Slapp Happy

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German/English/American avant-pop group founded in 1972 in Hamburg. Their lineup consisted of Anthony Moore (keyboards), Peter Blegvad (guitar) and Dagmar Krause (vocals). The band members moved to England in 1974 where they merged with Henry Cow but the merger ended soon afterwards and Slapp Happy split up around 1975. Afterwards, there were several reunions. In 1982 the trio reunited briefly to record the Slapp Happy - Everybody's Slimmin' / Even Men & Women! single. They also performed live (for the first time ever) during the "Dial M For Music" festival, held at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts on 10 September 1982. The three collaborated again in 1991 on a specially commissioned television opera "Camera", produced by After Image for Channel 4, based on an original idea by Krause, with words by Blegvad and music by Moore. Krause played the lead character "Melusina" and the opera was broadcast two years later on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. The soundtrack Camera wasn't released until 2000, as Dagmar Krause, Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad - Camera (not under the Slapp Happy name). In 1997, Slapp Happy reunited again to record Slapp Happy - Ça Va. Slapp Happy was popular in Japan and toured there in 2000, playing on stage without any backing musicians. This resulted in Slapp Happy - Live In Japan - May, 2000.. Krause, Moore and Blegvad then reformed Slapp Happy again in November 2016 to perform with Faust at the Week-End festival in Cologne, Germany. The two groups also played together on 10–11 February 2017 at Cafe Oto in London and on 24 February 2017 Slapp Happy, without Faust, performed at Mt. Rainer Hall, Shibuya in Tokyo. On 17 September 2017, Slapp Happy and Faust played at the 10th Rock in Opposition festival in Carmaux, France. On 28 September, they played as a trio in the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Art Academy) in Den Haag (The Hague). They made a final appearance in November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
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2310 204 Sort Of — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Sort Of (Album) Polydor 2310 204 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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V 2014 Slapp Happy — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Slapp Happy (Album) Virgin V 2014 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
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V 2027 In Praise Of Learning — Slapp Happy Henry Cow, Slapp Happy Henry Cow, Slapp Happy - In Praise Of Learning (Album) Virgin V 2027 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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V 2024 Desperate Straights — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy / Henry Cow Slapp Happy / Henry Cow - Desperate Straights (Album) Virgin V 2024 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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R R FIVE Slapp Happy Or Slapp Happy - Acnalbasac Noom — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Or Slapp Happy - Acnalbasac Noom (Album) Recommended Records R R FIVE UK 1980 Sell This Version
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V2CI 0021 Ça Va — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Ça Va (Album) V2 V2CI 0021 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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FMC-021 Live In Japan - May, 2000 — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Live In Japan - May, 2000 (Album) F.M.N. Sound Factory FMC-021 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

2001 300 Just A Conversation — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Just A Conversation(7", Single) Polydor 2001 300 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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VS 105 Casablanca Moon — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Casablanca Moon (Single) Virgin VS 105 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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VS.124 Johnny's Dead — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Featuring Anthony Moore Slapp Happy Featuring Anthony Moore - Johnny's Dead (Single) Virgin VS.124 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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HC 001 Everybody's Slimmin' / Even Men & Women! — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Everybody's Slimmin' / Even Men & Women!(7") Half-Cat Records HC 001 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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FSC-0212 Coralie — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Coralie(CD, Mini, Single, Promo) F.M.N. Sound Factory FSC-0212 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
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Compilations

LSI 2041, CDOVD 441 Casablanca Moon / Desperate Straights — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Casablanca Moon / Desperate Straights (Comp, Album) Virgin, Virgin LSI 2041, CDOVD 441 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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ARC-7111, WAS-1020 , ReR SHCD, none Japan Box — Slapp Happy Slapp Happy Japan Box(Box, Comp, Ltd + CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap + CD, Albu) Arcàngelo, Strange Days Records, ReR Megacorp, ReR Megacorp ARC-7111, WAS-1020 , ReR SHCD, none Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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November 22, 2022
...this masterpiece "desperate straights" with dagmar krause belongs to the central
works in creative rock! perhaps for unprepared people the avantgarde appeal
is difficult to understand today, but please listen to the sophisticated
pop of tracks 3,5,6 and 9. influenced by zappa, satie, rota, brecht/weill,
lenya, wyatt etc. all the members here created later countless other jewels
under their own name: fred frith, lindsay cooper, peter blegvad, anthony
moore, chris cutler, john greaves, dagmar krause...

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