“Happy Hour” is an album by Shonen Knife released in 1998. The Japanese version of the album has five extra tracks in Japanese, but lacks the cover of the Monkees’ “Daydream Believer”.

American Release track listing:

01.  Shonen Knife Planet
02.  Konnichiwa
03.  Cookie Day
04.  Hot Chocolate
05.  Sushi Bar
06.  Fish Eyes
07.  Banana Chips
08.  Dolly
09.  Jackalope
10.  Gyoza
11.  Catch Your Bus
12.  People Traps
13.  His Pet
14.  Daydream Believer
NOTE: The advance copy of “Happy Hour”, which was only given to retailers, contains a song called “Huge Snail”, which was originally track #13. The song is not on the actual release.
Japanese Release track listing:

01.  Shonen Knife Planet (English)
02.  Konnichiwa! (English)
03.  Cookie Day (Japanese)
04.  Hot Chocolate (English)
05.  Sushi Bar (Japanese)
06.  Fish Eyes (English)
07.  Banana Chips (Japanese)
08.  Dolly (Japanese)
09.  Jackalope (English)
10.  Gyoza (English)
11.  Catch Your Bus (English)
12.  People Traps (Japanese) 
13.  His Pet (English)
14.  Cookie Day (English)
15.  Sushi Bar Song (English)
16.  Banana Chips (English)
17.  Dolly (English)
18.  People Traps (English)
Title of a seemingly-short-lived TV game show shown in 1999 on the USA Network. The hosts were Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa.

The game pitted low-grade female and male celebrities against each other in various contests. Usually these games involved the men or women singing karaoke. The men would usually only win when the woman weren't promiscuous enough due to the biased male judges.

The show was music filled from start to finish, with scantilly clad women known as the Bombshells dancing in the background. The band was led by the guy with the long beard who used to play with Phil Collins.

In the Netherlands (other places too?) this is an hour in a pub when beer is cheap. Usually hfl1,00 (approx. $0.50) per glass. Most pubs have such an hour once or twice in a week. In heavily crowded places this may be every night (although it will probably be twice as expensive as usual when happy hour is over)

"Happy Hour" was the second Rounder Records release by Ted Hawkins, originally released in 1986. Unlike is first album "Watch Your Step" this one contained a couple of cover tunes, including the title track. Hawkins' wife Elizabeth provided backing vocals on several tracks.



Ted Hawkins--vocal and guitar

Elizabeth Hawkins--vocal on "Don't Make Me Explain It", "My Last Goodbye" and "California Song"

The Angry Old Men--band on "Happy Hour", "My Last Goodbye" and "California Song"
      The Angry Old Men are:
         Dale Wilson--lead guitar
         Augie Brown--guitar
         Dennis Walker--bass
         Johnny Greer--drums

Night Train Clemons--guitar on "Gypsy Woman" and "You Pushed My Head Away"



Track list:

  1. Bad Dog
  2. Happy Hour (MacKechnie, Gillette)
  3. Don't Make Me Explain It
  4. The Constitution
  5. My Last Goodbye
  6. You Pushed My Head Away
  7. Revenge of Scorpio
  8. California Song
  9. Cold and Bitter Tears
  10. Gypsy Woman (Mayfield)
  11. Ain't That Pretty
  12. One Hundred Miles

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