, a wide release, a small amount of promotion and a few live showcases for Many Worlds, then dropped her because they didn't know how to market her music and realized that she didn't fit in with their vision of the label's future.

On her own now, Happy released her 11th album, Find Me, funded by day jobs and self-released. She and her husband, musician Bob Muller, are building a home studio so that Happy will have an easier time of making music in the future. 

Some musicians might be connected to Happy and not even know it. Her "day job" is hand-assembling high-end equipment for Dangerous Music.

It's my desire to share her music with as many people and in as many ways as possible. Thank you for listening.

- Vickie

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Roy (Back From The Offworld)
Genre: Other
Weighted Rating: [6 Votes, 4.67 Stars]
Views: 1,826
Liner Notes
Richie Isaacs [2/15/2009 5:00:16 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Hah,no reason why I like this one..I just do..a lot!
Sputnikov [10/16/2007 11:19:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
Mr. Bratty [2/23/2007 11:25:35 PM EST]
Score: +0
i love this tune
aaronlife [2/15/2007 9:37:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
this is really cool, if this was a 45, i'd like to play it at 78 and see what it would sound like
jsandlin71 [2/6/2007 10:08:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
Pardon me for saying, but there is something very mystical about you. I don't know much but are you part of that New Age movement?
chickadee [2/5/2007 9:31:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Another fantastic piece from a Star artist. Far to good to be here but don't leave!!!
Mr. Bratty [2/5/2007 7:56:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
i'm droppin a fiver on this one because i love this song! and because of the talents both creative and technical it takes to produce music of this caliber. i broke out my copy of blade runner and watched it the other night after i heard this on the music for myspace page.
Commander Yo [2/5/2007 1:46:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
I love this gal she has a great voice, kind of a Annie Lennox timbre. Maybe I am in a good mood today but again a great tune. Nice break down violin breakdown

Happy Rhodes is awesome. Too bad she has not been featured as this is one of the most overall talented people on the Fizz!

ScottT [2/5/2007 10:27:02 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
jezgoodking [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Not really my style, but well done.
ScottT [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Man I love this music
Mr. Bratty [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
one of my all time favorite happy tunes!
whirlpool [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
this sounds liek if eylsian fire was for serious
This was inspired by Happy's favorite film, Blade Runner. If it seems too upbeat for such a sad and dark movie, well, it's something Happy does a lot (such as tales of murder and suicide set to lilting, waltzy music).

Roy (Back From The Offworld)

More More More
No answers for Roy Roy Roy
He's the Golden Boy Boy Boy
He's come to make his War War War
He's traveled Far Far Far
But no answers for Roy Roy Roy
He's the Golden Boy Boy Boy
He's come to make his War War War

I have just come through Heaven and Hell
Fiery the angels fell
How can I just let it all go now?

I tell you father
There are so many things to say

I've lived to see the legacy of what you create
You've given me reason to be my birthright


Everything that I loved is no more
Couldn't you do anything for me?
Death wasn't part of the deal

And tell me maker
Can you repair what you make?

There's been a slight oversight
An honest mistake
You see, four short years
Does not a lifetime make

Give me
Give me


I let go of precious photos
They are not the real past
Gotta make my own

I'm afraid to close my eyes
I'm afraid to lose my home


(P) & (C) 1998 Gold Circle Entertainment, Inc.
Published by Hovering Slab Music (BMI) and Samson Publishing
Music, lyrics, voices, instruments and arrangements - Happy Rhodes

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