Legendary founding member and bass player of Happy Mondays, Paul Ryder, who sadly passed away in July 2022, recorded a tell-all podcast series with his ex-wife,...
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Episode 12 - The tension between Paul and Shaun reaches boiling point, Paul relapses and is rescued by Robbie Williams
The Mondays have reformed but tensions between Paul and Shaun reach crisis point and lead to Paul leaving the band. He struggles with drugs and goes into a series of rehab facilities. On one relapse, he is rescued from a drug house by Robbie Williams. Paul and Angela buy a chateau in France and rush to renovate it before paying guests arrive and in the meantime, Liam Gallagher is banned from the Mondays dressing room! With guests Linda Ryder, Sandra Whelan (aka "The Rock n Roll mums"!), Gaz Whelan, Bez, Lea Mullin, Rowetta, Paul Davis, Mark Day, Phil Saxe, Anthony Murray, Dave Brettell, Maureen Brettell, Andy Hardy and Jason Godwin. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 11 - Happy Mondays reform, Paul encounters Marilyn Manson and gets drunk and causes havoc in Norway
Happy Mondays reform after a 6 year hiatus and Paul, fresh from a nervous breakdown and heroin addiction is worried. He enlists his friend, Dave, to accompany him on the tour to keep him on the straight and narrow but things go awry when Dave is mysteriously summoned home by his wife. Backstage food fights, kegs of beer onstage and an encounter with Marilyn Manson follow in yet another madcap episode. Featuring alongside Paul Ryder and his ex-wife Angela Smith are Lea Mullin, Gaz Whelan, Mark Day, Rowetta, rock n roll mums Linda Ryder and Sandra Whelan, plus Disco Dave and Maureen Brettell. This series finished recording just 12 days before Paul passed away. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 10 - Paul spirals into a nervous breakdown and gets sectioned as the band miss out on a lucrative record deal.
On this dramatic episode, the Mondays miss out on a lucrative record deal after Factory goes bust and Shaun is hours late for a showcase. Paul descends further into heroin addiction and gets sectioned after suffering a nervous breakdown. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 9 - The band record in the crack capital of the Caribbean and trouble brews.
Paul's heroin use switches to crack as the band go to Barbados to record their fourth album with Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth from Talking Heads, Rowetta leaves but quickly rejoins the band, Paul makes his most devastating confession yet and Linda and Sandra get a shock at a hotel when they suspect an orgy is going on in the room next door! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 8 - Paul takes heroin for the first time, Derek is in the doghouse and Cressa has to make a choice
Happy Mondays go awol for three days as the director of the Step On video waits for them in Barcelona, Paul's dad Derek gets in big trouble with mum Linda after their big show at Wembley Arena, The Stone Roses dancer Cressa has to make a painful choice and Paul takes heroin for the first time as his short-lived marriage crumbles. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
About The Paul Ryder Tapes - Sex, Drugs, the Mondays and Me
Legendary founding member and bass player of Happy Mondays, Paul Ryder, who sadly passed away in July 2022, recorded a tell-all podcast series with his ex-wife, journalist Angela Smith, in the months leading up to his death. The resulting series, The Paul Ryder Tapes - Sex, Drugs, the Mondays and Me is his legacy. Hear the whole truth about the band and his life with no stone unturned - addiction, family feuds, mental breakdowns, infidelity and his son's cancer diagnosis are all discussed in depth, along with some hilarious anecdotes about life as an unconventional rock n roll star. Joining him are some of the people he rubbed shoulders with, such as Paul Oakenfold, Mani from The Stone Roses, Peter Hook, fellow band members Bez, Rowetta, Gaz and Mark and even his mum makes an appearance. Poignant, gripping and massively entertaining. Launching July 15th, available weekly. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.