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Happy Rhodes - FYI, all 11 of Happy's albums are now on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/user/happyrhodesalbums#grid/user/95237FC5497C5450

Plus, all of Happy's albums can be heard free via streaming audio at:
http://rhodesongs.com/music

Full-length concerts can be seen on her MySpace page (click View My...Videos under her picture):
http://www.myspace.com/happyrhodes

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

Song samples site: http://wretchawry.com/happy/samples 
He Will Come
Genre: Other
Weighted Rating: [4 Votes, 4.7 Stars]
Views: 1,529
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Liner Notes
unklespaz [6/16/2009 7:21:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
amen to doom metal.. it should be more like gloom hypno drug metal tho
tzameti [6/16/2009 4:29:59 PM EST]
Score: -10
I'm still waiting for DOOM METAL to become an internationally recognized genre.
happyrhodes (song submitter) [6/12/2009 4:26:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Alright, alright, I changed it. To me, Goths like vampires, so that's why I chose it. The biggest problem is that Happy doesn't neatly fit into any one genre. To me she makes "Ecto music" (which includes people like Kate Bush, Noe Venable, Jane Siberry, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Buckley) but no one, but no one, offers that as a genre.
lachrymal [6/12/2009 4:19:57 PM EST]
Score: +0
maybe gothic, not goth.
Do not be deceived.

You nailed that bass tone. Reminds me of the Labyrinth OST and so many other good dark artists from the late 80s. Beyond that... this composition is strange. It's more .like a virgin. than a .sex dwarf.

The label "goth" throws me of. As a joke that's cool, but I do remember a lot of your other music being much more gothic.

Ah well, I'm just a ranting lunatic, pass.
transgressions [6/8/2009 4:30:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
i always wondered what goth music was.. did not think this is what it would be.
jivewhiteboy [6/5/2009 11:25:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
i wonder if happy likes the cocteau twins. maybe not. also a very scott walker-ness to her vocals. great synth line in the chorus.
unklespaz [6/5/2009 6:27:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
lovin the song, thanks for posting regardless
unklespaz [6/3/2009 12:33:27 AM EST]
Score: +0
you win I can't top that comeback
Sputnikov [6/2/2009 10:29:57 PM EST]
Score: +0
goth your own ass, sucka!
unklespaz [6/2/2009 5:56:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
goth my ass though
unklespaz [6/2/2009 5:56:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
happy!
Groon Lake [6/2/2009 12:41:36 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Dark Happy. I am a big Happy Rhodes fan from what I have heard here on Fizz. The intro brooding synth switches gears in an uncomfortable fashion into the main tune. Perhaps she intended this as an illustration of the 'duality' mentioned in her lyrics of the bloodsucker, but it just doesn't work for me. It is distracting when the synth returns towards the ending. The white noise waves in the outro just sound cheesy. Happy is usually skilled at setting a mood and making incongruent pieces fit together cleverly. Thinking I might not be getting without hearing the two songs together, I visited the YouTube link and wasn't impressed with the second half either. The topic is very dark, but the perky elements in the both songs conflict. My esteem hasn't been diminshed. I will look forward to the next one.
pointy_hat_herman_ [6/2/2009 11:47:22 AM EST]
Score: +0
MOM? Sat you? long time no sing but you still sound like the angel that dropped me on the head as a baby
WILLBMUSIC [6/1/2009 11:50:23 AM EST]
Score: +0
always happy to see happy, happy and featured.
RyanMechan [6/1/2009 6:35:54 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Happy is an amazingly talented musician! Such a great vocalist.
happyrhodes (song submitter) [6/1/2009 5:26:47 AM EST]
Score: +0
Vickie here (not Happy, for those who may not know that it isn't Happy uploading her songs, but I do have her permission) Thank you Sputnikov! To be honest, I'm shocked that this is Featured. I really only posted it because it's the first part of the two-part vampire story (the 2nd part being "The Flight" which I posted last week) and they need to be heard together. But of course I do consider it a great honor and I'm grateful for her listeners on Red Fizz. I'll tell Happy that her song is Featured. I know she'll appreciate it.

I just put the two songs (edited together) up on YouTube as an audio only, For those interested in hearing them both together:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqgElL1Vdck

Vickie
Sputnikov [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
auto-feature from me. this is a person that is in complete control of their talents, their vision and their productions.
This is Part 1 of a 2-part vampire story. Even though it was submitted after Part 2 ("The Flight") it will show up as coming before it in the list so future listeners checking out the list of Happy songs on Red Fizz will see them in the correct order. They really should be heard together. These come from Happy's 7th album, 1993's Equipoise.

Guitar solo is by Chuck D'Aloia.

He Will Come

She walked into the room
His wine spilled upon the floor
Something 'bout the way she dreamed
Made his ship come ashore
Her eyes didn't see the Count
They saw his duality
They looked through charisma
To the pain of immortality

Gabrielle dancing on the rocks
He will come for you
He will come again
So keep your eyes searching
In the clouds
He will come for you
He will come again

There aren't worlds enough
To contain her innocence
There aren't horrors enough
To reverse her fearlessness

Gabrielle dancing on the rocks
He will come for you
He will come again
So keep your eyes searching
In the clouds
He will come for you
He will come again

see you are his deathwish
don't flee, set him free

Gabrielle dancing on the rocks
He will come for you
He will come again
So keep your eyes searching
In the clouds
He will come for you
He will come again

Gabrielle dancing on the rocks
He will come for you
He will come again
So keep your eyes searching
In the clouds
He will come for you
He will come again

Song (c) 1993 - Happy Rhodes
Music, lyrics, voices, instruments and arrangements - Happy Rhodes (except as noted in credits)

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