Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Multi-instrumentalist and studio engineer Happy Rhodes (b. Aug. 9, 1965; Poughkeepsie, NY) began recording her own compositions in the mid-'80s, and had amassed enough songs for two albums by the time she met Kevin Bartlett, the owner of Aural Gratification Records. During 1986, Bartlett released three cassettes of Rhodes' music (Happy Rhodes, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Rearmament), and followed them a year later with Ecto. The duo, as Bartlett/Rhodes, played many live shows during 1987, but no recorded material resulted from the time. Happy Rhodes returned to solo status in 1991 with Warpaint, and a year later her first four albums were given CD releases on Aural Gratification. The year 1993 saw the issue of two new albums, Equipoise and RhodeSongs. After the 1994 album Building the Colossus, Rhodes released a full-length of live and unreleased music as The Keep. Many Worlds Are Born Tonight followed in 1998.