Bummed is the second album by English alternative rock band Happy Mondays, released in November 1988 on Factory Records. Produced by Martin Hannett, the album was recorded over six weeks in Driffield’s Slaughterhouse recording studio. The sessions were noted for heavy drug use by the band and Hannett, particularly the rave drug ecstasy.
The album has received critical praise, and produced several successful remixes, including “Mad Cyril” and “Wrote for Luck.” In 2007, Warner released a double album collector’s edition on 5 November 2007. This release collected the original 1988 album with a second disc of remixes from the era.
The sleeve for the album was designed by Central Station Design, a Mancunian design agency known for their hand-painted and collage-based album covers for the Happy Mondays and other Manchester-based acts. The front cover is a cropped portrait of Shaun Ryder, while the inner artwork of the vinyl release include two pictures of a nude female model