Happy Campers

Profile:
Norwegian pop rock band originally signed to Sony Music Norway that that transitioned into producing breaks and future jazz for Sixty Degrees North and Ninja Tune. Ola Haampland was originally lead singer, who went on to be producer for Folk & Røvere. Guitarist Jo Bake and drummer Erik Ruud went onto be in Flunk, which featured Ulf Nygaard of Folk & Røvere. Another act, Antenna is Jo Bake and Erik Rudd without Ola Haampland.
Members:

Albums

478528 2 Happy Campers - Mental True North album art Happy Campers Mental True North(CD, Album) Columbia 478528 2 Norway 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sleiv 1 Happy Campers - Norske Sleivspark album art Norske Sleivspark - Dum Dum Boys*, Tre Små Kinesere, Rambelins*, Sterk Naken & Biltyvene*, Seigmen, Kung Fu Girls, Gartnerlosjen, Happy Campers Norske Sleivspark - Dum Dum Boys*, Tre Små Kinesere, Rambelins*, Sterk Naken & Biltyvene*, Seigmen, Kung Fu Girls, Gartnerlosjen, Happy Campers - Norske Sleivspark(CD, Single) Norske Sleivspark Sleiv 1 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
COL 661268 2 Happy Campers - Real Love album art Happy Campers Real Love (Single) Columbia COL 661268 2 Norway 1995 Sell This Version
COL 662 161 2 Happy Campers - European State Of Mind album art Happy Campers Featuring Al Agami Happy Campers Featuring Al Agami - European State Of Mind(CD, Single) Columbia COL 662 161 2 Norway 1995 Sell This Version
HC1 Happy Campers - White Jazz / Mysteries album art Happy Campers White Jazz / Mysteries Sixty Degrees North HC1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Sixty002 Happy Campers - Deathwish album art Happy Campers Deathwish(12") Sixty Degrees North Sixty002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
582 130-7 Happy Campers - Magic Bus album art Swervedriver / Happy Campers Swervedriver / Happy Campers - Magic Bus(7", Single, Ltd, Num) A&M Records 582 130-7 UK 1997 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Happy Campers - Forgiven / Real Love album art Happy Campers Forgiven / Real Love(Cass, Promo) Columbia none Norway 1995 Sell This Version

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mroddman

mroddman

February 2, 2022
edited 4 months ago
This page was such a strange mismash of incorrect artists until I figured out who Happy Campers actually were in a bio for Flunk. The confusion seems likely due to that Happy Campers is the name of a few bands from the same era, though all sound completely different. What also didn't help is that this Happy Campers went through an evolution themselves in an incredibly short time period, and I initially thought their earlier work was also a separate act as well. I still need to check out their earlier stuff, but their later stuff is absolutely brilliant future jazz trip hop drum n bass hypnotic breaks, which makes me wonder if there was possibly a lineup change between releases. Actual info on Happy Campers during their active years appears nonexistent. Oh and that Flunk bio did mention a fourth member, no idea who that is.

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