Happy Hour (King Missile album)

For the album by N-Trance, see Happy Hour (N-Trance album).

Happy Hour

Studio album by King Missile

Released
December 15, 1992

Genre
Avant-garde
Spoken word

Length
60:00

Label
Atlantic

Producer
Kramer, Steve Watson, King Missile

King Missile chronology

The Way to Salvation
(1991)
Happy Hour
(1992)
King Missile
(1994)

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Happy Hour is the fifth album by avant-garde band King Missile, and the band’s second for Atlantic Records. It was released on December 15, 1992.
The album is exactly one hour long, hence the title.
Track listing[edit]
All lyrics by John S. Hall.

untitled track – 0:11
“Sink” (Hall, Roger Murdock, Dave Rick, Chris Xefos) – 3:00
“Martin Scorsese” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 1:57
“(Why Are We) Trapped?” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 4:30
“It’s Saturday” (Hall, Murdock) – 2:33
“VvV (VulvaVoid)” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 3:24
“Metanoia” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 3:20
“Detachable Penis” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 3:22
“Take Me Home” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 6:16
“Ed” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 6:01
“Anywhere” (Hall, Rick) – 3:33
“The Evil Children” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 5:47
“Glass” – 0:23
“And” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 2:49
“King Murdock” (Murdock, Rick) – 0:54
“I’m Sorry” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 3:03
“Heaven” (Hall, Murdock) – 3:14
“Happy Hour” (Hall, Murdock, Rick, Xefos) – 5:39

Personnel[edit]

John S. Hall – lead vocals
Dave Rick – guitars
Chris Xefos – bass guitar, keyboards, vocals, percussion
Roger Murdock – drums, percussion, Emulator, keyboards, guitar on “Heaven”
Mal Rick – clarinet on “Heaven”
Kramer – Mellotron on “Take Me Home,” bass guitar on “Heaven”

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King Missile

Sasha Forte
John S. Hall
Bradford Reed

Dogbowl
Alex DeLaszlo
R.B. Korbet
Charles Curtis
Steve Dansiger
Dave Rick
Chris Xefos
Roger Murdock
Jane Scarpantoni

Studio albums

Fluting on the Hump
They
Mystical Shit
The Way to Salvation
Happy Hour
King Missile
Failure
The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Royal Lunch

EPs

Happy 14½
This Fuckin’ Guy

Other albums

The Green Album
Mystical Shit & Fluting on the Hump

Singles

“Take Stuff from Work”
“The Box”
“No Point”
“Jesus Was Way Cool”
“My Heart Is a Flower”
“Detachable Penis”
“(Why Are We) Trapped?”
“Martin Scorsese”
“Love Is…”
“America K
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