He Fired The Band (EP)

by Big Happy Crowd

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"Feisty, funny vitriol for the Victrola"

- Glenn Morrow (Bar/None Records, The Individuals, Rage To Live)


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BIG HAPPY CROWD has assumed a multitude of different musical masks over the years - from big loud band to big loud acoustic duo. OK, usually, it's been big and loud. Our friend Jimmy Lee once described us as having a "scorched earth policy" when playing. We liked that. Where is Jimmy these days? No clue.

This EP is a sampling of three different big happy sounds -- perfect for your dining, dancing and aerobic pleasures. Enjoy them while you can. We are all just living day to day, ya know?


released June 26, 2017


Big Happy Crowd:

Rich Grula - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Claudia Chopek - violin
Ray Nissen - bass, keyboards, vocals
Dave Stengel - drums, vocals

John Sonntag (harmonica & harmonies)

Produced by Rich Grula
Engineered by many, but mostly Rich and Chris Gibson

The cover image includes a photo by Herb Greene from the Jefferson Airplane album "Surrealistic Pillow."




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Big Happy Crowd Hoboken, New Jersey

Big Happy Crowd is a Hoboken-based band exploring a skewed version of "Americana," customized with touches of lo-fi, alt- country, antifolk, old-timey death ballads, folk-rock, drones, surf music and cranky Tin Pan Alley swing. Their catalog usually falls between the bookends of lust and discomfort. ... more

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