Happy Mondays ‎– Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)

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The first album, produced by John Cale, and recorded at Fire House Studios, London in December 1986. Released in April 1987.

Initially released with track "Desmond", which borrowed heavily from "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by The Beatles. The usage was not cleared though and Michael Jackson, then-owner of The Beatles' back catalogue, forced the removal of the track, with "24 Hour Party People" taking its place.

Even though "Little Matchstick Owen's Rap" is listed on the compact disc, plastic cassette edition and boxed cassette reissue, it does not appear. This missing track is only available as the B-side of the "Tart Tart" single and the initial boxed cassette edition.

The first LP edition was issued in a transparent PVC liner, with the album titles printed on. Later editions then were without PVC liner.

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FACT 170 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album) Factory FACT 170 UK 1987 Sell This Version
D 21014, FACD170 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album) Factory, Factory D 21014, FACD170 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 170c Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(Cass, Album) Factory FACT 170c UK 1987 Sell This Version
Fact 170c, FACT 170c Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(Cass, Album + Box) Factory, Factory Fact 170c, FACT 170c UK 1987 Sell This Version
Fact 170c, FACT 170c Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(Cass, Album, RE + Box) Factory, Factory Fact 170c, FACT 170c UK 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 170 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album) Factory FACT 170 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 170, 460119 1 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 170, 460119 1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 170 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album) Factory FACT 170 UK 1987 Sell This Version
70521 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album) Factory 70521 France 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 170 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Factory FACT 170 UK 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 170 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album, RE) Factory FACT 170 UK 1987 Sell This Version
FACD 170 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album) Factory FACD 170 UK 1990 Sell This Version
L 21014, FACT 170 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP) Festival Records, Factory L 21014, FACT 170 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
520012-2 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album, RE) London Records 520012-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
POCD-1850 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album, RE) London Records, Factory POCD-1850 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
3984 28252 2 Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album, RE) London Records, Factory 3984 28252 2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version

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peelsesh13

peelsesh13

February 1, 2018
referencing Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), LP, Album, FACT 170
I wish they would re-release this as a deluxe edition with all the mixes from the era and remastered.
peelsesh13

peelsesh13

January 6, 2018
referencing Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), LP, Album, FACT 170
I have a copy of this LP. It has a record company sticker on the bottom rear of the card sleeve that states - "PolyGram Cote de Liesse, St. Laurent, Quebec. LP/MC/CD Made In Canada" The PVC outer sleeve opens to the top rather than the right hand side as on UK 1st Pressings.
peelsesh13

peelsesh13

August 30, 2017
referencing Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), LP, Album, FACT 170, 460119 1
This took me ages to track down, finally got a copy. Nice labels , different to the other issues. Decent pressing too.
jimi_renaissance

jimi_renaissance

October 29, 2008
referencing Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), CD, Album, FACD 170
Track 1: Is a typical factory punk anthem in which Shaun uses Jesus' name in vain to say the least.
Track 2: Sounds like a baggy version of a soul weekender, the lyrics are about when Martin Hannett parted company with Tony Wilson etc.
Track 3: You can strutt your stuff to this, it's short but sweet, if you've got rhythm, you'll feel like the coolest person alive.
Track 4: Manic, not sure what it's quite about though.
Track 5: This must be Shaun's first love song.
Track 6: Another funky one but there's a slight sense of paranoia about it.
Track 7: Another funky one.
Track 8: Psychadelic, trance like rhythm that will freak you in a nice way.
Track 9: We all no this one from the film.
Track 10. This wouldn't be out of place in the '60's.