This record came to us through 2 of our most favorite people in the industry, BJ Loberman & Melanie Levy-Holbach at Virgin records in 1988. The Album is called “Been there, Seen that, Done That”. It was at the time where “Melrose place” was at the height of popularity. Why do I remember this? Because Melanie and I met for lunch at Maple Drive (Restaurant) and we were seated next to Marcia Cross who played Kimberely Shaw!
Something Happens were an Irish pop-rock band whose heyday was the late 1980s – early 1990s. An earlier incarnation of the band was called ‘The Dazzmen’ and was fronted by singer Martin Lynch who left the band and became the frontman for another early 1980s Dublin band ‘The Cracker Factory’. After Lynch’s departure the band recruited vocalist Tom Dunne and became ‘Something Happens’. The band’s line-up comprised Tom Dunne (vocals), Ray Harman (guitar), Alan Byrne (Bass) and Eamonn Ryan (Drums).They shot to prominence with the single “Burn Clear” which was featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 Irish movie The Courier.
Today, the band play occasional gigs but they’re no longer recording new material. For these gigs, they usually get T-shirts printed saying “Something Happens – Irish Tour (S.H.I.T)”.
Their second album, 1990’s Stuck Together With God’s Glue was recorded in Los Angeles, and contains their best known songs, “Parachute” and “Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello (Petrol)”. The album received critical acclaim with Petrol included in the end of years top fifty singles in rock magazine N.M.E. and the band received a reasonable amount of publicity in the music press and on television. At this time, they opened for Simple Minds on tour in Ireland!