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Solar Happy


Release details

  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Cassette
  • Producer: Ray Valentine and Gary Aiken
  • Recorded: Cosmic Ray’s 8 track Studio


This demo was recorded just two weeks after Rick McMurray joined the band and marks Ash’s first distribution of any recorded material. The cover was designed and drawn by Mark Hamilton. The demo was recorded over two days in the bands home town Strangford, County Down, Northern Ireland at Cosmic Ray’s 8-Track Studio. However, the studio only had 7-tracks because the 8th track was broken.


Tim Wheeler’s take on Solar Happy:

As far as I can remember Solar Happy is terrible! Rick had only been in the band for about 5 minutes.